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"A Carnival of Dwarfs": This story is reprinted from House of Secrets #119.



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Synopsis for "A Carnival of Dwarfs"

This story is reprinted from House of Secrets #119.

Two carnival owners come across an old man and group of dwarfs so they threaten to harm the old man unless the dwarfs perform for the show. What they don't know is that the old man and dwarfs are a pack of vampires.

Appearing in "Above and Beyond the Call of Duty!"

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Synopsis for "Above and Beyond the Call of Duty!"

This story is reprinted from Witching Hour #8.

A wealthy old man strikes a bargain with Satan to exchange his body for that of his youthful butler, but the Devil tricks him by informing the police that the butler has murdered the old man and he is sentenced to life in prison.

Appearing in "He Who Laughs Last..."

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  • Rick Dillon (Only appearance; dies)
  • Amos Martin (Only appearance; dies)

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  • Ben Nash, Vikki's uncle (Single appearance)
  • Vikki Nash (Single appearance)
  • Punchinello, clown (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "He Who Laughs Last..."

This story is reprinted from House of Mystery #221.

Two circus owners murder a clown so they can get his share of the business. He comes back as a ghost to wreak his vengeance.

Appearing in "The Widow's Walk"

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Synopsis for "The Widow's Walk"

This story is reprinted from House of Mystery #179.

When her unloving sailor husband abandons her for the sea, a wife curses him that he shall not put into port as long as she lives. He is lost at sea, and with her dying breath, she allows him to dock. The rotted hulk rises from the bottom, and the zombie captain sails into port at last.

Appearing in "Message from Beyond"

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Synopsis for "Message from Beyond"

This story is reprinted from House of Mystery #223.

An old woman gets a con man arrested when he attempts to defraud her out of her savings by pretending her dead husband is using spirit writing to communicate with her. On her way to the bank she remembers that her husband never learned to read or write so she informs the police.

Appearing in "The Monster"

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Synopsis for "The Monster"

This story is reprinted from House of Secrets #96.

A boy born as a freak invents a consistent psychosis where he sees himself as normal and all the normal people as freaks. He attempts to elude sedition by the medical staff and escape the hospital but eventually he falls asleep and is captured. The doctor administers the medication and succeeds in breaking through the child's psychosis, making the child accept reality in realizing that he is the freak, but he wonders if he's done him a favor.

Appearing in "Nightmare"

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Synopsis for "Nightmare"

This story is reprinted from House of Mystery #186.

Appearing in "A Bottle Of Incense... A Whiff Of The Past!"

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Synopsis for "A Bottle Of Incense... A Whiff Of The Past!"

This story is reprinted from House of Secrets #94.

An old woman who lost a man she fancied in an auto accident fifty years ago uses an occult ritual to return him to her, but he returns as a hungry zombie who devours her.

Appearing in "The Game"

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Synopsis for "The Game"

This story is reprinted from House of Mystery #178.

A boy survives a flood by playing Scrabble with a child who looks identical to him in a mysterious house on top of a four post bed. His playmate suddenly vanishes after the lad's father locates him.

Appearing in "Death on Cue!"

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Synopsis for "Death on Cue!"

This story is reprinted from House of Secrets #127.

A pool hall bum steals a magic cue from an old man and beats him to death with it. He plays well until he has only one more guy to beat and then he will be champion but the ghost of the dead man shows up before the match. The ghost challenges him to a game, and even though the killer is using the magic cue, he plays terrible like he used to play. After the ghost defeats him he shrinks the killer and leaves him on the table. When the current champion shows up to play the match he figures that he will shoot a few balls until his opponent arrives. The killer attempts to avoid the deadly rolling balls but he ends up getting crushed between two of them.

Appearing in "The Symbionts"

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Synopsis for "The Symbionts"

This story is reprinted from House of Secrets #90.

A man is left on a prison planet for ten years and when his sentence is up the computer that was assigned to keep him alive tells him it loves him and doesn't want to let him go. Since the men who have come to pick him up have brought a female prisoner to leave behind, the computer absorbs the man and adopts his personality to care for the woman.

Appearing in "Born Losers"

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Synopsis for "Born Losers"

This story is reprinted from House of Secrets #98.

A scientist creates an injection from an ant to give a has-been prize fighter his edge back, but the injection effects a physical transformation over the course of a year turning him into a large ant.

Appearing in "The Dead Can Kill"

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Synopsis for "The Dead Can Kill"

This story is reprinted from House of Mystery #183.

Notes

  • In all of the stories that originally had a host (Abel, Cain, Mildred, etc.), the art has been redrawn and the narration has been rewritten to replace that host with Squire Shade, the host from the later issues of Ghosts. Squire Shade was not added to stories that were originally hostless.
  • This issue also includes "The Big Burp", a one-page humor story by Dave Manak.

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