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Quote1 Just rest in bed, drink plenty of liquids, and gargoyle every night. Quote2
-- Bernie Wrightson

Appearing in "Gargoyle Every Night"

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  • Billy
  • Clive

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Synopsis for "Gargoyle Every Night"

Emil Vogel is an elderly sculptor whose work includes the crafting of gargoyles for a small European town. Vogel is haunted however by the visage of a statue in the middle of his work place, a large golden gargoyle. He chastises the inanimate "Golden Angel", claiming that its very existence torments him night after night. Vogel's work is interrupted by a knock at the door. A police constable and several towns folk are concerned about rumors they have heard concerning Vogel's nighttime activities. While Vogel is distracted with the constable, two thieves named Billy and Clive sneak into his studio and find the Golden Angel gargoyle. They fire up Vogel's smelting pot and begin to melt the statue so that they can transport the refined gold. When Vogel discovers what they have done, an astonishing change overtakes him. Vogel himself is actually an evil gargoyle and only the existence of the Golden Angel prevented him from assuming his true form. Vogel attacks Billy and Clive and dunks them into the vat of molten gold.

Appearing in "I Wore the Mask of Drothor!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales to Astonish #11.

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  • Artist (Only in flashback)

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  • The Mask of Drothor

Synopsis for "I Wore the Mask of Drothor!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales to Astonish #11.
Tales to Astonish Vol 1 11 028
An artist named Markas wants to create a mask so inspiring that it will make his name his famous once more. He looks for inspiration in a book about an ugly sorcerer named Drothor who cursed anyone that referred to the features of his face. He completes the mask and deems it his masterpiece and hatches a scheme to commit robbery while wearing the mask since it is so lifelike no one will suspect that it is merely a mask. He empties a safe, but police pursue him into his hideout, though he is not worried as he can simply remove the mask and be safe. But the curse has struck once again, for Markas finds to his horror that after removing the mask, his own face come to appear exactly as Drothor's.

Appearing in "Mastermind"

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  • The Master

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A crazed inventor creates a creature in a laboratory that he names Manaak. As Manaak comes to life, the inventor tells him that he is indestructible, immortal and virtually superior to every other human being on the face of the planet. Manaak responds to this by saying, "If I am truly all these things, then logic requires I ask you one simple question. Who needs you, 'master'?" With that, Manaak lunges towards his creator.

Appearing in "I Found the Abominable Snowman!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales to Astonish #13.

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  • Unnamed Lama

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  • Photo of Abominable Snowman

Synopsis for "I Found the Abominable Snowman!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales to Astonish #13.
Tales to Astonish Vol 1 13 012
A thug ventures to the Himalayas with the intention of capturing the Abominable Snowman for profit but is frustrated in his attempts of getting the locals to refer him to the creature he has in a photograph. They all tell him to discard the photograph as it is cursed. He plods through the mountains for weeks unable to locate any trace, until his mind is addled, and he drops the photograph which is now a reasonable resemblance of what he has become.


Solicit Synopsis

(October) "The Night of the Gargoyle!" Plus—two more of the creepiest classics ever to see the light of the full moon!

  • (November) AND, STILL ON SALE- "The Night of the Gargoyle"—and two other dead-of-night masterworks!

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Trivia

  • The tagline for this issue is "Night of the Gargoyle!"
  • Writer/artist Bernie Wrightson makes a guest appearance as the narrator in "Gargoyle Every Night".

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