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Appearing in "The Haunter of the Dark"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Dr. Dexter (First appearance)

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • PPD
    • Police Officer (Unnamed)
  • Reporter (First appearance) (Corpse) (Unnamed)
  • Devil (Invoked)
  • Old Ones (Mentioned)
  • Ancient Atlanteans (Only in flashback)
  • Minoan Fisherman (Only in flashback)
  • Ancient Egyptians (Only in flashback)
  • Archaeologists (Only in flashback)
  • Starry Wisdom Cult (Only in flashback)

Races and Species:

Locations:

Items:

Synopsis for "The Haunter of the Dark"

A writer enters an old church with a disturbing history. By staring into a jewel called the Shining Trapezohedron, he inadvertently awakens a monstrous entity that can only exist in the dark.

Appearing in "The Price Is Flight!"

Featured Characters:

  • Clifford the Great (Only appearance; dies)[2]

Supporting Characters:

  • Clifford's Assistant (Unnamed)

Antagonists:

  • Heckler (Unnamed)

Other Characters:

  • Clifford's Audience

Races and Species:

Synopsis for "The Price Is Flight!"

A heckler regrets interrupting the levitating act of a magician with a bad heart.

Appearing in "The Man with -- Two Faces!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Dr. Ames (First appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Nyokut Chsai (Only appearance; dies)[2] (Main story and flashback)
  • Bandits (Only in flashback)

Other Characters:

  • Ace Cab (First appearance)
  • Medical Center Staff
    • Nurse (Unnamed)
    • Tony
  • Tungus Tribe (Mentioned)
  • Genghiz Khan (Mentioned)

Races and Species:

Locations:

Items:

  • High-powered Winchester .30-05 (Only in flashback)
  • Genghiz Khan's Treasure (Only in flashback)

Synopsis for "The Man with -- Two Faces!"

When a thief kills a shaman who leads him to treasure, the shaman curses him to see his features grow out of his chest. The man leaps to his death from the hospital window.

Solicit Synopsis

Robert Bloch's "The Shadow from the Steeple!"

Notes

  • The Haunter of the Dark! is adapted from the short story "The Haunter of the Dark" (December, 1936) by American author H.P. Lovecraft, by permission of Arkham House, publishers. The story is a sequel to Robert Bloch's "The Shambler from the Stars" (September, 1935), which was adapted last issue. It is also Lovecraft's last known work. It is part of the Cthulhu Mythos.
  • In The Price Is Flight!, Adkins is credited for the plot and Gerber for the script.
  • In The Man with -- Two Faces!, McGregor is credited as Donald F. McGregor.

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

  1. Journey into Mystery Vol 2 #5
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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