15[-1] pgs. Appeared first time in
Skull Comics #6 (1972).
Reprint in Richard Corben
Complete Works #3 (1987) .
Story: Tom Veitch. Art: Richard Corben (signed as Gore, 1972). Lettered by hand (unknown).
FRA: as "Une vieille historie" in Horrilor
(1977) and L'Echo des savanes
spécial U.S.A. [I] #18 (1981).
GER: as "A Gothic Tale [Part 2] [GER]" in Menschenblut #5 (1982/1983) .
ITA: as "Una storia gotica" in Image [II] #3 (1984).
SPA: as "Una historia gótica" in Creepy [SPA] #34 (1982) and Richard Corben obras completas #6 (1986) .
SWE: as "En spökhistoria" in Pox 4/89.
Style: B&W with zipatone. Genre: Horror. Time
Span: Ancient past. Nudity: Full frontal girl which has been deleted from .
Keywords: Family secret. Curse. Experiments. Occultism. Cellar. Doctor. Reanimation. Gurggy Tate.
Synopsis: A guy starts to investicate his ancestors, only to find horrors of past (cf. "The Rats in the Walls"). There is a church on the place of his ancient home and in cellars of it there is ancient Frankenstein-laboratorium. Guy's ancetor possess' his body and wants to reanimate his deceased wife.
Comment: B&W artwork is almost brilliant; Corben invents many interesting faces. Story by Tom Veitch is in the beginning overcharged by explanations, but later it reforms into an interestingly bizarre Frankenstein rip-off. The end has not much in common with the beginning. The story teller is Gurggy Tate, but we can meet also Zeg.
Alternatives, : Pg 8 totally erased. That page shows a ghoul ceremonially raping a nude woman. From the title saying, "Part II" erased.
Special: Skull Comics #6 has two separate stories, "A Gothic Tale", Part 1 and Part 2. Both are written by Tom Veitch; first is drawn by Greg Irons and second by Corben.
Copyright © 1997 Heart-Attack-Series,
Created: September 13, 1997. Modified: February 19, 2017.