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1967 Series

Publisher: Charlton
Publication Dates: May 1967 – May 1982
Number of Issues Published: 72 (#1 – #72)
Color: Color
Dimensions: Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding: Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format: Was ongoing
Publication Type: magazine

Numbering continues with Dr. Graves (Charlton, 1985 series) #73

Publishing hiatus between #60 (January 1977) and #61 (August 1977).
Publishing hiatus between #65 (May 1978) and #66 (May 1981).

1985 Series

Publisher: Charlton
Publication Dates: September 1985 – January 1986
Number of Issues Published: 3 (#73 – #75)
Color: Color
Dimensions: Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding: Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format: Was ongoing
Publication Type: magazine

Numbering continues from The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves (Charlton, 1967 series) #72

Information thanks to the Grand Comic Database

The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves was an American supernatural-anthology comic book published by Charlton Comics and best known as a showcase for the popular writer-artist Steve Ditko. The eponymous Dr. M. T. Graves was a fictional character who hosted the stories in each issue of this title, and very occasionally took part in a tale.

Sister titles, with many of the same creators, particularly Ditko, were the Charlton anthologies Ghost Manor (with host Mr. Bones) and its successor, Ghostly Haunts (with Winnie the Witch); Ghostly Tales (with Mr. Dedd); and Haunted (with Impy and then Baron Weirwulf).

The series won the 1967 Alley Award for Best Fantasy/SF/Supernatural Title.

Following his introduction as Dr. M. T. Graves in Charlton Comics’ Ghostly Tales #55 (cover-dated May 1966) in the three-page story “The Ghost Fighter” by writer-artist Ernie Bache, the character went on to host his own anthology title, The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves. The series ran 72 issues (May 1967 – May 1982), generally published bimonthly. Following issue #60 (Jan. 1977), the title went on hiatus for seven months until issue #61 (Aug. 1977) before being canceled with #65 (May 1978). Charlton revived the title three years later with #66 (May 1981) before canceling it once more six issues later.

Three additional issues consisting solely of reprints, and titled simply Dr. Graves, were published as issues #73-75 (Sept. 1985 – Jan. 1986).

Among the artists whose work appeared were Steve Ditko, following his falling-out with Marvel Comics; newcomer Jim Aparo, later to be one of Batman’s signature artists; regular Charlton talents including Vince Alascia, Pat Boyette, Pete Morisi, Rocke Mastroserio, and Charles Nicholas; and such others as Rich Larson, Don Newton and Tom Sutton. The cover of issue #54 (Dec. 1975) marks one of the earliest professional works of future industry star John Byrne.

Writers on the title included Ditko, Steve Skeates, Mike Pellowski, and the prolific, generally uncredited staff writer Joe Gill.

The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves won the 1967 Alley Award for Best Fantasy/SF/Supernatural Title.

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