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1916: Tales of the Zombie #6 (v1) [A Story]

" Child of Darkness "
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Tales of the Zombie #6a (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: Earl Norem
Writers: Steve Gerber
Pencilers: Pablo Marcos
Inkers: Pablo Marcos
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: July 1974
Release Date: May 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 19
Cover Price: $0.75
Times Read: 159                 Times Rated: 106
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Someone from the Zombie's past life becomes a new ally. Together they stumble upon an elderly couple living in isolation with a dark secret.
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Character Appearances
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  Zombie (Simon Garth)
Zombie (Simon Garth) last appeared in Tales of the Zombie #5 (v1). Zombie (Simon Garth) next appears in Tales of the Zombie #7 (v1).
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Issue Review
   November 19, 2014
Story 1 - Dark. Even for this series. The elaborate backstory sets up a tales that packs quite a punch. 8/10

Story 2 - Simple, but enjoyable, action-packed conclusion. 6/10
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  Calthor Says:    
  2012-11-26 08:14:26  
  I got to admit, I added a star just for the flames/inferno-zombie art. That was just a quality image.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-04-30 19:40:36  
  I wonder what burning, charring zombie flesh smells like...  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-08-12 18:04:38  
  I thought that the Zombie always healed from whatever injuries he gets? He's been burned before, so is this a new rule?
I was wondering how the religious person could square away her experiment with her loving god, but then I remembered real life...
Since the narrator says that Brother Voodoo has the power to control all fire, this issue should have been over after one page. All the bad guys are carrying torches?!

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-06-26 16:49:54  
  Paging Henry McCoy.
Zombie is on a roll now! I wish the 'regular'superhero comics would use page layouts like Marcos does.

  sbcolt15 Says:    
  2016-09-20 18:33:11  
  Didn't this Zombie just kill another zombie in the last issue by throwing it into a fire pit?  

  Shintetsuken Says:    
  2017-03-22 13:41:33  
  It's probably something like he heals form his injuries, but not immediately. If he is reduced to ash, there's nothing left for him to heal, so he gets destroyed.

I thought this issue was great!

  Russ Says:    
  2017-09-26 18:08:53  
  Hmmm. Eric Masterson. Where have I heard this name before? Maybe it'll come to me like a Thunder Strike!

Pretty gruesome story though. I like where this magazine format tends to cross lines you normally wouldn't see in a comic of this era, but that was really pushing the line when the zombie fought that little boy. (Okay, Teddy was really a monster, but c'mon!) Creepy stuff, but I still liked it. And Simon walking out of those flames was awesome! I'm guessing this Amulet of Damballah does a lot more than reanimate a corpse and linking it to whomever holds its mate. It's probably infusing the zombie with a primal instinctive level of intelligence, limited knowledge of its past life, and a degree of invulnerability. Probably necessary for the types of stories we've seen so far.

3 stars. Still want to see more of Mr. Six and Lois though.

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-10-22 07:49:37  
  That couple and Teddy have been in the Order before, haven't they? I can't remember where, but they seem awfully familiar, and there was no explanation here as to why they had a monster for a son who was locked up in the back yard.  

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   February 11, 2018 TStarnes
   December 22, 2016 ViolentPhlegm Changed comic details.
   August 17, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   August 17, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Daniel Drumm.
   August 17, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Black Talon (Desmond Drew).
   August 17, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Doctor Voodoo.
   September 4, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
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