Black Magic (comics)

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Not to be confused with the Masamune Shirow title of the same name published by Viz (Eclipse) in 1990.
Black Magic
Black Magic #1 (October–November 1950).
Art by Jack Kirby.
Publication information
Publisher Prize Comics
DC Comics
Schedule bimonthly
Genre
Publication date Oct./Nov. 1950-Nov./Dec. 1961 (Prize)
Oct./Nov. 1973-Apr./May. 1975 (DC)
Number of issues 50 (Prize)
9 (DC)
Creative team
Creator(s) Joe Simon
Jack Kirby

Black Magic was a horror anthology comic book series published by Prize Comics from 1950-1961. The series was notable for being packaged by the celebrated creative duo Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, and for its non-gory horror content.

After 50 issues as Black Magic, the title's numbering continued for three more issues as the humor comic Cool Cat before being canceled.

DC reprint title[edit]

In 1973–1975, DC Comics published a nine-issue series reprinting Simon-Kirby material from the earlier series. The new incarnation featured new covers with the same logo as the earlier issues of the Prize series. The reprint issues generally grouped the stories by theme; for example, all the stories in issue #1 dealt with intolerance toward human oddities, while all the stories in #4 were about death.

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