Weird Mystery #1
Art by Jack Kirby, Kaluta, Berni Wrightson, Howard Purcell, Jack Abel, E. Nelson Bridwell, Mike Royer
Jack Kirby Weird Mystery
Weird Mystery #1, Jul-Aug 1972, Art by Jack Kirby
Weird Mystery Tales started off in 1972 with a different tone than DC's various mystery books, courtesy of Jack Kirby's written and drawn "Horoscope Phenomenon or Witch Queen of Sumaria," a compendium of brief anecdotes where people dream (in heavily symbolic images) of events prior to their actual happening. The 10-page story was originally slated for a different title altogether, DC's Spirit World. With a slightly modified splash page of insert art from Berni Wrightson, Kirby's story was the first tale in the first issue of Weird Mystery Tales.
Page art from Witch Queen of Sumaria - art by Jack Kirby
The Borthers Beaumont - art by Howard Purcell
Original page August 17, 2017