The first of the two main stories in this issue is not a Poe adaptation, nor is it at all scary. It is quite funny, though. A rich American of today has somehow acquired a 3,000-year-old mummy, and once he and his equally rich and equally obnoxious friend have unwrapped it, they bring it back to life with a defibrillator. That could work, right? They have an expert on ancient Egypt along to translate the mummy’s words, and soon they are taking him on a buddy road-trip tour of America. Try as they might, the mummy is very hard to impress…
The second story is a Poe adaptation, with a few twists, of one of the first detective stories, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue.” Any frightening elements of the original have been left behind, but as a mystery it still works pretty well, and the new ending is moderately amusing.
Another fun episode by Hunt Emerson of Poe vs. the Black Cat, and a one-page text story by the always interesting Carol Lay round out the issue.