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""One Last Kiss"": A playboy named David Pell preys on wealthy women. He romances them, talks them into marriage and then murders them for their money. His first victim is Celeste whom he drowns in a lake. Pell can sense that Celeste is haunting him but he is unafraid knowing that she can do

Ghosts #102 is an issue of the series Ghosts (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 1981.

Synopsis for "One Last Kiss"

A playboy named David Pell preys on wealthy women. He romances them, talks them into marriage and then murders them for their money. His first victim is Celeste whom he drowns in a lake. Pell can sense that Celeste is haunting him but he is unafraid knowing that she can do nothing beyond the grave. Pell then romances an oil heiress named Katherine. The couple marries but Pell then plots to poison Katherine to obtain her fortune. In the meantime the ghost of Celeste is in the background trying to warn Katherine to no avail. Katherine dies and Pell has her body cremated. Pell then moves on to his next victim Gerda Van Hoef who owns a number of African gold mines. Pell courts Gerda but she is haunted by the voices of Katherine and Celeste. Nevertheless the couple marries and Pell eventually smothers her to death with a pillow. Pell then travels to the coroner's office, where he once more arranges to have his wife cremated. The ghosts of Katherine and Celeste then implore Pell to kiss his dead wife goodbye while she lies on the cremation table. As Pell reaches in for the kiss, the body of the dead Gerda then reaches up and embraces Pell in a tight hold. Her arms lock around him as the cremation slab rolls into the fire. Pell is burned to death and cremated alive much to the delight of the three ghosts that suffered through his evil deeds.

Appearing in "One Last Kiss"

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  • Celeste (Single appearance)
  • Gerry (Single appearance)
  • Katherine (Single appearance)

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  • David Pell (Single appearance)

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  • Gerda van Hoef (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Truth According to Nina"

Nina and her husband Greg attend the funeral of Nina's father. Greg seems particularly callous with very little sincere empathy. At one point he attempts to stop Nina from throwing her fathers gold watch on top of the casket. He remarks that it is worth a lot of money and it is foolish to throw it away. Nina defiantly throws the watch into the grave anyway much to Greg's dismay. The couple then drives away from the cemetery in a heavy rain. Nina reminds Greg that the car they are driving was paid with her father's money which seems to upset Greg. The car suddenly goes crazy and Greg is unable to control it. It starts to drive erratically and then speeds up with a terrified Greg at the wheel. A ghostly apparition then appears in the windshield and Nina recognizes it as her dead father. The specter announces that Greg murdered him for his money. Greg punches the windshield but the specter is still there holding out his gold watch and Nina threw into his grave. The car then violently crashes into an embankment and Greg is thrown from the vehicle and killed. The story ends as Nina is clutching her fathers watch while two law enforcement officers stand in disbelief of her story.

Appearing in "The Truth According to Nina"

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  • Nina (Single appearance)

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  • Nina's father (Single appearance)

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  • Greg (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Fine Art of Haunting"

Doctor 13 arrives in Chicago with his friends as they listen to the radio. The announcer reports that a ghost had been sighted in the city's Stillman Museum by a security guard. The trio heads to the museum where they find a reporter trying to get an interview from the unwilling curator. The reporters name is Charlie Mayersen and he reveals that there has been more than one sighting of the ghost. A security guard had reported that he saw the ghost that morning and that he caused the museum to be engulfed in flames. The guard rushed to get a fire extinguisher but blacked out. When he gained consciousness, he found that the ghost had disappeared, and the fire alarms had not gone off. Dr 13 then talks to an investigator in charge of the incident. He learns that one of the paintings in the museum comes with a curse and the artist that painted it haunts the area where the painting is situated. Dr 13 and his group then decide to stakeout the museum. They wait in the darkness as the ghost makes another appearance. The specter eventually shows up and attempts to escape through a series of tunnels underneath the museum. Dr 13 and his group catch up to the specter and discover that it is really a museum curator by the name of Dr Amgroski in disguise. Amgroski was attempting to steal the valuable paintings to replace them with fakes. He claimed that he got the idea for the scheme when he saw the real ghost. Dr 13 listens to his story and notes that Amgroski is genuinely scared. His story is dismissed as an imaginary illusion he got due to his guilty conscious.

Appearing in "The Fine Art of Haunting"

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  • Charlie Mayersen (Single appearance)
  • Dave O'Brien (Single appearance)
  • Doctor Amgroski (Single appearance)
  • Mad-Dog (Single appearance)
  • Marvin Gumwald (Single appearance)
  • Mister Kamen (Single appearance)

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