Tales of the Zombie was Marvel's third
monster-oriented magazine-sized comic, created to
compete with Jim Warren's popular line of
comic magazines. (Supposedly Stan Lee had come up with the titles to the magazines before any thoughts were given to the interiors.)
It features the adventures of Simon Garth, an industrialist who is betrayed by a jealous gardener and murdered, only to be brought back
from the dead through arcane voodoo rites. Throughout its run, the title focused on zombie-Garth's adventures, and also featured
non-fiction articles talking about the undead, as well as stand-alone fiction pieces and even Marvel's own Haitian hero, the much-
maligned Brother Voodoo. At times the writing of the comics stories was a little heavy-handed, but the art was usually very good.
Creator Tom Sutton provided his own fill-in pieces done in his unique style.
One can only do so much with voodoo and zombies (the slow moving kind, anyway), and the book only lasted for ten issues plan an annual;
but this was almost certainly because the entire Marvel magazine line was consolidating, as most of the titles from this period seemed
to fold at about the same time.