Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Presumably human magic user
Occupation: Horror host
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Old Crone
Base of Operations: Unrevealed - we first met her at the Murdered Sailors' Inn
First Appearance: Hit Comics #1 (Quality Comics, July 1940)
Powers/Abilities: Knows plenty of horrific tales with twists in the end. Presumably knows magic, given her name, though she never demonstrated any powers.
History: The Old Witch was a teller of weird tales with horrific twists in them.
(Hit Comics #1) The Old Witch recounted the tale of the haunted inn.
(Hit Comics #2) The Witch told the story of the phantom scaffold.
(Hit Comics #3) The Witch's next parable was about ghostly cavaliers.
(Hit Comics #4) The Witch discussed the black starred skull.
(Hit Comics #5) The House on the Moors was the subject of the Witch's latest anecdote.
(Hit Comics #6) Her next narrative was about the Haunted Forest.
(Hit Comics #7) She then told the story of the ghost's revenge.
(Hit Comics #8) The Witch recounted the events surrounded the forester's vengeance.
(Hit Comics #9) Her next tale was about a phantom coach.
(Hit Comics #10) The Old Witch told the myth of the Lorelei song.
(Hit Comics #11) Her next account was of a war of roses.
(Hit Comics #12) The Witch told the legend of the phantom peacemakers.
(Hit Comics #13) Her next story was of a ghostly clipper ship.
(Hit Comics #14) The Witch reported the story of the ghosts who haunted the Winslow Plantation.
Comments: Created by "Pierre Winter" (believed to be a pen name for Lou Fine). Initially called the Old Crone in Hit Comics #1, where she appeared in the strip Weird Tales, she changed her name to Old Witch with #2, with the strip similarly renamed. She told her last story in Hit Comics #14, and hasn't been seen since, unless you want to make a case that EC and Charlton's Old Witches are actually all the same person, which visually isn't too big a leap.
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