Story: "Malicious" (24 Pages)
John Ostrander (plot, script)
Lucifer Morningstar (in flashback; last in Books of Magic Vol. 1 #1; next in flashback in Demon Vol. 3 #19)
Michael the Archangel (in another form)
Chahandra (first appearance; a Sultan of India; in flashback; dies); the souls of Devi and Bankim (first appearance of both; the wife and son of Charaka; Devi reincarnated in the body of a leper and Bankim reincarnated in the body of a murderer; both in flashback)
Comment: Jim Corrigan does not appear in this issue. Most of this story is a flashback to events that transpired in the year 150 A.D. where Charaka is stripped of the power of the Spectre-force and is merged with Sekuba, a sevant of Shaitan.