(May-June 1968)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1968-03-14
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Joe Orlando
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #224-229)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

First issue edited by Joe Orlando; genre changes from superhero to horror.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino (layout); Joe Orlando ?; George Roussos ?
Inks:
Joe Orlando ?; George Roussos ?
Colors:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Per Joe Orlando, from an interview in Comic Book Artist #1: "Carmine gave me the book (House of Mystery)and I remember that I drew the first cover from Carmine's layout." On The Drawing Board #66, April 1968, credits Roussos with cover art. Nick Caputo suspects Orlando penciled and Roussos inked the cover.

Previous indexer credited Nick Cardy, who is erroneously credited in Showcase Presents: The House of Mystery (DC, 2006 series) #1 and the book The Art of Nick Cardy, along with Carmine Infantino and George Roussos on inks.

The Wondrous Witch's Cauldron (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A witch's cauldron that brings it's owner fame, fortune, and long life passes from owner to owner.
Reprints:

The Man Who Hated Good Luck! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Doug Wildey
Inks:
Doug Wildey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
In order to receive great fortune, Don Barker must reject three lesser stroked of good luck.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Phantom Stranger-esque character

["You'd better hang on to your good luck amulets..."] (Table of Contents)

Page 13 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Orlando
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense
Reprints:

Museum of Worthless Inventions (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
For a brief time the inventions at the Museum of Worthless Inventions are not so worthless.
Reprints:

The Court of Creatures (Table of Contents)

Mark Merlin / comic story / 8.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Mort Meskin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Mark Merlin; Elsa; Cottswald Creatures
Synopsis:
Mark exposes Governor Tarsus' plot to keep himself in power by scaring his people with the Cottswald Creatures.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Showcase Presents: The House of Mystery (DC, 2006 series) #1.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Wondrous Witch's Cauldron
  3. 2. The Man Who Hated Good Luck!
  4. 3. ["You'd better hang on to your good luck amulets..."]
    Page 13
  5. 4. Museum of Worthless Inventions
  6. 5. The Court of Creatures
    Mark Merlin
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Peter Croome
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