(June-July 1970)

DC, 1969 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Dick Giordano
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

At Midnight The Puppet Cried! Why? (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Neal Adams
Colors:
Neal Adams ?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
G767

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Abel (vignette)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover connects to the story "The Ballad of Little Joe."

[Welcome to the House of Secrets] (Table of Contents)

Abel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Giordano ?
Pencils:
Bill Draut
Inks:
Bill Draut
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-758

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense
Characters:
Abel
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Framing sequence.

Strain (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Skeates
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-675

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Abel (host)
Synopsis:
A man is drawn to his death by piano music played by the wife he killed.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credit from Steve Skeates.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Abel / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Draut
Inks:
Bill Draut
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-759

Indexer Notes

Abel sequence continues.

The Golden Tower of the Sun (Table of Contents)

text story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway (signed)
Pencils:
Gray Morrow (signed)
Inks:
Gray Morrow (signed)
Colors:
Gray Morrow ?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-658

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A band member takes revenge on the rest of the band after they kill him to get him out of the group.
Reprints:

[Interlude] (Table of Contents)

Abel / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Draut
Inks:
Bill Draut
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-760

Characters:
Abel
Reprints:

The Ballad of Little Joe (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Bill Draut [as Big Bad Bill]
Inks:
Bill Draut [as Big Bad Bill]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
G-660

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A beloved ventriloquist's dummy is turned into a real boy by aliens to act as their spy on Earth, but he reveals their plans to his master then sacrifices himself to save the old man.
Reprints:

[Epilogue] (Table of Contents)

Abel / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Draut
Inks:
Bill Draut
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
G-761

Characters:
Abel
Reprints:

The House of Secrets Speaks! (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Giordano ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-768

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Shawn McCrea, Moose White, Richard H. Morrissey and Ernie Saxton.

["God, look at it!"] (Table of Contents)

The Day After Doomsday... / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Sparling
Inks:
Jack Sparling
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-591

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Adam (intro); Gertrude (intro)
Synopsis:
Adam and Gertrude meet in the ruins of New York City.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. At Midnight The Puppet Cried! Why?
  2. 1. [Welcome to the House of Secrets]
    Abel
  3. 2. Strain
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Abel
  5. 4. The Golden Tower of the Sun
  6. 5. [Interlude]
    Abel
  7. 6. The Ballad of Little Joe
  8. 7. [Epilogue]
    Abel
  9. 8. The House of Secrets Speaks!
  10. 9. ["God, look at it!"]
    The Day After Doomsday...
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