(Winter 1973)

DC, 1972 Series
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Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Editing:
Joe Orlando; Michael Fleisher (editorial assistant)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Tabloid
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Do You Dare Enter... the House of Mystery (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
Sol Harrison
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J 3332

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

The House of Mystery (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain; Dracula

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover contents page with border art and indicia information at bottom of page.

The House of Gargoyles! (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Oleck
Pencils:
Jack Sparling (signed)
Inks:
Jack Sparling (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J 3343

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain; Francois (sculptor, flashback); French sculptor; Jimmy; Samuel
Reprints:

Cain's Game Room (Table of Contents)

Cain's Game Room / cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragonés
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés
Colors:
?
Job Number:
J-3344

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A ghost at a costume party has no one underneath the sheet.

[Lucky Wheel] (Table of Contents)

Page 13 / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragonés ?
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3346

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

A monster presents a board game.

Cain's Game Room (Table of Contents)

Cain's Game Room / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragonés
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés
Colors:
?
Job Number:
J-3345

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Three single panel gags.
A snake charmer's snake attacks a tourist.
A scuba diver sees someone sawing a hole in the bottom of the sea.
A diner catches a glimpse of the cook.

The Secret of the Egyptian Cat (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Bernie Wrightson (signed)
Inks:
Bernie Wrightson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3347

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain (host); Isha (priestess); Konassos (sorcerer); Ra-Na (cat)
Reprints:

Cain's Game Room (Table of Contents)

Cain's Game Room / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragonés
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés
Colors:
?
Job Number:
J-3349

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Three vertical panel gags.
A man on a desert island is hit by the rescue food dropped by parachute to him.
A man dives off of a high dock to find he is headed for a mine.
A man digging for subway construction finds a red demon with a pitch fork.

The Widow's Walk (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Howie Post [as Howard Post]
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3350

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Angus Beame; Homer Clyde; Mildred Clyde (Homer's wife); Mary Bourne; Mr. Bourne (Mary's father)
Synopsis:
Mary Bourne placed a curse on her husband Angus that he may not return to harbor until the day she dies.
Reprints:

Roll the Lucky Dice! (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragonés ?
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3352

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

A monster presents a cut-out for a pair of dice.

["Hi, Kids, how would you like to learn how to draw my House of Mystery?"] (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragonés ?
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3353

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cain; Gregory (gargoyle); Sergio Aragonés

["House of Mystery offers you a game!"] (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragonés ?
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3360

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

A monster presents a board game.

Mysteriously Yours - Cain and Gregory (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernie Wrightson (signed)
Inks:
Bernie Wrightson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain; Gregory (gargoyle)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Central pinup printed sideways. Signature dated 1973.

"His Name Is... Kane" (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Wally Wood
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J 3354

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Abel; Carmine Infantino; Gil Kane; Joe Orlando
Reprints:

Cain's Game Room (Table of Contents)

Cain's Game Room / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragonés
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés
Colors:
?
Job Number:
J-3355

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Two single panel gags.
A fencer's opponent is wearing the clothes of a musketeer.
A diver photographs a gangster tied up with his feet in a bucket of cement.

Cain's Game Room (Table of Contents)

Cain's Game Room / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragonés
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sergio Aragones
Job Number:
J-3356

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Three single panel gags.
A man about to be beheaded is giving his executioner a hot foot.
A funeral procession finds a cow in the grave.
Cub Scouts are laughing around a campfire because their leader was scarred by an owl.

The Devil's Doorway (Table of Contents)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Oleck
Pencils:
Alex Toth (signed)
Inks:
Alex Toth (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3357

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Belial [Satan]; Beth Warren; Cain; Cathy Warren; Phillip Warren
Reprints:

Cain's Game Room (Table of Contents)

Cain's Game Room / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragonés
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Colors:
?
Job Number:
J-3358

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Four single panel gags.
A coffin maker discovers a vampire in one of his coffins.
A man carrying a doomsday sign is hit by a car.
A man pretending to be blind is distracted by a girl and head for an open manhole.
The leader paints a bulls eye target on a man in front of the firing squad.

The Poster Plague! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Skeates
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3359

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cain (host); Debbie; Gregory (gargoyle); Harold (cat); Warren
Reprints:

Nightmare (Table of Contents)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Oleck
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3361

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain (host); Judy; Judy's father; Miss Winter (governess); Pan
Reprints:

Behind the Scenes at the House of Mystery (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Cain the Caretaker]
Pencils:
? (photographs); various (illos)
Inks:
? (photographs); various (illos)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-3363

Characters:
Alex Toth; Bernie Wrightson; Bob Haney; Cain the Caretaker; Gil Kane; Howie Post; Jack Oleck; Jack Sparling; Joe Orlando; Mike Friedrich; Neal Adams; Robert Kanigher; Sergio Aragones; Steve Skeates

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover all in mini-portraits. Haney, Wrightson, Post, Adams, Kane, Oleck, Toth, Skeates, Aragones and Orlando appear in photographs. Sparling, Kanigher and Friedrich appear in caricatures.

Cain and His Gargoyle (Table of Contents)

Table-Top Diorama / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Cain; Gregory (gargoyle)

Indexer Notes

Cut-out table-top diorama on back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Do You Dare Enter... the House of Mystery
    House of Mystery
  2. 1. The House of Mystery
  3. 2. The House of Gargoyles!
    House of Mystery
  4. 3. Cain's Game Room
    Cain's Game Room
  5. 4. [Lucky Wheel]
    Page 13
  6. 5. Cain's Game Room
    Cain's Game Room
  7. 6. The Secret of the Egyptian Cat
    House of Mystery
  8. 7. Cain's Game Room
    Cain's Game Room
  9. 8. The Widow's Walk
  10. 9. Roll the Lucky Dice!
  11. 10. ["Hi, Kids, how would you like to learn how to draw my House of Mystery?"]
    House of Mystery
  12. 11. ["House of Mystery offers you a game!"]
  13. 12. Mysteriously Yours - Cain and Gregory
    House of Mystery
  14. 13. "His Name Is... Kane"
    House of Mystery
  15. 14. Cain's Game Room
    Cain's Game Room
  16. 15. Cain's Game Room
    Cain's Game Room
  17. 16. The Devil's Doorway
  18. 17. Cain's Game Room
    Cain's Game Room
  19. 18. The Poster Plague!
  20. 19. Nightmare
  21. 20. Behind the Scenes at the House of Mystery
  22. 21. Cain and His Gargoyle
    Table-Top Diorama
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