(October 1971)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
DC [character]
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

Bat Out of Hell! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bernie Wrightson (signed)
Inks:
Bernie Wrightson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-1354

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

[Welcome to the House of Mystery!] (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-920

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cain; Gregory the Gargoyle
Reprints:

Bat Out of Hell (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Oleck
Pencils:
Nestor Redondo
Inks:
Nestor Redondo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-1251

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain (host); Adam Leach
Synopsis:
Adam Leach kills his wife and hides her body in a wall but a giant vampire bat begins to torment him.
Reprints:

The Fantastic Wishing Well (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Brad Horton
Synopsis:
A criminal finds a wishing well that grants his wishes.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Cain's Gargoyles / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Colors:
?
Job Number:
J-1045

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
3 gag cartoons
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Cain's Gargoyles / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Colors:
?
Job Number:
J-1193

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
3 gag cartoons
Reprints:

Countdown (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Ralph Reese ?
Pencils:
Ralph Reese
Inks:
Ralph Reese
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn
Job Number:
G-309

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters:
Cain (host); Jason; Valerie; Peter
Synopsis:
Peter and Jason were competing to be the pilot on the first mission to Mars until Peter killed Jason to ensure he would be the pilot.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Cain's Mail Room / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Orlando ?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-1366

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Scott Strider; Doug Brown; Ralph Alfonso; "Countess Deborah"

Things Old... Things Forgotten (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernie Wrightson
Inks:
Bernie Wrightson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
Z84

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain (host); Igor Lazlo; Gork; Eric Roder; Hans
Synopsis:
Igor Lazlo is creating a road thru the Old Hills in Central Europe but some creature is stopping his progress.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story has Swamp Thing and Parliament of Trees similarities or overtones, and is listed in Overstreet as "Swamp creature story by Wrightson similar to Swamp Thing." One creature looks like The Heap plus there is an Old Ones / Elementals ("creatures of the old hills") vibe.

Who Am I? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-1344

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A man with amnesia is forced to steal against his will by a disembodied head. He is a robot, and the head belongs to his creator. When the police trail the robot home, the scientist tries to escape, but he and the robot end up falling to their deaths.
Reprints:

Trick Or Treat (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Michael W. Kaluta
Inks:
Michael W. Kaluta
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Holloway
Job Number:
G-390

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A lethal virus is being transported on the Titanic.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Bat Out of Hell!
  2. 1. [Welcome to the House of Mystery!]
    House of Mystery
  3. 2. Bat Out of Hell
  4. 3. The Fantastic Wishing Well
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Gargoyles
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Gargoyles
  7. 6. Countdown
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Mail Room
  9. 8. Things Old... Things Forgotten
  10. 9. Who Am I?
  11. 10. Trick Or Treat
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