(June-July 1972)

DC, 1969 Series
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Volume:
15
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1972-04-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
DC [character]
Editing:
Joe Orlando; Mark Hanerfeld (Assistant Editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[Born Losers] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Kaluta (signed)
Inks:
Mike Kaluta (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

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

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

Script:
Mark Hanerfeld
Pencils:
Mike Kaluta [as MWK]
Inks:
Mike Kaluta [as MWK]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-1676

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

Indexer Notes

Introductory page.

Born Losers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Mike Kaluta (signed)
Inks:
Mike Kaluta (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-1333

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Abel (host)
Synopsis:
A scientist gives Rapp Rankin a boost of strength, but there are side-effects.
Reprints:

The Secret Hero of Center City (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Toth (signed)
Inks:
Alex Toth (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-1681

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

Indexer Notes

Toth's signature is on the last page.

Abel's Fables (Table of Contents)

Abel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Colors:
?
Job Number:
J-1434

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Abel
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Three one-panel gag cartoons.

The Night Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Mike Roy
Inks:
Mike Peppe [as Mike Pepe]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Abel (host)
Synopsis:
Silas Horn grabs the first train out of town after killing his business partner. Too bad it's the Hades Express.
Reprints:

The House of Secrets Speaks! (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illo)
Inks:
? (illo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-1669

Indexer Notes

LOC from readers Jim Barron, Sheila, Bill Mendenriall, Gary Kimber, Mark Waid and Bob Drago.

The Fatal Superstition (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Prentice
Inks:
John Prentice
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-1680

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Abel (host)
Synopsis:
Burt Roman kills his partner Ed Huggins and blames it on an invented superstition about polka-dot kerchiefs, but the kerchiefs return to extract their own justice.
Reprints:

Happy Birthday, Herman! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Adolfo Buylla (signed)
Inks:
Adolfo Buylla (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-1520

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Abel (host)
Synopsis:
Herman kills his wife Martha and buries her in the cellar, but her birthday surprise exposes his crime.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Born Losers]
  2. 1. [Welcome to the House of Secrets]
    Abel
  3. 2. Born Losers
  4. 3. The Secret Hero of Center City
  5. 4. Abel's Fables
    Abel
  6. 5. The Night Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore!
  7. 6. The House of Secrets Speaks!
  8. 7. The Fatal Superstition
  9. 8. Happy Birthday, Herman!
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