(April-May 1974)

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Volume:
23
Price:
0.60 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
DC [block]
Editing:
Joe Orlando; Paul Levitz (Assistant Editor)
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gerry Talaoc; Bill Draut; Alfredo Alcala
Inks:
Gerry Talaoc; Bill Draut; Alfredo Alcala
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3478

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Cain (vignette)
Reprints:

["Hee...hee... Welcome, fellow fiends... Welcome to the House of Mystery!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn ?
Job Number:
J-3483

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Cain
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Introductory page.

Night Stalker in Slim City (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
David Michelinie
Pencils:
Frank Robbins
Inks:
Frank Robbins
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3419

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Cain (host)
Reprints:

Cain's Game Room (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés
Colors:
?
Job Number:
J-3469

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Three one-panel gag cartoons.

The House of Endless Years (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Bill Draut
Inks:
Bill Draut
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
J-3471

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain (host); Judy (girl); Neal (Peggy's brother); old hag; Peggy (girl); Tippy (Peggy's dog)
Synopsis:
Two girls, Judy and Peggy, in search of Peggy's lost brother Neal, enter an old house where lives an old hag who warns them to leave for their own good. They don't and find out that the evil house drains the life from those in it by leeching on their fear of death, condemning them to an endless eternity.
Reprints:

The Deadman's Lucky Scarf (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
David Izzo (plot); Michael Fleisher (script)
Pencils:
Alfredo Alcala (signed)
Inks:
Alfredo Alcala (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-2078 ?

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Cain (host)
Reprints:

The Reluctant Sorcerer (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Purcell
Inks:
Howard Purcell
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
J-153 ?

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Cain (host)
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1973
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 178,025
Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 203,759
Owner: National Periodical Publications, Inc., wholly owned by Warner Communications, Inc., a publicly-held company, both at 75 Rockefeller Plaza, N.Y., N.Y. 10019

Abraca-Doom! (Table of Contents)

The Spectre / comic story / 8.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Berni Wrightson
Inks:
Berni Wrightson
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Costanza ?
Job Number:
J-3470

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Cain (host); The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Beelzebub/Mister Scratch/The Devil
Reprints:

The One and Only, Fully Guaranteed, Super-Permanent, 100%? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Neal Adams
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
J-3476

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain (host)
Synopsis:
Henpecked Stanley Landman mail-orders the answer to his problems.
Reprints:

The Gift That Wiped Out Time (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
J-3481

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Cain (host)
Reprints:

Cain's Mail Room (Table of Contents)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz ?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-3452

Indexer Notes

LOC from readers Greg Sims, Becky Brothers, Tom Trevor, Paul Kupperberg, Bob O'Brian, Pam Collins, Mark Lucke, Bob Rozakis, Christopher Moose, Cara Sherman, Lisa Anderson, Paul Edwards and Lawrence McDonald.

Sheer Fear! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils:
Gerry Talaoc
Inks:
Gerry Talaoc
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3141

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Cain (host)
Reprints:

Cain's Game Room (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Colors:
?
Job Number:
J-3417

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Three one-panel gags.

The Claws of Death! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
George Kashdan
Pencils:
Alex Niño
Inks:
Alex Niño
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3184

Genre:
occult; war
Reprints:

Mystery in Miniature! (Table of Contents)

Phantom Stranger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Giacoia
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
J-3474

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Cain (host); Phantom Stranger
Reprints:

Photo Finish! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Skeates
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-2017

Genre:
occult
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credits originally given to Mike Sekowsky in error (per Tony Isabella, March 30, 2006).

Cain's Game Room (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Colors:
?
Job Number:
J-3472

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Three one-panel gag cartoons.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Hee...hee... Welcome, fellow fiends... Welcome to the House of Mystery!"]
    Cain
  3. 2. Night Stalker in Slim City
  4. 3. Cain's Game Room
    Cain's Game Room
  5. 4. The House of Endless Years
  6. 5. The Deadman's Lucky Scarf
  7. 6. The Reluctant Sorcerer
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. Abraca-Doom!
    The Spectre
  10. 9. The One and Only, Fully Guaranteed, Super-Permanent, 100%?
  11. 10. The Gift That Wiped Out Time
  12. 11. Cain's Mail Room
  13. 12. Sheer Fear!
  14. 13. Cain's Game Room
    Cain's Game Room
  15. 14. The Claws of Death!
  16. 15. Mystery in Miniature!
    Phantom Stranger
  17. 16. Photo Finish!
  18. 17. Cain's Game Room
    Cain's Game Room
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