(August-September 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 [circle]
Editing:
Joe Orlando (Editor); Paul Levitz (Assistant Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #224-229)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Luis Dominguez; ?
Inks:
Luis Dominguez; ?
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3628

Characters:
Cain
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

["C'mon in, chill-chasers,..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pat Broderick
Inks:
Pat Broderick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3621

Characters:
Cain
Reprints:

Garden of Evil (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Oleck
Pencils:
Alfredo Alcala
Inks:
Alfredo Alcala
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3416

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain (host)
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Room 13 / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3622

Synopsis:
cut-out coffin
Reprints:

["Attention, comic fans! Don't miss any..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["We can put DC Comics right in your mail box"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Teddy Doesn't Seem To Smile Anymore! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Pasko
Pencils:
Frank Robbins
Inks:
Frank Robbins
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3439

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain (host)
Reprints:

The Devil's Chessboard (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Leonard Starr
Inks:
Leonard Starr
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3473

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain (host - inserted)
Synopsis:
Chess expert Alan Blake engages in a deadly game on the magical "devil's chessboard" where every lost piece equals a loss in real life. When Blake's queen is taken, his fiancée suffers a heart attack. She survives only, because Blake can promote a pawn to a queen.
Reprints:

Coming Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Cain's Mail Room / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-3806

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Paul Edwards; Derrick Bostrum; Lisa Anderson; Billy Hamilton; Dennis Cozzallo; Jeffrey Lorbski; Louis Manzato; J.O. Rohrer; James Carson; Laura Kerewsky; Tim Kinnes

The Living Nightmare! (Table of Contents)

Phantom Stranger / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-1539

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

The Masters of Mystery (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Monster in the House (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Oleck
Pencils:
Nestor Redondo
Inks:
Nestor Redondo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3231

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain (host)
Reprints:

The Line of DC Super-Stars (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Scared to Life (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Bernie Wrightson
Inks:
Bernie Wrightson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3631

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain (host)
Reprints:

["Timber!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Colors:
?
Job Number:
J-3624

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
gag cartoons
Reprints:

The School for Sorcerers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely
Inks:
Bill Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3623

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Cain (host - inserted)
Reprints:

The Perfect Mate (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher; M. J. Pellowski (story idea)
Pencils:
Jess Jodloman
Inks:
Jess Jodloman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J--3301

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain (host)
Reprints:

["Hee...Hee...So you want to have your own gargoyle..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3633

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cain
Reprints:

The Wishes of Doom! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3625

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Cain (host - inserted)
Reprints:

Coming Super-Attractions (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Haunted Melody (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely
Inks:
Bill Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3627

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Cain (host - inserted)
Reprints:

Do You Dare Enter The House of Mystery? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
Pat Broderick (p. 1); Sergio Aragones ? (pp. 2-3)
Inks:
Pat Broderick (p. 1); Sergio Aragones ? (pp. 2-3)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cain; Paul Levitz; Tex Blaisdell; Sergio Aragones; Michael Fleisher; Jack Oleck; David Michelinie; Dave Manak; Gregory the Gargoyle
Synopsis:
Tour of the House of Mystery (double-page spread plus intro)
Reprints:

Out of This World (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Oleck
Pencils:
Gerry Talaoc
Inks:
Gerry Talaoc
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3381

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain (host)
Reprints:

Hidden in the House! (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis (Puzzle Construction)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
P-24

Characters:
Cain
Synopsis:
word search puzzle
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["C'mon in, chill-chasers,..."]
  3. 2. Garden of Evil
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Room 13
  5. 4. ["Attention, comic fans! Don't miss any..."]
  6. 5. ["We can put DC Comics right in your mail box"]
  7. 6. Teddy Doesn't Seem To Smile Anymore!
  8. 7. The Devil's Chessboard
  9. 8. Coming Super-Attractions!
    Superman
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Mail Room
  11. 10. The Living Nightmare!
    Phantom Stranger
  12. 11. The Masters of Mystery
  13. 12. Monster in the House
  14. 13. The Line of DC Super-Stars
  15. 14. Scared to Life
  16. 15. ["Timber!"]
    Cain's Game Room
  17. 16. The School for Sorcerers
  18. 17. The Perfect Mate
  19. 18. ["Hee...Hee...So you want to have your own gargoyle..."]
    Cain's Gargoyles
  20. 19. The Wishes of Doom!
  21. 20. Coming Super-Attractions
  22. 21. The Haunted Melody
  23. 22. Do You Dare Enter The House of Mystery?
  24. 23. Out of This World
  25. 24. Hidden in the House!
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