(March-April 1977)

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Volume:
26
Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1976-12-14
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
?
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Neal Adams (signed)
Inks:
Neal Adams (signed)
Colors:
Neal Adams ?; Cory Adams ?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-375

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Cover art based in part on unpublished earlier version of cover by Jose-Luis Garcia-Lopez and Bernie Wrightson.
Color credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

[Greetings, fear freaks] (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils:
John Calnan
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
J-4504

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

Indexer Notes

Framing sequence interspersed before, after, and between the stories; Credits given in letter column in issue #254

Return of the Vampire (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Oleck
Pencils:
Franc Reyes
Inks:
Franc Reyes
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3640

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

Bride of the Pharaoh (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Maxene Fabe
Pencils:
Ramona Fradon
Inks:
Ramona Fradon
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn ?
Job Number:
J-3128

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Colors:
?
Job Number:
J-4458

Genre:
humor

Fear Wore Two Faces! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
George Kashdan
Pencils:
Jess Jodloman
Inks:
Jess Jodloman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3103

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

Diploma (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cain; Abel; Eve

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Paul Levitz ?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-602

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Eric Broncke; D.B. Webb; Mike White; Larry Nolletti; Kelly Higgins; Matt Wasserman; O.R. Conant

Ghostly Games (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Skeates
Pencils:
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]
Inks:
Bill Draut
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn ?
Job Number:
J-3570

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain (host)

The Collector (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
David V. Reed [as Coram Nobis]
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
ZA-329

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Abel (host); Rex Starbuck
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Cain & Abel / filler / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Colors:
?
Job Number:
J-4459

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cain; Abel

Tour of the Top Floor of the House of Mystery (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack C. Harris
Pencils:
John Calnan
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn ?
Job Number:
J-4533

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cain; Paul Levitz; Gregory the Gargoyle

Indexer Notes

Abel inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited John Calnan. Editorial Coordinator Paul Levitz is caricatured.

Page 60 Maze (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Cain

Indexer Notes

Maze created by Bob Rozakis

A House Is Not A Haunt (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz; 'Mike Uslan
Pencils:
Quico Redondo
Inks:
Quico Redondo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-129

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Abel (host)

Harvest of Hate (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Oleck
Pencils:
Alfredo Alcala
Inks:
Alfredo Alcala
Colors:
?
Letters:
Alfredo Alcala ?
Job Number:
J-1921

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

That Dirty Beach (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman; Slud-Jak

Indexer Notes

Hostess Twinkie advertisement

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Trevor Von Eeden
Inks:
Frank Springer ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Lightning
Synopsis:
Promo for BLACK LIGHTNING #1 (April 1977)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    House of Mystery
  2. 1. [Greetings, fear freaks]
    House of Mystery
  3. 2. Return of the Vampire
  4. 3. Bride of the Pharaoh
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Game Room
  6. 5. Fear Wore Two Faces!
  7. 6. Diploma
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Mail Room
  9. 8. Ghostly Games
  10. 9. The Collector
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Cain & Abel
  12. 11. Tour of the Top Floor of the House of Mystery
    House of Mystery
  13. 12. Page 60 Maze
  14. 13. A House Is Not A Haunt
  15. 14. Harvest of Hate
  16. 15. That Dirty Beach
    Aquaman
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Black Lightning
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • James Zee
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Carl Gafford
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ed Boner
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Jim Van Dore