(May-June 1977)

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Volume:
26
Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1977-02-17
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)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Neal Adams (signed)
Inks:
Neal Adams (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-393

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Whole World's Upside Down (Table of Contents)

Batman; Hostess / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Topsy-Turvy Man
Synopsis:
Batman stops the Topsy Turvy Man, who is stealing Hostess treats.

Indexer Notes

Hostess Fruit Pie advertisement on inside front cover. Giordano inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Vince Colletta.

["Glad to see you could make it back..."] (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:
John Workman ?
Job Number:
J-4553

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cain; Destiny
Synopsis:
The House of Mystery has been condemned and Cain must convince a demolition crew to go away.

Indexer Notes

Framing sequence interspersed before, after, and between some stories.

The Devil Strikes at My Old Kentucky Home! (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils:
Don Perlin
Inks:
Romeo Tanghal
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-4578

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain
Synopsis:
The House of Mystery is scouted as a location for an amusement park, then for a movie, but Cain and his fellow weird inhabitants scare everyone away.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés
Colors:
?
Job Number:
J-4594

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cain; Abel
Synopsis:
3 gag cartoons

The House Called Blefestry (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Kunkel
Pencils:
Alfredo Alcala
Inks:
Alfredo Alcala
Colors:
?
Letters:
Alfredo Alcala ?
Job Number:
Z-196

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain (host)
Synopsis:
Owen Sherwood is haunted by terrible nightmares, but when he consults a psychiatrist he learns that the nightmares are real.

The Man Who Saw Tomorrow! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Oleck
Pencils:
Bill Draut
Inks:
Bill Draut
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3900

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain (host)
Synopsis:
An evil baron steals the secret of foretelling the future from an alchemist, but it leads to his death.

Markham's Masterpiece (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
David Michelinie
Pencils:
Frank Redondo
Inks:
Tex Blaisdell
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn ?
Job Number:
J-3365

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Caub (host)
Synopsis:
Stanley Markham steals sculptures done by an old lady and passes them off as his own. Eventually he murders her so she can't reveal the truth, but her ghost returns for revenge.

The "Hidden Talent" Puzzle (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-4601

Characters:
Cain
Synopsis:
Word search puzzle.

Indexer Notes

puzzle constructed by Bob Rozakis; solution found on letters page in this issue

[Here it is, folks!] (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Derek Carter
Inks:
Derek Carter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Pin-up of the House of Mystery (exterior).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Witch's Tails / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés
Colors:
?
Job Number:
J-4460

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

gag cartoon

Grim Choice! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake
Pencils:
Frank Robbins
Inks:
Frank Robbins
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3388

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain (host)
Synopsis:
After a plane crash in the mountains, Dolph Culhane is forced to eat the race horse he just bought in order to stay alive, but after he is rescued he learns that the horse was diseased, just as he starts to feel the symptoms himself.

Man Killers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Oleck
Pencils:
Rudy Florese
Inks:
Rudy Florese
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-151

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain (host)
Synopsis:
A gang of conquering barbarians are captured and killed by a band of Amazons.

The House of Secrets Speaks...Out (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack C. Harris
Pencils:
John Calnan
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-4568

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Abel; Jenette Kahn; Joe Orlando
Synopsis:
Two people arrive at Abel's door to see if his house can be used to relocate Cain when the House of Mystery is torn down.

Who -- or What Is the Changing Man? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Shade the Changing Man (DC, 1977 series) #1, on sale March 8

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Cain's Mail Room / letters page / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Cain]
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-828

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by D.B. Webb; Jackie Hullette; Jon Mark Glazner; Rick Burnett; Will Nash; "An Adoring Fan"; "Problem Solvers Limited".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1976
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 124,000
Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 87,583
Owner: DC Comics, Inc., wholly owned by Warner Communications, Inc., a publicly-held company, both at 75 Rockefeller Plaza, N.Y., N.Y. 10019

From Beyond the Grave! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Marjorie K. Darland
Pencils:
Alex Nino
Inks:
Alex Nino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-2073

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Destiny (host)
Synopsis:
Maude West finally joins her dead fiancee, fifty years after the accident that killed him.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés
Colors:
?
Job Number:
J-4595

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
gag cartoon

#1 Sol Harrison (Table of Contents)

DC Profiles / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Mike Gold
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

First of 90 DC Profiles, beginning May 1977. Last in SUPERMAN FAMILY 216, March 1982.
Sometimes 4 or 5 profiles a month in various DC titles, some months none.
Profiles #1-20 are same format.
Profiles #21-63 a different design.
Profiles #64-89 less nicely formatted, crammed in "Daily Planet" pages, only in Dollar Book titles, DETECTIVE COMICS, SUPERMAN FAMILY and WORLD'S FINEST.

# 1 also in KARATE KID #8, SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER VILLAINS #7, and SUPERMAN FAMILY #183, all cover-dated May-June 1977.

Next profile (DC Profiles #2, Walt Simonson) in OUR FIGHTING FORCES #173.

Script: Michael Catron confirms Gold

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Whole World's Upside Down
    Batman; Hostess
  3. 2. ["Glad to see you could make it back..."]
    House of Mystery
  4. 3. The Devil Strikes at My Old Kentucky Home!
    House of Mystery
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Cain & Abel
  6. 5. The House Called Blefestry
  7. 6. The Man Who Saw Tomorrow!
  8. 7. Markham's Masterpiece
  9. 8. The "Hidden Talent" Puzzle
  10. 9. [Here it is, folks!]
    House of Mystery
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Witch's Tails
  12. 11. Grim Choice!
  13. 12. Man Killers
  14. 13. The House of Secrets Speaks...Out
  15. 14. Who -- or What Is the Changing Man?
    Shade the Changing Man
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Mail Room
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. From Beyond the Grave!
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Game Room
  20. 19. #1 Sol Harrison
    DC Profiles
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