(May-June 1978)

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Volume:
28
Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Paul Levitz
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

[Blood and Tinsel] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-667

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Color credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

["It's funny the things you notice..."] (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils:
John Calnan
Inks:
Tex Blaisdell
Colors:
Cory Adams
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-5095

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cain; Hiram Charles
Synopsis:
Cain invites the mailman in and shows him various artifacts related to the stories in this issue.
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Indexer Notes

Framing sequence interspersed before, after, and between the stories in this issue.

Blood and Tinsel (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
David Michelinie [as Barry Jameson]
Pencils:
Ruben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Inks:
Ruben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-1682

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain (host)
Synopsis:
Chad and his girlfriend Nancy are wandering round the backlot of Movietown Studios when they encounter a real vampire.

A Demon and his Boy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack C. Harris
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Todd Klein
Job Number:
J-5080

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain (host)
Synopsis:
Dxyp the demon is bored and wants to transport himself to Earth, but instead he accidentally summons a young boy to his realm who causes all sorts of trouble.
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Gargoyle Twice A Day (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott Edelman
Pencils:
Danny Bulanadi
Inks:
Bob McLeod
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-4913

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain (host)
Synopsis:
Joshua Levy's funhouse has a real gargoyle who drives off the gangsters who want protection money.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Dave Manak (signed)
Inks:
Dave Manak
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dave Manak ?
Job Number:
J-5132

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
gag cartoon

Dilemma (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman; Hostess / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman saves a train and some children from a rockslide.

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Hostess Twinkies

The Strangest Showcase Story in Twenty-One Years! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Staton
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Showcase (DC, 1977 series) #100, on sale February 10

Showdown with Death! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom DeFalco
Pencils:
Rich Buckler
Inks:
Bob McLeod
Colors:
Mario Sen
Letters:
Clem Robins
Job Number:
J-4995

Genre:
horror-suspense; western-frontier
Characters:
Cain (host)
Synopsis:
in the Old West, Death challenges gunman Edgar Elkins to a shootout.

Wake Up the Dead (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Oleck
Pencils:
E.R. Cruz
Inks:
E.R. Cruz
Colors:
Mario Sen
Letters:
E.R. Cruz ?
Job Number:
J-3801

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain (host)
Synopsis:
Dr. Charles Maynard transplants his paralyzed wife's brain into the body of a murderess. She stabs him to death but is arrested for the other woman's crimes.
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The Champ Wouldn't Stay Dead! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
Cory Adams
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3055

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Gangsters kill a prizefighter but his ghost returns for revenge.

["Here, have a sip of this, Honey!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dave Manak
Pencils:
Dave Manak (signed)
Inks:
Dave Manak
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dave Manak ?
Job Number:
J-5122

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
gag cartoon

Once a Criminal (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Vern [as David V. Reed]
Pencils:
Frank Redondo
Inks:
Frank Redondo
Colors:
Cory Adams
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3792

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain (host)
Synopsis:
Hypnotist Monte Brink befriends a paroled convict upon his release from prison, but plans to use him to commit crimes.
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Can Four Super-Speed Super-Stars Defeat Gorilla Grodd? (Table of Contents)

The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for DC Special Series (DC, 1977 series) #11 [Flash Spectacular], on sale February 21

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
George Dole (ZA-153); Miguel Repetto ? (ZA-672); Skaerbaek ? (ZA-32); ? (ZA-687)
Inks:
George Dole (ZA-153); Miguel Repetto ? (ZA-672); Skaerbaek ( (ZA-32); ? (ZA-687)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-153;ZA-32;ZA-672;ZA687

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Four gag cartoons

Street Killer (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Wyatt Gwyon
Pencils:
George Rupert
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-5002

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain (host)
Synopsis:
A serial killer is revealed to be a ghost cursed to commit every unsolved murder in New York City.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Paul Levitz ? [as Cain]
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-887

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Mike White; D.B. Webb; "Judge Gallows"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1977
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 109,191
Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 91,611
Owner: DC Comics, Inc., wholly owned by Warner Communications, Inc., a publicly-held company, both at 75 Rockefeller Plaza, N.Y., N.Y. 10019

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman Movie Report / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mike Gold ?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
M-4A

Synopsis:
Biographical sketches of Gene Hackman and Glenn Ford.

Indexer Notes

Includes photos of Hackman (as Lex Luthor) and Ford (as Jonathan Kent) from Superman: The Movie (1978).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Blood and Tinsel]
    House of Mystery
  2. 1. ["It's funny the things you notice..."]
    House of Mystery
  3. 2. Blood and Tinsel
  4. 3. A Demon and his Boy
  5. 4. Gargoyle Twice A Day
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Game Room
  7. 6. Dilemma
    Wonder Woman; Hostess
  8. 7. The Strangest Showcase Story in Twenty-One Years!
  9. 8. Showdown with Death!
  10. 9. Wake Up the Dead
  11. 10. The Champ Wouldn't Stay Dead!
  12. 11. ["Here, have a sip of this, Honey!"]
    Cain's Game Room
  13. 12. Once a Criminal
  14. 13. Can Four Super-Speed Super-Stars Defeat Gorilla Grodd?
    The Flash
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Game Room
  16. 15. Street Killer
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Mail Room
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Superman Movie Report
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