(March-April 1979)

DC, 1968 Series
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Volume:
24
Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893070504
Editing:
Jack C. Harris
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age and Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Mostly Saddle-Stitched (Squarebound #157-162)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Jigsaw Corpse! (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Luis Dominguez
Inks:
Luis Dominguez
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
C-929

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

wraparound

[Have You the Nerve to Face the Unexpected] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mike W. Barr
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Letters:
Ben Oda

Characters:
Madame Xanadu; Abel

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover introductory sequence with indicia at bottom of page.

The Jigsaw Corpse (Table of Contents)

The Unexpected / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
George Kashdan
Pencils:
Frank Redondo
Inks:
Frank Redondo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-5695

Reprints:

Death Warmed Over (Table of Contents)

The Unexpected / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
ER Cruz
Inks:
ER Cruz
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-5713

Reprints:

Death Took the Curtain Calls (Table of Contents)

The Unexpected / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Bill Payne
Inks:
Bill Payne
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-5773

Getting Rid of Robert (Table of Contents)

The Unexpected / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Murray Boltinoff [as Bill Dennehy]
Pencils:
Jess Jodloman
Inks:
Jess Jodloman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-5694

Reprints:

["Shh, don't say a word reader!"] (Table of Contents)

The House of Secrets / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz ?
Pencils:
Romeo Tanghal ?
Inks:
Romeo Tanghal ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-5876

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Abel; Jack C. Harris

Every Silver Lining's Got A Cloud (Table of Contents)

House of Secrets / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Pasko [as Kyle Christopher]
Pencils:
George Rupert
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3505

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Abel (host)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script: Kyle Christoper pseudonym pointed out by Jeff Clem.

Lola Is a Lethal Lady (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Ding Castrilla
Inks:
Ding Castrilla
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-5712

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Abel (host)
Reprints:

A Plague of Rats (Table of Contents)

House of Secrets / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Ruben Yandoc
Inks:
Ruben Yandoc
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-5708

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Abel (host)
Reprints:

Tapestry of Dreams (Table of Contents)

Doorway To Nightmare / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack C. Harris ?
Pencils:
Mike W. Kaluta
Inks:
Mike W. Kaluta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-822

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Madame Xanadu

Indexer Notes

Intended for the unpublished Doorway to Nightmare (DC, 1978 series) #6. Printed in the limited distribution Cancelled Comic Cavalcade (DC, 1978 series) #1. Trade elements and artist signature removed, and most of original logo removed and replaced with a caption.

Tapestry of Dreams (Table of Contents)

Doorway To Nightmare / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Burkett
Pencils:
Juan Ortiz
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
Clem Robins
Job Number:
J-5371

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Madame Xanadu; Mr. Hazel [Azazel]; Stephen Prince; Laurel; Mr. Jaffe
Synopsis:
After Madame Xanadu dismisses a mysterious visitor, she greets Stephen Prince, whose romance with Laurel has been complicated by the arrival of their new neighbor, Mr. Hazel. Madame Xanadu explains that Mr. Hazel is an incubus who creates tapestries from his victims' dreams. If these tapestries are destroyed, the incubus loses his power, but his victims also die. Stephen enters Laurel's dreams in order to defeat Mr. Hazel and release his victims.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story originally scheduled for unpublished Doorway to Nightmare #6. Story printed in the limited distribution Cancelled Comic Cavalcade (DC, 1978 series) #1. Title of story, logo, and indicia removed, but with art extension on the bottom of the first page. Lettering credit from Cancelled Comic Cavalcade #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Unexpected Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack C.Harris ?
Pencils:
Luis Dominguez
Inks:
Luis Dominguez
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

inside back cover includes ads for House of Mystery and Ghosts.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Jigsaw Corpse!
  2. 1. [Have You the Nerve to Face the Unexpected]
    The Unexpected
  3. 2. The Jigsaw Corpse
    The Unexpected
  4. 3. Death Warmed Over
    The Unexpected
  5. 4. Death Took the Curtain Calls
    The Unexpected
  6. 5. Getting Rid of Robert
    The Unexpected
  7. 6. ["Shh, don't say a word reader!"]
    The House of Secrets
  8. 7. Every Silver Lining's Got A Cloud
    House of Secrets
  9. 8. Lola Is a Lethal Lady
    House of Secrets
  10. 9. A Plague of Rats
    House of Secrets
  11. 10. Tapestry of Dreams
    Doorway To Nightmare
  12. 11. Tapestry of Dreams
    Doorway To Nightmare
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Unexpected Mail
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