(June-July 1970)

DC, 1969 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Dick Giordano
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover, Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Witching Hour / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Neal Adams ?; Nick Cardy ?
Inks:
Dick Giordano ?
Colors:
?
Job Number:
G-774

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Mordred
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original indexer suggested Adams. Matthew Head added possible Nick Cardy pencils and Dick Giordano inks.Per Sandell felt the cover had a Neal Adams feel in places, but believed it was likely Nick Cardy with Dick Giordano. The cover is neither listed in The Art of Nick Cardy or nealadams.com. Nick Caputo credited Adams, with possible Giordano inks. The Cardy influence is likely due to an unpublished version of the cover that Adams based his cover on, as seen here:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=311506&GSub=48491

["Egor and a little girl in a photograph??"] (Table of Contents)

The Witching Hour / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Toth; Bill Draut ?
Inks:
Alex Toth ?; Bill Draut [as Wild Bill]
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-746

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cynthia; Mordred; Mildred; Egor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Jim Bain via the GCD Errors list, February 2010, credited Bill Draut with inks, but Nick Caputo suspects that Toth drew the witch segments and Draut drew the story sequences separately. Splash page incorporates an Neal Adams image from the previous issue. Costanza letters per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Ben Oda.

The Lonely Road Home! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Skeates
Pencils:
Jerry Grandenetti ?
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-624

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cynthia (host); Ned; Rob Richards; Linda Nealson
Synopsis:
Rob Richards makes a wish that he not age.
Reprints:
Keywords:
ghost; haunted house

Indexer Notes

Skeates's credit from Steve Skeates. Possible Grandenetti pencils per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Bob Brown. Costanza letters per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Ben Oda.

[Interlude] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Bill Draut
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cynthia; Mordred; Mildred
Reprints:

The Dark Well (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

["Over there!! Someone moved!"] (Table of Contents)

The Day after Doomsday... / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Jack Sparling
Inks:
Jack Sparling
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-592

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction; war
Synopsis:
Two soldiers meet in the ruins of a city. They fight and kill each other. A third man finds their bodies and wonders what could have been so important that they would kill each other.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original indexer credited pencils to Dan Spiegle. According to the letters page of Weird War Tales #23, this story was originally commissioned by Dick Giordano when he was editing mystery comics for DC, although it was never used. It was then featured in Witching Hour #9 and later reprinted in Weird War Tales #22. Story and art credits are from the reprint in Weird War Tales #22. Costanza letters per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Ben Oda.

[Interlude] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Bill Draut
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cynthia; Mildred; Egor
Reprints:

The Last Straw (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jose Delbo (signed)
Inks:
Jose Delbo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
G-604

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Mildred (host); Chou Hung
Synopsis:
Chou Hung fails to keep the tomb of his ancestors clean.
Reprints:
Keywords:
China

Indexer Notes

Signed on page 2.

[Interlude] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Bill Draut
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cynthia; Mordred; Mildred; Egor
Reprints:

Trumpet Perilous! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Sparling
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
G-501

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Mordred (host); Elliott Summer; Ramsay
Synopsis:
Elliott and Ramsay search for the lost city of Athai and end up destroying the world.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Jim Bain and Gene Reed. Pencils formerly credited to Win Mortimer; inks formerly tentatively credited to Jack Abel.

[Epilogue] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Half page closing framing sequence with just word balloons.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Witching Hour
  2. 1. ["Egor and a little girl in a photograph??"]
    The Witching Hour
  3. 2. The Lonely Road Home!
  4. 3. [Interlude]
  5. 4. The Dark Well
  6. 5. ["Over there!! Someone moved!"]
    The Day after Doomsday...
  7. 6. [Interlude]
  8. 7. The Last Straw
  9. 8. [Interlude]
  10. 9. Trumpet Perilous!
  11. 10. [Epilogue]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Lou Mougin
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • John Censullo
  • Dwayne Best
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Andrew Krieg
  • Jamie Sweat
  • Dwayne Best
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Max Capp
  • Keith Smith