House of Mystery #288 [Newsstand]
(January 1981)

DC, 1951 Series
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Volume
31
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1980-10-23
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893053001
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Len Wein (editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #224-229)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #288 [Direct].

On-sale date from Comic Reader #184.


The Piper at the Gates of Hell! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Kaluta [as MW Kaluta] (signed)
Inks
Mike Kaluta [as MW Kaluta] (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
C-368
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Piper at the Gates of Hell (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
J. M. DeMatteis
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
J-6841
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host); Piper; Simple Joe; Adam Caufield
Synopsis
Adam Caufield rescues Simple Joe from the piper.
Reprints

Open Season (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Jess Jodloman
Inks
Jess Jodloman
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Jess Jodloman ?

Job Number
J-6651
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host); Reynold Carter; Jim Trask
Synopsis
Jim Trask has returned to take vengeance on the man who shot him and left him for dead.
Reprints

The Flash Meets the Bureauc-Rat (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

The Flash; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Blood on the Sand (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Wyatt Gwyon
Pencils
Frank Redondo
Inks
Frank Redondo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Benjie Pabulos

Job Number
J-5438
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host); Juan De Fiero; Maria Delgado; Roger Gallardo
Synopsis
Juan De Fiero, the bullfighter, fights a demonic bull.
Reprints

When the Sea Gives Up Its Dead! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
E. R. Cruz
Inks
E. R. Cruz
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
E. R. Cruz

Job Number
J-6598
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host); Maureen Joyce; Liam Gallagher; Sean O'Feolan
Synopsis
Liam Gallagher get his revenge on the man who killed him.

Do's and Don'ts of Monsters! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dave Manak
Pencils
Dave Manak (signed)
Inks
Dave Manak (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Dave Manak

Job Number
J-6675
Genre
humor
Characters
Abel
Synopsis
Humorous Do's and Don'ts for Monsters.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Cain's Mail Room / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-644

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Bob Burros, "The Phantom Monkeywrench," and "The Phantom Stranger".

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Piper at the Gates of Hell!
  2. 1. The Piper at the Gates of Hell
  3. 2. Open Season
  4. 3. The Flash Meets the Bureauc-Rat
    The Flash; Hostess Fruit Pies
  5. 4. Blood on the Sand
  6. 5. When the Sea Gives Up Its Dead!
  7. 6. Do's and Don'ts of Monsters!
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Mail Room
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