(May-June 1968)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1968-03-14
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Joe Orlando (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

First issue edited by Joe Orlando; genre changes from superhero to horror.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino (layout); Joe Orlando ?; George Roussos ?
Inks
Joe Orlando ?; George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (logo design)

Genre
horror-suspense
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Indexer Notes

Per Joe Orlando, from an interview in Comic Book Artist #1: "Carmine gave me the book (House of Mystery) and I remember that I drew the first cover from Carmine's layout." On The Drawing Board #66, April 1968, credits Roussos with cover art. Nick Caputo suspects Orlando penciled and Roussos inked the cover.

House of Mystery: The Bronze Age Omnibus Vol. 1 credits layouts to Infantino, pencils to Orlando, and inks to Roussos.

Previous indexer credited Nick Cardy, who is erroneously credited in Showcase Presents: The House of Mystery (DC, 2006 series) #1 and the book The Art of Nick Cardy, along with Carmine Infantino and George Roussos on inks.

Logo design credit from Dan Greenfield (through Mark Waid via 13th Dimension.com website, http://13thdimension.com/13-logos-a-gaspar-saladino-salute/, retrieved 7 August 2016).

The Wondrous Witch's Cauldron (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 3.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lee Elias (signed)
Inks
Lee Elias (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A witch's cauldron that brings it's owner fame, fortune, and long life passes from owner to owner.
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The Man Who Hated Good Luck! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Doug Wildey
Inks
Doug Wildey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
In order to receive great fortune, Don Barker must reject three lesser stroked of good luck.
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Indexer Notes

Phantom Stranger-esque character

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Page 13 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Orlando
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés
Inks
Sergio Aragonés
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You'd better hang on to your good luck amulets...
Genre
humor; horror-suspense
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Direct Currents / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

Museum of Worthless Inventions (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All these crazy contraptions are scientifically impossible! Could this be... witchcraft?
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Professor Amos Todd
Synopsis
Amos Todd sells tickets to his Museum of Worthless Inventions when he sees a flash of light come through the rain clouds. He shows a gold making machine and then a power pill which converts water to gasoline. He is surprised when the water suddenly bursts into flame. In the storm he helps a doctor's car with a power pill and water. He finds all inventions now work and fixes the hospital generator with a perpetual motion machine. Back at the museum criminals steal the gold making machine. Todd follows using mechanical wings which stop working as he lands. All machines return to uselessness.
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Keywords
perpetual motion; power pill

The Court of Creatures (Table of Contents: 6)

Mark Merlin / comic story / 8.5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters
Mark Merlin; Elsa; Cottswald Creatures
Synopsis
Mark exposes Governor Tarsus' plot to keep himself in power by scaring his people with the Cottswald Creatures.
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Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Showcase Presents: The House of Mystery (DC, 2006 series) #1.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Wondrous Witch's Cauldron
  3. 2. The Man Who Hated Good Luck!
  4. 3. ["You'd better hang on to your good luck amulets..."]
    Page 13
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  6. 5. Museum of Worthless Inventions
  7. 6. The Court of Creatures
    Mark Merlin
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