(June-July 1971)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1971-04-01
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [character]
Editing
Joe Orlando (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Swamp Thing / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bernie Wrightson (signed as Wrightson)
Inks
Bernie Wrightson (signed as Wrightson)
Colors
Jack Adler

Job Number
J-1171
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing; Linda Olsen
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Tatjana Wood formerly suggested as colorist, but Todd Klein posted the signed color guide in his blog (http://kleinletters.com/Blog/?p=2035).
Louise Simonson was used as the model for the female.

How Many Models Have You Started But Never Finished? (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Monogram Models / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Welcome to the House of Secrets] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson (signed as Wrightson)
Inks
Bernie Wrightson (signed as Wrightson)
Colors
Tatjana Wood ?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-1169
First Line of Dialogue or Text
D-did you ever consider going hunting in a cemetery?
Genre
humor; horror-suspense
Characters
Abel; Cain
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Introductory strip. Script credit per reprint in House of Secrets: The Bronze Age Omnibus (DC, 2018 series) #1.

Swamp Thing (Table of Contents: 3)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein (credited)
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson (credited as Berni Wrightson)
Inks
Bernie Wrightson (credited as Berni Wrightson)
Colors
Tatjana Wood ?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-1135
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I cannot remember the morning anymore---but I know the evening well!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alex Olsen] (intro); Linda Olsen; Damian Ridge
Synopsis
Alex Olsen, turned into a swamp monster, returns to seek revenge on his friend who rigged the explosion that killed him.
Reprints
Keywords
swamp

The Weird World of Aurora (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Aurora Products / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

After I Die! (Table of Contents: 5)

Abel / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Mark Evanier
Pencils
Bill Draut
Inks
Bill Draut
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-1051
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Since pen was first put to paper, philosophers have wondered what lies beyond death!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Abel (host)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mark Evanier discusses the origin of this story in The Jack Kirby Collector #40. Index originally had Joe Orlando as a co-writer as well, but Evanier submitted an Error Report saying this was not the case.

Military Men! Your Credit Is Good (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

National Diamond Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Schlagers / Looney Tunes Merrie Melodies] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Warner Bros.; Reprise Records / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

The House of Secrets Speaks! / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Orlando ?
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti ?
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-1150
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Cynthia, John Cawley, Shannon Foster, Bill Winans and Jay Zilber.

Appears after the story "After I Die!"

Special Offer! Binocular Kit (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

First Time Ever (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

It's Better to Give... (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mary Skrenes (credited as Virgil North)
Pencils
Alan Weiss (credited)
Inks
Tony DeZuniga (credited)
Colors
Tatjana Wood ?
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-677
First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is Smilin' Sam!
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Fly Your Own 747 Jumbo Jet! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Dymo Products Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Trick or Treat (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Dick Dillin
Colors
Tatjana Wood ?
Letters
John Costanza ?

Job Number
G-470
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mine, at last!
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script and art credits per reprint in House of Secrets: The Bronze Age Omnibus (DC, 2018 series) #1.

The Best Baseball Game Cannot Be Purchased in a Retail Store! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Strat-O-Matic Game Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Raleigh's Got It Either Way You Go (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Raleigh Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Be a Pilot (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Hot Birds / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Swamp Thing
  2. 1. How Many Models Have You Started But Never Finished?
    Monogram Models
  3. 2. [Welcome to the House of Secrets]
    Abel
  4. 3. Swamp Thing
    Swamp Thing
  5. 4. The Weird World of Aurora
    Aurora Products
  6. 5. After I Die!
    Abel
  7. 6. Military Men! Your Credit Is Good
    National Diamond Sales
  8. 7. [Schlagers / Looney Tunes Merrie Melodies]
    Warner Bros.; Reprise Records
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    The House of Secrets Speaks!
  10. 9. Special Offer! Binocular Kit
  11. 10. First Time Ever
  12. 11. It's Better to Give...
  13. 12. Fly Your Own 747 Jumbo Jet!
    Dymo Products Company
  14. 13. Trick or Treat
  15. 14. The Best Baseball Game Cannot Be Purchased in a Retail Store!
    Strat-O-Matic Game Company
  16. 15. Raleigh's Got It Either Way You Go
    Raleigh Bicycles
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products
  18. 17. Be a Pilot
    Hot Birds
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