(September 1971)

DC, 1968 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1971-07-22
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [character]
Editing
Murray Boltinoff
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age and Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Mostly Saddle-Stitched (Squarebound #157-162)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Follow the Piper-- to Your Grave! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy (signed)
Inks
Nick Cardy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
B-1063

Follow the Piper to Your Grave! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
B-424
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Vic Mason; Mona Evans; Frank Lucey
Synopsis
Vic and Mona travel into bayou country looking for a real haunted house.
Reprints
Keywords
bayou; ghost; haunted house

The Cats Who Knew Too Much! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
B-1062
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Michael Renner; Sally Moore
Synopsis
Butler Michael Renner kills his employer but soon finds out that her will stipulates he must take care of her cats or he will receive no money. Soon he begins to imagine that the cats are out to get him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art & story credited to Jack Kirby in splash panel.

The Ferry Was Waiting! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Giunta
Inks
John Giunta
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
B-1061
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Doctor Rawlings is transported on a night ferry whose captain died shortly ago. This way the deceased captain pays off a debt to the doctor.
Reprints

The $30,000 Corpse (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Murray Boltinoff [as Al Case]
Pencils
John Calnan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?

Job Number
B-855
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A criminal is released from prison but he gets an unexpected surprise when he goes to retrieve the stolen money he hid before he was caught.
Reprints
Keywords
coal mining; prison

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Murray Boltinoff
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-1056

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Jay L. Zilber, Bill McDonough and Helena Allmon.

Queen of the Snows! (Table of Contents: 6)

Johnny Peril / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Job Number
B-1060
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Johnny Peril; Lee Allen; Subara; Bill Davis; Jack Gordon
Synopsis
Johnny Peril finds his friend Lee Allen, who just before he dies swears he has seen Subara the Ice Queen, who the natives believe lives on frozen Mt. Subara. Johnny returns to the mountain with two more friends, but only he encounters Subara. They refuse to believe he met the mythical woman until he produces her crown of roses.
Reprints
Keywords
avalanche; mountain climbing

Indexer Notes

Pencilling and editorial credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Also confirmed in the letter column of The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #128.

Frightened to Death! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Murray Boltinoff
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
B-409
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A man in a raft floating on the ocean finally finds land.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The letter column in The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #128 lists the writer of this story as Al Case, one of Murray Boltinoff's pen names.

Till Death Do Us Unite (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
B-987
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Truman Wilkes; Vivian Wilkes; Sara Plunkett
Synopsis
Truman Wilkes kills his wife but with no body he must wait seven years until she is ruled legally dead to inherit her money.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title has "Till Death Do Us Part" with "Part" crossed out and "Unite" written above it.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Follow the Piper-- to Your Grave!
  2. 1. Follow the Piper to Your Grave!
  3. 2. The Cats Who Knew Too Much!
  4. 3. The Ferry Was Waiting!
  5. 4. The $30,000 Corpse
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Unexpected Mail
  7. 6. Queen of the Snows!
    Johnny Peril
  8. 7. Frightened to Death!
  9. 8. Till Death Do Us Unite
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