(Winter 1973)

DC, 1972 Series
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Price
1.00 USD
Pages
84
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1973-09-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Editing
Joe Orlando; Michael Fleisher (editorial assistant)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Tabloid
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #100.


Do You Dare Enter... the House of Mystery (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
Sol Harrison
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J 3332
Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

The House of Mystery (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Orlando ?
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Inks
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; horror-suspense
Characters
Cain; Dracula

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover contents page with border art and indicia information at bottom of page.

The House of Gargoyles! (Table of Contents: 2)

House of Mystery / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Jack Sparling (signed)
Inks
Jack Sparling (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J 3343
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host); Francois (sculptor, flashback); French sculptor; Jimmy; Samuel
Synopsis
Gargoyles come to life and take revenge on the man who killed their designer.
Reprints
Keywords
gargoyle; Paris; sculpting

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

Cain's Game Room / cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragonés
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés
Inks
Sergio Aragonés
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
J-3344
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A ghost at a costume party has no one underneath the sheet.

[Lucky Wheel] (Table of Contents: 4)

Page 13 / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
J-3346
Genre
humor; horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

A monster presents a board game.

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

Cain's Game Room / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragonés
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés
Inks
Sergio Aragonés
Colors
?

Job Number
J-3345
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Three single panel gags:
A snake charmer's snake attacks a tourist.
A scuba diver sees someone sawing a hole in the bottom of the sea.
A diner catches a glimpse of the cook.

The Secret of the Egyptian Cat (Table of Contents: 6)

House of Mystery / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson (signed)
Inks
Bernie Wrightson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Job Number
J-3347
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host); Isha (priestess); Konassos (sorcerer); Ra-Na (cat)
Reprints

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

Cain's Game Room / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragonés
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés
Inks
Sergio Aragonés
Colors
?

Job Number
J-3349
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Three vertical panel gags:
A man on a desert island is hit by the rescue food dropped by parachute to him.
A man dives off of a high dock to find he is headed for a mine.
A man digging for subway construction finds a red demon with a pitch fork.

The Widow's Walk (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Howie Post [as Howard Post]
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Joe Orlando
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-3350
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Angus Beame; Homer Clyde; Mildred Clyde (Homer's wife); Mary Bourne; Mr. Bourne (Mary's father)
Synopsis
Mary Bourne placed a curse on her husband Angus that he may not return to harbor until the day she dies.
Reprints

Roll the Lucky Dice! (Table of Contents: 9)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragonés ?
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés
Inks
Sergio Aragonés
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
J-3352
Genre
humor; horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

A monster presents a cut-out for a pair of dice.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

House of Mystery / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragonés ?
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Inks
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3353
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, kids, how would you like to learn how to draw my House of Mystery?
Genre
humor
Characters
Cain; Gregory (gargoyle); Sergio Aragonés

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragonés ?
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Inks
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3360
First Line of Dialogue or Text
House of Mystery offers you a game!
Genre
humor; horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

A monster presents a board game.

Mysteriously Yours - Cain and Gregory (Table of Contents: 12)

House of Mystery / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson (signed)
Inks
Bernie Wrightson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain; Gregory (gargoyle)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Central pinup printed sideways. Signature dated 1973.

"His Name Is... Kane" (Table of Contents: 13)

House of Mystery / comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J 3354
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Abel; Carmine Infantino; Gil Kane; Joe Orlando
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Cain's Game Room / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragonés
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés
Inks
Sergio Aragonés
Colors
?

Job Number
J-3355
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Two single panel gags:
A fencer's opponent is wearing the clothes of a musketeer.
A diver photographs a gangster tied up with his feet in a bucket of cement.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Cain's Game Room / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragonés
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Inks
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Sergio Aragones

Job Number
J-3356
Genre
humor; horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Three single panel gags:
A man about to be beheaded is giving his executioner a hot foot.
A funeral procession finds a cow in the grave.
Cub Scouts are laughing around a campfire because their leader was scarred by an owl.

The Devil's Doorway (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Alex Toth (signed)
Inks
Alex Toth (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
J-3357
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Belial [Satan]; Beth Warren; Cain; Cathy Warren; Phillip Warren
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Cain's Game Room / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragonés
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Inks
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Colors
?

Job Number
J-3358
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Four single panel gags:
A coffin maker discovers a vampire in one of his coffins.
A man carrying a doomsday sign is hit by a car.
A man pretending to be blind is distracted by a girl and is heading for an open manhole.
The leader paints a bulls eye target on a man in front of the firing squad.

The Poster Plague! (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés
Inks
Sergio Aragonés
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Job Number
J-3359
Genre
humor
Characters
Cain (host); Debbie; Gregory (gargoyle); Harold (cat); Warren
Reprints

Nightmare (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Neal Adams; Joe Orlando (page 1: Cain head)
Inks
Neal Adams; Joe Orlando (page 1: Cain head)
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
J-3361
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host); Judy; Judy's father; Miss Winter (governess); Pan
Synopsis
A lonely little girl, Judy, seeks a friend and finds it in Pan, an animated statue. They play together in a fantasy world, but meantime in the real world she is struck by a fever and a doctor tries to cure her. As she improves, her father convinces her that Pan is just a statue. The statue, with a girl who's now grown up, sheds a tear.
Reprints

Behind the Scenes at the House of Mystery (Table of Contents: 20)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Orlando [as Cain the Caretaker]
Pencils
? (photographs); Joe Orlando ? (illustrations)
Inks
? (photographs); Joe Orlando ? (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-3363
Characters
Alex Toth; Bernie Wrightson; Bob Haney; Cain the Caretaker; Gil Kane; Howie Post; Jack Oleck; Jack Sparling; Joe Orlando; Mike Friedrich; Neal Adams; Robert Kanigher; Sergio Aragones; Steve Skeates

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover all in mini-portraits. Haney, Wrightson, Post, Adams, Kane, Oleck, Toth, Skeates, Aragones and Orlando appear in photographs. Sparling, Kanigher and Friedrich appear in caricatures.

Cain and His Gargoyle (Table of Contents: 21)

Table-Top Diorama / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Inks
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Cain; Gregory (gargoyle)

Indexer Notes

Cut-out table-top diorama on back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Do You Dare Enter... the House of Mystery
    House of Mystery
  2. 1. The House of Mystery
  3. 2. The House of Gargoyles!
    House of Mystery
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Game Room
  5. 4. [Lucky Wheel]
    Page 13
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Game Room
  7. 6. The Secret of the Egyptian Cat
    House of Mystery
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Game Room
  9. 8. The Widow's Walk
  10. 9. Roll the Lucky Dice!
  11. 10. ["Hi, kids, how would you like to learn how to draw my House of Mystery?"]
    House of Mystery
  12. 11. ["House of Mystery offers you a game!"]
  13. 12. Mysteriously Yours - Cain and Gregory
    House of Mystery
  14. 13. "His Name Is... Kane"
    House of Mystery
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Game Room
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Game Room
  17. 16. The Devil's Doorway
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Game Room
  19. 18. The Poster Plague!
  20. 19. Nightmare
  21. 20. Behind the Scenes at the House of Mystery
  22. 21. Cain and His Gargoyle
    Table-Top Diorama
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