(March 1972)

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Volume
21
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1972-01-13
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [character]
Editing
Joe Orlando; Mark Hanerfeld (assistant 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

On-sale date from Comic Reader #79.


[The Beast's Revenge] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Michael Wm. Kaluta (signed as M W Kaluta)
Inks
Michael Wm. Kaluta (signed as M W Kaluta)
Colors
Jack Adler

Job Number
J-1527
Genre
horror-suspense
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

House of Mystery / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Michael Wm. Kaluta (signed as M W Kaluta)
Inks
Michael Wm. Kaluta (signed as M W Kaluta)
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-1497
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Glad you could make it!
Genre
humor; horror-suspense
Characters
Cain
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Indexer Notes

Len Wein script credit from House of Mystery: The Bronze Age Omnibus (DC, 2019 series) #1.

The Beast's Revenge (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
John Albano
Pencils
Michael Wm. Kaluta (signed as M W Kaluta)
Inks
Michael Wm. Kaluta (signed as M W Kaluta)
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
J-1369
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host); John; Margaret
Synopsis
John is impatient with his sister's love of animals, and accidentally kills her when she tries to protect her dog from his anger. John is then attacked and killed by other animals around the farm that his sister had befriended.
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The Secret of Camp Galaxy (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
J-1526
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Cain (host); Johnny Thornton; Mr. Nairam; Vorkle; Thboothga; Uncle Y'Tram; Zeba; Orgaal; Svardo
Synopsis
Johnny Thornton is chosen to go to a summer camp staffed by aliens from other planets, but his parents believe it's all an elaborate hoax.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1971
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 187,408
Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 194,734
Owner: National Periodical Publications, Inc., 909 Third Avenue, N.Y., N.Y. 10022, wholly owned by Kinney National Service, Inc., 10 Rockefeller Plaza, N.Y., N.Y. 10020, a publicly-held corporation .

The Forbidden Wish (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-1392
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host); Cal Colby; Helen
Synopsis
Cal Colby finds a Native American talisman that grants him whatever he wishes for, but warns him not to wish for immortality.
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The Lunatic (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck (credited)
Pencils
Ralph Reese (credited)
Inks
Ralph Reese (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
J-1242
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host); Aaron Edwards; Peter Edwards
Synopsis
Angry villagers demand that one of two brothers should be killed because he is insane, but which one is it?
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Cain's Gargoyles / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
J-1435
Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

3 gag cartoons.
Small gargoyles land on a kid's sandcastle.
Ladies eating lunch on a terrace are surprised by their neighbor feeding a gargoyle.
A cop pulls over Cain and a gargoyle flies off with his motorcycle.

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

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

Script
Mark Hanerfeld ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-1532

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Craig Ledbetter; Countess Mary Day; Jim; Louis Manzato; Matthew Graham.

A Breath of Black Death (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited as Francis X. Bushmaster)
Pencils
Tony DeZuñiga (credited as Tony De Zuniga)
Inks
Tony DeZuñiga (credited as Tony De Zuniga)
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-915
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Terron; Tatuk
Synopsis
An Egyptian Pharaoh begs the gods to restore his son to life, but is unwilling to pay the price they demand.
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Slogging Through the Swamp on a Murky Evening (Table of Contents: 10)

A Witch's Garden of Curses / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Len Wein (credited)
Pencils
Joe Orlando ?; Sal Amendola ?
Inks
Joe Orlando ?; Sal Amendola ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
G-752
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the Robert Frost poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."

House of Mystery: The Bronze Age Omnibus (DC, 2019 series) #1 credits the art to Joe Orlando.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Beast's Revenge]
  2. 1. ["Glad you could make it!"]
    House of Mystery
  3. 2. The Beast's Revenge
  4. 3. The Secret of Camp Galaxy
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. The Forbidden Wish
  7. 6. The Lunatic
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Gargoyles
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Mail Room
  10. 9. A Breath of Black Death
  11. 10. Slogging Through the Swamp on a Murky Evening
    A Witch's Garden of Curses
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