(May-June 1974)

DC, 1968 Series
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Volume
19
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1974-02-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [block]
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 Comic Reader #103.


Who Will Kill Gigantus?; The Abominable Snowman; The Thing from the Dead Letter Office (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Keywords
abominable snowman; dinosaur

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Murray Boltinoff ?
Pencils
Nick Cardy (illustration)
Inks
Nick Cardy (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
N-887
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents page with image from the cover of The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #144.

The House of the Executioner (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
E. R. Cruz [as ER Cruz]
Inks
E. R. Cruz [as ER Cruz]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Loren Grue; Sheldon Sutton; Gorse
Synopsis
The Grue family were executioners throughout the ages and their ghosts continue to haunt the family home.
Reprints
Keywords
ghosts

The Corpse in the Dead Letter Office (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Calnan
Inks
John Calnan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1912
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Margaret Poe; Luanne Lowry
Synopsis
Ghosts attack a tour group in a ghost town.
Reprints
Keywords
ghost; ghost town; seance

Something's Alive in Volcano 13! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1261
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Professor Eric Fielding; Joe Hiller; Dr. Susan Acres; Professor J. A. Pringle
Synopsis
A reporter and two scientists use a digging machine to search for a scientist who went missing while exploring a volcano.
Reprints
Keywords
volcano

The Man Who Cheated Death (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely
Inks
Bill Ely
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Job Number
B-1272
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Bill Lorman; "Big Benny" Doyle; Murdoch
Synopsis
"Lucky" Bill Lorman has a magic painting that protects him from death.
Reprints

The Mystery of the Sorcerer's Squad (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Inks
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Job Number
B-1274
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Lt. Jed Conway; Staley; Dick Larsen; Al Francis
Synopsis
A detective tries to catch a gang of crooks by tricking them into believing that three magic wands can help them in their crimes, but then it turns out that the wands really do work.
Reprints

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 7)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

The Phantom Duel (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely
Inks
Bill Ely
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Job Number
B-1248
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Pierre Monsard; Raoul D'Arles
Synopsis
Pierre Monsard's ghost returns from the dead to finish his duel with Raoul.
Reprints

Beware, I Can Read Your Mind (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1252
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Tello the Great [Johnny Carter]; Doctor Benson
Synopsis
As a child Johnny Carter is exposed to a strange radiation that gives him the ability to read minds.
Reprints

I Battled the Abominable Snowman (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Leonard Starr
Inks
Leonard Starr
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1277
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Kurdu; Frank Martin; Jess Lewis; Mr. Tyndall; Floyd Jameson
Synopsis
Frank Martin braves the highest Himalayan mountains to capture a wild goat, but he must first discover if the legend of the Abominable Snowman protecting the wildlife on the mountain is true.
Reprints
Keywords
Abominable Snowman; Himalayas; Tibet

Indexer Notes

Art credits from index of original printing; art credited here to John Prentice.

Born Loser! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Sonny Trinidad
Inks
Sonny Trinidad
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1654
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Lou Lowry; Mr. Bromley
Synopsis
Lou Lowry wants to go to jail so he'll get a decent meal and a place to sleep, but everything he tries to do to get arrested leads him to be a hero.
Reprints

The Dagger's Deed (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (Phillipine studio)
Inks
? (Phillipine studio)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1757
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A fortune teller warns a criminal that he will die by a dagger if he commits an evil act.
Reprints
Keywords
fortune teller

The Mystery of the Teen-Age Swami (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
B-1253
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Ray Weede
Synopsis
Ray Weede, a safecracker, discovers that a child has a device that predicts the future. He tries to use it to become rich and gets caught in the process.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from index of the original printing; art credited here to Mort Meskin.

Body Snatcher! (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Rich Buckler
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
B-1010
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Roy Cabal; Fern; Felix Pilcher
Synopsis
Roy Cabal begins stealing bodies from the morgue he works at which leads to him killing a co-worker when he is caught.
Reprints

Who Will Kill Gigantus? (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Fred Alcala [as Alfred P. Alcala]
Inks
Fred Alcala [as Alfred P. Alcala]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1940
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mr. Calvert; Boehme
Synopsis
Calvert discovers a dinosaur in the wilds of Africa.
Reprints
Keywords
dinosaur

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

Unexpected Mail / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Murray Boltinoff
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-1978

Indexer Notes

Includes brief factual anecdotes.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Who Will Kill Gigantus?; The Abominable Snowman; The Thing from the Dead Letter Office
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. The House of the Executioner
  4. 3. The Corpse in the Dead Letter Office
  5. 4. Something's Alive in Volcano 13!
  6. 5. The Man Who Cheated Death
  7. 6. The Mystery of the Sorcerer's Squad
  8. 7. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  9. 8. The Phantom Duel
  10. 9. Beware, I Can Read Your Mind
  11. 10. I Battled the Abominable Snowman
  12. 11. Born Loser!
  13. 12. The Dagger's Deed
  14. 13. The Mystery of the Teen-Age Swami
  15. 14. Body Snatcher!
  16. 15. Who Will Kill Gigantus?
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Unexpected Mail
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
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