(June-July 1974)

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Volume
23
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1974-03-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [block]
Editing
Joe Orlando (editor); Paul Levitz (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 #104.


Fireman -- Burn My Child! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Luis Dominguez [as LD] (signed); Alfredo Alcala; E. R. Cruz; Murphy Anderson
Inks
Luis Dominguez [as LD] (signed); Alfredo Alcala; E. R. Cruz; Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3563
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inset art taken from interior stories.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson
Inks
Bernie Wrightson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3303
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Welcome back to the new, enlarged House of Mystery, fear fans!
Characters
Cain
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Introductory page with table of contents.

The Man Who Died Twice (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Alfredo Alcala
Inks
Alfredo Alcala
Colors
?
Letters
Alfredo Alcala

Job Number
J-2077
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

Mystery Maze! (Table of Contents: 3)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis (puzzle construction)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
P-23
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Job Number
J-3475
Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

3 gag cartoons.

Master of the Unknown (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Cain (host, added to original story)
Reprints

Fireman, Burn My Child! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher (script); Russell Carley (script continuity)
Pencils
Frank Thorne
Inks
Frank Thorne
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-3201
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

Does Your Hand Have Any of These Lines? (Table of Contents: 7)

Room 13 / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
J-3468
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Palmistry demonstration.
Reprints

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

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

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

Job Number
J-3549
Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

3 gag cartoons.

The Curse of the MacIntyres (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Mary Skrenes (plot); ? (dialogue)
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-3513
Genre
horror-suspense; romance
Characters
Cain (host, added to original story); Rachel MacIntyre; Rachel's Father; Blair; Frances (Housekeeper); Jamie; Fred; Maggie; Alfie; Adrienne
Synopsis
After Rachel's father dies, Rachel moves in with her cousin's family who are all afflicted with a mental illness that her father was trying to create an antidote for.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The original job number was D-225.

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

Cain's Mail Room / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Orlando ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-3508

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by John Drake; Steve Gilary; Tom Braden; Jim Calogens; Greg Harried; Danny Richards; Lee Purvis; Richard Lee Sullivan; Craig Douglas; Bill Corron; Valarie Lee; Ken Hamilton; G.H.

See No Evil (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Alex Niño
Inks
Alex Niño
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-2005
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

The Hairy Shadows (Table of Contents: 12)

The Phantom Stranger / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Job Number
J-1538
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Phantom Stranger; Cain (host, added to original story)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits taken from index of original printing.

Shadow Show (Table of Contents: 13)

The Spectre / comic story / 4.67 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Hanerfeld
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snappin ?
Editing
Dick Giordano (original editor)

Job Number
J-3512
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spectre; Cain (host)
Reprints

This One'll Scare You to Death! (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan; David Kasakove (story idea)
Pencils
E. R. Cruz
Inks
E. R. Cruz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-2038
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Fireman -- Burn My Child!
  2. 1. ["Welcome back to the new, enlarged House of Mystery, fear fans!"]
  3. 2. The Man Who Died Twice
  4. 3. Mystery Maze!
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Game Room
  6. 5. Master of the Unknown
  7. 6. Fireman, Burn My Child!
  8. 7. Does Your Hand Have Any of These Lines?
    Room 13
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Game Room
  10. 9. The Curse of the MacIntyres
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Mail Room
  12. 11. See No Evil
  13. 12. The Hairy Shadows
    The Phantom Stranger
  14. 13. Shadow Show
    The Spectre
  15. 14. This One'll Scare You to Death!
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