(July-August 1974)

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Volume
19
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1974-04-09
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [circle]
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (editor); Paul Levitz (assistant editor)
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 #105.


Nightmare House; Reserved for Madmen; A Hangman Awaits Me (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Job Number
B-2045
Genre
horror-suspense

The Unexpected Contents Page (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Murray Boltinoff ?
Pencils
Pat Broderick (signed)
Inks
Pat Broderick (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
B-2047

Reserved for Madmen Only (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Ruben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Inks
Ruben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1945 ?
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cyrus Potter; Gerald; Zena
Synopsis
Gerald and Zena scheme to drive old Cyrus Potter insane so they can take his fortune.
Reprints

A Hangman Awaits Me (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
John Calnan
Inks
John Calnan
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
B-1629
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mr. Widdoes; Terrence Jones; Mrs. Bromley
Synopsis
The orphan Terrence Jones has an imaginary friend who keeps him safe from the mean Mr. Widdoes.
Reprints

The Bewitched Beauty! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Inks
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Job Number
B-1260
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Whitey Reed; Molly Reed; Myra
Synopsis
Myra makes a deal with a witch to win a beauty contest.
Reprints
Keywords
beauty contest; witch

Prisoner of the Power-Stone! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1245
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Thaddeus Watkins; Parno; King Walthrup; Rondell
Synopsis
While trying to turn other elements into gold, the alchemist Rondell created a magic stone that grants the holders every wish, but slowly turns them evil.
Reprints
Keywords
alchemy; magic

Indexer Notes

Original title: "Prisoner of the Sorcerer-Stone!"

Captives of the Ant Kingdom! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Lee Elias
Inks
Lee Elias
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-2055
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Madden; King Pharaoh; Scott
Synopsis
Scott and his partner search for a lost gold mine and battle giant ants.

The Fearsome Fountain of Youth (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Inks
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Job Number
B-1259
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Roger Hall; Crabbe; Christopher Moss; J. T. Farnley; May Johnson
Synopsis
Criminal Roger Hall is willing to pay a million dollars for a drink from what he believes is water from the Fountain of Youth.
Reprints
Keywords
Fountain of Youth

Indexer Notes

Original title: "The Fountain of Youth."

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

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

Script
Murray Boltinoff
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-2044

Indexer Notes

Letter from P. B. C. and miscellaneous information.

The Doom Game (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Job Number
B-2056
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Drake; Haney
Synopsis
A couple of explorers find two pistols each loaded with three magic bullets, two will bring wealth, the other doom.
Reprints

The Menace of the Fireball (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Job Number
B-1256
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Dunstan Waverly Jr.; Dunstan Waverly Sr.
Synopsis
A giant fireball from space threatens to melt the Earth.
Reprints

Trial by Error (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Ernesto Patricio
Inks
Ernesto Patricio
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1744
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Bret Hodge; Harriet Hodge; Comtesse Louise de Rochaud
Synopsis
Bret and Harriet take refuge from a storm at a French hotel and are framed for murder.
Reprints

Flame of Death (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Val Calaquin (mispelled as Calaquian)
Inks
Val Calaquin (mispelled as Calaquian)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1626
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Three soldiers learn the hard way about the myth of never lighting three cigarettes on one match.
Keywords
World War II

The End of Death (Table of Contents: 13)

Johnny Peril / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-2057
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Johnny Peril; Eric Dexo; Professor Karl Dexo
Synopsis
A criminal tries to convince Johnny Peril that he is being haunted by Death himself.
Reprints

Nightmare House (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Jose Delbo
Inks
Jose Delbo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1918
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Charlie Robbins; Sergeant Boyce; Mrs. Mapes; Hilda Winters; Mr. Jurgens; Otto
Synopsis
Charlie Robbins, running from the law, takes refuge in a boarding house with a secret.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Nightmare House; Reserved for Madmen; A Hangman Awaits Me
  2. 1. The Unexpected Contents Page
  3. 2. Reserved for Madmen Only
  4. 3. A Hangman Awaits Me
  5. 4. The Bewitched Beauty!
  6. 5. Prisoner of the Power-Stone!
  7. 6. Captives of the Ant Kingdom!
  8. 7. The Fearsome Fountain of Youth
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Unexpected Mail
  10. 9. The Doom Game
  11. 10. The Menace of the Fireball
  12. 11. Trial by Error
  13. 12. Flame of Death
  14. 13. The End of Death
    Johnny Peril
  15. 14. Nightmare House
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
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