(August-September 1974)

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Volume
23
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1974-05-14
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [circle]
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 #106.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Luis Dominguez
Inks
Luis Dominguez
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3628
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Pat Broderick (signed)
Inks
Pat Broderick (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3621
First Line of Dialogue or Text
C'mon in, chill-chasers...
Characters
Cain
Reprints

Garden of Evil (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
J-3416
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

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

Room 13 / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
J-3622
Synopsis
cut-out coffin
Reprints

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Teddy Doesn't Seem to Smile Anymore! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Frank Robbins
Inks
Frank Robbins
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3439
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

The Devil's Chessboard (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
J-3473
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host, inserted)
Synopsis
Chess expert Alan Blake engages in a deadly game on the magical "devil's chessboard" where every lost piece equals a loss in real life. When Blake's queen is taken, his fiancée suffers a heart attack. She survives only, because Blake can promote a pawn to a queen.
Reprints

Coming Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-3806

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Paul Edwards; Derrick Bostrum; Lisa Anderson; Billy Hamilton; Dennis Cozzallo; Jeffrey Lorbski; Louis Manzato; J.O. Rohrer; James Carson; Laura Kerewsky; Tim Kinnes.

The Living Nightmare! (Table of Contents: 10)

The Phantom Stranger / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-1539
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Phantom Stranger; Cain (host, inserted)
Reprints

The Masters of Mystery (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Monster in the House (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Nestor Redondo
Inks
Nestor Redondo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3231
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

The Line of DC Super-Stars (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Scared to Life (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson [as Berni Wrightson]
Inks
Bernie Wrightson [as Berni Wrightson]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3631
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

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

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

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

Job Number
J-3624
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Timber!
Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

3 gag cartoons.

The School for Sorcerers (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
J-3623
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Cain (host, inserted)
Reprints

The Perfect Mate (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher; M. J. Pellowski (story idea)
Pencils
Jess Jodloman
Inks
Jess Jodloman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J--3301
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3633
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hee...Hee...So you want to have your own gargoyle...
Genre
humor
Characters
Cain
Reprints

The Wishes of Doom! (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3625
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Cain (host, inserted)
Reprints

Coming Super-Attractions (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Haunted Melody (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
J-3627
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Cain (host, inserted)
Reprints

Do You Dare Enter The House of Mystery? (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Pat Broderick (p. 1); Sergio Aragones ? (pp. 2-3)
Inks
Pat Broderick (p. 1); Sergio Aragones ? (pp. 2-3)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3536
Genre
humor
Characters
Cain; Paul Levitz; Tex Blaisdell; Sergio Aragones; Michael Fleisher; Jack Oleck; David Michelinie; Dave Manak; Gregory the Gargoyle
Synopsis
Tour of the House of Mystery (double-page spread plus intro).
Reprints

Out of This World (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Gerry Talaoc
Inks
Gerry Talaoc
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3381
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

Hidden in the House! (Table of Contents: 24)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis (Puzzle Construction)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
P-24
Characters
Cain
Synopsis
word search puzzle
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["C'mon in, chill-chasers..."]
  3. 2. Garden of Evil
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Room 13
  5. 4. ["Attention, comic fans! Don't miss any..."]
  6. 5. ["We can put DC Comics right in your mail box"]
  7. 6. Teddy Doesn't Seem to Smile Anymore!
  8. 7. The Devil's Chessboard
  9. 8. Coming Super-Attractions!
    Superman
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Mail Room
  11. 10. The Living Nightmare!
    The Phantom Stranger
  12. 11. The Masters of Mystery
  13. 12. Monster in the House
  14. 13. The Line of DC Super-Stars
  15. 14. Scared to Life
  16. 15. ["Timber!"]
    Cain's Game Room
  17. 16. The School for Sorcerers
  18. 17. The Perfect Mate
  19. 18. ["Hee...Hee...So you want to have your own gargoyle..."]
    Cain's Gargoyles
  20. 19. The Wishes of Doom!
  21. 20. Coming Super-Attractions
  22. 21. The Haunted Melody
  23. 22. Do You Dare Enter The House of Mystery?
  24. 23. Out of This World
  25. 24. Hidden in the House!
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