(December 1974-January 1975)

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Volume
23
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1974-09-12
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 #110.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Robbins; Luis Dominguez
Inks
Frank Robbins; Luis Dominguez
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
J-3737
Genre
horror-suspense

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
Alfredo Alcala
Inks
Alfredo Alcala
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3533
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Heh..heh.. It's Halloween again, kiddies...
Characters
Cain

Indexer Notes

Introductory panel with list of story titles and indicia information.

The Wisdom of Many, the Wit of One (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Moench (plot); Frank Robbins
Pencils
Frank Robbins
Inks
Frank Robbins
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-1673
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

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

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

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

Job Number
J-3794
Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Three one panel gags:
A large monster hand at a palm reader.
A man with a Prepare to Meet Your Doom sign is about to meet his doom.
Convicts tunnel into the electric chair room.

Stamps of Doom! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
J-3784
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Bottom third of last page of sequence/story is preview ad for the next issue of Weird Mystery Tales.

The Rebel (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Pellowski (story idea); Maxene Fabe
Pencils
Alan Kupperberg
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

The Wizard's Revenge (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
J-3743
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Bottom third of last page of story/sequence is preview/ad for next issue of Our Fighting Forces.

The Man Who Murdered Himself! (Table of Contents: 7)

Cain's True Case Files / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson [as Berni Wrightson]
Inks
Bernie Wrightson [as Berni Wrightson]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3742
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

House of Mystery Hidden Message (Table of Contents: 8)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
P-29
Characters
Cain
Synopsis
Crossword puzzle with small head illustration of House of Mystery host Cain.

Halloween Monster Cards (Table of Contents: 9)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3785
Genre
humor; horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host); Swamp Thing
Synopsis
Images from other DC horror comics with humorous blurbs.

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

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

Script
Sergio Aragonés
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés
Inks
Sergio Aragonés
Colors
?

Job Number
J-3795
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Three single panel gag strips:
A dentist drills through the neck of a patient.
A boy looking at Easter eggs sees a monster breaking out of one.
A ghost is mistaken for a white towel.
Reprints

A Coffin for Bonnie and Clyde! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 11.33 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3699
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host); Bonnie Parker; Clyde Barrow
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Bottom third of story/sequence page 6 is sequence 12. Bottom third of story/sequence page 12 is a DC house ad. This results in the 11.33 TOTAL page length. The two parts of this story ending in partial pages indicates a few years of age for it, DC having discontinued that construction that long back, but the job number is paradoxically contemporaneous with this publication date.

Attention College Students! (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
? [The Editors]
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Text commenting on getting DC magazines into university bookstores.

The Dragon of Times Square (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
J-3744
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Cain (host)
Synopsis
Sir Gawain is fighting a dragon in King Arthur's time when he and the dragon are transported to modern-day New York City by a bolt of lightning.
Reprints

[Free! A Lucky Room 13 Amulet for You!] (Table of Contents: 14)

Room 13 / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
J-3351
Genre
humor; horror-suspense
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Job Number
J-3719

Indexer Notes

Letter column with illustrated title header. Letters submitted by Joshua Case; John Elliot; Steven Dhuey; Glen James; Arturo Tejada; Bill Senger; Mark Harris.

Seven Steps to the Unknown (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
J-3786
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

Wheel of Fate! (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3787
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Synopsis
Archaeologist Edgar Preston discovers an ancient wheel-drawing depicting a man's life in visual episodes. The man looks like Preston and soon fantastic events take place like pictured in the scroll. Preston is cast away on an island, murders a lighthouse keeper in the desert and is executed for his crime.
Reprints

The Fireworks Man! (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Russell Carley (script continuity); Michael Fleisher (script)
Pencils
Gerry Talaoc
Inks
Gerry Talaoc
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3423
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Heh..heh.. It's Halloween again, kiddies..."]
  3. 2. The Wisdom of Many, the Wit of One
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Game Room
  5. 4. Stamps of Doom!
  6. 5. The Rebel
  7. 6. The Wizard's Revenge
  8. 7. The Man Who Murdered Himself!
    Cain's True Case Files
  9. 8. House of Mystery Hidden Message
  10. 9. Halloween Monster Cards
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Game Room
  12. 11. A Coffin for Bonnie and Clyde!
  13. 12. Attention College Students!
  14. 13. The Dragon of Times Square
  15. 14. [Free! A Lucky Room 13 Amulet for You!]
    Room 13
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Mail Room
  17. 16. Seven Steps to the Unknown
  18. 17. Wheel of Fate!
  19. 18. The Fireworks Man!
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