(March-April 1977)

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Volume
26
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1976-12-14
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893053004
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing 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 #138.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Neal Adams (signed)
Inks
Neal Adams (signed)
Colors
Neal Adams ?; Cory Adams ?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-375
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover art based in part on unpublished earlier version of cover by Jose-Luis Garcia-Lopez and Bernie Wrightson. Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

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

House of Mystery / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
John Calnan
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
J-4504
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Greetings, fear freaks...
Genre
humor
Characters
Cain; Abel; Gregory the Gargoyle
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Framing sequence interspersed before, after, and between the stories. Credits given in letter column in issue #254

Return of the Vampire (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Franc Reyes
Inks
Franc Reyes
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3640
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

Bride of the Pharaoh (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Maxene Fabe
Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Ramona Fradon
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?

Job Number
J-3128
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

That Dirty Beach (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Aquaman; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-4458
Genre
humor

Fear Wore Two Faces! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Jess Jodloman
Inks
Jess Jodloman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3103
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

Diploma (Table of Contents: 7)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Cain; Abel; Eve

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

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

Script
Paul Levitz ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-602

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Eric Broncke; D.B. Webb; Mike White; Larry Nolletti; Kelly Higgins; Matt Wasserman; O.R. Conant.

Ghostly Games (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates
Pencils
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]
Inks
Bill Draut
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?

Job Number
J-3570
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

The Collector (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
David Vern [as Coram Nobis]
Pencils
Al Sirois (breakdowns); Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
ZA-329
Genre
humor
Characters
Abel (host); Rex Starbuck
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The original breakdowns for this story turned up at Auction. Bluelines by Al Sirois with graphite by Wally Wood as Wood refined the work before producing the full pencils.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Cain & Abel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-4459
Genre
humor
Characters
Cain; Abel

Tour of the Top Floor of the House of Mystery (Table of Contents: 12)

House of Mystery / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris
Pencils
John Calnan
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?

Job Number
J-4533
Genre
humor
Characters
Cain; Paul Levitz; Gregory the Gargoyle

Indexer Notes

Abel inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited John Calnan. Editorial Coordinator Paul Levitz is caricatured.

Page 60 Maze (Table of Contents: 13)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Cain

Indexer Notes

Maze created by Bob Rozakis

A House Is Not a Haunt (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz; Mike Uslan
Pencils
Frank Redondo [as Q. Redondo]
Inks
Frank Redondo [as Q. Redondo]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
T-129
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Abel (host)

And Now... We Interrupt This Comic to Bring You a Word from Your New Publisher... (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Harvest of Hate (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
J-1921
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Abel (host)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    House of Mystery
  2. 1. ["Greetings, fear freaks..."]
    House of Mystery
  3. 2. Return of the Vampire
  4. 3. Bride of the Pharaoh
  5. 4. That Dirty Beach
    Aquaman; Hostess Twinkies
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Game Room
  7. 6. Fear Wore Two Faces!
  8. 7. Diploma
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Mail Room
  10. 9. Ghostly Games
  11. 10. The Collector
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Cain & Abel
  13. 12. Tour of the Top Floor of the House of Mystery
    House of Mystery
  14. 13. Page 60 Maze
  15. 14. A House Is Not a Haunt
  16. 15. And Now... We Interrupt This Comic to Bring You a Word from Your New Publisher...
  17. 16. Harvest of Hate
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Black Lightning
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Weldon Adams
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • James Zee
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Carl Gafford
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ed Boner
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Jim Van Dore