(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

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Cover art based in part on unpublished earlier version of cover by Jose-Luis Garcia-Lopez and Bernie Wrightson.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
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

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

[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
  • 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