(May-June 1977)

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Volume
26
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1977-02-15
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893053006
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 #140.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams (signed)
Inks
Neal Adams (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-393
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

The Whole World's Upside Down (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Batman; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Job Number
J-4553
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Glad to see you could make it back...
Genre
humor
Characters
Cain; Destiny
Synopsis
The House of Mystery has been condemned and Cain must convince a demolition crew to go away.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Framing sequence interspersed before, after, and between some stories.

The Devil Strikes at My Old Kentucky Home! (Table of Contents: 3)

House of Mystery / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
Don Perlin
Inks
Romeo Tanghal
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-4578
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain
Synopsis
The House of Mystery is scouted as a location for an amusement park, then for a movie, but Cain and his fellow weird inhabitants scare everyone away.
Reprints

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

Cain & Abel / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
J-4594
Genre
humor
Characters
Cain; Abel
Synopsis
Cain and Abel spay flowers with bug spray as a giant bug sprays them.
Abel stands in a deep hole while Cain dives into shallow water.
Two ships in bottles are shooting at each other.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Three gag cartoons.

The House Called Blefestry (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Kunkel
Pencils
Alfredo Alcala
Inks
Alfredo Alcala
Colors
?
Letters
Alfredo Alcala ?

Job Number
Z-196
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Synopsis
Owen Sherwood is haunted by terrible nightmares, but when he consults a psychiatrist he learns that the nightmares are real.
Reprints

The Man Who Saw Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Bill Draut
Inks
Bill Draut
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3900
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Synopsis
An evil baron steals the secret of foretelling the future from an alchemist, but it leads to his death.
Reprints

Markham's Masterpiece (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
David Michelinie
Pencils
Frank Redondo
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?

Job Number
J-3365
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Caub (host)
Synopsis
Stanley Markham steals sculptures done by an old lady and passes them off as his own. Eventually he murders her so she can't reveal the truth, but her ghost returns for revenge.
Reprints

The "Hidden Talent" Puzzle (Table of Contents: 8)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-4601
Characters
Cain
Synopsis
Word search puzzle.

Indexer Notes

puzzle constructed by Bob Rozakis; solution found on letters page in this issue

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

House of Mystery / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Derek Carter
Inks
Derek Carter
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here it is, folks!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pin-up of the House of Mystery (exterior).

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

Witch's Tails / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
J-4460
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Single gag cartoon about a servant using a witches broom to sweep the floor.

Grim Choice! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
Frank Robbins
Inks
Frank Robbins
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3388
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Synopsis
After a plane crash in the mountains, Dolph Culhane is forced to eat the race horse he just bought in order to stay alive, but after he is rescued he learns that the horse was diseased, just as he starts to feel the symptoms himself.
Reprints

Man Killers (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Rudy Florese
Inks
Rudy Florese
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
T-151
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Synopsis
A gang of conquering barbarians are captured and killed by a band of Amazons.

The House of Secrets Speaks... Out (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
J-4568
Genre
humor
Characters
Abel; Jenette Kahn; Joe Orlando
Synopsis
Two people arrive at Abel's door to see if his house can be used to relocate Cain when the House of Mystery is torn down.

Who -- or What Is the Changing Man? (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

Cain's Mail Room / letters page / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Cain]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-828

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by D.B. Webb; Jackie Hullette; Jon Mark Glazner; Rick Burnett; Will Nash; "An Adoring Fan"; "Problem Solvers Limited".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1976
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 124,000
Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 87,583
Owner: DC Comics, Inc., wholly owned by Warner Communications, Inc., a publicly-held company, both at 75 Rockefeller Plaza, N.Y., N.Y. 10019

From Beyond the Grave! (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Marjorie K. Darland
Pencils
Alex Niño
Inks
Alex Niño
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-2073
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Destiny (host)
Synopsis
Maude West finally joins her dead fiancee, fifty years after the accident that killed him.
Reprints

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

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

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

Job Number
J-4595
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Single gag cartoon of a beautiful witch changing into an ugly witch so her friends don't find out.
Reprints

...Another Masterful Missive from Our Publisher!! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

#1 Sol Harrison (Table of Contents: 20)

DC Profiles / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Mike Gold
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

First of 90 DC Profiles, beginning May 1977. Last in SUPERMAN FAMILY 216, March 1982.
Sometimes 4 or 5 profiles a month in various DC titles, some months none.
Profiles #1-20 are same format.
Profiles #21-63 a different design.
Profiles #64-89 less nicely formatted, crammed in "Daily Planet" pages, only in Dollar Book titles, DETECTIVE COMICS, SUPERMAN FAMILY and WORLD'S FINEST.

# 1 also in KARATE KID #8, SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER VILLAINS #7, and SUPERMAN FAMILY #183, all cover-dated May-June 1977.

Next profile (DC Profiles #2, Walt Simonson) in OUR FIGHTING FORCES #173.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Whole World's Upside Down
    Batman; Hostess Fruit Pies
  3. 2. ["Glad to see you could make it back..."]
    House of Mystery
  4. 3. The Devil Strikes at My Old Kentucky Home!
    House of Mystery
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Cain & Abel
  6. 5. The House Called Blefestry
  7. 6. The Man Who Saw Tomorrow!
  8. 7. Markham's Masterpiece
  9. 8. The "Hidden Talent" Puzzle
  10. 9. ["Here it is, folks!"]
    House of Mystery
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Witch's Tails
  12. 11. Grim Choice!
  13. 12. Man Killers
  14. 13. The House of Secrets Speaks... Out
  15. 14. Who -- or What Is the Changing Man?
    Shade the Changing Man
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Mail Room
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. From Beyond the Grave!
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Game Room
  20. 19. ...Another Masterful Missive from Our Publisher!!
  21. 20. #1 Sol Harrison
    DC Profiles
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