(November-December 1977)

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Volume
26
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1977-08-17
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893053012
Editing
Paul Levitz (editor); Joe Orlando (managing editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #146.

[When You Wish Upon a Star] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bernie Wrightson (signed as WRIGHTSON)
Inks
Bernie Wrightson (signed as WRIGHTSON)
Colors
Tatjana Wood

Job Number
J-3196
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Cover illustration was done some years earlier by Wrightson; interior story was later written to accompany it.

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

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

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
Ric Estrada
Inks
Wayne Howard
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-4783
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good evening, friends! I'm Cain, the able caretaker...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host); Dracula; Frankenstein; Mummy; Wolfman

Indexer Notes

Framing sequence, with three pages at the beginning, one in the middle, and one at the end.

Small Wonder (Table of Contents: 2)

Cain the Caretaker / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Ernie Chan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3748
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Synopsis
An orphanage director takes advantage of a boy with the power to create things from his imagination, but the director's mounting greed leads to his death.
Reprints

The Evil Half (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Ruben Yandoc (as Rubeny)
Inks
Ruben Yandoc (as Rubeny)
Colors
?
Letters
Erik Santos (as Erick)

Job Number
J-3603
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Synopsis
Homer Finley, a poor accountant, is tempted by a female demon to change his life.
Reprints

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

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

Script
Dave Manak (signed)
Pencils
Dave Manak (signed)
Inks
Dave Manak (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Dave Manak

Job Number
J-4834
First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're pathetic, Hazel -- watch me!
Genre
humor; horror-suspense

Sometimes, Leopards Can.... (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Gray Morrow (signed)
Pencils
Gray Morrow (signed)
Inks
Gray Morrow (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-4786
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
The famous animal tamer Erik Braden is looking for something to spice up his circus act when he acquires Fera, a female were-leopard.
Reprints

Cooky La Moo on Broadway (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Hostess Twinkies; Wonder Woman / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

The Bermuda Triangle (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Dave Manak (signed)
Pencils
Dave Manak (signed)
Inks
Dave Manak (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Dave Manak

Job Number
J-4834
Genre
humor; horror-suspense

Is Anyone Listening? (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris
Pencils
Ric Estrada
Inks
Wayne Howard
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-4815
Genre
humor; horror-suspense
Characters
Abel; Mike Gold
Synopsis
Abel contacts DC's PR representative, Mike Gold, for some new ideas on promoting his magazine, House of Secrets.

When You Wish Upon a Star (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Burkett
Pencils
Frank Redondo (signed)
Inks
Frank Redondo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-4799
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Synopsis
A homely witch tries to conjure up a mate but nothing seems to work out.
Reprints

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

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

Script
? (as Cain)
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés (logo illustration)
Inks
Sergio Aragonés (logo illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-755

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Dan Rinke, Mike White, Frank A. Nigelson, Carla Moore and Mark Cohen.

Bed of Roses (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Alex Niño
Inks
Alex Niño
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
T-157
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host); Lila Van Avery; Victor Bradley; Nicky; Rita
Synopsis
Heiress Lila van Avery is swindled by journalist Victor Bradley, but he doesn't get away with it.
Reprints

Monster Book of World Records! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Dave Manak (signed)
Pencils
Dave Manak (signed)
Inks
Dave Manak (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Dave Manak

Job Number
J-4834
Genre
humor; horror-suspense

The Killing (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
J-3851
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
When stage magician Frank Mason accidentally kills a msn, he flees to the jungle and tries to cheat the natives out of their gold, not knowing he is setting himself up as the ultimate victim.
Reprints

The Victim! (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Cary Burkett
Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Aubrey Bradford
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-4860
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A vampire chooses the wrong victim.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Alex Saviuk's first published work.

Volume 77 Issue 33 - Week of August 15, 1977 (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Daily Planet / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [When You Wish Upon a Star]
  2. 1. ["Good evening, friends! I'm Cain, the able caretaker..."]
  3. 2. Small Wonder
    Cain the Caretaker
  4. 3. The Evil Half
  5. 4. ["You're pathetic, Hazel -- watch me!"]
    Cain's Game Room
  6. 5. Sometimes, Leopards Can....
  7. 6. Cooky La Moo on Broadway
    Hostess Twinkies; Wonder Woman
  8. 7. The Bermuda Triangle
    Cain's Game Room
  9. 8. Is Anyone Listening?
  10. 9. When You Wish Upon a Star
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Mail Room
  12. 11. Bed of Roses
  13. 12. Monster Book of World Records!
    Cain's Game Room
  14. 13. The Killing
  15. 14. The Victim!
  16. 15. Volume 77 Issue 33 - Week of August 15, 1977
    Daily Planet
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