(January-February 1978)

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Volume
28
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
84
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1977-10-18
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893053002
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Paul Levitz (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 #149.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Bernie Wrightson (signed)
Inks
Bernie Wrightson
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
J-4182
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Cuckoo Cuckoos (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

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

House of Mystery / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Wayne Howard
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-4890
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Welcome back, friends...
Genre
humor
Characters
Cain; Abel; Harvey H. Harvey

Indexer Notes

first part of framing sequence

Blood of the Vampire! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Fleisher
Pencils
Romeo Tanghal
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Liz Berube
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-4128
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

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

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

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

Job Number
J-4901
Genre
humor
Reprints

Perfect Poison (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates; Michael J. Pellowski (story idea)
Pencils
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3484
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Job Number
J-4935
First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's that? You say you're lonely... rejected?
Genre
humor
Reprints

Satan's Child (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Arthur Suydam
Inks
Arthur Suydam
Colors
Liz Berube
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

Treats or Tricks (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris
Pencils
Romeo Tanghal
Inks
Wayne Howard
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-4925
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Abel; Murray Boltinoff; Mordred; Mildred; Cynthia

Raise the Devil (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
David Vern [as Coram Nobis]
Pencils
Ruben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Inks
Ruben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Colors
Liz Berube
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3588
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

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

House of Mystery / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Wayne Howard
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-4890
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now if that doesn't keep you until next Halloween...
Genre
humor
Characters
Cain; Abel; The Old Hag

Indexer Notes

framing sequence continued

Museum of Murder! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher; Michael Pellowski (story idea)
Pencils
Alex Niño
Inks
Alex Niño
Colors
Liz Berube
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3256
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Cain's Game Room / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
ZA-559
Genre
humor
Reprints

The Worm Turns! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Fleisher; Russell Carley (art continuity)
Pencils
Alfredo Alcala
Inks
Alfredo Alcala
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
ZA-124
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

House of Mystery / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Wayne Howard
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-4890
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bravo! What wonderful stories!
Genre
humor
Characters
Cain; Abel; The Old Hag

Indexer Notes

framing sequence concluded

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

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

Script
Paul Kupperberg ? [as Cain]
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-800

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Ricky Switzer, Charles Haskell, John Ramia Jr., Bruce Woehl, and Lisa Anderson.

Volume 77 Issue 42 - Week of October 17, 1977 (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Daily Planet / 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. The Cuckoo Cuckoos
    The Penguin; Hostess Fruit Pies
  3. 2. ["Welcome back, friends..."]
    House of Mystery
  4. 3. Blood of the Vampire!
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Game Room
  6. 5. Perfect Poison
  7. 6. ["What's that? You say you're lonely... rejected?"]
    Cain's Game Room
  8. 7. Satan's Child
  9. 8. Treats or Tricks
  10. 9. Raise the Devil
  11. 10. ["Now if that doesn't keep you until next Halloween..."]
    House of Mystery
  12. 11. Museum of Murder!
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Game Room
  14. 13. The Worm Turns!
  15. 14. ["Bravo! What wonderful stories!"]
    House of Mystery
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Mail Room
  17. 16. Volume 77 Issue 42 - Week of October 17, 1977
    Daily Planet
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