(May-June 1978)

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Volume
28
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1978-02-14
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); 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 #153.


[Blood and Tinsel] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
C-667
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

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

House of Mystery / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
John Calnan
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Colors
Cory Adams
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5095
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The wind: It's funny the things you notice...
Genre
humor
Characters
Cain; Hiram Charles
Synopsis
Cain invites the mailman in and shows him various artifacts related to the stories in this issue.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Framing sequence interspersed before, after, and between the stories in this issue.

Blood and Tinsel (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
David Michelinie [as Barry Jameson]
Pencils
Ruben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Inks
Ruben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
?

Job Number
J-1682
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Synopsis
Chad and his girlfriend Nancy are wandering round the backlot of Movietown Studios when they encounter a real vampire.
Reprints

A Demon and His Boy (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
J-5080
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Synopsis
Dxyp the demon is bored and wants to transport himself to Earth, but instead he accidentally summons a young boy to his realm who causes all sorts of trouble.
Reprints

Gargoyle Twice a Day (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Edelman
Pencils
Danny Bulanadi
Inks
Bob McLeod
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
?

Job Number
J-4913
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Synopsis
Joshua Levy's funhouse has a real gargoyle who drives off the gangsters who want protection money.
Reprints

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

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

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

Job Number
J-5132
Genre
humor
Reprints

Dilemma (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Wonder Woman; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Strangest Showcase Story in Twenty-One Years! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Showdown with Death! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Bob McLeod
Colors
Mario Sen
Letters
Clem Robins

Job Number
J-4995
Genre
horror-suspense; western-frontier
Characters
Cain (host)
Synopsis
In the Old West, Death challenges gunman Edgar Elkins to a shootout.
Reprints

Wake Up the Dead (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
E. R. Cruz
Inks
E. R. Cruz
Colors
Mario Sen
Letters
E. R. Cruz ?

Job Number
J-3801
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Synopsis
Dr. Charles Maynard transplants his paralyzed wife's brain into the body of a murderess. She stabs him to death but is arrested for the other woman's crimes.
Reprints

The Champ Wouldn't Stay Dead! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
Cory Adams
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-3055
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Gangsters kill a prizefighter but his ghost returns for revenge.
Reprints

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

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

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

Job Number
J-5122
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here, have a sip of this, Honey!
Genre
humor

Once a Criminal (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Vern [as David V. Reed]
Pencils
Frank Redondo
Inks
Frank Redondo
Colors
Cory Adams
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3792
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Synopsis
Hypnotist Monte Brink befriends a paroled convict upon his release from prison, but plans to use him to commit crimes.
Reprints

Can Four Super-Speed Super-Stars Defeat Gorilla Grodd? (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Dole (ZA-153); Miguel Repetto ? (ZA-672); Skaerbaek ? (ZA-32); ? (ZA-687)
Inks
George Dole (ZA-153); Miguel Repetto ? (ZA-672); Skaerbaek ( (ZA-32); ? (ZA-687)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
ZA-153;ZA-32;ZA-672;ZA687
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Four gag cartoons.

Street Killer (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Wyatt Gwyon
Pencils
George Ruppert [as George Rupert]
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5002
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Synopsis
A serial killer is revealed to be a ghost cursed to commit every unsolved murder in New York City.
Reprints

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

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

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

Job Number
L-887

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Mike White; D.B. Webb; "Judge Gallows."

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

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1977
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 109,191
Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 91,611
Owner: DC Comics, Inc., wholly owned by Warner Communications, Inc., a publicly-held company, both at 75 Rockefeller Plaza, N.Y., N.Y. 10019

[Gene Hackman and Glenn Ford] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Blood and Tinsel]
    House of Mystery
  2. 1. ["The wind: It's funny the things you notice..."]
    House of Mystery
  3. 2. Blood and Tinsel
  4. 3. A Demon and His Boy
  5. 4. Gargoyle Twice a Day
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Game Room
  7. 6. Dilemma
    Wonder Woman; Hostess Twinkies
  8. 7. The Strangest Showcase Story in Twenty-One Years!
  9. 8. Showdown with Death!
  10. 9. Wake Up the Dead
  11. 10. The Champ Wouldn't Stay Dead!
  12. 11. ["Here, have a sip of this, Honey!"]
    Cain's Game Room
  13. 12. Once a Criminal
  14. 13. Can Four Super-Speed Super-Stars Defeat Gorilla Grodd?
    The Flash
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Game Room
  16. 15. Street Killer
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Mail Room
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. [Gene Hackman and Glenn Ford]
    Superman Movie Report
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