(January-February 1979)

DC, 1968 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Volume
24
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1978-10-10
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893070502
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Jack C. Harris (editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age and Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Mostly Saddle-Stitched (Squarebound #157-162)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #161.


The Haunted Skyscraper (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Luis Dominguez (signed)
Inks
Luis Dominguez (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Job Number
C-784
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

wraparound cover

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

The Unexpected / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Calnan
Inks
Bob Smith
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mildred; Modred; Cynthia; Abel

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Haunted Skyscraper (Table of Contents: 2)

The Unexpected / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Fred Carrillo
Inks
Fred Carrillo
Colors
?
Letters
Erick Santos ?

Job Number
J-5797
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Jonah Willis; Sally; Bert
Synopsis
Jonah has his childhood home placed atop a skyscraper he owns and keeps his wife prisoner there.
Reprints

Escape from the Grave (Table of Contents: 3)

The Unexpected / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Vicente Alcazar
Inks
Vicente Alcazar
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-5693 ?
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Dr. Grimsby; Pete Tupper; Mr. Finch; Alfie; Dr. Ware
Synopsis
Pete Tupper fakes his death in an attempt to avoid execution.
Reprints
Keywords
grave robber

Death Was in the Driver's Seat! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Unexpected / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Frank Redondo
Inks
Frank Redondo
Colors
?
Letters
Erick Santos ?

Job Number
J-5711
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Harriet Grant; Horace; Rosita Morales
Synopsis
Harriet and Horace want to know what is the secret of the red box of Rosita's.
Reprints

Face of Death (Table of Contents: 5)

The Unexpected / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Vicente Alcazar
Inks
Vicente Alcazar
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-5697
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Arnold Bryant; Maria Delgato; Dr. Juan Aleman
Synopsis
Arnold Bryant is tricked into plastic surgery to make him look like the dictator of a Latin American country.
Reprints
Keywords
plastic surgery

Feeble Fables (Table of Contents: 6)

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-5548
Genre
humor
Reprints

The Witching Hour (Table of Contents: 7)

Witching Hour / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Murray Boltinoff
Pencils
E. R. Cruz
Inks
E. R. Cruz
Colors
?
Letters
E. R. Cruz

Job Number
J-5804
Genre
humor
Characters
Mildred; Mordred; Cynthia
Synopsis
The witches stop and ask a man for the time.

Killer Pack (Table of Contents: 8)

Witching Hour / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Vic Catan [as Vicatan]
Inks
Vic Catan [as Vicatan]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-5796
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mordred (host); Colin Canis; George Harlow; Mrs. Harlow
Synopsis
Colin Canis trains his dogs to attack the man who got him fired from his job.
Reprints

Cruise of Corpses (Table of Contents: 9)

Witching Hour / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Jerry Grandenetti
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Karin Kish [as Karin]

Job Number
J-5739
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cynthia (host); Brad; Rita; Crile; Eric Halston; Diane Halston
Synopsis
Eric Halston plans his revenge against the three people he believe killed his wife with witchcraft.
Keywords
radiation poisoning; witchcraft

The Killing Machine (Table of Contents: 10)

Witching Hour / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Nards Cruz
Inks
Noly Panaligan
Colors
?
Letters
Esphidy Mahilum [as Mahilum]

Job Number
J-5763?
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mildred (host); Bert; Elaine; Mr. Ezeel; Felix
Synopsis
Mr. Ezeel challenges four gamblers to a pinball contest.
Reprints
Keywords
gambling; pinball machine

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

Abel's Fables / 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-5516
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now!! Throw the switch Igor...
Genre
humor

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

The House of Secrets / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
John Calnan
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
O-oh... Hello, fear fanatics...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Abel
Reprints

A Deadly Game (Table of Contents: 13)

House of Secrets / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
John Calnan
Inks
John Calnan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-5707
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Abel (host); Luke Haney; Bert Clemens
Synopsis
Luke Haney pulls one to many practical jokes.
Reprints

The Revenge of the Toymaker (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Coville (idea); Bill Reilly; John Albano
Pencils
John Albano
Inks
Bill Draut
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
?

Job Number
J-2052
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Abel (host); Alberto the Toymaker; Emperor Shal-Fizah; Raschid
Synopsis
The evil Emperor first kills Alberto's son, then Alberto himself, but Alberto's toys get their revenge.
Reprints
Keywords
Turkey

Dead Man's Eyes! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-3898
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Abel (host); Frank Bronson; Ed Macy; Madam Zara; Myra
Synopsis
Frank Bronson consults a fortune teller to advise him on the best time to move against a rival crime boss.
Reprints
Keywords
blindness; crime boss; fortune teller; witch

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

Unexpected Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Murray Boltinoff ?; Jack C. Harris ?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B4079

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Features stories on the supernatural; no letters.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Haunted Skyscraper
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Unexpected
  3. 2. The Haunted Skyscraper
    The Unexpected
  4. 3. Escape from the Grave
    The Unexpected
  5. 4. Death Was in the Driver's Seat!
    The Unexpected
  6. 5. Face of Death
    The Unexpected
  7. 6. Feeble Fables
  8. 7. The Witching Hour
    Witching Hour
  9. 8. Killer Pack
    Witching Hour
  10. 9. Cruise of Corpses
    Witching Hour
  11. 10. The Killing Machine
    Witching Hour
  12. 11. ["Now!! Throw the switch Igor..."]
    Abel's Fables
  13. 12. ["O-oh... Hello, fear fanatics..."]
    The House of Secrets
  14. 13. A Deadly Game
    House of Secrets
  15. 14. The Revenge of the Toymaker
    House of Secrets
  16. 15. Dead Man's Eyes!
    House of Secrets
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Unexpected Mail
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Max Capp
  • R S
  • Ramon Schenk