(March-April 1979)

DC, 1968 Series
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Volume
24
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1978-12-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893070504
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 #163.


The Jigsaw Corpse! (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Luis Dominguez
Inks
Luis Dominguez
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-929
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

wraparound cover

Have You the Nerve to Face the Unexpected (Table of Contents: 1)

The Unexpected / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (signed)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Characters
Madame Xanadu; Abel

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover introductory sequence with indicia at the bottom of the page.

The Jigsaw Corpse (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Frank Redondo
Inks
Frank Redondo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-5695
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
El Condor; Pablo; El General; El Presidente; Ramon
Synopsis
El Condor returns from the grave to lead a revolution against El General.
Reprints
Keywords
ghost; revolution

Death Warmed Over (Table of Contents: 3)

The Unexpected / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
E. R. Cruz
Inks
E. R. Cruz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-5713
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Jim Hutch; Morgan
Synopsis
Prospectors Hutch and Morgan find a huge deposit of oil, then Hutch kills his partner.
Reprints
Keywords
oil well

Death Took the Curtain Calls (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Bill Payne
Inks
Bill Payne
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
?

Job Number
J-5773
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Rombeau; Ludwig; Dave Larsen; Karen; Orville
Synopsis
A reporter discovers a ventriloquist's secret.
Keywords
ventriloquist

Getting Rid of Robert (Table of Contents: 5)

The Unexpected / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Murray Boltinoff [as Bill Dennehy]
Pencils
Jess Jodloman
Inks
Jess Jodloman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-5694
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Robert; Rene; Claude
Synopsis
A mill owner shuts down the factory but the workers manage to make one more tapestry.
Reprints

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

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

Script
Paul Levitz ?
Pencils
Romeo Tanghal ?
Inks
Romeo Tanghal ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5876
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shh... Don't say a word, reader!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Abel; Jack C. Harris

Every Silver Lining's Got a Cloud! (Table of Contents: 7)

House of Secrets / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko [as Kyle Christopher]
Pencils
George Ruppert [as George Rupert]
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3505
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Abel (host); Carter Sherred; Shirley; Albert; Chuck; Fred; Scott Radner; "Torpedo" Bramton
Synopsis
When Scott Radner gets wise to con-man Carter Sherred's scheme, Carter has him killed.
Reprints
Keywords
bowling alley

Indexer Notes

Kyle Christoper pseudonym pointed out by Jeff Clem.

Lola Is a Lethal Lady (Table of Contents: 8)

House of Secrets / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Ding Castrillo
Inks
Ding Castrillo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-5712
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Abel (host); Geoffrey Griswold; Lola Griswold; Albert Draper; Jud Crowe; Danny Cavanaugh; Ilene Cavanaugh; Detective Howard Colbert
Synopsis
Lola Griswold puts an ad in the newspaper looking for a husband. Those that respond she kills and uses their various parts to create a perfect husband.
Reprints

A Plague of Rats (Table of Contents: 9)

House of Secrets / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Ruben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Inks
Ruben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-5708
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Abel (host); Phineas Mott; Mayor Hubbell
Synopsis
Phineas Mott, a bum, uses music to attract local rats into town.
Reprints

Tapestry of Dreams (Table of Contents: 10)

Doorway to Nightmare / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris ?
Pencils
Mike W. Kaluta
Inks
Mike W. Kaluta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-822
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Madame Xanadu
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Intended for the unpublished Doorway to Nightmare (DC, 1978 series) #6. Trade elements and artist signature removed, and most of original logo removed and replaced with a caption.

Tapestry of Dreams (Table of Contents: 11)

Doorway to Nightmare / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Burkett
Pencils
Juan Ortiz
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Clem Robins

Job Number
J-5371
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Madame Xanadu; Mr. Hazel [Azazel]; Stephen Prince; Laurel; Mr. Jaffe
Synopsis
After Madame Xanadu dismisses a mysterious visitor, she greets Stephen Prince, whose romance with Laurel has been complicated by the arrival of their new neighbor, Mr. Hazel. Madame Xanadu explains that Mr. Hazel is an incubus who creates tapestries from his victims' dreams. If these tapestries are destroyed, the incubus loses his power, but his victims also die. Stephen enters Laurel's dreams in order to defeat Mr. Hazel and release his victims.
Reprints
Keywords
incubus; unicorn

Indexer Notes

Story originally scheduled for unpublished Doorway to Nightmare #6. Title of story, logo, and indicia removed, but with art extension on the bottom of the first page.

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

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

Script
Jack C. Harris ?
Pencils
Luis Dominguez
Inks
Luis Dominguez
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B4085

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Includes ads for House of Mystery and Ghosts.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Jigsaw Corpse!
  2. 1. Have You the Nerve to Face the Unexpected
    The Unexpected
  3. 2. The Jigsaw Corpse
    The Unexpected
  4. 3. Death Warmed Over
    The Unexpected
  5. 4. Death Took the Curtain Calls
    The Unexpected
  6. 5. Getting Rid of Robert
    The Unexpected
  7. 6. ["Shh... Don't say a word, reader!"]
    The House of Secrets
  8. 7. Every Silver Lining's Got a Cloud!
    House of Secrets
  9. 8. Lola Is a Lethal Lady
    House of Secrets
  10. 9. A Plague of Rats
    House of Secrets
  11. 10. Tapestry of Dreams
    Doorway to Nightmare
  12. 11. Tapestry of Dreams
    Doorway to Nightmare
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Unexpected Mail
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