(May-June 1979)

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Volume
24
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1979-02-13
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893070506
Editing
Jack C. Harris (editor); Joe Orlando (managing editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #165.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks
Joe Orlando (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-944
Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover art.

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

Abel; The Three Witches / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
John Calnan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5914
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come on, Abel, don't be so shy!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Abel; Cynthia; Mildred; Mordred

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Night of the Voodoo Curse (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Alfredo Alcala (signed)
Inks
Alfredo Alcala (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Alfredo Alcala

Job Number
J-5811
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Len Carver; Louis Goudreau; Philippe Goudreau; Papa Grenouille; Annette; Michele; Alan Chaumont
Synopsis
Len Carver takes his cellmate's place when he is paroled.
Reprints
Keywords
cemetery; French Quarter; Mardi Gras; New Orleans; voodoo; zombie

Haunting Fear (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Scream Along with Sammy (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Murray Boltinoff
Pencils
Gerry Talaoc
Inks
Gerry Talaoc
Colors
?
Letters
Erik Santos ?

Job Number
J-5810
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Sam Chapman; Carole; Lieutenant Warren
Synopsis
Someone is stalking Sam Chapman and threatening to kill him.
Reprints
Keywords
schizophrenia; stalking

What Demon Dwells Within Me (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Stephen R. Bissette
Inks
Stephen R. Bissette
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-5772
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Colonel Morrel; Garkwadj; Bral
Synopsis
Colonel Morrel finds an alien spacecraft and accidentally releases an interplanetary demon.
Reprints
Keywords
demon; space station

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

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

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
John Calnan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5914
First Line of Dialogue or Text
H-Hello, Readers -- I would tell you all about the thrilling stories...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Abel

Indexer Notes

Introductory page to House of Secrets stories.

The Darkness Beyond (Table of Contents: 7)

Abel / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Kelley
Pencils
Fred Carrillo
Inks
Fred Carrillo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-5184
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Abel (host); Michael Allison
Synopsis
Michael Allison kills three women in an attempt to raise a demon.
Reprints
Keywords
demon; human sacrifice

The Dead Don't Cry (Table of Contents: 8)

Abel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Marshall Rogers
Inks
Bob Layton
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3906
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Abel (host); Franz Horthy; Dr. Henry Frankenstein
Synopsis
A mortician turns to robbing graves but is caught and killed by villagers.
Reprints
Keywords
grave robbing; mortician

The Harpies Are Coming! (Table of Contents: 9)

Abel / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Nestor Malgapo
Inks
Nestor Malgapo
Colors
?
Letters
Erik Santos ?

Job Number
J-3386
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Abel (host); Hector Elliot; Higgins; Dr. Davis; Mr. Podges; Tyrone Rutledge; Walter Stewart; Wilfred Butler; Mrs. Peggoty
Synopsis
Hector gets ESP after an industrial accident but only uses his powers to save the lives of those that can afford to pay for his service.
Reprints
Keywords
extra-sensory perception; harpy

Witch Works (Table of Contents: 10)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
J-5620
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Watch how quick this new frog powder works, Flossie!
Genre
humor

[Witching Hour] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Murray Boltinoff
Pencils
E. R. Cruz (credited as ER Cruz)
Inks
E. R. Cruz (credited as ER Cruz)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J 5780
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm worried! Mildred went to do some shopping...
Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Introductory page for stories from The Witching Hour.

The Ouija's Omen (Table of Contents: 12)

The Three Witches / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Stephen R. Bissette (credited as SR Bissette)
Inks
Stephen R. Bissette (credited as SR Bissette)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-5748
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mordred (host); Sheriff Bufford; Rosa
Synopsis
Sheriff Bufford kills Rosa after she refuses to date him.
Reprints
Keywords
fortune teller; gypsy; Ouija board

Sing a Song of Sorcery (Table of Contents: 13)

The Three Witches / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Roger McKenzie
Pencils
Vicente Alcázar (as Alcazar)
Inks
Vicente Alcázar (as Alcazar)
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5721
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mildred (host); Dr. Adams; Dr. Pearson; Andre Borst; Lydell Billings; Matilda
Synopsis
Lydell Billings asks the witch Matilda to kill his nemesis, Borst, so Lydell can become the greatest opera singer.
Reprints
Keywords
insane asylum; opera; witch; witchcraft

The Fine Art of Murder! (Table of Contents: 14)

The Three Witches / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Jerry Grandenetti
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
J-5725
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cynthia (host); Spigel; Ludwig
Synopsis
When Herr Spigel turns down Ludwig for the job of circus tattooed man, Ludwig flies into a rage and kills Spigel.
Reprints
Keywords
circus; tattoo

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

Unexpected Mail / letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-248

Indexer Notes

On the inside back cover. Includes a letter from Charles David Haskell and an editorial by Jack C. Harris on the new format.

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 16)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Come on, Abel, don't be so shy!"]
    Abel; The Three Witches
  3. 2. Night of the Voodoo Curse
  4. 3. Haunting Fear
  5. 4. Scream Along with Sammy
  6. 5. What Demon Dwells Within Me
  7. 6. ["H-Hello, Readers -- I would tell you all about the thrilling stories..."]
    Abel
  8. 7. The Darkness Beyond
    Abel
  9. 8. The Dead Don't Cry
    Abel
  10. 9. The Harpies Are Coming!
    Abel
  11. 10. Witch Works
  12. 11. [Witching Hour]
    The Three Witches
  13. 12. The Ouija's Omen
    The Three Witches
  14. 13. Sing a Song of Sorcery
    The Three Witches
  15. 14. The Fine Art of Murder!
    The Three Witches
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Unexpected Mail
  17. 16. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
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