(July-August 1979)

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Volume
24
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1979-04-10
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893070508
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 #167.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
C-979
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

wraparound cover

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

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

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
John Calnan
Inks
Bob Smith
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6011
First Line of Dialogue or Text
W-welcome, Madame Xanadu, t-to the House of Secrets...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Abel; Madame Xanadu

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover sequence with indicia information at bottom of page.

A Killer Cold and Clammy (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
E. R. Cruz (signed)
Inks
E. R. Cruz (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Erick Santos ?

Job Number
J-5793
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Rajah Bahadur; Zakir; Sergeant Shastri; Khrisna
Synopsis
Zakir has himself turned in to a snake to assassinate Rajah Bahadur.
Reprints
Keywords
India; mongoose; snake

The Mind That Could Murder (Table of Contents: 3)

The Unexpected / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Fred Carrillo
Inks
Fred Carrillo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
?

Job Number
J-5774
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Luke Marconi; Jon Marconi; Lieutenant Ryan
Synopsis
A magician uses his telekinetic powers to take revenge on the Judge that sentenced his son to prison.
Reprints
Keywords
magician; telekinesis

The Hideous Trogs (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Redondo Studio
Inks
Redondo Studio
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Erick Santos ?

Job Number
J-5794
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Armand; Gaston; Lisette; Marguerite
Synopsis
Armand hates the ape-people that live in the mountains above his village.
Reprints

Fright at the End of the Tunnel (Table of Contents: 5)

The Unexpected / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
David Allikas
Pencils
Danny Tolentino
Inks
Danny Tolentino
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Erick Santos ?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Johnson; French
Synopsis
Two convicts attempt to dig their way out of prison.
Reprints
Keywords
electrocution; prison; tunnel

Final Entry (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Murray Boltinoff [as Wesley Marsh]
Pencils
Nestor Redondo
Inks
Nestor Redondo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
?

Job Number
J-5813
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Nigel; Clive
Synopsis
Nigel wants to leave the rubber plantation.
Reprints
Keywords
natives; rubber plantation

The Face of Abel (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Mike W. Barr [as Michael C. Carmichael]
Pencils
Ric Estrada
Inks
Ric Estrada
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Abel; Ric Estrada
Synopsis
Abel asks the artist Ric Estrada to draw a new portrait of himself.
Keywords
wanted poster

Female of the Species (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Ruben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Inks
Ruben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Erick Santos ?

Job Number
J-3364
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Abel (host); Frank Gannon; Louise; Kay; Charley; Joan Sawyer
Synopsis
A serial killer is stopped by the ghost of another serial killer.
Reprints
Keywords
ghost; serial killer

Freak of Nature (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Romeo Tanghal
Colors
Bob LeRose
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
J-3568
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Abel (host); Allen Porter; John Tracy; Anne
Synopsis
Seeking revenge on his partner, Porter summons a demon who gives him the power to take over his rival's life.
Reprints
Keywords
demon; devil summoning

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

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

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

Job Number
C-933
Characters
Madame Xanadu
Reprints

Wheel of Fortune (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Bill Kelley
Pencils
Romeo Tanghal
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Job Number
J-5513
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Madame Xanadu; Joyce Anson; Erica; Damon; Ann
Synopsis
Madame Xanadu helps Joyce stop a cult that is using a disco to sacrifice young ladies to demons.
Reprints
Keywords
disco; tarot cards

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

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

Script
Jack C. Harris
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-269

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["W-welcome, Madame Xanadu, t-to the House of Secrets..."]
    The House of Secrets
  3. 2. A Killer Cold and Clammy
    The Unexpected
  4. 3. The Mind That Could Murder
    The Unexpected
  5. 4. The Hideous Trogs
    The Unexpected
  6. 5. Fright at the End of the Tunnel
    The Unexpected
  7. 6. Final Entry
  8. 7. The Face of Abel
    House of Secrets
  9. 8. Female of the Species
    House of Secrets
  10. 9. Freak of Nature
    House of Secrets
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Doorway to Nightmare
  12. 11. Wheel of Fortune
    Doorway to Nightmare
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Unexpected Mail
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