House of Mystery #290 [Direct]
(March 1981)

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Volume
31
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Len Wein (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

This issue has variants.


I... Vampire! (Table of Contents)

I... Vampire / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Job Number
C-526
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Andrew Bennett
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

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

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

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Greg Curry
Inks
Greg Curry
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Salutations, shock-seekers...
Genre
humor
Characters
Cain; Abel

I... Vampire! (Table of Contents: 2)

I... Vampire / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
J. M. DeMatteis
Pencils
Tom Sutton
Inks
Tom Sutton
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
J-6489
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Andrew Bennett (introduction); Deborah Dancer; Dmitri Mishkin; Mary Seward (flashback)
Synopsis
Andrew Bennett relates the story of his vampire curse, and how his beloved Mary became Mary, Queen of Blood. He and his present-day allies, Deborah Dancer and Dmitri Mishkin, are attacked by the vampires of Mary's organization, the Cult of the Blood Red Moon.
Reprints

Wonder Woman and the Baron! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

An Exercise in Fear (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script
Murray Boltinoff [as Bill Dennehy]
Pencils
Ernie Chan
Inks
Ernie Chan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-5693
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

Special Defects (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan; Don Glut (story idea)
Pencils
Ruben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Inks
Ruben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3297
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

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

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-6452
First Line of Dialogue or Text
So, this is your cousin Fifi...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Cain's Mail Room / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
L-679

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Steve Blanks; Alan Naditz; Michael E. Iacca.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. I... Vampire!
    I... Vampire
  2. 1. ["Salutations, shock-seekers..."]
    House of Mystery
  3. 2. I... Vampire!
    I... Vampire
  4. 3. Wonder Woman and the Baron!
    Wonder Woman; Hostess Cup Cakes
  5. 4. An Exercise in Fear
  6. 5. Special Defects
  7. 6. ["So, this is your cousin Fifi..."]
    Cain's Game Room
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Mail Room
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  • Jerry Hillegas
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  • Dwayne Best
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  • Peter Croome
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  • James Ludwig
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ed Boner
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