House of Mystery #297 [Direct]
(October 1981)

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Volume
31
Price
0.60 USD; 0.20 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1981-06-30
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Karen Berger
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.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Is He on the Side of Good... or Evil? (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-692
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Andrew Bennett; Deborah Dancer; Dmitri Mishkin
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
Karen Berger
Pencils
Joe Brozowski
Inks
Rodin Rodriguez
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-7669
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Greetings, fear-weather fiends!
Characters
Cain
Reprints

Chapter Five: Zen Flesh! Zen Bones! (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-7063
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Andrew Bennett; Deborah Dancer; Dmitri Mishkin; Billy Kessler; Master Shoju; Mary, Queen of Blood (flashback)
Synopsis
Bennett and his band encounter a group of Asian vampires who, like him, resist their evil nature.
Reprints

Lights... Camera... Crime! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Cain's Game Room / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
J-6453
Genre
humor

Beat the Devil (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Fred Carrillo
Inks
Fred Carrillo
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Esphidy Mahilum [as Esphidy]

Job Number
J-7138
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

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

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

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

Job Number
L-864

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Fraser Sherman; Graham Wong; Michael Spicer; Arthur Johns.

The Idol of Millions (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Denys Cowan
Inks
Tony DeZuñiga
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
J-7271
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Is He on the Side of Good... or Evil?
    I... Vampire!
  2. 1. ["Greetings, fear-weather fiends!"]
    House of Mystery
  3. 2. Chapter Five: Zen Flesh! Zen Bones!
    I... Vampire!
  4. 3. Lights... Camera... Crime!
    Batman; Hostess Cup Cakes
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Game Room
  6. 5. Beat the Devil
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Mail Room
  8. 7. The Idol of Millions
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