(2010)

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Volume:
4
Price:
17.99 USD
Pages:
164
On-sale date:
2010-07-08
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Mature Readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
Vertigo
ISBN:
978-1-4012-2756-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
9781401227562 51799
Editing:
Scott Nybakken
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding:
Trade Paperback

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Esao Andrews
Inks:
Esao Andrews
Colors:
Esao Andrews

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Poet [Eduard St. Germaine]
Reprints:

[House of Mystery #16] (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Esao Andrews
Inks:
Esao Andrews
Colors:
Esao Andrews

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Administrator Ceorel; Harry Bailey; Ann Preston; Peter Keele; Poet
Reprints:

Entropy / Part One of the Beauty of Decay (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Matthew Sturges
Pencils:
Luca Rossi
Inks:
Jose Marzan, Jr.
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Harry Bailey; Fig [Bethany Keele]; Ann Preston; Peter Keele; Cress [Cressida]; Poet; Algernon Wells; Genevieve Montaigne; Rod Cannon; Administrator Ceorel; House of Mystery; Cain
Synopsis:
The residents of the House of Mystery continue to search for a way out of the City in the Space Between.
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The Hounds of Titus Roan (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Willingham
Pencils:
Richard Corben
Inks:
Richard Corben
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
David; Betty; Arthur; Hounds of Titus Roan
Reprints:

[House of Mystery #17] (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Esao Andrews
Inks:
Esao Andrews
Colors:
Esao Andrews

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Poet [Eduard St. Germaine]
Reprints:

Poetics / Part Two of The Beauty of Decay (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Matthew Sturges
Pencils:
Werther Dell'Edera
Inks:
Jose Marzan Jr.
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Harry Bailey; Fig [Bethany Keele]; Ann Preston; Peter Keele; Cress [Cressida]; Poet [Eduard St. Germaine] (death); Algernon Wells; Genevieve Montaigne; Rod Cannon (death); House of Mystery; Chloe
Synopsis:
The Poet is lured to his death.
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Mise-en-Scene (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Matthew Sturges
Pencils:
Al Davison
Inks:
Al Davison
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Eduard St. Germaine [Poet] (origin); Chloe (death); Chloe's father (first appearance; death); Lord Arthur
Synopsis:
A playwright creates his masterpiece.
Reprints:

[House of Mystery #18] (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Esao Andrews
Inks:
Esao Andrews
Colors:
Esao Andrews

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Ann Preston; Mr. Overhill; Administrator Ceorel; Cain
Reprints:

Academics / Part Three of The Beauty of Decay (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Matthew Sturges
Pencils:
Werther Dell'Edera
Inks:
Jose Marzan, Jr. (pages 1-10, 16-17); Andrew Pepoy (pages 11-15)
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Harry Bailey; Fig [Bethany Keele]; Algernon Wells; Peter Keele; Cress [Cressida]; Genevieve Montaigne; Tursig; Simon; Jordan Mayer; Poet [Eduard St. Germaine] (corpse); Administrator Ceorel; House of Mystery; Cain
Synopsis:
Fig learns why her father abandoned her.
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The Tale of Brutus the Bold (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Matthew Sturges
Pencils:
Jeff Lemire
Inks:
Jeff Lemire
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Brutus; Amorata
Synopsis:
The story of two roaches in love.
Reprints:

[House of Mystery #19] (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Esao Andrews
Inks:
Esao Andrews
Colors:
Esao Andrews

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Fig [Bethany Keele]
Reprints:

Convergence / Part Four of The Beauty of Decay (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Matthew Sturges
Pencils:
Luca Rossi
Inks:
José Marzán, Jr. (pages 4-6, 8-9, 11-15); Joe Rubinstein (pages 1-3, 7, 10)
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Harry Bailey; Fig [Bethany Keele]; Ann Preston; Mr. Overhill; Algernon Wells; Peter Keele; Cress [Cressida]; Genevieve Montaigne; Tursig; Simon; Jordan Mayer; Administrator Ceorel; House of Mystery; Cain; Chloe
Synopsis:
Cain arrives at the House of Mystery.
Reprints:

House and Home (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Matthew Sturges
Pencils:
Antonio Fuso
Inks:
Antonio Fuso
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain; Abel; The Conception
Synopsis:
Cain looks for the missing House of Mystery.
Reprints:

[House of Mystery #20] (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Esao Andrews
Inks:
Esao Andrews
Colors:
Esao Andrews

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
House of Mystery
Reprints:

Elegies / Part Five of The Beauty of Decay (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Matthew Sturges
Pencils:
Luca Rossi
Inks:
Jose Marzan, Jr.
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Harry Bailey; Fig [Bethany Keele]; Ann Preston; Mr. Overhill; Algernon Wells; Peter Keele; Cress [Cressida]; Genevieve Montaigne; Tursig; Simon (death); Jordan Mayer; Administrator Ceorel (death); House of Mystery; Cain; The Conception; Chloe; Peter Keele's Grandfather
Synopsis:
Fig makes a deal with the Conception, freeing Harry from the House of Mystery.
Reprints:

Spellbound (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Matthew Sturges
Pencils:
Michael Wm. Kaluta
Inks:
Michael Wm. Kaluta
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Jonathan; Mary
Synopsis:
Jonathan is mesmerized by a book.
Reprints:

[House of Mystery Halloween Annual #1] (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Esao Andrews
Inks:
Esao Andrews
Colors:
Esao Andrews

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Do You See What I See? (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Matthew Sturges
Pencils:
Luca Rossi
Inks:
Jose Marzan, Jr.
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Harry Bailey; Fig [Bethany Keele]; Ann Preston; Mr. Overhill; Cress [Cressida]; Poet [Eduard St. Germaine]; Jordan Mayer; Rod Cannon; Simon; Tursig; Chester; Mack
Synopsis:
Fig puts on the creepy mask, which proceeds to show her stories from when other people donned the mask.
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Indexer Notes

This story frames the other stories in the book.

High Spirits (Table of Contents)

Merv Pumpkinhead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Buckingham; Bill Willingham
Pencils:
Mark Buckingham
Inks:
Kevin Nowlan
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Merv Pumpkinhead
Synopsis:
Merv gets all the nightmares drunk before they can go out and scare the dreamers.
Reprints:

Letter from a Suicide (Table of Contents)

John Constantine: Hellblazer / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Peter Milligan
Pencils:
Giuseppe Camuncoli (layouts); Stefano Landini (finishes)
Inks:
Stefano Landini
Colors:
Dave McCaig
Letters:
Sal Cipriano
Editing:
Shelly Bond; Brandon Montclare (assistant)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
John Constantine; Phil (death); Julian
Synopsis:
Constantine battles a Babylonian shape-shifting demon.
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An I, Zombie! Story (Table of Contents)

I, Zombie [iZombie] / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Roberson
Pencils:
Michael Allred
Inks:
Michael Allred
Colors:
Laura Allred
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Gwen Dylan (first appearance; a zombie)
Synopsis:
Gwen goes trick or treating.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the I, Zombie feature, which was later stylized as iZOMBIE.

This is a complete story, but it originally may have been prepared as a preview from an I, Zombie issue to come out from DC in 2010, since the credits also include cover credits. It is unknown if the intended cover was ever printed.

It was not included in any issues of the series but was reprinted when the early issues of the series were reprinted in trade paperback.

Captive Audience (Table of Contents)

Madame Xanadu / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Matt Wagner
Pencils:
Amy Reeder Hadley
Inks:
Richard Friend
Colors:
Guy Major
Letters:
Jared K. Fletcher
Editing:
Brandon Montclare

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Madame Xanadu; Sadie [Meredith Luntz]; Fitz; Lashonda; Hiram; Eddie
Synopsis:
Meredith puts on the mask and loses herself in the lives of others.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    House of Mystery
  2. 1. [House of Mystery #16]
    House of Mystery
  3. 2. Entropy / Part One of the Beauty of Decay
    House of Mystery
  4. 3. The Hounds of Titus Roan
  5. 4. [House of Mystery #17]
    House of Mystery
  6. 5. Poetics / Part Two of The Beauty of Decay
    House of Mystery
  7. 6. Mise-en-Scene
  8. 7. [House of Mystery #18]
    House of Mystery
  9. 8. Academics / Part Three of The Beauty of Decay
    House of Mystery
  10. 9. The Tale of Brutus the Bold
  11. 10. [House of Mystery #19]
    House of Mystery
  12. 11. Convergence / Part Four of The Beauty of Decay
    House of Mystery
  13. 12. House and Home
    House of Mystery
  14. 13. [House of Mystery #20]
    House of Mystery
  15. 14. Elegies / Part Five of The Beauty of Decay
    House of Mystery
  16. 15. Spellbound
  17. 16. [House of Mystery Halloween Annual #1]
    House of Mystery
  18. 17. Do You See What I See?
    House of Mystery
  19. 18. High Spirits
    Merv Pumpkinhead
  20. 19. Letter from a Suicide
    John Constantine: Hellblazer
  21. 20. An I, Zombie! Story
    I, Zombie [iZombie]
  22. 21. Captive Audience
    Madame Xanadu
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