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House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #4
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 4
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.05) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Cover by Ruben Moreira. "The Man With the Evil Eye!," art by Ruben Moreira; Mobster Jim Keene is blinded, but kills his neighbor Bob who promised him an eye transplant; Police cant prove anything because Keene makes it look like an accident. "Friday the 13th Club," pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti; 13 men and women form a club to debunk superstition, but one by one they meet violent deaths. "Nightmare," art by Howard Purcell; John Howell randomly kills three people to cover up the murder of his business partner. "His Double - In Doom?," pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti; Dennis and David Stanton are twins and are able to share their feelings; They embark on a life of crime using their exact likeness to be one another's alibi. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 6
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case
    • Small amount of dried glue on spine cover.
    • Label #2104110012

    Cover by Bob Brown. Featuring: 1 page Buzzy public service announcement "Rules of Water Safety!"; 7 page story "The Monster In Clay" drawn by Bob Brown; 6 page story "The Tell-Tale Hand" drawn by Curt Swan and George Klein; Half page Princess Caraboo story "Mysterious Princess!"; Half page story "The Hidden Author!"; 5 page story "I Was A Ghost For Hire!" pencilled by Jim Mooney; 2 page text article "Can Your Mind Be Read?"; 6 page story "The Devil Was My Partner!" pencilled by Curt Swan. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 9
    • 1" Cumulative spine split. Mold.

    Cover by Ruben Moreira. "The Secret of the Little Black Bag!," art by Ruben Moreira; Louis the barber meets a childhood friend, Andy Decca; Decca is a rising counterfeiter in the mob hierarchy with contempt for the little people. "Partners In Fear!," art by Leonard Starr; Two friends try to outrival each other; One has high anxiety, the other goes mad with fear of falling. Unicef Spells Help for the Children of the World! public service announcement with Superman, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. "The Unwanted Guest!," art by Jerry Grandenetti; Englishman Mark Yeaton blackmails his American relatives and moves into their home, indulging in luxuries. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 20

    Cover by Leonard Starr. "The Beast of Bristol," art by Jim Mooney; English horror actor Elliot Smathers fears to lose his mind; Is he really going on nightly killing sprees in his sleep? "Mr. Mortem!," art by Leonard Starr; When Drew Wilson sees a strange man at his uncle's funeral, and again at the death of a boxer he realizes that Death itself has been stalking him. "The Lamp That Changed People!," art by Nick Cardy; Jennie discovers that the junk lamp that her husband brought home is really a magic lamp that can make her the richest woman in the world. "Prince of Prophets" article by Jack Miller; The visions and prophecies of Nostradamus. "The Hex on My House!," art by Curt Swan; The madwoman Eliza Jason goes around putting hexes on people. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 21
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($4.50) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Cover by Leonard Starr. "The Man Who Could See Death!," art by Ruben Moreira; Under the command of the medium Tilang Meers, a band of mediums conspires to prevent their exposure as frauds by brave newspaperman Chuck Simms. "The Madman of Maricombe Island!," art by Nick Cardy; In the prison colony on Maricombe Island the guard Letrec tries to break the prisoner Dubois. Rex the Wonder Dog ad. "The Sorrow of the Spirits!," script by Jack Miller, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley; Conrad Ganges has found a way to see the spirit world and to communicate with its inhabitants. "How Mind-Readers Trick You" article by David Kahn (as Don King), art by Raymond Perry. "The Magic Spotlight!," pencils by Leonard Starr. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 25
    • Trimmed. Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover by Ruben Moreira. Featuring: 6 page story "The Man With Three Eyes" pencilled by Curt Swan; 6 page story "The Devil's Toy Shop" drawn by Bill Ely; 6 page story "The Hands That Could Haunt" drawn by Ruben Moreira; 6 page story "The Whirlpool of Doom" pencilled by Howard Purcell. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 26

    Cover art by Ruben Moreira. "The Man With The Magic Ears," pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley; Pioneering engineer Alfred Jarvis builds a machine with which he can hear the sounds plants make; Their cries, their sobs, their dying sighs; He goes on a rampage to stop people from cutting flowers, but is suspected to be a madman. "Written in the Sands," art by George Papp. "The Ship From The Past," pencils by Howard Purcell, inks by Ray Burnley; A "spectral ship" pursues a modern freighter; Its all a ruse, though, for a wanted criminal uses this set-up to flee the country. Untitled Can You Explain It? story, art by Bill Ely. "The Dress of Doom," art by George Papp; The bride is wearing a supposedly cursed wedding dress. "The Human Target," art by Ruben Moreira; A knife-throwers unrequited love for his assistent ends in jealousy and death. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 30
    • Centerfold detached at one staple. Heavy ink staining throughout book.

    Cover art by Ruben Moreira. "The Demon Gun!", art by Jim Mooney; Jim Folson believes that big game hunter John Ellis has a magical gun that never misses. "Mysterious Photo" one-page story. "The Phantom of the Sea!", art by Bill Ely; A scheming gangster falls victim to a killer wave. "The Terrible Tree-Man of Tanganyika," art by Ralph Mayo. "I Was Born To Kill!", pencils by Howard Purcell, inks by Ray Burnley; A man donates blood which makes the recipients violent; Behind all that, however, is a fake doctor who wanted revenge on the people he transferred the now contaminated blood to. "The Mystery of Katie King" text story by Jack Mabely. "The Statue That Was Tried For Murder!", art by Ruben Moreira; In 17th century China a murderers weapon is executed, not the murderer!; A man slays his rival with a statue, the statue stands trial. is sentenced and beheaded; The killer rejoices, but is being haunted by a statue looking like his victim. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 32
    • 1 1/4" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover art by Bill Ely. "The Magic Gloves," art by John Prentice; A pair of magic gloves prevents its wearer from any harm; A gang robs a safe, using the gloves as protection against the cops bullets. One-page story "Concerto from the Dead!" "The Invisible Man!", pencils by Howard Purcell, inks by Charles Paris; A herbal potion stolen from the Peruvian temple of Cibola bestows the gift of invisibility; Two gangsters use it to rob a bank; One, however, spills the back-to-visibility potion over the loot and is caught, while his partner is now doomed to be invisible for the rest of his life. One-page Professor Eureka story by Henry Boltinoff. "Dreams that Hit the Jackpot" text story by Jack Marston. "Pied Piper of the Sea!", script by Otto Binder, art by Bill Ely; Captain Barney joins the hunt for the "sea piper", a flute-playing phantom who lures ships to their doom on moonlit nights; Barney uncovers the phantom as a hoax, making clever us of sea drifts and abysmal music. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 42

    Cover art by Bill Ely. "The Stranger From Out There," pencils by Ramona Fradon, inks by Charles Paris; A stranger comes to a town that has cut itself off from the world and he appears to be from outer space. "The Ink That Mastered Men's Minds"; A man accidentally gets ahold of magic ink that will command anyone to do whatever he wants them to. 2/3-page Moolah the Mystic story by Henry Boltinoff. 2/3-page Professor Eureka story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Voice From 2,500 Years Ago," art by Jim McArdle; Archeologists dig up an ancient temple in Greece with a statue that knows everything that has happened. "The Mystery of Dreams" article by Jack Miller; Stories of famous people who solved puzzles in their dreams. "The Talking Toys of Lost Valley," art by Bill Ely; A man steals the plans to small toys that can act as though they are humans but he has trouble bringing the toys to market. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 43

    Cover art by Bill Ely. "The Man Who Could Read Minds," pencils by Howard Purcell, inks by Stan Kaye; A mind-reader blackmails several men because he knows all their secrets. Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone comic book ad. One-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Midget Maker," art by Ruben Moreira; A criminal "professor" hides criminals after a hold-up by shrinking them, but one of the criminals is actually an under-cover cop. 2/3 Professor Eureka story by Henry Boltinoff. "What Are You Getting Out of School?" public service announcement starring Buzzy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. "The Master of the Stars," art by Jim McArdle; An efficency expert changes the way businesses do business to save them money, and to make them easier to rob, then dresses as a phony fortune-teller, Centauri, to guide robbers. "The Mysterious Gypsy Cards" article by Jack Miller, art by Raymond Perry; Facts about Tarot cards. One-page Moolah the Mystic story by Henry Boltinoff; Moolah's crystal ball and the newspaper don't agree on what the weather is going to be. "The Imp on the Flying Trapeze," art by Bill Ely; Marko, a trapeeze artist who lost his nerve, helps a tree and gains the friendship of a wood elf. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 45

    "The Illusions of Dambro!" (art by Ruben Moreira); "The Four Forbidden Secrets"; "The Phantom With the Funny Face"; and "The Magic Kite." 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #49
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 49
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #2094554010

    "The Mysterious Mr. Omen," "The Build-It-Yourself Robot," "The Charms of Doom," and "The Imprisoned Hands." 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.