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

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    Cover pencils by Win Mortimer, inks by Charles Paris. "I Fell in Love with a Witch!", pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley; Private investigator Carter Blake falls head over heels in love with Jean Brewster; Without knowing anything about her, he's willing to marry her; Checking old newspaper clippings, Blake finds out that his fiancée seems to possess witch-like powers. "Man or Monster?", art by Bob Brown; Dr. Hunt gets addicted to a formula which transforms him into a brutish beast and commands him to murder his friends. "The Curse of Seabury Manor"; A man spends the night in haunted Seabury manor and dies 24 hours later. Casey the Cop humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 2 page text article "Exposing Voices From Beyond" by David Kahn--investigation into the world of false Spiritualism, reporting and debunking many of the procedures used. "Wanda Was a Werewolf!"; Doug Martin visits the village of his fiancée Wanda where the townsfolk are hunting a female werewolf. "Superstitious Lover!" one-page story, art by Morris Waldinger; A young man thinks a ghost is following him, but it's only a white ribbon attached to his hat. 44 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 2

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan. "The Mark of X," pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Suspense writer Grace Deems creates a high-flying TV show about a hairy monster called "X". But then an X-like creature materializes and starts harassing people. Wheaties ad with NBA star George Mikan. "Tree of Doom!," art by Jim Mooney; Jared Long kills his older cousin Paul Moresby to inherit his fortune. "I Was A Dead Man!," pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sy Barry; Uranium prospector Clyde is tricked into believing that he died and walks around as a ghost. "The Strange Experiment of Dr. Grimm!"; John Grimm keeps a convicted murderer's brain alive after his execution but finds himself controlled by the brain to commit murder. 44 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 3

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    Cover pencils by Bob Brown, inks by Ray Burnley. Be Sure of Your Facts public service announcement starring Buzzy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. "The Dummy Of Death!", art by Bob Brown; Ventriloquist James Lang murders his colleague Wendell and steals his puppet "Blockhead." Half-page filler "The Mysterious Painting!", art by Morris Waldinger; Two painters separately paint the same picture. "She Wakes Up Screaming," art by Ruben Moreira; Mary Stokes suffers from bouts of madness; Her husband and her doctor surprise her with weird tricks to shock her back to sanity. Half-page filler "Ancient Legend!", art by Morris Waldinger. "The Prophecy of Doom," art by Howard Purcell; A party of explorers opens up an Egyptian tomb and is hit by a curse of death and madness. "I Was A Victim of Black Magic!", pencils by Jon Small, inks by George Roussos; A wheat fungus makes a French woman fantasize about demons. "He Hunted Ghosts" text story by David Kahn (as Don King), art by Raymond Perry. "The House Where Evil Lived!", pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye; Paul and Helen Morris win a house on the Mexican border which is said to be haunted; Three men died there, and nightly spooks keep running through the cellar. 44 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 4
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    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 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 5

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    Cover art by Ruben Moreira. "The Man With The Strangler Hands!", pencils by Curt Swan; John Croydon commits a series of robberies and murders; When caught by the police he tells a fantastic tale; His hands are those of a gangster who died in a jungle plane crash. "The Caravan of Miracles!", art by Ruben Moreira; Peter Farrell has traveled the world and stole all the secrets behind miracles like the Indian rope trick and such; Putting them together for an US-American road show, he is haunted by mystics. Half-page story "Double Mourning." "The Man Who Was Death!", pencils by Jim Mooney; Fred Jones believes that his touch causes death. "A Piece of Rope!"; While rummaging through the house of a deceased man, reporter George Hackett finds a treasure. 1 page Robert Louis Stevenson story "Dead or Alive?" "She Wrote What Ghosts Dictated" text article by Jack E. Miller; Life story of Madame Blavatsky. "I Was A Witch!", pencils by Howard Purcell, inks by George Klein; Leslie Cantwell visits her brother Roy in the country; The failed painter plans to drive her to suicide to inherit the family money. 44 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 6

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    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. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 7

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    Cover by Ruben Moreira. "The Nine Lives of Alger Denham!," art by Ruben Moreira; A newspaper reporter first falls for the story he is told by Alger Denham, a man seemingly possessed by ingenious abilities. "The Devil Mask of Death!," pencils by Howard Purcell, inks by Charles Paris; A group of tourists in Rio de Janeiro dons native devil masks for a parade; One of them, Peter Brent, wants to harm a friend of his. "Museum of Murder!," The killer "angel face" Finny hides as dummy in a wax museum. "The Riddle of the Split Siamese Twins!," art by Leonard Starr; Peppi and Paul Belinda are Siamese twins working as a high wire act in the circus. When they are surgically separated, they keep sharing mind control and start a criminal career as robbers. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 8

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    Cover art by Ruben Moreira. "You Get What You Vote For!" public service announcement starring Buzzy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. "Tattoos of Doom!", art by Ruben Moreira; On the skin of Leroy, the tattooed man, pictures appear which foreshadow doom. "Nemesis From The Grave!", pencils by Howard Purcell, inks by Charles Paris; While on a treasure hunt, Danvers murders his partner Rainier; His guilty conscience makes him see Rainier on different occasions. "Puppet's Revenge," art by Jerry Grandenetti; Two puppeteers hate each other; George kills Paul in a rage. "They Deal in Destiny" article; How astrologers influenced history throughout the centuries. Half-page "The Grim Jester!" story, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 9

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    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 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 10

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. "The Wishes of Doom!," pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; The idol head of Shandu travels from hand to hand, granting the owners one wish. "The Brush That Could Haunt Men's Souls," art by Jim Mooney; A magic painter's brush travels from hand to hand, exposing bad people and helping the good ones. "The Weirdest Museum in the World," art by Bob Brown; Eli Thornton runs the town's "Animal Theater" with exhibits of wildlife; Mr. Redgrave and Mr. Kirkson threaten to ruin him if he's not able to pay his debts. "The Magician Who Haunted Hollywood," script by George Kashdan, art by Leonard Starr; When actor Dick Mayhew begins to play the part of a famous escape artist for a film does the ghost of the escape artist help him with the stunts? 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 11

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    Cover by Leonard Starr. "The Deadly Game of G-H-O-S-T," art by Leonard Starr; Murderer is driven to a confession by making him believe hes being haunted by a ghost. "The Bewitched Clock!," art by Ruben Moreira; A man comes into possession of a magic clock and has to relive the same day for eternity. "The Demon," art by Bob Brown; A genie appearing from a magic lamp is an actor in a luminous suit. "Nine Lives Equal Death!," pencils by Curt Swan; George Crowley is granted the nine lives of a tiger he spares while on safari. He uses them up in criminal activities. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 12

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. "The Devil's Chessboard," art by Leonard Starr; Chess expert Alan Blake engages in a deadly game on the magical 'devil's chessboard' where every lost piece equals a loss in real life. 'Men Never Die in Cell 13," pencils by Curt Swan; Two newspaper reporters fake a murder to write a scoop from the death row. "Black Future," art by Ed Smalle; Every prophecy of a fortune teller comes true in the life of Jud Taylor; The fortune teller came from the future and knew about Taylor's life. "The Secret of the Matador's Sword!," pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Jose Pinto comes into possession of a magic sword, allowing him to win bullfights up to a certain number. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 13

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    Cover by Leonard Starr. "The Theater of a Thousand Thrills!," art by Leonard Starr; An actor wants to poison his rival, but he's tricked into confessing his plan. "Album of Fear!," art by Ed Smalle; The horror-seeking eccentric Jasper Jennings records the sounds of dying men on his portable tape machine. "Nightmare Nemesis," pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley; Engineer Hank is radiated while working at the atomic plant and suffers from clairvoyant delusions of machines wanting to kill him. "The Tell-Tale Mirror," art by Jerry Grandenetti; John Bowers finds a mirror that shows the future. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 14

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley. "The Crimes of the Black Cat," art by Bob Brown; Joe Palmer is the last survivor of a robbers' gang; When his boss' black cat Damascus starts killing off the jurors who sentenced him to death and comes for him, Palmer is frightened and tries to get rid of the beast. "The Melody of Death," art by Bill Ely; Alex Breska runs a diner and worships Egyptian death god Anubis in his back room; A trio of be-bop musicians annoys his ears. "I Hired A Ghost!," pencils by Leonard Starr, inks by Bruno Premiani; Jason Hawley wears the cursed Malayan "moonstone" to a Halloween party; A demonic figure appears, chases Hawley through the house, but falls to his death. "The Case of the Deadly Dolls," pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley; Ingenious doll maker Mr. Coner fabricates dolls of people who die shortly afterwards; Investigating lieutenant Farragut finally detects a pattern and arrests the doll maker. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 15

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan. "The Man Who Could Change People," pencils by Curt Swan; Professor Kley claims his ability to transform people into animals. "The Curse of the Golden Secret!," art by Leonard Starr; A chemist dabbles with the powers of ancient alchemy and creates gold. "The Winged Demon!," pencils by Ed Smalle, inks by Howard Sherman; Ward Creed killed a man to steal his precious pearls, but is haunted by the victims pet albatross Sinbad. "Last Mile Martin," art by Jerry Grandenetti; The murderer James Martin is pardoned because the electric chair is not functioning. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 16

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan. "Dead Men Tell No Tales!," pencils by Leonard Starr; A crooked businessman tries to fool his partner by arranging for his brother's kidnapping. "Lady Luck Wore Black!;" A gambler in Monaco meets a mysterious "Lady Luck" who lets him win all the time. "The Man Who Killed His Shadow," script by Jack Miller, pencils by Curt Swan; After having murdered the private detective Maxon, the gangster Nesbitt is followed by Maxon's bodiless shadow. "His Name on a Bullet!," art by Bill Ely; Police detective lieutenant Hodges overcomes his superstitions. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 17

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    Cover by Ruben Moreira. "Station G-H-O-S-T!," art by Ruben Moreira; Andrew Gill wants to buy the house his ancestor supposedly haunts and uses some trickery on the current owner. "Beauty and the Beast!," pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley; Linda the lion tamer gets involved in the schemes of a criminal circus director. "The Man With The X-Ray Eyes!," art by Howard Sherman; Police plot to make a murderer confess to his crime. "The Ordeal of Roger Black," art by Bill Ely; The executioner Roger Black rigs his jobs so that the criminals can escape - and pay him well. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 18

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    Cover by Ruben Moreira. "Dance of Doom!," art by Leonard Starr; The ambitious dancer Darius sabotages the stage and sees to it that two rival colleagues are crippled. "The Bravest Man Alive!," pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley; Two men, the American Emmet Carlton and the French Franz Dubois, claim to be the bravest man alive; They meet in Paris for a decisive battle. "How Safe is Your Driving?" public service announcement with Buzzy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. "Devil Bird!," art by Ruben Moreira; Jules Diero kills a man and is led by the talking bird Jabez to a hidden treasure. "The Mechanical Mind!," art by Howard Sherman; Sam Larkin poisons professor Hartford and hooks the scientists brain to a mechanical thinking machine to calculate gambling odds. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 19

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    Cover by Ruben Moreira. "Ghost Writer!," art by Leonard Starr; Ralph Desmond writes novels which are dictated to him by the ghost of his 17th century ancestor. "Man of Evil!," pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley; Eddie Bascomb escapes from prison and finds shelter with professor Judson Lamont. "The Strange Faces of Death!," art by Ruben Moreira; Elmo Hackett, collector of death masks of people who died unnatural deaths, leads the reader through his exhibition. "The Oldest Magic in the World" article; Accounts of magic rings and good luck charms. "Spirit's Revenge!," art by Nick Cardy; The magician Carlton Van Dru claims to have powers of real magic; Scorned by his unbelieving colleagues, Van Dru swears revenge. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    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 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 21

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    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 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 22

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    Cover pencils by Ruben Moreira. "The Phantom's Return!," pencils by Curt Swan; Special effects engineer Raymond Danner is supposed to die at the hands of a rival. "The Second Life of General Marcellus!," art by Nick Cardy; Newspaper reporter Mark Ransom is convinced to be the reincarnation of Roman general Marcellus. "The Isle of the Ageless!," art by Leonard Starr; A millionaire is going to be robbed of his money; His secretary stages a hustle involving a treasure map, a fountain of youth, a hidden island plus natives let in on the plot, special make-up effects and false diamonds. "The Ghost of Devil Mountain!," art by Ruben Moreira; Two mountaineers try to climb the haunted Mount Taroo; One of them goes insane. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 23

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    Cover art by Ruben Moreira. "The Flying Dutchman!", art by Jim Mooney; Unemployed seaman Mike Dillon gets shanghaied onto the fabled Flying Dutchman where he has to do menial work; Dillon protests and drives a cutlass through the cruel captains heart. Superman DC National Comics ad. "The Phantom Highwayman Rides Again!", art by Ramona Fradon; London eccentric Derek Drew falls in love with a young woman named Minerva and starts to court her; Drew has a dark secret, he was a highwayman of the 16th century who was betrayed by a woman also named Minerva. One-page "Body Possessed" story, art by Morris Waldinger. "The Gangster and the Ghost!", pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley; American gangster Earl Crandall learns that he has English roots and used to be the Earl of Crandall; Not believing, of course, that a ghost haunts the castle he inherits, Crandall enters the premises in the company of a "ghost-breaker." "The Man Who Made Gold" text story by Jack Miller (as John Marlowe), art by Raymond Perry. "Voice from Nowhere!" filler page, art by Morris Waldinger. "The Stamps of Doom!", art by Ruben Moreira; Collector Alex Manning excavates the quarters of a Nazi concentration camp commander—where 13 rare stamps depicting atrocities are kept. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 24

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    Cover art by Ruben Moreira. "Kill the Black Cat," art by Jim Mooney; A carpenter who kills a fortune teller and his black cat, Satan is being haunted by visions of attacking cats; As he flees into the state forest, he falls victim to a wild living panther. "The Freak Show of Doom"; A gruesome character naming himself "Death" joins a freak show and causes sheer terror; The owner and his other attractions plan to "kill" death. "The Walking Stick," art by Bill Ely; A man who murdered his uncle believes that his uncle's spirit has returned when he hears the sound of his walking stick. "Flaming Treasure," art by Ray Bailey; A gang of ruthless oil drillers invades an Indian burial ground; The clever American natives, however, scare them away by telling a horrible yarn about the prospectors who came before them. "The Bewitched Beauty," art by Ruben Moreira; Myra makes a deal with a witch to win a beauty contest. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 25

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    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. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    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 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 27

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan. "The Magic Mask of Murano!", art by Bill Ely; An allegedly magic mask prevents those who wear it from harm; When two thugs steal it and perform a bank robbery, the joke is on them. "Death's IOU," art by Ruben Moreira; Two French noblemen duel themselves over a period of weeks; One manipulates the pistol of the other, but the plan backfires. "The Man Who Built a Crazy House!", art by Jim Mooney; Asa Hartley builds a loony-looking house to ruin the neighborhood, because the townsfolk drove off his father; The police chief, however, digs deeper and uncovers a crime committed years ago. "Fate Holds Four Aces!", pencils by Curt Swan; Jane Howard, newspaperwoman, remembers her encounter with Joe Kerr, the gambler who was searching frantically for a special "joker" card; Kerr was killed in the process, a victim of his own greed. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 28

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    Cover art by Ruben Moreira. "The Wings of Mr. Milo!", pencils by Curt Swan; Men changing into birds and trying to commit financial fraud at the same time. "The Spider-Man!", art by Ed Smalle; A biologist meets with insect expert Weems. Weems collects insects inhabiting the spirits of people who just died; Looking for a "spider" person, Weems ironically turns out to be that next victim. "Saved by the Dead" one-page story. "The Secret Fear of Harvey Hall!", art by Nick Cardy; Psychiatrist Harvey Hall is a specialist for curing certain phobias; When he commits a crime he develops a phobia he has to battle. "Wolf Man" text story by Jack E. Miller. "The Clock Strikes Death!", art by Ruben Moreira; A timepiece releases the spirit of a long-dead killer; The police chief investigates, impersonates the ghost and uncovers a scam. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 29

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Peter Porkchops Gives Tips on Summer Fun!" public service announcement. "Hangman's House!", pencils by Howard Purcell, inks by Ray Burnley; All of his predecessors in the family of Frenchman Pierre Gault were hangmen; Now its Pierres turn, but he refuses to do the job; Doubts arise when people keep dying by accident in his presence. Batman ad. Superman DC National Comics ad. "Enter the Ghost!", script by Joe Samachson, art by Ruben Moreira; Winters is an actor performing a play forbidden in the town; Lord Boynton has sworn to return from the grave to kill anyone attempting to mount the play. Superman and Batman with Robin ad. "Psychic Detective" filler page, art by Morris Waldinger. "The Weaver of Fate," art by Mort Meskin. "The Strange Case of Conrad Kane" text story, art by Raymond Perry. One-page "Ghostly Executioner" story, art by Morris Waldinger. "The Man Who Became a Lion!", pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley; A hunter and a lion seem to exchange their souls and personalities; However, an African witch doctor has manipulated the transfer. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 30

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    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 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 31

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    Cover art by Ruben Moreira. "The Incredible Illusions!", art by Bill Ely; An inventor of household appliances is being tricked by his business partner; With the help of magnets he creates the illusion that the machines are attacking its creator. "The Uncanny Creature of Carl Griffin!", pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos; By twisting the words "Great Scott!" into "Sceat Grott!", Carl Griffin wins command over a demon-like creature; The creature does his every bidding and kills his rival, Frank Carter, for him; The blame falls on Griffin, though, who fails to call his demon to help--because he forgets the magic words all of a sudden. "Sounds in the Night!" one-page story. "The Dark Horseman!" Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen ad. "Touch of Doom" text story by Joe Mabely. "I Was A Sorcerer's Apprentice!", art by Ruben Moreira; Tourists enter a castle and find the diary of a sorcerer; Flashback to the middle ages and the tale of a young man learning the ropes from his master; One day, though, he wants to quit, but the master wont let him; The mans wife advises her husband to use his magic power to overcome his master. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 32

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    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 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 33

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    Cover art by Ruben Moreira. "Mr. Misfortune!", art by John Prentice; A business scam is exposed to take over share-holder value. "The Girl from the Looking Glass!", art by Jim Mooney; A mystical brandy allows a man to look into a mirror and see the past; Stepping through it, he finds himself in 1602 London, seeing Shakespeare perform and attempting to help a woman in distress escape through time to his era. Half-page story "The Hand of Clay!" "The Tall Tale That Came True!", art by Bill Ely; A gangster surprises another gangster who thought the first one dead. "Mystery of the Mirages" text story by Jack E. Miller. One-page Professor Eureka story, art by Henry Boltinoff. "The Giant Out of Nowhere!", art by Ruben Moreira; Scientist Ray Stevens researches a mass hysteria phenomenon: dozens of people all hallucinated about a giant roaming through the city; All of these people were cured by "Handar the Hindu," a mysterious healer. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 34

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. "The Hundred-Year Duel!", art by Jim Mooney; American native Charlie Whitehorse of Sioux descent feels compelled to battle a Crow warrior--as their forefathers decreed a hundred years ago; Their duel to the death in a nightly baseball stadium ends with the burying of the war-axe. "The Man Who Became A Fish," pencils by Howard Sherman; Dr. Clay claims to be able to transform any living matter back into a primordial fish-like state; Two cops come searching his house for escaped convict Bolton; They are made to believe that Bolton swims around as a fish now in Clays big aquarium tank. Half-page filler "Man or Wolf?" Professor Eureka humor page, art by Henry Boltinoff. "Sorcery From The Skies!", art by Bill Ely; In a reconstructed New England fishing village strange things are happening; Wagons, boats and statues begin to stir like being moved by magic; Behind all this is a clever newspaperman cashing in on the phenomenon. "Madame's Museum of Mystery" text story by Jack Miller (as John Marston). Half-page story "A lion! Run, Shorty!", art by Henry Boltinoff. "Doom Enters A Beauty Contest!", art by John Prentice; Beautiful, orphaned Amy Leaf comes under custody of her uncle; He forces her to dress as plainly as possible and hide her beauty; Uncle tells her gruesome family history tales and manipulates the world around Amy to play dead when she passes in make-up. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 35

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    Cover art by Jim Mooney. "The Fatal Superstition," art by John Prentice; Wearing polka-dot kerchiefs around your neck will bring you bad luck; One business partner kills the other, framing this made-up superstition jinx for it. 2/3-page Bebe story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Golden Man!", art by Jim McArdle; Ray James thinks his neighbor Meeker has constructed a machine that turns metal into gold overnight; James murders the old inventor in his sleep—only to find out that the machine never worked. Half-page filler "Curse of the Blankenships" by Morris Waldinger. One-page filler "Ghostly Miners!" by Morris Waldinger. "The Island of No Return!", pencils by Howard Purcell, inks by Charles Paris; Adventurer Bart Madden leaves a trail of bodies to get his hands on a sunken pirate treasure; Too bad the island natives dont take friendly to his actions. "The Phantom Photographs" article by Jack E. Miller, art by Raymond Perry. "The Man Who Haunted A Ghost!", art by Jim Mooney; Scotch millionaire McNally gets murdered; His best friend Duncan frames the formers cousin by making the ghost of the castle appear as a witness. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 36

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    "The Treasure of Montezuma," "The Runaway Robot," "The Prisoner of Clock Island," and "The Fountain of Youth" (art by Ruben Moreira). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 37

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    "The Statue That Came To Life," "The Tree Man," "The Modern Nostradamus" (art by Mort Drucker), and "The Water World." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 38

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    Cover by Ruben Moreira. Featuring: 6 page story "The Voyage of No Return" drawn by Bill Ely; 6 page story "The Man With The X-Ray Eyes" drawn by Jim McArdle; 6 page story "The Gloves of Fate" drawn by Ruben Moreira; 6 page story "The Man Who Had Two Ghosts" pencilled by Howard Purcell. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 39

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    Cover by Bill Ely. Featuring: 6 page story "Professor Smith's Magic Lamp" drawn by Jim Mooney; 6 page story "The Unlucky Chain Letters" drawn by Howard Purcell and Ray Burnley; 6 page story "Secret of the Phantom Indian" drawn by Jim McArdle; 6 page story "I Was A Prisoner In A Roman Galley" drawn by Bill Ely. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 40

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    "The Coins That Came to Life," "The Town That Lived Yesterday," "The Mirage Maker" (art by Ruben Moreira), and "The Tragic Game." Fearless Fosdick stars in a quarter-page Wildroot Cream-Oil ad by Al Capp. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 41

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    Cover art by Bill Ely. "The Impossible Tricks!", art by Leonard Starr; Two journalists work to expose a stage magician's tricks, but one of them is secretly working with the fraud to undermine the investigation. "The House That Couldn't Be Destroyed," art by Howard Sherman; A wrecking crew is unable to demolish a house until the last descendant of its ancestral family dies. One-page Moolah the Mystic story by Henry Boltinoff. "Greeting Cards of Destiny," art by Jim McArdle; Several people receive antique greeting cards which seem to successfully foretell coming disasters. Untitled Professor Eureka story by Henry Boltinoff; The professor investigates the tomb of King Tut-Anka. "Strangest Rainfalls in History" text article by Jack Miller. "Never Underestimate a New Idea!" public service announcement starring Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. "Dinosaur Island," art by Bill Ely; Dr. Wallace exposes two living dinosaurs as a hoax perpetrated by a lazy researcher. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    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 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    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 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 44

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    Cover by Ruben Moreira. Featuring: 6 page story "The Secret of Hill 141" drawn by Bill Ely; 6 page story "The Magic Wardrobe" drawn by Leonard Starr; 6 page story "The Immortal Man"; 6 page story "The Jigsaw Puzzles of Peril" drawn by Ruben Moreira. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 45
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    "The Illusions of Dambro!" (art by Ruben Moreira); "The Four Forbidden Secrets"; "The Phantom With the Funny Face"; and "The Magic Kite." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #46
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 46

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    Cover by Bill Ely. Featuring: 6 page story "The Bird of Fate" drawn by Jim Mooney; 5 page story "Dead Man's Diary" drawn by Ralph Mayo; 6 page story "The Phantom Arena" drawn by John Prentice; 6 page story "Black Magic For Sale" drawn by Bill Ely. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 47

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    Cover by Ruben Moreira. Featuring: 6 page story "The Robot Named Think" drawn by Jim Mooney; 6 page story "The Amazing Stone Face" drawn by Howard Purcell; 6 page story "They Call Me Prince of Liars" drawn by Bill Ely; 5 page story "The Man With the Stolen Eyes" drawn by Unk A. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 48

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    Cover by Bill Ely. Featuring: 6 page story "The Man Marooned on Earth" drawn by Ruben Moreira; 6 page story "The Magic Monkey" drawn by Bill Ely; 6 page story "The Legend of the Black Swan" written by Bob Haney and drawn by Ramona Fradon & Charles Paris; 6 page story "The Man In the Mummy's Mask" drawn by Bill Ely. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #49
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 49

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

  • Issue #50
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 50

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    Cover art by Ruben Moreira. "I Rode Man O'Mars," art by John Prentice; A Martian takes over the mind of a horse. One-page Moolah the Mystic story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Song That Haunted"; A man takes revenge on Broadway composers using a color organ. 2/3-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "Get Your Ticket to the Treasury of Books!" public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer; Superman introduces a group of boys and girls to the public library. "I Was The Man In the Iron Mask," art by Bill Ely; A scientist is forced to wear an iron mask after an accident gives him deadly radioactive vision. "Marauders from Mars" text story by George Kashdan. One-page Professor Eureka story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Amazing Swami," art by Ruben Moreira; A newspaper reporter investigates a phoney swami and a million dollar robbery. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.