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House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) comic books

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    Auction Item: House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 92 VG/FN 5.0

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    Starts Oct 7

    Cover art by Bernie Wrightson. "Swamp Thing," script by Len Wein, art by Berni Wrightson; Sometime in the last century, Alex Olsen and Damien Ridge had been best friends; However, they both vied for the affections of a woman named Linda. Linda eventually married Alex and Damien had to endure his heartache in the form of the supportive friend; But his desire for Linda overrode the bonds of friendship and he conspired to eliminate Alex; He sabotaged the equipment in Alex's lab causing an explosion that killed him; Keeping the knowledge hidden from Linda, Damien buried Alex's body in the swamp; Damien eventually married the widow Olsen and they lived together in an old Victorian plantation house; But Linda never recovered from Alex's death; As months passed, Damien began to suspect that Linda might soon learn the truth, so he prepared to kill her; But Alex had been resurrected as a swamp thing and broke into the house and killed Damien. "After I Die!", script by Jack Kirby and Mark Evanier, art by Bill Draut; A wealthy man named Maxwell James is obsessed with what happens after death; his obsession only grows stronger when he arrives at his wife's deathbed, and realizes that she sees something utterly horrifying in her final moments. "It's Better to Give," script by Mary Skrenes (as "Virgil North"), pencils by Alan Weiss, inks by Tony DeZuniga; A homeless man encounters a crying baby warlock in the town dump who is upset that he has broken his balloon. "Trick or Treat" two-page story, art by Dick Dillin. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 100 FN- 5.5

    Starts Sep 30

    Cover art by Bernie Wrightson. "Round-Trip Ticket," script by Lore Shoberg, art by Tom Palmer; A man learns astral projection and uses it to cheat on his wife, but she gets even with him by having his body buried since there are no detectable life signs. Cain & Abel cartoon page by Sergio Aragon├ęs. "The Man Who Stopped Time!", script by Jack Oleck, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Tony DeZuniga; A man escapes his execution and wanders onto the Alamogordo testing site in 1945; He believes in his own superiority to others so much that when he wishes for time to stop, and sees the unmoving dummies in the test ground houses, he mistakes them for real people and thinks that he has stopped time by the power of his mind. Abel's Fables cartoon page by Lore Shoberg. "Rest in Peace," script by Jack Oleck, art by Alfredo Alcala; A fat plantation owner in Haiti uses drugs to rob a chef of his will and force him to work for him; His obese master hates movement above all things so that when he finally dies of a heart attack, the chef gets his revenge by replacing the sands of an hourglass with his ashes. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.