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House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #2
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 2
    • 1.5" cumulative spine split. Cover-to-cover puncture.

    "The Witch's Candles," "The Brain Thief," "Mars Calling," and "The Mask of Fear" (art by Ruben Moreira). Moreira cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 8
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    Featuring: "The Diamond Hands of the Sun God" drawn by Bill Ely; "The Cats Who Knew Too Much" drawn by Jack Kirby; "Round Trip to the Past" drawn by George Papp; "The Electrified Man!" drawn by Ruben Moreira. Cover by Ruben Moreira. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 13
    • Cover detached. Excessive water damage and staple rust w/ migration.

    Featuring: "The Menace of Multifax" drawn by Lou Cameron; "The Sleuth with the Super-Powers" drawn by George Roussos; "Museum of Worthless Inventions" drawn by Bernard Baily; "The Face in the Mist" drawn by Bill Ely. Plus: "Curious Names of Western Mines" by Morris Waldinger. Also, the text story "Scotland's Pet 'Monster'" written by George Kashdan. Also, gag tales by Henry Boltinoff. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 14

    "The Curse of the Fire God," "The Swami of Broadway," "The Fantastic Wishing Well" (art by Mort Meskin?), and "The Man Who Stole Air." Ruben Moreira cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 15

    Lou Cameron art. "The Man Who Captured Shadows," "The Invincible Alien" (art by Mort Meskin?), "Stay Away From Air," and "The Creature in the Camera." Ruben Moreira cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 16

    "Zero Hour for Planet Earth," "Bodyguard of Vanishing Men," and "The Gorilla Genius." Gorilla cover (art by Ruben Moreira?). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 17

    "The Unseen Accuser!" (art by Howard Purcell), "The Man Who Hated Good Luck," "The Magic Book of Kra," and "The Lady in the Moon" (art by Bill Ely?). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 18

    Featuring: "Prisoner of the Sorcerer-Stone!" drawn by Mort Meskin and George Roussos; "The Criminal Who Couldn't Be Caught!" drawn by Bernard Baily; "The Creatures in Orbit" drawn by Bill Ely; "The Fantastic Typewriter" drawn by Sheldon Moldoff. Plus, the text story "Vengeance of the Sacred Tiger" written by George Kashdan. Also, a gag tale by Henry Boltinoff. Cover by Bob Brown. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 19

    Cover art by Bernard Baily. "Designs for Disaster," art by Nick Cardy; Set designer Dane Foote lights his office with an ancient candle found amongst some props he has purchased; Under the light of the candle, he dreams up the perfect set design and the perfect special effect for the movie he is working on; Unfortunately, after the set is built and the scene is shot, a real-life town falls victim to the same thing that happens to the town in the film. Viking Prince ad. "What's Your B. Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient)" public service announcement by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. One-page Peter Puptent, Explorer story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Man Who Turned to Gold," art by Mort Meskin; Professors Mark Rollins and Alec Brand make two interesting discoveries in the jungles of the Yucatan: a mirror that will reflect the future and a chemical that can turn base metals into gold. "Face in the Firelight" text story by George Kashdan. "Body Possessed" one-page story by Morris Waldinger. "The Lair of the Dragonfly!", art by Bernard Baily; Bragen and Sinclair are treasure hunting amongst some ruins when they come across an inscription warning them not to touch the forbidden stone; Ignoring the warning, they release a giant dragonfly that terrorizes the area. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 20
    • RESTORATION. Heavy color touch, cover trimmed.

    Cover art by Bernard Baily. "What Happened to Harry Sanders?", art by Bill Ely; Harry's brother asks the title question after Harry returns from a record-setting ballon flight that took him to the upper reaches of the atmosphere; Harry's just not acting like himself. Ad for Showcase #20 - Rip Hunter, Time Master. "Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself?" public service announcement by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. "I Was Shipwrecked with a Space Creature," art by Bob Jenney; Being shipwrecked on a deserted island becomes even more complicated when it turns out the island has an alien occupant, also marooned after a space craft failure; Can suspicion be put aside long enough for mutual survival? "The Secret of Hunter-Magic," art by Howard Purcell; As an explorer is searching caves in Africa, a tremor exposes wall paintings and a gourd filled with herbs; The paintings explain that when a picture of a desired result is drawn, and a damp hand is put in the herbs and then placed on the picture, the green hand print will make it come to pass. Tomahawk #62 ad. Half-page Moolah the Mystic story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Phantom Guardian" text story. "The Incredible Fireball Creatures!", art by Bernard Baily; While rushing to stake their claim on a cleveite mine, Abel and Frank are almost knocked out of the sky by fireballs...fireballs that take on humanoid form and proceed to terrorize the area. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 21

    Cover art by Bill Ely. "The Creature in the Candle," art by Howard Purcell; An evil creature, imprisoned in a candle long ago by a wizard, threatens to break free and cause great destruction. "Fred Finds a Way!" public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily; Fred finds that there are other ways to participate in his favorite activity of baseball, despite physical limitations or being rejected for the team. "The Magician Who Saved the World," art by George Roussos; The Great Mardo, a washed-up magician, uses sleight-of-hand to convince two alien scouts that Earth will be too difficult to conquer. One-page Moolah the Mystic story by Henry Boltinoff. "Captives of El Dorado," art by Sheldon Moldoff; A writer exploring ghost towns of the West receives a telegraph message from another dimension, telling of an alien invasion that was foiled years earlier. "Sounds from a SĂ©ance" text story. "The Girl from 50,000 Fathoms!", art by Bill Ely; Two fishermen are kidnapped by the dictator of an undersea civilization who plans to conquer the surface world. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 22
    • 1" Spine split from bottom.

    Cover pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. "Be Sure of Your Facts!" public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer; When the clubhouse boys jump to conclusions and believe Jim stole the club's money, Buzzy advises them to stay calm and double-check before making accusations. "The Thing from Beyond!", art by Bill Ely; A strange accident endows a fisherman with inexplicable mental powers that help him predict, then defeat an alien menace. 2-page Moolah the Mystic story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Man Who Changed History!", art by Lee Elias; A boastful general believes that he knows how he could have changed the course of history's greatest battles, and a magician gives him the opportunity to prove it by sending him into the past. Blackhawk ad. "The Incredible Grab Bag" text story. "The Secret of the Bronze Man," art by Mort Meskin; A jungle explorer finds a spring whose water temporarily changes his skin into metal; Returning home, he decides to use this ability to fight crime, but robbers try to steal the secret of his transformation and his doctor warns him that his skin could remain metallic forever. "Happy Hunting Ground" one-page story by Morris Waldinger; Native American customs regarding death. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 23
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    • INCOMPLETE. Piece clipped. Does not interrupt art or story.

    Cover art by Bernard Baily. "I Scout Earth's Strangest Secrets!", art by Mort Meskin; Mark Merlin describes three recent cases that he took on in his job as a supernatural investigator. Half-page Professor Eureka story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Creeping Creatures of Steel," art by George Roussos; Giant metal creatures at the Legend Land amusement park come to life and menace the patrons. "The Brief Life of Mr. Mechano" text story. "The Crazy House!" one-page story, script and art by Mort Drucker. "Tips on Summer Fun!" public service announcement starring Peter Porkchops, script by Jack Schiff, art by Otto Feuer. "The Curse of the Prophetic Pencil," art by Bernard Baily; A pencil inexplicably writes messages to a group of scientists, warning them that their experiments in teleportation will draw an other-dimensional creature to Earth. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 24

    Cover pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. "Black Steed of the Hill Gods," art by Bill Ely; An American joins a band of freedom fighters to overthrow a tyrant, and seems to receive great powers to help the cause. "Water: A Good Friend or Deadly Enemy--Depending on You!" public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily; rules for water safety. 2/3-page Professor Eureka story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Sorceress of Silent Valley," art by Mort Meskin; Conrad Rogge's daughter Jenny has suddenly developed magical powers that threaten everyone around her. "Beware the Black Cat!" filler half-page by Mort Drucker. "Noisy Ghosts" 2/3 filler page by Mort Drucker. "Strange Skies" text article. "The Beast from the Box," art by Nick Cardy; Charles Sanders accidentally releases a strange creature from a box and it keeps growing as it rampages through the city. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 25
    • Staple rust.
    • INCOMPLETE. Multiple ad pages missing, does not interrupt art or story. 3 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Staple rust.

    Featuring: "The Prisoners of Mechanical Island" drawn by Bernard Baily; "The Man Who Mastered Matter" drawn by Bill Ely; Mark Merlin in "The Secret of the Sea Monsters" drawn by Mort Meskin; "Man into Frog" by Mort Drucker (reprint). Plus, the text story "Interplanetary Puzzle." Also, gag tales by Henry Boltinoff. Cover by Dick Dillin and Sheldon Moldoff. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 26
    • 2" Internal page tears.
    • 5 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Mark Merlin stars in "The Sorcerer's Sentry!" (art by Mort Meskin); "The Secret of Camp Galaxy"; and "The Menace of the Alien Ape." Gorilla cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 27
    • INCOMPLETE. Piece missing. Does not interrupt art or story.

    Cover pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Killer from Space," art by Howard Purcell; Thad Hollister witnesses a murder of one alien by another, then has to convince everyone that his life is in danger from the killer alien. "The Atom: Servant of Man" public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, pencils by Morris Waldinger, inks by Tommy Nicolosi; The development of radio-isotopes has led to many scientific advances throughout the world. "The Riddle of Hazard Isle!", art by Bill Ely; Three cousins must embark upon a strange treasure hunt to receive an inheritance from their eccentric uncle after his death. Blackhawk ad. "Phantom in the Wind" text story. One-page Peter Puptent Explorer story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Secret of the Fossil Egg," art by Mort Meskin; Mark Merlin tries to stop a creature that can alter its form to overcome any obstacle. Superman and Batman with Robin ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 28
    • 3 1/2" Cumulative spine split.

    Featuring: "The Man Who Made Monsters" drawn by George Roussos; "Isle of Missing Men" drawn by Bill Ely; Mark Merlin in "The Menace of the Creeping Doom" drawn by Mort Meskin. Cover by Dick Dillin and Sheldon Moldoff. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 29
    • Water damage. Oxidation.

    Cover pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Curse of the Forbidden Flora," art by Bill Ely; Adventurers are sent to collect specimens of flora grown by Tibetan wild men, but the specimens are protected by high priests who have placed a curse on anyone who picks their flowers. Ad for Tales of the Unexpected #46, My Greatest Adventure #40, and House of Mystery #95. 2/3 John C. Adams filler page, script by Julius Schwartz, art by Mort Drucker. "It's Fun to Help Others!" public service announcement starring Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. "The Mystery of the Man-Made Monsters," art by Nick Cardy; A scientist has been experimenting on animals using radioactive isotopes, which cause a sheep to grow gold wool, spiders to spin webs made of silver, and caterpillars to weave indestructible cocoons; And that's before they increased in size. Ad for World's Finest Comics #107. One-page Moolah the Mystic story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Queen of the Beasts," pencils by Joe Kubert, inks by Mort Meskin; While investigating reports of strange creatures, Mark and Elsa discover a crack in a mountainside that leads to a hidden valley; In the valley they find creatures that appear to have come from underground. Elsa overpowered by fumes from the plant life, finds she can communicate with the creatures, and determines that together they can take over the earth. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 30
    • INCOMPLETE. Missing ad page, does not interrupt art or story. Staple rust. 3/4" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Duel of the Super-Powers," art by George Roussos; Detective Pearce is flying over stormy mountains with his prisoner Chuck Wingart when their plane goes down; Separated after the crash, Pearce is befriended by the People of the Storm, while Wingart connects with the Sun People; Both men are given powers from their respective sponsors to help them survive. Ad for Strange Adventures #114, House of Mystery #97, and Tales of the Unexpected #47. Ad for Showcase #25. "Buzzy's Famous Books Quiz" public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Ruben Moreira. One-page Peter Puptent, Explorer story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Spirits in the Smoke," art by Bill Ely; Guide Joe Red Feather helps Martin Hawks find a ancient Indian pipe told of in legend; According to the legend, Minoni, the medicine man, controlled the pipe and could call different spirits from it. After Minoni called the Eagle Spirit to kill Chief Tihuaki, the chief's son avenged his father by using a silver arrow. Ad for World's Finest Comics #108. "The Fiery Falcon" text story. "Demon Count" filler page by Mort Drucker. "The Creature City," pencils by Joe Kubert, inks by Mort Meskin; While Jim and Willy are talking on their ham radios, Willy yells that he's being attacked by some sort of creature; Jim tells his dad who contacts Mark and Elsa; Driving to investigate, Mark and Elsa find the road elevating, twisting, turning, and finally du Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 31

    Cover pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Hybrid Monster," pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos; Mark and Elsa travel to a remote Polynesian island where a mad doctor kidnaps Mark in order to give his human intelligence to a creature he is building. "Aloha... Hawaii!" public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily; a celebration of Brotherhood Week and Hawaii as our 50th state. Mystery of the Martian Canals filler half-page, script by Julius Schwartz, pencils by Morris Waldinger. "The Creatures on the Cliff," art by Howard Purcell; Two mountain climbers encounter aliens at the top of Mount Majorca and assume they are planning an invasion. 2/3 Professor Eureka story by Henry Boltinoff. Ad for Rip Hunter... Time Master. "The Perfect Potion" text story. "The Human Wave," art by Russ Heath; Wealthy sportsman Dirk Huntley defies warnings and retrieves the lost sword of pirate captain Jean Latour, unleashing its watery guardian. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 35
    • 1/2" Spine split from bottom.

    Cover pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Interplanetary Target," pencils by Mort Meskin; Renegade aliens from Mercury plan to kill Mark Merlin because he accidentally discovered a way to destroy their transport vehicles. "Simon Newcomb" Giants of the Telescope non-fiction page by Mort Drucker. Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told ad. "Doom Was His Partner," pencils by Bernard Baily, inks by George Roussos; When an astronaut vanishes from a space capsule in flight, the effort to find him also releases a giant monster. "Phantom Footsteps" text story. One-page Professor Eureka story by Henry Boltinoff. "Lend a Friendly Hand!" public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye; When Superman sees some boys being unkind to a refugee boy, he takes them across the world to see the conditions refugees have come from and tells them that they need to be nicer. "The Ancients Who Lived Again," art by Howard Purcell; A weird mineral gives control of a giant creature from legend to an unscrupulous man. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 36
    • 3" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Creature Costumes," pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos; Mark Merlin and Elsa travel to the Peruvian jungle to help defeat a witch doctor who controls a group of men in monster costumes; Merlin is forced to don one of the costumes and falls under the spell of the witch doctor himself. Cave Carson ad. "The Secret of the Lost Sea," art by Lee Elias; Two adventurers are hired by a rich man to help him find a hidden island. "The Haunted Caverns" text story. Half-page Dr. Floogle story by Henry Boltinoff. "Bike Safety = Bike Fun!" public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily; quiz based on the rules of the Bicycle Institute of America. "The Deadly Duplicate," art by Bill Ely; Robert Steele buys a robot double of himself so that he can go on vacation and leave the robot to manage his business, but the robot's inventor plots to take over Steele's life completely. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 37

    Featuring: Mark Merlin in "The Secret of the Captive Creature!" drawn by Mort Meskin and George Roussos; "Operation Cyclops" drawn by Bill Ely; "The Weird World of Anton Borka" by Howard Purcell. Plus, the text story "Secret of the Snows." Also, a gag tale by Henry Boltinoff. Cover by Dick Dillin and Sheldon Moldoff. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 38
    • Staple rust. 1/2" Spine split from bottom.
    • 1" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.

    "The Mystery of Caveman Island," "The Anti-Matter Man," and Mark Merlin in "The Fantastic Flower Creatures." Full-page ad for Justice League of America # 1. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 39

    Cover pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. "Dramas of Doom," art by George Roussos; Larry's theater is about to close down when he decides to mount a fourteenth-century play by a cursed playwright; The play is a success but the curse seems to have taken hold of Larry. Superman Annual ad. One-page Moolah the Mystic story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Fabulous Eye of Fevos," art by Howard Purcell; Two explorers searching for a vast radium deposit encounter an amnesiac man with super-powers and enlist him to help them retrieve the radium. Cave Carson ad. "Flight to Nowhere" text story. "The Alien Bird of Prey," pencils by Joe Kubert, inks by George Roussos; Mark Merlin meets two Plutonian explorers who have brought a giant space bird to Earth, and then the bird goes berserk. "Children of Tomorrow!" public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily; Celebration of United Nations Day (October 24) with a description of the U.N. Declaration of the Rights of a Child. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 40
    • 2 1/4" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple. Staple rust with migration.

    Cover pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Secret of the Enchanted Shell," art by Nick Cardy; Paul Reynolds is fascinated by the legend of a beautiful girl imprisoned n a seashell by a wizard, and one day he thinks that he has found the shell and can release the girl from captivity. Superman Annual ad. One-page Professor Eureka story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Man Who Stole an Alien Identity," art by George Roussos; Brad Wilson was attending a costume party dressed as an alien when he stumbled on a gang of real aliens—interplanetary criminals planning to test deadly super-weapons on Earth. "The Melting Hands" text story. "Get a Grip on Your Gripes!" public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily; Fred loses his temper all the time until he is confronted by Joe. 2/3-page "Christiaan Huygens"Giants of the Telescope story, script and art by Tommy Nicolosi. Aquaman ad. "Master of the Space Beasts," pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos; Mark and Elsa encounter two giant creatures from another planet and must discover who is controlling them. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 42
    • 1" spine split from bottom.
    • 3 3/4" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.
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    Cover pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Man with the Alien Identity," pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos; Mark is enlisted to assume temporarily the identity of Rej, an alien leader but soon realizes that it's a plot to overthrow Rej. One-page Doctor Rocket story by Henry Boltinoff. Ad for Rip Hunter... Time Master. "Don't Sell Nature Short!" public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily; A wildlife preserve wins out over plans to build a new shopping center. "Prisoner of Sorcerers' City," art by Ruben Moreira; Researcher Edwin Locke finds himself transported to Marsus, the fabled City of Sorcerers, where he must find the spell that will free several sorcerers that have been imprisoned there. "The Forest of Captive Creatures" text story. "The Thief of Time," art by George Roussos; Harry Logan steals an invention that allows him to see into other time periods, but he discovers a giant alien in each of them, and then the alien is drawn into Harry's time. Ad for Aquaman and Aqualad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 45
    • Residue.
    • 1 1/4" Spine split from top.

    Cover pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Dooms from Kyro's Cave," art by Howard Purcell; Two geologists stumble upon the ancient lab of an alchemist and accidentally release his curse. One-page Dr. Floogle story by Henry Boltinoff. "Parents Have Rights, Too!" public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily; Bob convinces his sister Laurie that she should be more considerate of their parents. "The Secret of the Sinister Structures," art by Bill Ely; A scientist mysteriously builds strange structures including a giant automatic pistol and a bow and arrow but won't tell anybody the reason. "Behind the Dungeon Door" text story. "Destiny of Dooms," pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos; Mark and Elsa meet a Professor Volo who claims to have a camera that sees the future; Mark scoffs at the idea and accuses the Prof of perpetuating a hoax; So Volo sics a big monster on them. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #46
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 46

    Cover pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Pied-Piper Creature!", art by Bill Ely; A space ship containing weird interplanetary creatures crashes on Earth and the pilot is injured and unable to help round them up when they escape. Half-page Dolly and the Professor story by Henry Boltinoff. "Gifts from Your Elders!" public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily; A group of teens discover that they can learn many things from older people. Ad for Rip Hunter... Time Master #3, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito. "The Second Life of Simon Steele," art by Howard Sherman; The ghost of a lawyer who relied on sorcery returns after 150 years to take revenge on the descendant of the person who stopped him originally. "Last Trip to Lo'Ana" text story. One-page Moolah the Mystic story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Invasion of the Fish-Men," pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos; Mark and Elsa encounter an invasion force of fish creatures from another dimension. Superman ad. Secret Origins ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 47
    • 1 1/4" Cumulative spine split.
    • Cover and multiple wraps detached at bottom staple.

    Cover pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. "Return of the Phantom Physician," art by Bill Ely; Dr. Miles Menken is visited three times by his fabled ancestor Anselmo the Great, a physician with great healing powers. One-page Moolah the Mystic story by Henry Boltinoff. Superman ad. Secret Origins ad. "The Man With the Mineral Powers," art by Howard Sherman; Geologist Bart Hobbs convinces a grand jury that inexplicable transformations of his body forced him to commit various thefts, but his lies are eventually exposed. The Inside Stories of Batman and Robin's Top Secrets ad. "The Day the World Vanished" text story. "The Creatures of Camouflage Forest," script by Jack Miller, pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos; Astronauts bring back plants from an asteroid that are actually creatures that can change their forms. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 48
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.

    "The Great Dimensional Brain Swap" (art by Alex Toth), "The Invention That Went Berserk," "Beware the Guardian Beast!" (a Mark Merlin mystery; art by Mort Meskin). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #49
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 49
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.
    • 3" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Cover pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Reluctant Sorcerer," script and art by Howard Purcell; When Tommy helps a woman in trouble, she gives him magic powers but what he really wants is for his missing parents to come home. Ad for The Atom. "A Message from Otto the Robot!" public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily; Bobby dreams about the fantastic future that robots will provide, but the robot in his dream reminds him that humans will always be needed too. "The Forbidden Stones of Zhatec," art by Bill Ely; When an ancient temple is moved and rebuilt at a city museum, two giant phantom warriors emerge and battle each other, looking for a lost treasure. "Challenge for a Coward" text story. Half-page Peter Puptent Explorer story by Henry Boltinoff. "Captives of the Parallel World!", pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos; Mark and Elsa are drawn into another dimension to help capture a criminal from their own world. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #50
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 50
    • Cover detached.

    "The Town That Lost its Face," "Pageant of the 300-Year Doom," and "The Last Survivors of Planet Earth" (art by Mort Meskin). Cover price $0.10.