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House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #101
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 101

    Cover art by Mike Kaluta. "Small Invasion," script by Sheldon Mayer, art by Alex Nino; Aliens miscalculate when they make human bodies too perfect for their spies and they fall in love; When the aliens send out a sound signal which kills the humans in a two mile radius of the device the male spy writes down the details before he sacrifices himself for the girl he has fallen in love with, unknown to him, also an alien spy. "The Sacrifice," script by Jack Oleck, art by June Lofamia; A warlock intends to sacrifice his wife to the Devil in return for a youthful appearance, but she beats him to the punch. Cain & Abel cartoon page by Sergio Aragonés. "Hiding Place," script by Raymond Marais, art by Ruben Yandoc; A mobster on the run ducks into an unusual toy store and when he threatens the owners for money he finds that they spiked his food with chemicals which shrink his body so that he can be added as the final touch to a new model torture rack they have been building. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #102
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 102

    Cover art by Mike Kaluta. "Make a Wish," script by Jack Oleck, art by E. R. Cruz; A lonely boy in an orphanage is taken to a psychiatrist after seeing and playing in a land of elves; The hypnosis removes his ability to enter the fantasy land and he is despondent. "The Loser," script by Jack Oleck, pencils by Quico Redondo, inks by Abe Ocampo; A man gloats over what he thinks is his wife's casket; His nagging wife listens to the ghost for a while and then cannot resist mocking him one final time to burst his bubble in thinking that he had actually pushed her down the stairs and got away with it. Abel's Fables cartoon page by Sergio Aragonés. "A Lonely Monstrosity," script by John Albano, art by Nestor Redondo; A malformed building superintendent is targeted for his money by a tenant and her boyfriend, but things don't go as planned when the boyfriend swings an ax at the superintendent and ruptures a steam pipe onto the woman's face. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #103
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 103

    Cover art by Bernie Wrightson. "Waiting... Waiting... Waiting...", script by Sheldon Mayer, art by Rico Rival; A gambler who gets involved with a scientific project to recreate Earth history in simulation hopes to view the winner of the next atomic war, but the lab is destroyed before he can learn of the victor. "No Bed of Roses," script by John Albano, art by Jack Sparling; A man frames another man so that he can marry his wife when he is sent to prison; In prison, the convicted man hangs himself and leaves a note that he hopes to reincarnate in order to seek revenge and get his wife back; He reincarnates into a gorilla and escapes the zoo to tear apart the man who married his wife. "The Village on the Edge of Forever," script by Steve Skeates, art by Alex Niño; After the radiation of a future war has destroyed humanity, a sole survivor builds lifelike robots for company; One of the machines, believing itself to be human, seeks out other humans and finds a girl under attack by mutants; He tries to save her and during the fight his arm is damaged and he realizes that he is a robot. Cain & Abel cartoon page by Sergio Aragonés. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #104
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 104

    Cover art by Nick Cardy. "Ghosts Don't Bother Me... But...", script by Sheldon Mayer, pencils by Nestor Redondo, inks by Virgilio Redondo; A contract killer makes the mistake of killing a ventriloquist whose ghost sets up the killer to fall out a 10 story window by pretending to be the voice of a mute beauty the killer saw at a party. Abel's Fables cartoon page by Sergio Aragonés. "The Dead Man's Doll," script by Bill Riley, art by Alfredo Alcala; Two domestics murder an old man for money that is concealed within an ugly doll, but the doll gets revenge by strangling one of them driving a getaway car so they drive off a cliff. "Lend Me an Ear!", script by Jack Oleck, art by George Tuska; A student pranks a night watchman at the medical school morgue by making him think he is being visited by ghosts; Other students see that he is turning the old man into a nervous wreck so they decide to teach the prankster a lesson. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #105
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 105

    Cover art by Jack Sparling. "Vampire," script by Maxene Fabe, art by Gerry Talaoc; A stepfather takes his child actor son to a "vampire cave" in order to dispose of him so that he can claim a two million dollar trust fund, but an actual vampire gets him before he can do so. "Coming Together!", script by Steve Skeates, art by Jim Aparo; A poet reads a poem which contains an incantation in a coffee house which brings three demons together to possess a sculpture; The sculpture menaces a waitress and a big bruiser type who is sweet on her manages to destroy it, but unfortunately for him, she is more interested in the college professor who was tracking the demons and destroys the poet's poem to prevent more carnage. "An Axe to Grind," script by Steve Skeates, art by Alfredo Alcala; A half-wit chops up his brother with an ax after he sees him talking to a girl he fancies; He doesn't believe that his brother was just asking her to be more polite to him, and so buries the pieces of the body out in the field. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #106
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 106

    Cover art by Berni Wrightson. Intro page featuring Abel, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Berni Wrightson. "The Curse of Harappa," script by Maxene Fabe, art by Ruben Yandoc (as Rubeny); A man in a foreign land encounters a woman whom the natives refer to as The Bride of Death who claims that he will end up digging his own grave if he pursues her; He ignores the warning and does indeed end up digging his own grave. "The Island of No Return," script by John Albano, art by Alex Niño; A husband and wife vampire team set up on a small island; They allow one victim to escape so that the story gets out and ensures a steady stream of curious prey for them. "This Will Kill You," script by Jack Oleck, art by Alfredo Alcala; Two pranksters attempt to scare a half-wit who sleeps in the small town undertaking parlor's back room with a story that the man currently lying in state is a vampire; Later that evening, one of them gets in a coffin after makeup has been applied by his female friend and lets out a groan. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #107
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 107

    Cover art by Berni Wrightson. "Skin Deep," script by Jack Oleck, art by Alfredo Alcala; An ugly man has a mask made for himself in order to win the heart of a beautiful woman, but he is surprised by her reaction when he reveals his true face. Cain & Abel cartoon by Sergio Aragonés. "The Night of the Nebish!", script by Arnold Drake, art by Alfredo Alcala; To resist his malarial hallucinations, a man's doctor urges him to toughen up, which he does in time to repel an alien invasion. "Winner Take All!", script by Steve Skeates, art by Bernard Baily; During a storm, two men take shelter and fight over a suitcase full of money they find. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #108
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 108

    Cover art by Jack Sparling. "Act III Eternity," script by George Kashdan, art by Jess Jodloman; A small town of psychopaths lure out to pasture actors to perform the role of a vampire being pursued which ends in the actor being staked for real. 2 Abel's Fables cartoon pages by Sergio Aragonés. "A New Kid on the Block," script by Maxene Fabe, art by Rico Rival; A young Egyptian boy attempts to befriend a local by showing him a fancy dagger that his uncle has warned him carries a curse upon it; The local kid wants to pawn it for cash, and the Egyptian reluctantly agrees, but the pawnshop owner cheats them. "The Ghost-Writer," script by Bill Riley, art by Gerry Talaoc; A writer who has been using another man to ghost write for him decides to murder him because he doesn't need him anymore; He pumps several bullets into him, but the man doesn't die, and he admits that he has been dead several years; He is a literal ghost writer. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #109
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 109

    Cover art by Nick Cardy. "Museum of Nightmares," script by Mike Pellowski (story idea) and Maxene Fabe (script), art by Alfredo Alcala; A sorcerer creates animated wax figures of killers and victims in order play out the crimes as a game. "And in Death There Is No Escape!", script by John Albano, art by Alex Nino; An actor has dealings with a sorcerer to grant him immortality; In order to gain enough money to produce his own play, he desires to marry a wealthy woman who loves him but her father refuses; He gets the woman to hire a maid whom he has instructed to poison the old man, but the actor's plans unravel when he becomes trapped in a fire which hideously burns him; He ends up as a carnival freak praying for the death that will not come. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #110
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 110

    Cover art by Luis Dominguez. "Domain of the Dead," script by Jack Oleck, art by Fred Carrillo; A couple receive help in destroying a vampire from the ghost of a dead priest. "Safes Have Secrets Too," script by Mike Pellowski (idea) and Maxene Fabe (script), art by Flor Dery; A man murders his business partner and cremates the body, hiding the ashes in a safe; When a fire breaks out in his home, he attempts to make it to safety, only for the police to find his body the following day in the safe; They are perplexed by the horrified expression on his face and fail to observe the ash hand prints upon his throat. "Possessed!", script by Jack Oleck, art by Gerry Talaoc; A man desires a witch's spell book as he thinks it can provide wealth for his family after she was executed and buried, so he digs it up but it is written in Latin and is useless to him; His wife is worried that the evil spirit may possess someone and seek revenge, and when one of the witch's judges is found murdered, the man begins to suspect that his wife has been possessed. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #111
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 111

    Cover art by Nick Cardy. "A Watchtower in the Dark," script by Gerry Conway (as Gerard Conway), art by Tony DeZuniga; A demoness appears to a young man which inflames his hatred against the man he works for; He kills him, and the demoness claims his soul. Letter from comics editor Robert Greenberger. "Hair-I-Kari," script by Maxene Fabe, art by Romy Gamboa; A man who loses his hair attempts to cheat a witch in order to get it back; He steals her bottle of magic hair preserver and cuts off her beautiful hair while she sleeps; He gets a wig made of her hair and finds that he can't remove it. "The Land Beyond the Styx!", script by Michael Fleisher, art by Gerry Talaoc; A scientist develops a method of staying dead for ten minutes and then being revived by an assistant in order to discover the secrets of afterlife; When the experiment starts he finds himself being taken across the river Styx to Hell; He attempts to avoid demons for ten minutes until he is revived but he doesn't understand why his assistant hasn't thrown the switch. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #112
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 112
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    Cover art by Luis Dominguez. "The Witch Doctor's Magic Cloak," script by Michael Fleisher (script) and Russell Carley (art continuity), art by Rudy Nebres; A man steals a magic cloak from a witch doctor that has the power to re-grow limbs that have been torn off from animal attacks; In revenge, the witch doctor wraps the man in the cloak and generates various appendages all sprouting from different locations on his body. "The Case of the Demon Spawn!", script by Gerry Conway (as Gerard Conway), art by Luis Dominguez; Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (not the names used by the writer) are targeted by a pack of vampires because of their skepticism of the supernatural; They manage to escape, but not before Holmes is bitten by one of them. Holmes, in turn, puts the bite on Dr. Watson. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #113
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 113

    Cover art by Jack Sparling. "Not So Loud--I'm Blind!", script by Doug Moench, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Nick Cardy; A mad scientist creates a slime monster out of a blind beggar who hangs out in the swamp. Abel's Fables cartoon page by Sergio Aragonés. "Spawns of Satan," script by Jack Oleck, art by Nestor Redondo; A pack of child vampires decides to leave town before they are connected to the local killings; They bury their coffins upon a hill until they feel that it will be safe for them to return to them; They row a boat out upon frigid water intending to occupy island caves, but one drops something overboard and the kids lose their balance and fall into the water where they enter a torpid state; When spring comes around and the water warms up, the vampires stir and rise up during the night. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #114
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 114

    Cover art by Nick Cardy. "Night Game," script by Michael Fleisher and Russell Carley (art continuity), art by Frank Bolle; When a crooked hockey player is discovered by his coach, he demands his resignation; He pretends to agree but puts a bomb on the team's airplane killing all aboard; He joins a new team, and the night before a big game he gets a phone call for midnight practice; He gets out on the ice only to be confronted by skeletons. "The Demon and the Rock Star!", script by Michael Fleisher and Russell Carley (art continuity), art by Gerry Talaoc; A has-been rock star makes a bargain with a demon to get back on top again, but the price he must pay is three sacrifices indicated by who he gives the demon's jewel to; The first two victims are a former manager and rival rock band, but his third intended victim is a girl he desires but who rejects him; She designs his stage outfits, so when he sends her the jewel, she sews it into his clothes and the demon comes for him. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #115
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 115

    Cover art by Luis Dominguez. "Nobody Hurts My Brother!", script by Arnold Drake, art by Alfredo Alcala; Twins joined at the head are separated and from then on, they take the wounds that the other experiences; One of them takes advantage of the situation to become a mobster, and it works until his simple brother hears a TV broadcast about a rival mobster attempting to wipe him out. Behind the Scenes at the DC Comic World ad. "Remembered Dead," script by George Kashdan, art by Alex Niño; The lonely watchman of the wax museum takes home a figure of Lizzie Borden when the owner tells him that he's going to melt it down due to lack of public interest; The watchman meets a single female neighbor and he becomes convinced that the statue is jealous. "Every Man My Killer!", script by George Kashdan, pencils by Nardo Cruz, inks by E. R. Cruz; A man who can't remember his name is being hunted and does not understand what he has done to make everyone he encounters want to kill him; When he is destroyed at the end of the story it is revealed that he is a robot who has gone rogue and then lost its memory. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #116
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 116

    Cover art by Luis Dominguez. "Like Father, Like Son," script by Jack Oleck, art by Nestor Redondo; A man makes a deal with a witch to supply a maiden in exchange for gold; He asks the witch if there is any way to avoid damnation when dealing with the Devil and she tells him that he can escape Hell if he sacrifices his own son; He brings the young girl to the coven and they tell him that he can return for her the following morning; When he comes back he finds that the events of the evening have destroyed her sanity. "Puglyon's Crypt," script by David Michelinie, art by Ramona Fradon; A man with a fear of premature burial kicks some gypsy squatters out of his warehouse telling them to find somewhere else to stay for the winter; Since his father used to punish him by locking him in the family crypt overnight, he decides to have his casket built with a ventilation pipe and a door which opens from the inside out; After the specifications are complete, his vehicle gets into an accident wherein a small piece of window glass in his brain causes a temporary paralysis long enough for him to be considered dead and interred in his casket. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #117
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 117

    Cover art by Luis Dominguez. "An Eye for an Eye," script by Jack Oleck, art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua); A Duke makes a bargain with a witch who demands a human sacrifice as payment in order to gain revenge against a hated rival after the Duke's wife leaves him; The witch summons demons in order to aid the Duke's men and they take the rival and a young boy whom the Duke assumes is the child his ex-wife gave the man when she died in childbirth. "Don't Cry for Uncle Malcolm," script by Gerry Boudreau, art by Alex Niño; A man's uncle dies and he and his sister drive up to attend the funeral, but the locals are hostile and refuse to give direction; When they finally locate the house, they realize that the uncle was a voodoo practitioner who used his powers to keep the locals in thrall. 2 Abel's Fables cartoon pages by Sergio Aragonés. "Revenge for the Deadly Dummy!", script by Steve Skeates, art by Alfredo Alcala; A wooden dummy picks itself up and heads out of the garbage dump seeking revenge on its master for tossing him aside after twelve years of faithful service so he could become a standup comedian. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #118
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 118

    Cover art by Luis Dominguez. "The Very Last Picture Show," script by Michael Fleisher and Russell Carley (art continuity), art by George Evans; A Hollywood director who murdered a script writer 35 years ago overhears his wife and her lawyer plotting to replace his new premiere with a film that the lawyer had produced re-enacting the murder in order to convince him that his victim has returned from grave seeking revenge. "Turnabout," script by Steve Skeates (as Steve Skeats), art by Quico Redondo; A woman murders her husband and dumps the body in the truck of her car, then drives to a river to dispose of it; When she looks in the trunk she is startled to see that the body is missing; The man's ghost appears, and she backs away, striking her head on the trunk. "Nasty Little Man," script by Jack Oleck, art by Ramona Fradon; A foul-tempered man manages to capture a leprechaun and extract from him his heart's desire, a stone house and to never be hungry again; At first it seems as though he gains his wish when he marries a local girl, but after he secretly murders his wife's father in order to be lord of the estate, the dead man's lawyer informs him that he was not so well off as the killer had assumed and their house will have to be sold. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #119
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 119

    Cover art by Luis Dominguez. "A Carnival of Dwarfs," script by Michael Fleisher and Russell Carley (art continuity), art by Arthur Suydam; Two carnival owners come across an old man and group of dwarfs so they threaten to harm the old man unless the dwarfs perform for the show; What they don't know is that the old man and dwarfs are a pack of vampires. 2 Cain & Abel cartoon pages by Sergio Aragonés. "Imitation Monster!", script by Mike Pellowski (story idea) and George Kashdan, art by Alfredo Alcala; A professor dresses in a Bigfoot costume to get some film of the natives interacting with their god, but his plan goes awry when a real Bigfoot becomes paternalistic and carries him away to his cave. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #120
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 120

    Cover art by Luis Dominguez. "To Never Grow Old," script by Mary Skrenes (as "Virgil North"), art by Tony DeZuniga; A scientist gets revenge on a partner for cheating him out of the profits of a rejuvenation machine by reverting him to an infant's body forever. "The Right Demon Could Do It!", script by Sheldon Mayer, pencils by Paul Kirchner, inks by Tex Blaisdell; A crabby man wishes tortures on all who annoy him and a demon records all of his wishes until it finally appears before him and offers him a wish; The demon suggests a promotion at work, but the man turns that down as he knows he'd still be working for his boss that he doesn't like; The demon suggests marrying his supervisor's attractive secretary. "The Lion's Share," script by Steve Skeates, art by Alfredo Alcala; A hunter in Africa uses dogs to finish off a wounded lion that the natives regard highly; To get their revenge, they toss a voodoo doll of the hunter to the dogs and release them so that the dogs tear apart the hunter as they did the doll. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #121
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 121

    Cover art by Luis Dominguez. "Child's Play," script by Jack Oleck, art by Ramona Fradon; This story is told from two viewpoints; One, an old man's belief that the neighbor's kids are out to do him in with voodoo, and the other, the girl's brother who professes innocence. Abel's Fables cartoon page by Sergio Aragonés. "Corpus Delicti," script by Jack Oleck, art by Gerry Talaoc; A man resents his smothering wife so he strangles her after a year of marriage and dumps her body in a trunk; He attempts to send the trunk to the cabin where they had their honeymoon so that he can dump it in the lake, but when the movers bring it back he becomes agitated and causes them to drop it down the stairs. "Ms. Vampire Killer," script by Don Glut, art by E. R. Cruz; A village with a vampire problem unknowingly hires a female vampire who works as a vampire killer in order to eliminate the competition and score some fringe benefits such as the men who find her attractive whom she lures into secluded spots for feeding. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #122
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 122

    Cover art by Luis Dominguez. "Requiem for Igor," script by Jack Oleck, art by Alfredo Alcala; The 2nd best pianist makes a deal with a witch for the hands of the best, but the thugs that the witch hired to murder the victim burn the body and Satan places the charred hands on to the would-be pianist. "The Centaur," script by Sam Glanzman and Martin Pasko, art by Sam Glanzman; Three hunters split up in the woods in order to look for a deer when one of them encounters a centaur; The centaur offers to take the man through a light portal to a paradise and the man agrees. "Grave Business," script by David Michelinie, art by Ruben Yandoc (as Rubeny); A widow tells the funeral director that her dead husband had all of his money placed inside his casket and offers to share it with him if he unseals the casket; At first the man refuses, but after the man is buried, he decides to dig it up; The widow covers him with a gun when he finishes, but he flings dirt in her face and then kills her with the shovel. "There He Is Again!", script by Don Kaar, art by Alfredo Alcala; Ushers are startled to see a boy who sneaks into the theater fall backwards into the movie screen and become part of the horror movie after they surround him. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #123
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 123

    Cover art by Frank Robbins. "A Fugitive Apparition," script by John Albano, art by Leandro Sesarego; A cranky ghost in an old house makes friends with a young boy until the kid meets a girl and loses interest in the ghost. "A Connecticut Ice Cream Man in King Arthur's Court," script by Michael Fleisher and Russ Carley (script continuity), art by Alex Toth; An ice cream man finds himself transported to King Arthur's court by a thick fog and gets in Arthur's good graces by offering him ice cream; It doesn't take long before he thinks of dumping rat poison into the ice cream to polish off Arthur and his nobles and take over; Merlin overhears him scheming and goes to the king with the rat poison as proof; The king is in a quandary as he wishes to execute the ice cream man for treason but only he can provide ice cream to the banquet Arthur has promised his nobles. Letter from comics writer and editor Paul Levitz. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #124
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 124

    Cover art by Luis Dominguez. "Last of the Frankensteins," script by Jack Oleck, art by Ernie Chan; The last of the Frankensteins, Edmund Frankenstein, turns out to be a mechanical construct; The irony of the story turns out that he is destroyed by an angry mob of peasants without knowing that he is in fact a robot. "Never Rouse a Vampire!", script by George Kashdan, art by Jay Albister; A carnival barker gets the idea that he can drum up more business if he exhibits a vampire so he has one of his showgirls chat up a creepy-looking carnival drifter into agreeing to play the part; The dupe thinks the showgirl likes him and she tells him that the barker is saving up the money for the two of them to get married. "Make Believe," script by Jack Oleck, art by Ruben Yandoc (as Rubeny); A crippled boy makes a centaur friend on a Greek isle and tells his nurse and father about their adventures; At first the adults are angry that they believe the child is lying to them about not needing his crutches in the magic circle, but after he persists in his tales, the father contacts a psychologist who recommends that the boy be taken from the isle. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #125
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 125

    Cover art by Luis Dominguez. "Catch as Cats Can!", script by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Luis Dominguez; The Baron thinks that he is being hexed by a little girl he suspects of being a witch and her cat familiar but it's actually the cat who is the witch not the little girl. "Pay the Piper," script by Jack Oleck, art by Alfredo P. Alcala; An abusive father and his crippled son are hiking in the mountains when they are visited by Death in the guise of a shepherd; The boy takes a liking to Death and Death leads him to a meadow where he can play with other children and doesn't need his crutch to walk. "Instant Re-Kill!", script by Steve Skeates, art by Frank Robbins; An insane actor brutally murders his co-star in order to get the jilted lover scene just right and can't understand why arresting officers aren't convinced that it's just a movie. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #126
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 126

    Last 20-cent cover price. Cover art by Luis Dominguez. "The Haunter and the Haunted," script by David Michelinie, art by Quico Redondo; A nine year old boy is dared by his older brother to stay overnight in a supposedly haunted house and his brother and friend to try scare him away; They succeed, but when they leave through the cellar and go home, the younger boy is nowhere to be found; Eventually, they find him sitting on the porch of the haunted house. "The Long Run!", script by Steve Skeates, art by Lee Marrs. "On Borrowed Time," script by Jack Oleck, art by Alex Nino; A thief steals a battery powered watch which can transport a person one week into the future by setting it one minute forward; He uses the watch to commit crimes until he gets the idea to steal a large number of diamonds and set the watch five years into the future so that he can fence them without difficulty. "Weird Wanda," script by David Michelinie, art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua); The business partner of a skating rink owner attempts to get out of a gambling debt by embezzling money but is caught by the other partner; The thief kills him and disposes of the body; The killer leaves a note for the wife saying that her husband has run off with another woman and the wife becomes mentally unbalanced. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #127
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 127

    First 25-cent cover price. Cover art by Luis Dominguez. "The Headsman of Hell," script by Marv Wolfman and Len Wein, art by Abe Ocampo; A Frenchman during the time of the Terror obsesses over the identity of the headsman until he becomes scheduled for execution himself; He reaches up to yank off the black hood only to discover that there is nothing underneath. "A Test of Innocence!", script by Mike Pellowski, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Bill Draut; A man steals emeralds from an Amazon native tribe, but when he attempts to raft down river with the hollowed-out melon he's stashed the emeralds in, it rolls off the raft into the river; He reaches into the river for the melon but when he withdraws his hand it has been stripped of flesh by Piranhas. "Death on Cue!", script by David Michelinie and Russ Carley, art by Ruben Yandoc (as Rubeny); A pool hall bum steals a magic cue from an old man and beats him to death with it; He plays well until he has only one more guy to beat and then he will be champion but the ghost of the dead man shows up before the match; The ghost challenges him to a game, and even though the killer is using the magic cue, he plays terrible like he used to play. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #128
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 128

    Cover art by Luis Dominguez. "No Way to Run a Railroad!", script by Michael Fleisher and Russ Carley, art by Leopoldo Duranona; A retired train engineer who has built his own train set by hand invites a hobo to stay with him and help run the trains after the hobo helps him with a technical problem; After a toy maker offers a hundred thousand for the set and is refused, the hobo murders the old man and attempts to hide the body so that he can claim the money. "Freak-Out!", script by George Kashdan, art by Alex Nino; A man who hides his landmine disfigurement under a mask visits a billionaire who stuffs freaks as a hobby; He offers his guest a contract which stipulates his heirs will receive a million dollars when he dies and in exchange the billionaire gets his corpse to add to his collection. "Somebody's Listening," script by John Albano, pencils by Joe Orlando, inks by Bill Draut; A man's child is dying and he tells the doctor that he does not believe in God; He sees someone going into his shed and accosts the man as he believes him to be a thief. Abel's Fables cartoon by John Albano. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #129
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 129

    Cover art by Luis Dominguez. "Almost Human," script by Jack Oleck, art by Franc Reyes; A woman explorer of the Amazon is abducted by the Bee people she wishes to study and made their queen. Abel's Fables cartoon page by Sergio Aragonés. "The Lottery," script by Michael Fleisher and Russ Carley, art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua); A stranger from out of town gets on the wrong train to go to a business meeting and is told that he must wait until the following day for another train; He sees workman setting up a fifty thousand dollar lottery booth in the center of town and asks the ticket seller if he can buy a ticket; At first the ticket seller doesn't want to sell him one and tells him that it's a local thing, but he is very persuasive and the ticket seller gives in; The man thinks with the rotten luck he's had today he could use some good luck; When the little girl draws his number he's ecstatic that he won but doesn't quite understand why they ask for his family's address and just won't give him the check; He is knocked over the head and wakes up bound in the cemetery. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #130
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 130

    Cover art by Ernie Chua (as Ernie Chan). "Winner Take All," script by Jack Oleck, art by Quico Redondo; A man in a card game murders another player who catches him cheating as he wants to win enough money to buy his own ship; He flees, but the police fire a shot at him; When he revives, a wealthy woman calling herself Sabrina arranges to have a gambling match arranged for him so that he can win the money to buy his own ship. Abel's Fables cartoon page by Sergio Aragonés. "All Dolled Up," script by David Michelinie, art by Ruben Yandoc (as Rubeny); A father buys his little girl a doll that resembles her cruel stepmother; After the father accidentally steps on the doll and the woman's head momentarily feels like it's being crushed, she puts it down to coincidence; When she feels as though she is drowning, and sees the little girl get out of the bathtub with the wet doll, the woman feels uncertain; When the little girl spills hot tea on the doll's face and she suffers a burn, she tells the husband to get rid of it. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #131
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 131

    Cover art by Luis Dominguez. "The Island of Crawling Flesh!", script by Michael Fleisher, art by Arthur Suydam; A scientist and his wife become victims of a tropical disease when they withhold knowledge of a possible cure from the natives in the interest of recording the disease's progress. "The Girl in the Red Dress!", script by Steve Skeates, art by Gerry Talaoc; A murderer has a recurring dream of a girl in a red dress telling him that she is going to avenge the death of his victim; As he walks into the street he is so stunned at seeing the girl from his dream on a billboard warning pedestrians to be careful crossing the street that he doesn't get out of the way of the truck that plows right into him. "Point of No Return," script by Jack Oleck, art by Alex Niño; A bully wants to marry a girl whom he believes has money but her father and brother won't hear of it; The bully contacts a witch about getting help but she tells him that he has to do something very evil, so he stabs the father and leaves him in the swamp for the alligators; The witch tells him that was an acceptable evil deed so she gives him a voodoo doll made up like the brother that he can torment until he's ready to stab it through the heart. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #132
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 132

    Cover art by Ernie Chan. The Spy Hostess snack cakes ad with Superman. "The Contortionist!", script by Michael Fleisher and Russell Carley (art continuity), art by Leopoldo Duranona; A man murders an Indian guru for his supply of berry juice which allows him to stretch his body into fantastic shapes because he wants to liven up his stage act; Before the guru died, he warned him that too much use of the juice would affect his body to the point that it would not resume its normal shape. "Killer Instinct," script by Jack Oleck, art by Ruben Yandoc (as Rubeny); Satan offers a boxer who lacks a killer instinct what he's missing without a catch; The boxer agrees and becomes more successful in the ring; Eventually he kills an opponent and his wife tells him that she's leaving him; He becomes enraged and strangles her; The devil reappears and offers the man an out in exchange for his soul. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #133
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 133

    Cover art by Ernie Chan. "The Night of the Leopard Goddess," script by Michael Fleisher and Russ Carley, art by Ruben Yandoc; A hunter steals a ruby from a cult of the Leopard Goddess in India and in revenge a representative of the cult tracks him down and offers an even larger diamond in exchange for the ruby; The hunter agrees, and the diamond is shoved into his skull, killing him, just as he stole the ruby from the forehead of the Leopard Goddess statute. "Portraits of Death," script by Jack Oleck, pencils by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua), inks by Bill Draut; A painter begins to paint pictures that foretell the future which frightens his model because she knows that she and his art dealer have been swindling him; The art dealer plots to kill the painter, and after it's done, the two of them return to the dead man's studio where the girl sees a painting that the man created before he was killed and she is depicted as having a knife protruding from her chest; She snatches a knife from the table with the intention of destroying the painting so it can't come true, but the art dealer attempts to warn her that it is an experimental painting being done on metal. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #134
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 134

    Cover art by Ernie Chan. "The Inheritance of Blood," script by David V. Reed (as Coram Nobis), art by Nestor Redondo; A boy who goes to spend some vacation time with his cousins learns that they belong to a coven of werewolves. Cain & Abel cartoon page by Sergio Aragonés. "The Last Out," script by Steve Skeates, art by Buddy Gernale; A vampire arrives in a small town to prey upon what he considers stupid inhabitants, but he ends up getting tricked by their mention of a "bat cave"; When the villagers swarm him as a group and he attempts to flee, he discovers that the cave contains no bats to hide amongst but only two baseball bats left by one of the villagers as a pun. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #135
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 135

    Cover art by Bernie Wrightson. Minerva Menace! Hostess snack cakes ad featuring Shazam! "The Vegetable Garden!", script by Michael Fleisher, art by Leopoldo Duranona; When Aunt Harriet discovers that Bill has circulated rumors to drive away the neighborhood children, killed her parrot and wrecked her vegetable garden, all in an effort to put her away in an old folk's home and seize control of her money she is quite distraught; She murders him with a pair of garden shears, dismembers his body and buries its pieces outside in a newly redone vegetable garden, with signs that indicate where each piece has been buried. Abel's Fables cartoon page by John Albano. "Big Fish in a Small Pond," script by Mike Pellowski (story idea) and Steve Skeates (script), art by E. R. Cruz; A man wants to buy a pet shop from an old couple who don't want to sell; The man's assistant dabbles in mysticism so he sends demons to possess the pets thinking that he'll get a raise for helping out; His employer is unaware of this so he breaks into the pet shop intending to start a fire. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #136
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 136

    Cover art by Bill Draut. "Buried Treasure," script by Jack Oleck, art by Franc Reyes; An old man wants to divide his wealth among his three remaining heirs, but they are greedy so he tells them to go away for a month and then return; After the month passes, the three return and he tells them that he has hidden his fortune on the premise as a treasure hunt and the one who finds it will possess all; One of the men is willing to kill for it, and so he murders his two brothers and threatens the life of the old man if he does not divulge the treasure's location. Abel's Fables cartoon page by John Albano. "Last Voyage of the Lady Luck," script by Maxene Fabe, art by Ramona Fradon; A boy goes to live with his uncle who has purchased an old ship with the intent of making insurance money when it sinks; The boy meets a strange old man at the dock who gives him a toy somewhat like a rocking horse in the shape of a ship which can be steered and tells him it's magic. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #137
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 137

    Cover art by Ernie Chan. "The Harder They Fall," script by Carl Wessler, art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua); A bum dreams that he is a ruthless businessman on the way to a senate seat when he is betrayed by the beautiful girl he is in love with; He is relived that his recurring falling dreams are no longer possible with the realization that at Skid Row, he's got nowhere further to fall. Minerva Menace! Hostess snack cakes ad featuring Shazam! "The Magic Elixir," script by George Kashdan, art by Ricardo Villamonte; A group of vampires con a con man who sells snake oil that they've got something better; They lead the man to a corpse and pour some of their elixir into him; He gets up and the con man offers to cut the vampires in on the profit. "Final Exam" one-page Abel's Fables story, script and art by John Albano; An old man disintegrates when the doctor tests his reflexes by tapping his knee. "Suit of Lights," script by Steve Clement (plot) and Robert Kanigher, art by Ruben Yandoc. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #138
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 138

    Cover art by Bill Draut. "Where Dreams Are Born," script by Jack Oleck, art by Frank Redondo; A boy who can enter dreams based on what he reads immediately before he falls asleep and return with the material wealth that he finds in these places is tormented by his greedy foster parents who demand that he take them with him into his dreams so that they can fill up suitcases full of loot; The woman wants to beat the kid into acquiescing but the man tries to cozy up to him for a week first; The boy knows that they are evil doers so he denies being able to enter dreams. "Night Watchman," script by George Kashdan, art by Leopoldo Duranona; A vampire takes a job as a night watchman with the condition that no one enter the premises at night; When his boss becomes too curious for his own good, he becomes just another victim and the vampire resigns himself to looking for another job. "Snake Bite!", script by Steve Clement, art by Romy Gamboa; An escaped convict runs into a tribe of tiny Indians and dies when a rattlesnake bites him while harassing the Indians. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #139
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 139

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    Cover art by Bernie Wrightson. "The Devil's Daughter," script by Jack Oleck, pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by Mike Royer; When a stepfather hears his daughter talking to the circus ape Bobo and the beast replies, he becomes convinced that she's a witch; The man attempts to kill the girl but the ape breaks his neck; The authorities have some suspicions about the girl, but she convinces them her stepfather was mad by showing them a book about ventriloquism she said she had been reading; The sheriff tells her that they are going to have to put down the ape now that it's killed and she pleads for a chance to say goodbye. Abel's Fables cartoon page by Sergio Aragones. "A Real Crazy Kid," script by Steve Skeates, art by Nestor Redondo; A ladies man meets a girl on the street who acts crazy and is intrigued by the potential challenge of getting her to fall in love with him; When he first sees her she is peeling two bananas without paying for them; He approaches her and she pushes the bananas into her ears telling him that she can't hear him because she's gone bananas. "Instant Rebirth!", script by George Kashdan, art by Bill Draut; An archaeologist gets more than he bargains for when he ingests the substance that will transform him into the natives' ancient god; He wanted the god's power but he gets the god's loathsome appearance as well. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #140
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 140

    Last 25-cent cover price. Cover art by Ernie Chan. "Reprise: The Patchwork Man," script by Gerry Conway, art by Nestor Redondo; Gregori Arcane survived a fall and found himself hiding in a department store; He startled two employees opening up and security fired a shot that grazed his head, knocking him out; The security men turned him over to the police who were visited by a Dr. Chomes who demanded that they release his "patient" into his custody. Dr. Chomes conducted some painful experiments upon the Patchwork Man and the pain caused him to break his restraints and brush past Dr. Chomes and his assistant; Outside, a good Samaritan cab driver picked him up and drove him away from his tormenters; Dr. Chomes took down the license plate number and told his assistant they would acquire the man's address in the morning. The Cup Cake Caper Hostess Cup Cakes ad featuring Shazam! 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #141
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 141

    First 30-cent cover price. Cover art by Leopoldo Duranona. "You Can't Beat the Devil!", script by Bill Finger, art by E. R. Cruz; A man sells his soul to a demon named Caligula when the demon tells him as Roman Emperor he was so evil that Satan made him a demon to recruit other damned souls; The man thinks he can have fun for a year getting back at people and then when he's judged by Satan, he'll be made a demon like Caligula and can go on tormenting people; After the year, Caligula shows up again and claims his soul; The man expects his wife to testify that he was cruel since he beat her every day, but she lies and tells Satan's court that he was kind and loving. Abel's Fables cartoon, script by Don Edwing, art by Dave Manak. "Exit Laughing," script by Jack Oleck, pencils by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua), inks by Bill Draut; A man who was the victim of a practical joke in his college days shows up at the reunion twenty years later and the practical joker howls with laughter that he has been scared for twenty years because of when he dressed up as a ghost to frighten the man; The victim withdraws a knife and stabs the practical joker to death much to the shock of his companion. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #142
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 142

    Cover art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chau). "Who Goes There?", script by Jack Oleck, art by Ernesto Patricio; A woman has a recurring dream where she flees from a specter and falls off a balcony, then wakes up; Her husband is concerned with his wife's distraught behavior so he takes her on a vacation; While on the road, she identifies the house where the dream occurs and are told by the real estate agent that it is for rent. "Food for Thought!", script by George Kashdan, art by Leopoldo Duranona; A man takes a serum which makes him invulnerable and then shoots the scientist who provided it; He goes to Africa to rob the native tribes, but they toss him into quicksand where the bugs devour him forever as he cannot die. Twinkies and Kelp Hostess snack cakes ad featuring Aquaman. "Playmate," script by Jack Oleck, art by Bill Draut; A crippled boy has a playmate come to visit him but his parents can't see the little girl he speaks of so they assume she is just an imaginary playmate; She wants him to come outside but he refuses so she tricks him by skipping rope in the path of an oncoming car. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #143
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 143

    Cover pencils by Jack Sparling, inks by Vince Colletta. The Muse Hostess snack cakes ad featuring Batman. "Witch Blood," script by Jack Oleck, pencils by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua), inks by Bill Draut; A baron burns a woman as a witch because he wishes to annex her land. He gives her orphan boy to a vassal of his; When the man discovers that his adopted son can shape-shift he realizes that his mother really was a witch; The boy learns that the baron had burned his mother so he changes into a hawk and claws the baron's eyes. "The Experiment," art by Vicente Alcazar; This is a story with no text that looks like it is telling the story of Frankenstein, except that the last panel features Pinocchio. Abel's Fables cartoon, script by Don Edwing, art by Dave Manak. "The Evil Side," script by Steve Skeates, art by Ruben Yandoc (as Rubeny); A boy sorcerer resents his uncle for attempting to discourage him from following his evil inclinations and when the man's brother visits and mentions the powerful items kept in the attic, the boy waits until his uncle has gone to sleep before exploring the attic; He finds a magic carpet and a spell book that he uses to summon a demon so that his uncle will be killed and he'll be free of his smothering influence. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #144
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 144

    Cover pencils by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua), inks by Vince Colletta. "The Man with Death on His Shoulders," script by Cary Bates, pencils by Mike Vosburg, inks by Vince Colletta; The ghost of a body builder gives a weak man power so that he can humiliate the boyfriends of the girls that previously rejected him; One day he accidentally kills a man walking with a beautiful girl and takes her to a cave while he figures out what to do with the body; The cave begins to collapse and he uses his strength to hold it up while the girl wanders out to the road. "The Vampire of Broadway," script by Robert Kanigher, art by Abe Ocampo; A sign painter working on an advertisement for a Broadway show about a vampire brings his creation to life when he falls in love with the girl; The painting kills him and two police officers before the second police officer, who suspects the painting to be the culprit, fires silver bullets into it and ends its menace. "Justice for All Includes Children" #9 public service announcement featuring Superman. "Bide Your Time," script by Steve Skeates, pencils by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua), inks by Vince Colletta; A man becomes the victim of a beautiful woman who claims to be a medium for an old man, but she is actually his lover and his spirit has been transferred into the body of an old man through a crystal ball. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #145
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 145

    Last 30-cent cover price. Cover art by Luis Dominguez. "The Shark-Man Cometh!", script by Michael Fleisher and Russell Carley (as Russ Carley), art by E. R. Cruz; After a carnival barker's stunt man is "accidentally" killed for demanding more money for battling sharks, a wereshark shows up to take his place; The carnival barker's wife is turned on by him, so she goes out for a night swim with him; This enrages the carnival barker, so he hits her and takes a spear gun out to the pool. "The Operation Was Successful... But –", script by Robert Kanigher, art by Fred Carrillo; A jealous surgeon stabs an older physician and his attractive nurse to death and disposes of the bodies; He gets in a car accident and when he revives he finds himself a patient in surgery; He's shocked to discover that the medics are the two people he killed. Abel's Fables cartoon, script by Don Edwing, art by Dave Manak. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #146
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 146

    First 35-cent cover price. Cover price by Gray Morrow. "Snow Ghost," script by Bill Reilly (Murray Boltinoff), art by Bill Draut; A man kills his partner for gold and the dead man's ghost manipulates him into returning to the ghost's grandchildren where he expires just outside the cabin and is buried beneath the snow; The following day the kids find some personal effects of their grandfather outside as well as the gold. "Snake's Alive!", script by Michael J. Pellowski (idea) and E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Buddy Gernale; A man and a woman arrive on an island chain where the natives plan to sacrifice her to the snake god; The man is impatient to leave, but since the natives are pampering the woman before they sacrifice her, she doesn't want to go; The man picks up her body to show the terrible accident to the yacht crew and then they will leave, but the natives are enraged and they pursue the man. #7 Curt Swan DC Profiles bio by Mike Gold. Statement of ownership: Total No. Copies Printed Nearest To Filling Date (October 1, 1976): 301,574. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #147
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 147

    Cover price by Gray Morrow. Introductory page with Abel, script by Paul Levitz, art by Romeo Tanghal. "A Gift of Evil," script by Jack Oleck, pencils by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua), inks by Bill Draut; A man whose village is being destroyed by plague seeks a bargain with Satan and is answered by space aliens who give him their eggs in the form of gold cubes; The man hires agents to distribute the eggs throughout the world in order to buy medicine and supplies in an effort to relieve the suffering of his village. Abel's Fables one-page story, script by Don Edwing, art by Dave Manak. "The See-Through Thief!", script by David Michelinie and Russ Carley, art by Alex Nino; A boy vandalizes a witch's garden and she places a curse upon him that makes him invisible at random times for the rest of his life; He has difficulties proving to employers that he is reliable and so finally gets a job as a night watchman, where if he fades out, no one notices; He starts thinking that maybe he can use the curse to steal the payroll from the safe, so he waits until the curse kicks in and then blows the safe; It looks like he's going to be able to just walk out with the money but he starts to fade in and the police have been alerted. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #148
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 148

    Cover price by Gray Morrow. Introductory page with Abel, script by Paul Levitz, art by Michael Golden. "Roman Holiday," script by George Kashdan, art by Ernie Chan; A man answers an ad to go on a Roman holiday and ends up being thrown to the lions. #19 Julius Schwartz DC Profiles bio. "Sorcerer's Apprentice," script by Jack Oleck, pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by Ernie Chan; The sorcerer's apprentice is ambitious and wants to wed the princess; The princess rebuffs him as it is not possible for the princess to marry a commoner; The apprentice gets the king to allow him along on his campaign and actually proves decisive in gaining the victory; When the apprentice again asks the king to marry his daughter, he is once more rebuffed, so he slays the king and usurps the throne; When he returns from the campaign he has his master tossed in the dungeon until he can arrange the marriage ceremony. Letter from comics writer and editor Kevin J. Dooley. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #149
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 149

    Cover price by Michael Wm. Kaluta. Introductory page with Abel, script by Paul Levitz, art by Michael Golden. "The Rain Dance," script by Paul Levitz (plot) and J. Cheever Loophole, art by Bill Draut; Settlers kidnap an Indian medicine man and force him to do a rain dance at gunpoint; The sky rains blood which clots into the form of a vampire bat; The bat kills most of the settlers until they try to set fire to it by burning the crops. "The Evil One," script by Jack Oleck, art by Ricardo Villamonte; A boy's uncle kills his father and hides the body; The boy suspects him but the police tell him that they can't arrest the uncle without a body; The years go by and the boy becomes angry and bitter living with his abusive uncle until he spots an old woman that the kids used to believe was a witch; He asks her if she can summon Satan but she gives him a book of spells and tells him to try it himself if he wants to because she doesn't believe in magic; He does attempt to summon Satan and it works; He offers Satan his soul in exchange for getting revenge on his uncle. #23 Bob Layton DC Profiles bio. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #150
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 150

    Cover art by Jim Starlin. Batman and Sable Lady Hostess snack cakes ad. "A God by Any Other Name," script by Gerry Conway, art by Gerry Talaoc; At the House of Secrets, The Phantom Stranger tells Abel how exorcists Father John Christian and Rabbi Samuel Shulman used to exorcise possessed machines; Dr. 13 arrives, and blames such stories on mass hysteria; But when machines all over the world run amok due to a demonic computer, it is up to The Stranger to stop it. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.