Weird Mystery Tales Annual #1

Published
1975
Page count
100
Cover price
0.60 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Sheer Fear! Cover, 1 page

"New! "Sheer Fear!" "House of Endless Years!" New! "Deadman's Lucky Scarf!""

Featuring

Genre
Occult
Code
J-3478

Credits

Art
Gerry Talaoc, line art
 
Bill Draut, line art
 
Alfredo Alcala, line art
Editing
Joe Orlando, editor
 
Paul Levitz, Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #224 (April-May 1974)
Untitled
Show/hide 1. The Restless Dead Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
B-1101

Credits

Writing
Carl Wessler, scripter
Art
Jerry Grandenetti, line art
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #134 (April 1972)
The Restless Dead
Show/hide 2. Sheer Fear! Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
J-3141
Characters
Cain (host)

Credits

Writing
Sheldon Mayer, scripter
Art
Gerry Talaoc, line art
Editing
Joe Orlando, editor
 
Paul Levitz, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #224 (April-May 1974)
Sheer Fear!
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: The House of Mystery (DC, 2006 series) #Volume 3 ([January] 2009)
Sheer Fear!
From GCD
from House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #224
Show/hide 3. The Golden Doom Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Emile Marlez; Dr. Devin

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy, line art
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #64 (July 1957)
The Golden Doom
This version
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #203 (June 1972)
The Golden Doom
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: The House of Mystery (DC, 2006 series) #2 (2007)
The Golden Doom
From GCD
from House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #64.

Synopsis

Emile Marlez finds the Midas Potion that causes him to turn everything he touches for one week into gold.

Show/hide 4. Marry Me In My Grave Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
B-1601

Credits

Writing
George Kashdan, scripter
Art
Ernie Chan, line art
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #146 (April 1973)
Show/hide 5. Blind As The Night! Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
B-1126

Credits

Writing
Murray Boltinoff, scripter [as Bill Dennehy]
Art
Lee Elias, line art
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #140 (October 1972)
Blind As The Night
Show/hide 6. The Coffin Creature Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
J-1626
Characters
Stinky; The Coffin Creature; Pierre; Claude La Plat

Credits

Writing
Michael Fleisher, dialogue [as Mike Fleisher]
 
Jack Sparling, plotter
Art
Jack Sparling, line art
Editing
Joe Orlando, editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #205 (August 1972)
The Coffin Creature
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: The House of Mystery (DC, 2006 series) #2 (2007)
The Coffin Creature
From GCD
from House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #205.

Synopsis

Two trappers in the swamp find the treasure the ghostly Coffin Creature has been searching for.

Show/hide 7. Shadow of the Devil-Doll Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
B-1306

Credits

Writing
George Kashdan, scripter
Art
Alfredo Alcala, line art
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #138 (August 1972)
Shadow of the Devil-Doll
Show/hide 8. The House of Endless Years Comic story, 6.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
J-3471
Characters
Cain (story host); Judy (girl); Neal (Peggy's brother); old hag; Peggy (girl); Tippy (Peggy's dog)

Credits

Writing
Gerry Conway, scripter [as Gerard Conway]
Art
Bill Draut, line art
Editing
Dick Giordano, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #224 (April-May 1974)
The House of Endless Years
Also printed
United States
Welcome Back to the House of Mystery (DC-Vertigo, 1989 series) #1 (July 1998)
The House Of Endless Years
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The House of Secrets (DC, 2008 series) #Volume One ([August] 2008)
The House of Endless Years
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The House of Mystery (DC, 2006 series) #Volume 3 ([January] 2009)
The House of Endless Years
From GCD
from House of Secrets (DC, 1969 series) #83
 
from House of Secrets (DC, 1969 series) #83 (December 1969-January 1970)

Synopsis

Two girls, Judy and Peggy, in search of Peggy's lost brother Neal, enter an old house where lives an old hag who warns them to leave for their own good. They don't and find out that the evil house drains the life from those in it by leeching on their fear of death, condemning them to an endless eternity.

Show/hide 9. The Death Clock Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
J-2045

Credits

Writing
Mark Evanier, plotter
 
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Sonny Trinidad, line art
Editing
Joe Orlando, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #214 ([May 1973?])
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: The House of Mystery (DC, 2006 series) #Volume 3 ([January] 2009)
The Death Clock
From GCD
from House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #214
Show/hide 10. The Deadman's Lucky Scarf Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
J-2078
Characters
Cain (host)

Credits

Writing
David Izzo, plotter
 
Michael Fleisher, scripter
Art
Alfredo Alcala, line art
Editing
Joe Orlando, editor
 
Paul Levitz, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #224 (April-May 1974)
The Deadman's Lucky Scarf
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: The House of Mystery (DC, 2006 series) #Volume 3 ([January] 2009)
The Deadman's Lucky Scarf
From GCD
from House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #224
Show/hide 11. Let The Dead Sleep! Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
B-1459

Credits

Writing
Carl Wessler, scripter
Art
Lee Elias, line art
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #142 (December 1972)
Show/hide 12. All In The Family.. Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror
Code
J-1066
Characters
Cain (host); Mary; Fred; Gloria

Credits

Writing
Mary Skrenes, scripter [as Virgil North]
 
Bernie Wrightson, plotter
Art
Bernie Wrightson, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Joe Orlando, original editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #204 ([July 1972?])
All In The Family...
Also printed
United States
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #24 (August 1982)
All in the Family
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The House of Mystery (DC, 2006 series) #2 (2007)
All in the Family...

Synopsis

When Fred and Mary are stranded in the swamp they find a house that Mary had nightmares about the night before.

Show/hide 13. The Powerhouse Trio [red] Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"The Powerhouse Trio Superman Superboy Supergirl. Follow their adventures in all the super comics at your newsagent now!"

Details

Printed
1973 to 1976
Genre
Superhero
More...
The Powerhouse Trio [red]

Notes

This image is based on the back cover of 100-Page Super Spectacular DC-15 (Pencils and Inks: Nick Cardy). Part of the "A" symbol on Aquman's belt has been left on Superboy's costume, even though other elements have been drawn in. At the time this advertisement first appeared, Superboy was appearing in All Star Adventure Comic.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Mark Muller

AusReprints ID

  • 2708

Entry created

  • 20/08/2005

Cover added

  • 03/07/2015

Index completed

  • 08/01/2013

Last updated

  • 25/09/2019