House of Mystery #185

DC Comics

United States

Published
March-April 1970
Page count
36
Cover price
0.15 USD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/23327

Credits

Editing
Joe Orlando

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Beautiful Beast Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
J-659
Characters
Cain (inset)

Credits

Art
Neal Adams
Show/hide 1. Boom! (House of Mystery) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
House of Mystery
Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
J-287
Characters
Cain

Credits

Art
Jerry Grandenetti
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Synopsis

A skydiver lands at the House of Mystery, but Cain learns that the unexpected guest is already dead.

Notes

Snapinn letters per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Jerry Grandenetti.

Show/hide 2. Our Valentine for You! (Supergirl) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Notes

house ad for Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #390 [80 Page Giant #G-69], on sale January 13

Show/hide 3. And Here's Your Sneak Preview of Our Next Sensational Giant! (The Flash) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Flash
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Murphy Anderson
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Notes

house ad for The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #196 [80 Page Giant #G-70], on sale February 12

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Cain's Game Room) Cartoon, 0.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Cain's Game Room
Genre
Humor
Code
J-342

Credits

Art
John Albano ?

Notes

2 gag cartoons

Show/hide 5. Untitled Statement of ownership, 0.33 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Statement of October 1, 1969

Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 173,206

Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 168,174

Owner: National Periodical Publications, Inc., 909 Third Avenue, N.Y., N.Y. 10022, wholly owned by Kinney National Service, Inc., 10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10020, a publicly-held corporation

Show/hide 6. Untitled (Cain's Mail Room) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Cain's Mail Room
Code
J-662

Credits

Script
Joe Orlando ? [as Cain]
Art
Joe Orlando ? (logo illustration)
Colours
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Letters submitted by Teresa Wilson; Melvin M. Thompson; Meade Frierson

Show/hide 7. "Hi! Room 13 offers you a game..." (Room 13) Activity, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Room 13
Code
J-428

Credits

Art
Sergio Aragonés

Notes

board game

Show/hide 8. Voice from the Dead... Comic story, 3 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
J-288
Characters
Cain (host)

Credits

Art
Wally Wood
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #78 ([August 1970?])
Voice from the Dead

Synopsis

After his death, the ghost of James Chaffin helps his family to find his hidden final will that rights the mistake he made in a previous version.

Notes

Wood art per Wally Wood Checklist. Previous indexer credited Wayne Howard.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Cain's Game Room) Cartoon, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Cain's Game Room
Genre
Humor
Code
J-151

Credits

Art
Joe Orlando

Notes

2 gag cartoons

Show/hide 10. The Beautiful Beast Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
261
Characters
Cain (host)

Credits

Script
Joe Gill
Art
Al Williamson

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #63 ([July 1970])
The Beautiful Beast
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The House of Mystery (DC, 2006 series) #1 (2006)
The Beautiful Beast

Synopsis

Escaped convict Joe Carver flees into a swamp where he meets a beautiful woman with a ruby necklace. He tries to steal the necklace, which leads to his death.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 32062

Entry created

  • 13/07/2007

Index completed

  • 17/12/2014

Last updated

  • 31/10/2009