House of Secrets #34

DC Comics

United States

Published
July 1960
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/15712

Credits

Editing
Jack Schiff
Murray Boltinoff (associate editor)
George Kashdan (associate editor)

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Show/hide Cover Untitled [The Puzzle of the Plundering Creatures!] (A Mark Merlin Mystery) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
A Mark Merlin Mystery
Genre
Fantasy; science fiction
Characters
Mark Merlin; Elsa

Credits

Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Murray Boltinoff

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Five-Score Plus Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #32 (December 1960)
The Plundering Creatures!
Show/hide 1. Buzzy Says: "Free Speech -- Free For All!" (Buzzy) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Buzzy
Genre
Advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy Brown; Tom Stone

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis

Tom is tearing down the campaign posters of the candidate his father opposes, until Buzzy shows Tom that his father is much more fair-minded.

Notes

Inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated January 1953.

Show/hide 2. The Puzzle of the Plundering Creatures (A Mark Merlin Mystery) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
A Mark Merlin Mystery
Genre
Fantasy; science fiction
Characters
Mark Merlin; Elsa

Credits

Script
Jack Miller ?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
George Roussos
Letters
Stan Starkman

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Five-Score Plus Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #32 (December 1960)
The Puzzle of the Plundering Creatures

Synopsis

When Mark Merlin is called in to investigate a fantastic bank robbery, he learns that an alien child was duped into helping a crook, and now the alien parents want their child back.

Notes

writer identification by Bob Hughes

Show/hide 3. Your Passport to Amazing Adventures! (Tales of the Unexpected; My Greatest Adventure; Strange Adventures) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Unexpected; My Greatest Adventure; Strange Adventures
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Space Ranger

Credits

Pencils
Bob Brown
Dick Dillin
Sid Greene
Inks
Bob Brown
Sheldon Moldoff
Sid Greene

Synopsis

House ad for Tales of the Unexpected #51, My Greatest Adventure #45, Strange Adventures #118.

Show/hide 4. The Eyes Have It! Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; animal

Credits

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Tommy Nicolosi
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
My Greatest Adventure (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #10 (January 1956)
The Eyes Have It!
Show/hide 5. This Is It! (Green Lantern) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis

House ad for Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #1.

Show/hide 6. The Three-Headed Doom Comic story, 7.67 pages

Credits

Art
Bill Ely
Letters
Stan Starkman

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #21 ([October 1960?])
The Three-Headed Doom
 
Australia
Doomsday Album (Murray, 1977 series) #6 (June 1977)
The Three-Headed Doom

Synopsis

Prince Muri's college roommate Larry appears to be menaced by legendary animal spirits when the young men visit Nuri's home country.

Show/hide 7. For the Very Best in Comics Reading (Detective Comics; Tomahawk) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Detective Comics; Tomahawk
Genre
Historical; superhero; western-frontier
Characters
Batman; Robin; Tomahawk; Dan Hunter

Credits

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Sheldon Moldoff

Synopsis

House ad for Detective Comics #281 and Tomahawk #69.

Show/hide 8. Curse of the Night People Text story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy

Credits

Author
Jack Miller ?
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 9. No title recorded (Peter Puptent Explorer) Comic story, 2 pages

"These natives don't look too friendly."

Featuring

Feature
Peter Puptent Explorer
Genre
Humor
Characters
Peter Puptent

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 10. Bodyguards to a Planet! Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
George Roussos

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Five-Score Plus Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #31 ([November 1960?])

Synopsis

A fugitive alien begs two Earth men to hide his home planet, which he has shrunk to tiny size, from dangerous space marauders.

Show/hide 11. No title recorded (Palisades Amusement Park) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Palisades Amusement Park
Show/hide 12. Micro-Meteors Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; math & science

Credits

Script
Mort Drucker
Art
Mort Drucker
Letters
Mort Drucker

Reprint history

First print
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #13 (April-May 1953)
Micro-Meteors
Also printed
United States
From Beyond the Unknown (DC, 1969 series) #2 (December 1969-January 1970)
Micro-Meteors  (top 2/3 only)
Show/hide 13. No title recorded (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales
Show/hide 14. No title recorded (Jowett Institute of Physical Training) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jowett Institute of Physical Training

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 15. No title recorded (Wilson Chemical Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chemical Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 32845

Entry created

  • 28/07/2007

Cover added

  • 07/07/2010

Index completed

  • 15/09/2019

Last updated

  • 15/09/2019