House of Secrets #34

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
July 1960
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Silver Age size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
DC: Superman National Comics
 
DC: Superman National Comics
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/15712

Credits

Editing
Jack Schiff, Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, Associate Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Puzzle of the Plundering Creatures! (Mark Merlin) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Mark Merlin
Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural; science fiction
Characters
Elsa

Credits

Art
Dick Dillin, penciller
 
Sheldon Moldoff, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Five-Score Plus Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #32 ([December 1960])
The Plundering Creatures!
Printed in
Relatos Fabulosos (Editorial Novaro, 1959 series) #22 (1 de junio de 1961)
Show/hide 1. Buzzy Says: "Free Speech -- Free For All!" (Buzzy) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Buzzy
Genre
Advocacy; teen
Characters
Tom Stone

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

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 (Mark Merlin) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Mark Merlin
Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural; science fiction
Characters
Mark Merlin; Elsa; Mr. Hanson

Credits

Writing
Jack Miller , scripter
Art
Mort Meskin, penciller
 
George Roussos, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Stan Starkman, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Five-Score Plus Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #32 ([December 1960])
The Puzzle of the Plundering Creatures
Printed in
Relatos Fabulosos (Editorial Novaro, 1959 series) #22 (1 de junio de 1961)

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

Writing
, scripter
Art
Dick Dillin, penciller
 
Sid Greene, penciller
 
Bob Brown, penciller
 
Sheldon Moldoff, inker
 
Sid Greene, inker
 
Bob Brown, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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

Writing
Julius Schwartz, scripter
Art
Morris Waldinger, penciller
 
Tom Nicolosi, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Milt Snapinn, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (DC, 1952 series) #22 (July-August 1955)
The Eyes Have It!
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

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Synopsis

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

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

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bill Ely, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Stan Starkman, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #21 ([October 1960?])
The Three-Headed Doom
 
Australia
Doomsday Album (Murray, 1975 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

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Sheldon Moldoff, line art
 
Charles Paris, inker
 
, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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-Supernatural

Credits

Writing
Jack Miller , author
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 9. Untitled (Peter Puptent, Explorer) Comic story, 2 pages

"These natives don't look too friendly."

Featuring

Feature
Peter Puptent, Explorer
Genre
Humour
Characters
Peter Puptent

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]
Show/hide 10. Bodyguards to a Planet! Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
George Roussos, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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. Untitled (Palisades Amusement Park) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Palisades Amusement Park

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 12. Micro-Meteors Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; math & science

Credits

Writing
Mort Drucker, scripter
Art
Mort Drucker, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Mort Drucker, letterer

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. Untitled (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 14. Untitled (Jowett Institute of Physical Training) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jowett Institute of Physical Training

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 15. Untitled (Wilson Chemical Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chemical Co.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 32845

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