House of Mystery #3

DC Comics

United States

Published
April-May 1952
Page count
44
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/9547

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Jack Schiff (managing)
Mort Weisinger (assistant)
George Kashdan (assistant)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Dummy of Death! Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Ray Burnley
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 1. Buzzy Says "Be Sure of Your Facts!" (Buzzy) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Buzzy
Genre
Humor; advocacy; teen

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 2. The Dummy of Death! Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Bob Brown

Synopsis

Ventriloquist James Lang murders his colleague Wendell and steals his puppet "Blockhead". He manages to be successful, until Blockhead starts talking and revealing the murder of his former puppeteer.

Notes

First-person narrative.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Vitalis Hair Cream) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Vitalis Hair Cream
Show/hide 4. What Sparks a Champion Sparks You! (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties
Characters
Gretchen Fraser
Show/hide 5. The Mysterious Painting! Comic story, 0.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; fantasy

Credits

Art
Morris Waldinger
Letters
Morris Waldinger

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Five-Score Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #63 ([July 1963?])

Synopsis

Two painters separately paint the same picture.

Show/hide 6. "Lucky" Luden's and His Pal Go Exploring in a Haunted House... (Luden's Cough Drops) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Luden's Cough Drops
Show/hide 7. She Wakes Up Screaming Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Ruben Moreira

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #26 ([August 1961?])
She Wakes Up Screaming
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #26 ([August 1961?])

Synopsis

Mary Stokes suffers from bouts of madness. Her husband and her doctor surprise her with weird tricks to shock her back to sanity.

Notes

First-person narrative.

Show/hide 8. Untitled (Dubble Bubble Gum) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Gee! A new boy!"

Featuring

Feature
Dubble Bubble Gum
Genre
Children

Credits

Art
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.]
Show/hide 9. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Notes

Includes a plug for A Date with Judy on ABC.

Show/hide 10. Ancient Legend! Comic story, 0.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Art
Morris Waldinger
Letters
Morris Waldinger

Synopsis

Account of haunted landscapes.

Notes

Art credit by Bob Rozakis and Gene Reed.

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Out of This World; Necco) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Out of This World; Necco
Show/hide 12. The Prophecy of Doom Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Crime; horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Howard Purcell

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #59 ([August 1961?])

Synopsis

A party of explorers opens up an Egyptian tomb and is hit by a curse of death and madness. Professor Sutton, however, has been manipulating events for his own financial benefit.

Show/hide 13. I Was a Victim of Black Magic! Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Pencils
Jon Small
Inks
George Roussos

Synopsis

A wheat fungus makes a French woman fantasize about demons.

Notes

First-person narrative. Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. Previous indexer suggested George Roussos for pencils as well.

Show/hide 14. He Hunted Ghosts Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Author
David Kahn [as Don King]
Art
Raymond Perry
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Ghost-hunter Harry Price investigates haunted Borley Rectory in England.

Show/hide 15. The House Where Evil Lived! Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Synopsis

Paul and Helen Morris win a house on the Mexican border which is said to be haunted. Three men died there, and nightly spooks keep running through the cellar. Turns out that illegal aliens are smuggled through the house into US territory.

Notes

First-person narrative

Show/hide 16. Untitled (Wildroot Cream-Oil) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wildroot Cream-Oil

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 17. Untitled (The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog
Show/hide 18. Untitled (Wilson Chem. Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chem. Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 19. Hey Skinny! ...Yer Ribs Are Showing! (Charles Atlas) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Charles Atlas

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 20. Untitled (Daisy Air Rifles) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Air Rifles

Credits

Art
Fred Harman
Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33085

Entry created

  • 08/08/2007

Index completed

  • 14/09/2019

Last updated

  • 14/09/2019