House of Mystery #88

DC Comics

United States

Published
July 1959
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/15097

Credits

Editing
Jack Schiff
George Kashdan (Associate Editor)
Murray Boltinoff (Associate Editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Man the Creature Feared! Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Bob Brown
Colours
Jack Adler ?
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 1. Buzzy Says "Be Sure of Your Facts!" (Buzzy) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Buzzy
Genre
Advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?

Synopsis

When the clubhouse boys jump to conclusions and believe Jim stole the club's money, Buzzy advises them to stay calm and double-check before making accusations.

Notes

Inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly. Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated April 1952.

Show/hide 2. Return of the Animal-Men Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Bill Ely

Synopsis

While studying an ancient African crypt, Alan Hunter ponders images of Horus, Amun, and Anubis. Outside the crypt Alan meets the same gods in the nearby jungle. But they are actually beings from the planet Parma who came to Earth years ago, found it quaint, and decided to come back later to plunder its resources. And now is that time.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 4. Your Passport to Strange Journeys... (House of Secrets; Strange Adventures) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
House of Secrets; Strange Adventures
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Bill Ely (illustration)
Gil Kane (illustration)
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

house ad for House of Secrets (DC, 1956 series) #21 and Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #105

Show/hide 5. The Walking Stick! Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Bill Ely

Synopsis

A man who murdered his uncle believes that his uncle's spirit has returned when he hears the sound of his walking stick.

Notes

Poe's "The Telltale Heart" with a walking cane.

Show/hide 6. The Human Hurricane Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
George Roussos

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Mighty The 100-Page Comic! (Colour Comics, 1957 series) #14 ([November 1959])
The Human Hurricane
 
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #155 (December 1965)
The Human Hurricane
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #13 ([May 1966?])
The Human Hurricane

Synopsis

Photographer Paul Bradley is given permission to take all the photos he wants of a local village's festival of the wind god, except the temple of Notus, the Wind God himself. Legend has it that any defiler of Notus' temple will take on the form of the wind god until he discovers how to become human again. But Paul doesn't heed the warnings.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Tootsie Roll Pop) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll Pop

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Dr. Floogle) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Dr. Floogle
Genre
Humor
Characters
Dr. Floogle

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Adventures of Jerry Lewis (Colour Comics, 1965? series) #2 ([November 1965?])
Untitled
Show/hide 9. Untitled (Moolah the Mystic) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Moolah the Mystic
Genre
Humor
Characters
Moolah the Mystic

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 10. Untitled (Palisades Amusement Park) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Palisades Amusement Park
Show/hide 11. The Invisible Shield Text story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy

Credits

Author
Jack Miller ?
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 12. The Man the Creature Feared Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Bob Brown

Synopsis

An alien is sighted in the vicinity of a number of strange events, like buildings lifting off the ground and floating in the air before landing again. The only thing that the alien seems to fear is a man bundled up like a mummy in men's clothing. But after the police subdue the alien they find that the he is really a doctor, and that the man wrapped like a mummy is a mental patient who is actually responsible for the chaos.

Show/hide 13. Untitled (Tootsie Roll Fudge) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll Fudge

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 14. They Live on Borrowed Time! (Challengers of the Unknown) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

house ad for Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1958 series) #8

Show/hide 15. Untitled (Dickey Dusk) Activity, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dickey Dusk

Credits

Script
Martin Naydel ?
Art
Martin Naydel
Letters
Martin Naydel ?

Notes

puzzle

Show/hide 16. Untitled (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales
Show/hide 17. Untitled (Jowett Institute of Physical Training) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jowett Institute of Physical Training

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 18. Untitled (Wilson Chemical Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chemical Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

Story synopses and some other information supplied by Ed Boner. Info for ad sequences from Mike Shawaluk. On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33538

Entry created

  • 04/09/2007

Index completed

  • 29/11/2018

Last updated

  • 29/11/2018