House of Mystery #122

DC Comics

United States

Published
May 1962
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/16910

Credits

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

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Menace of the Alien Hero! Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 1. For the Best in Comics Entertainment Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Mystery of the Magic Museum Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Crime; fantasy

Credits

Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
George Roussos
Letters
Stan Starkman

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Five-Score Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #55 ([November 1962?])
The Mystery of the Magic Museum

Synopsis

The proprietors of the Mystery Museum are about to close it down due to bad business, but a man shows up who agrees to do demonstrations of real magic. However, he really only wants access to the magic cauldron on display, which will give him fantastic powers he can use for criminal purposes.

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

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Unexpected; Challengers of the Unknown; My Greatest Adventure
Show/hide 4. Just One Second! (The Flash) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Flash
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

House ad for The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #128.

Show/hide 5. The Triple Life of Green Lantern! (Green Lantern) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

House ad for Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #12.

Show/hide 6. Time-Out for Talk! Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Advocacy

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis

Tim and Mike learn to talk out their disagreements instead of fighting.

Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

Show/hide 7. No title recorded (The Magic Genie) Comic story, 1 page

"What's this? Some kind of lamp!"

Featuring

Feature
The Magic Genie
Genre
Humor; fantasy

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 8. Clash of the Clan Masters Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure; fantasy

Credits

Pencils
Howard Purcell [as H. P.]
Inks
Howard Purcell
Letters
Stan Starkman

Synopsis

An ancient feud between two Scottish clans re-emerges in the present, with the head of each clan using hereditary magical powers in the fight.

Show/hide 9. The Story of the Year! (Batman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

house ad for Batman (DC, 1940 series) #147

Show/hide 10. Strange Mysteries of the Moon Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 11. No title recorded (Palisades Amusement Park) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Palisades Amusement Park

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 12. Menace of the Alien Hero Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
George Roussos
Letters
Stan Starkman

Synopsis

Aliens plot to turn humans into water-breathers, then to force them into the ocean so that the surface world can be occupied.

Show/hide 13. No title recorded (Blackhawk; Tomahawk) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

"For the very best..."

Featuring

Feature
Blackhawk; Tomahawk
Show/hide 14. No title recorded (Jaro Stamp Co.; Maxim Stamp Co. Inc.) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jaro Stamp Co.; Maxim Stamp Co. Inc.

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 15. Best Foot Forward... Text article, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Author
Mort Drucker
Art
Mort Drucker
Letters
Mort Drucker

Notes

The custom of getting off on the right foot.

Show/hide 16. No title recorded (Science Says You're Wrong if You Believe That --) Text article, 1 page

"The height of the Eiffel Tower never changes..."

Featuring

Feature
Science Says You're Wrong if You Believe That --
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

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

Notes

Information and illustrations on: the height of the Eiffel Tower contracting in cold weather; members of the animal kingdom do not sleep on there backs; Solar rays contain no heat; Winter and Summer halves of the year are not an equal number of days.

Show/hide 17. No title recorded (Best Values Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Best Values Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 18. No title recorded (150 Civil War Soldiers) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
150 Civil War Soldiers

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from ad in Batman #147 and copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34955

Entry created

  • 11/11/2007

Cover added

  • 18/09/2019

Index completed

  • 18/09/2019

Last updated

  • 18/09/2019