House of Mystery #20

DC Comics

United States

Published
November 1953
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/10875

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Jack Schiff (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Mr. Mortem Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Leonard Starr
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 1. The Beast of Bristol Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Jim Mooney

Synopsis

English horror actor Elliot Smathers fears to lose his mind. Is he really going on nightly killing sprees in his sleep? Or is it a scheme of his agent to drive him insane?

Show/hide 2. Strange Dream! Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Synopsis

In France, judge Berard dreams of a man's murder.

Show/hide 3. Mr. Mortem! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Vera; Drew Wilson; Conrad Wilson; Mr. Mortem; Biff Saunders

Credits

Art
Leonard Starr

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Century Comic (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #105 ([March 1965?])
Mr Mortem
 
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #197 (December 1971)
Mr. Mortem!
 
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #197 (December 1971)
 
Australia
Weird Mystery Tales (Colour Comics, 1972 series) #3 ([October 1972?])
Mr. Mortem
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The House of Mystery (DC, 2006 series) #2 (2007)
Mr. Mortem!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The House of Mystery (DC, 2006 series) #2 (2007)
From GCD
from House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #20 (November 1953)
 
from House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #20.

Synopsis

When Drew Wilson sees a strange man at his uncle's funeral, and again at the death of a boxer he realizes that Death itself has been stalking him.

Notes

First-person narrative

Show/hide 4. Red Car of Death Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Synopsis

Archduke Francis Ferdinand was killed in a red touring car in Sarajevo in 1914. Many other people found their untimely deaths while owning that car.

Show/hide 5. The Lamp That Changed People! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Jennie Doldrum; Casper Doldrum; Cleopatra; Ceasar; Ann Boleyn

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #47 ([June 1965?])
The Lamp that Changed People
 
United States
The Witching Hour (DC, 1969 series) #19 (February-March 1972)
The Lamp That Changed People!
 
Australia
Haunted Tales (Murray, 1977 series) #36 ([August 1979?])
The Lamp That Changed People!
From GCD
from House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #20 (November 1953)

Synopsis

Jennie discovers that the junk lamp that her husband brought home is really a magic lamp that can make her the richest woman in the world.

Show/hide 6. Prince of Prophets Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Author
Jack Miller
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

The visions and prophecies of Nostradamus.

Show/hide 7. The Hex on My House! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #46 ([April 1965])
The Hex on My House

Synopsis

The madwoman Eliza Jason goes around putting hexes on people. Her husband Joad collects money to make the curses go away. Finally district attorney Clark starts investigating and exposes the Jasons for extortion. Now he feels a hex on him.

Notes

First-person narrative


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 37147

Entry created

  • 20/07/2008

Index completed

  • 26/10/2014

Last updated

  • 26/10/2014