House of Mystery #42

DC Comics

United States

Published
September 1955
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/12294

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Show/hide Cover The Talking Toys of Lost Valley! Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror

Credits

Art
Bill Ely

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
My Greatest Adventure (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #11 ([February 1956])
The Talking Toys of Lost Valley (Cover)

Notes

Indicia states "published monthly by National Comics Publications, Inc."

Show/hide 1. Judy and Jim Defy Savage Gorilla! (Wilson Chemical Company) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chemical Company
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Art
Ray Thompson [as R.T.]

Synopsis

Comic strip style ad for selling salve door-to-door.

Show/hide 2. The Stranger From Out There Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Mystery
Characters
Mr. Cosmo

Credits

Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Charles Paris

Synopsis

A stranger comes to a town that has cut itself off from the world and he appears to be from outer space.

Show/hide 3. "Why do some folks consider black cats... ill omens?" (Quick Quiz) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Quick Quiz
Genre
Fact

Credits

Art
?

Synopsis

Four questions and answers.

Show/hide 4. The Ink That Mastered Men's Minds Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Occult

Credits

Art
Creig Flessel?

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Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #15 ([August 1957?])
The Ink that Mastered Men's Minds

Synopsis

A man accidentally gets ahold of magic ink that will command anyone to do whatever he wants them to.

Show/hide 5. "I see great things for you in the future... next client!" (Moolah the Mystic) Comic story, 0.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Moolah the Mystic
Genre
Humor
Characters
Moolah the Mystic

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff ?

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Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #76 ([July 1956?])
Moolah the Mystic

Synopsis

Moolah's wife demands a new fur coat.

Show/hide 6. "Come, Doctor, I want to show you something!" (Professor Eureka) Comic story, 0.75 pages

Featuring

Feature
Professor Eureka
Genre
Humor
Characters
Professor Eureka

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff ?

Synopsis

Professor Eureka's atom smasher is used for cracking walnuts.

Show/hide 7. "Gangway, Fosdick!!" (Wildroot Cream-Oil; Fearless Fosdick) Advertisement, 0.25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wildroot Cream-Oil; Fearless Fosdick
Characters
Fearless Fosdick

Credits

Script
Al Capp (credited)
Art
Al Capp (credited)

Synopsis

Crooks bust out of jail, but come back once they hear the Fearless Fosdick has Wildroot Cream-Oil.

Show/hide 8. The Voice From 2,500 Years Ago Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Occult

Credits

Art
Jim McArdle

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Also printed
Australia
My Greatest Adventure (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #11 ([February 1956])
The Voice from 2,500 Years Ago
 
Australia
My Greatest Adventure (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #11 ([February 1956])
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #22 ([July 1962?])
The Voice From 2,500 Years Ago

Synopsis

Archeologists dig up an ancient temple in Greece with a statue that knows everything that has happened.

Show/hide 9. The Mystery of Dreams Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fact

Credits

Author
Jack Miller (credited)
Letters
Typeset

Synopsis

Stories of famous people who solved puzzles in their dreams.

Show/hide 10. The Talking Toys of Lost Valley Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 11. The Insult that Turned a "Chump" into a Champ (Charles Atlas) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Charles Atlas

Notes

Indicia states "published monthly by National Comics Publications, Inc."

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 37641

Entry created

  • 05/10/2008

Index completed

  • 18/08/2011