Witching Hour #1

DC Comics

United States

Published
February-March 1969
Page count
36
Cover price
$0.12
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
Editing
Dick Giordano
Carmine Infantino (Editorial Director)
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/75453

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Show/hide Cover It's 12 O'Clock..The Witching Hour (Mordred the Witch) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Mordred the Witch
Genre
Horror
Characters
Mordred the Witch

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Editing
Dick Giordano
Carmine Infantino (Editorial Director)
Show/hide 1. Let the Judge Be..You!!! Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror
Characters
Egor; Cynthia the stepsister; Mordred; Mildred

Credits

Script
Alex Toth
Art
Alex Toth

Synopsis

In a mix of horror and humor, the old witches (Mildred & Mordred) mix up a "brew of stories" while verbally clashing with "hip" young witch, Cynthia. Bumbling Egor looks on.

Notes

This is the introduction to the book and the series.

Show/hide 2. Save the Last Dance for Me! Comic story, 4.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror
Characters
Thurgood "Tin Toes" Trapley (millionaire magnate); Clot O'Neil; Dicky; Mildred the Witch (Cameo)

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Art
Pat Boyette

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
The Witching Hour (DC, 1969 series) #38 (January 1974)
Save the Last Dance for Me!
 
Australia
Weird Mystery Tales (Murray, 1977 series) #35 ([June 1978?])
Save the Last Dance for Me
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The Witching Hour (DC, 2011 series) #1 (2011)
Save the Last Dance for Me!
From GCD
from Witching Hour (DC, 1969 series) #1

Synopsis

Trapley is rich and selfish and has a machine that has locked onto earth 100 years into the future (although Clot says "1000", which doesn't agree with the year 2068 later). He wants all the benefits of traveling there for himself, and what he finds...well, you'll have to read the story.

Show/hide 3. The Wonderful World of Comics #10 Letters page, 1 page

Notes

Three fans have their questions answered, plus there is nearly half the column devoted to Collector's Item comic books.

Show/hide 4. Eternal Hour! Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror
Characters
Terwit; the kind man; Gustav; Frederick; mocking kids; townspeople; Mordred the Witch (Cameo)

Credits

Script
Alex Toth
Art
Alex Toth

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
The Witching Hour (DC, 1969 series) #38 (January 1974)
Eternal Hour!
 
Australia
Haunted Tales (KG Murray, 1974 series) #19 ([May 1976?])
Eternal Hour
 
Australia
Chilling Tales (Federal, 1983 series) ([May 1983?])
Eternal Hour
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The Witching Hour (DC, 2011 series) #1 (2011)
Eternal Hour!
 
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From GCD
from Witching Hour (DC, 1969 series) #1

Synopsis

Terwit is dwarfish and is teased and ridiculed by the town's boys. Most adults do nothing to stop it. Terwit recluses himself in a clock tower and the clock from then on is stopped at midnight. Years later, many of those boys, now men, go to the tower to drive Terwit out and their screams cry out...Why?

Show/hide 5. The Perfect Surf OR How to Make Waves Without Really Trying Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror
Characters
Stanley (a surfing maniac); Carol; an old hag; a couple other surfers; Cynthia the Witch (Cameo)

Credits

Art
?

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
The Witching Hour (DC, 1969 series) #38 (January 1974)
The Perfect Surf
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The Witching Hour (DC, 2011 series) #1 (2011)
The Perfect Surf
From GCD
from Witching Hour (DC, 1969 series) #1

Synopsis

Stanley is totally nuts about surfing. He really never even notices the total babe at his side. He is obsessed with finding the "perfect wave". He is afforded an opportunity to find that wave in the dead of night. What do you think happens?

Show/hide 6. Epilogue of Let the Judge Be..You!!! Recap, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror
Characters
Mordred; Mildred; Cynthia; Egor

Credits

Script
Alex Toth
Art
Neal Adams

Synopsis

The trash-talking witches end the story continuum, whilst Egor stomps off into the swamp.

Notes

We formerly had credited Neal Adams for the art in these two pages. Neal Adams credit from nealadams.com, as pointed out by Jean-Baptiste LeBlanc, via the GCD Errors list, May 2008.

Show/hide 7. Silk Gauze Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Fact
Characters
Mr Thompson; Eva Thompson

Credits

Art
?

Synopsis

How silk gauze was used to deceive seance patrons.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 38885

Last updated

  • 07/04/2019