House of Mystery #1

DC Comics

United States

Published
December 1951-January 1952
Page count
44
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/9270

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Wanda Was a Werewolf Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Charles Paris
Show/hide 1. I Fell in Love with a Witch! Comic story, 7.66 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Jean Brewster; Carter Blake; Boris Wilder

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #162 (March-April 1975)
I Fell in Love With A Witch
 
Australia
Weird Mystery Tales Annual (KG Murray, 1975 series) #2 ([1976?])
I Fell in Love with a Witch!
From GCD
rep from House of Mystery #1.

Synopsis

Private investigator Carter Blake falls head over heels in love with Jean Brewster. Without knowing anything about her, he's willing to marry her. Checking old newspaper clippings, Blake finds out that his fiancée seems to posess witch-like powers. Three of her former husbands died after her "kiss of death".

Notes

Inking credit from Millennium Edition reprint.

Show/hide 2. Man or Monster? Comic story, 7.66 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Bob Brown

Synopsis

Dr. Hunt gets addicted to a formula which transforms him into a brutish beast and commands him to murder his friends. Hunt remains undetected because he changes back to human form just in time.

Notes

Variation of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". First-person narrative.

Show/hide 3. The Ghost of Paris! Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; horror-suspense

Credits

Art
?

Synopsis

In Paris, Missouri, a woman in black haunted the town for years.

Show/hide 4. The Curse of Seabury Manor Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
?

Synopsis

A man spends the night in haunted Seabury manor and dies 24 hours later. Just before he was able to develop photographic proof of a ghost living there.

Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. Previous indexer suggested Bernie Krigstein ? for pencils and inks.

Show/hide 5. Casey the Cop (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 1 page

"I don't beleive that story, Al--"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humor
Characters
Casey the Cop

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 6. Exposing Voices from Beyond Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Occult

Credits

Author
David Kahn
Show/hide 7. Wanda was a Werewolf! Comic story, 7.66 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Pencils
Win Mortimer ?
Inks
?

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #59 ([August 1961?])

Synopsis

Doug Martin visits the village of his fiancée Wanda where the townsfolk are hunting a female werewolf. Martin is led to believe that Wanda is the beast, but then discovers a plot to drug her into her strange behavior.

Notes

First-person narrative

Show/hide 8. Superstitious Lover! Comic story, 1 page

"An Ozark story, which goes back to Colonial days, tells of a young man..."

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Morris Waldinger

Synopsis

A young man thinks a ghost is following him, but it's only a white ribbon attached to his hat.

Notes

Pencil and ink credits from Millennium Edition credits.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 39373

Entry created

  • 13/09/2015

Index completed

  • 13/09/2015

Last updated

  • 13/09/2015