House of Mystery #89

DC Comics

United States

Published
August 1959
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/15150

Credits

Editing
Jack Schiff (Editor)
George Kashdan (Associate Editor)
Murray Boltinoff (Associate Editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Secret of the Cave Light! Cover, 1 page

Credits

Art
Bernard Baily
Editing
Jack Schiff (Editor)
George Kashdan (Associate Editor)
Murray Boltinoff (Associate Editor)
Show/hide 1. The Cosmic Plant Comic story, 6.67 pages

Credits

Art
Bill Ely

Synopsis

A mysterious plant grows up, right through a city street, on a quest to absorb every bit of water it can find. The authorities determine that they can kill the plant if they poison its supply of water. But more plants appear and the plant develops the ability to separate the poison out of the water.

Show/hide 2. Tootsie Roll ad Advertisement, 0.33 pages
Show/hide 3. "While Puptent is busy here...." (Peter Puptent, Explorer) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Peter Puptent, Explorer
Genre
Gag

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 4. Palisades Park ad Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Characters
Superman
Show/hide 5. The Enchanted Violin Comic story, 5.67 pages

Credits

Art
Doug Wildey

Reprint history

From GCD
in Unexpected, The (DC, 1968 series) #128 (October 1971) [retitled there as "The Haunted Violin"]

Synopsis

Paul Drake wants to be respected as a concert violinist, but due to his average performance skills only gets offers to be a musical clown. When he hears the legend of the violin of Lajos, he decides that it will change his destiny. Little does he know how right he is.

Show/hide 6. Tootsie Roll Pop ad Advertisement, 0.33 pages
Show/hide 7. Peter Porkchops Gives Tips on Summer Fun (Peter Porkchops) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Peter Porkchops
Genre
Funny animals

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Rube Grossman
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 8. Lifelong Trance Comic story, 0.5 pages
Show/hide 9. Giant in the Ground Text story, 1 page

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 10. They Call Me a Martian Comic story, 5.67 pages

Credits

Art
Bruno Premani

Reprint history

From GCD
in Big Boy (Artima, 1956 series) #44 (May 1960)

Synopsis

Jay Drews, billed as the Man of 1000 Faces, does a quick-change act. After a performance, he's approached by a stranger selling him a realistic Martian costume, claiming he found it in a chest that fell out of the sky. Jay purchases the costume, tries it on, and then finds he can't take it off. The costume seems to have other plans for Jay...

Show/hide 11. Tootsie Roll Fudge ad Advertisement, 0.33 pages
Show/hide 12. The Secret of the Cave Light Comic story, 6 pages

Credits

Art
Bernard Baily

Synopsis

On an archaelogical dig, mysterious lights start emanating from caves, having dramatic effects on the men on the dig, changing them into strange creatures.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 45553

Cover added

  • 01/05/2010

Index completed

  • 01/05/2010