The Witching Hour #38

DC Comics

United States

Published
January 1974
Page count
100
Cover price
0.50 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/75490

Credits

Editing
Murray Boltinoff, editor [credited]
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, editor [attributed] (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Save the Last Dance for Me!; 'Til Death Us Do Join!; The Demon in the Mirror Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
N-763
Characters
Cynthia (vignette); Mildred (vignette); Mordred (vignette)

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 1. Table of Contents Table of contents, 1 page

Featuring

Code
N-796
Characters
Mordred; Mildred; Cynthia

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

3 spot illos of the 3 Witches.

Show/hide 2. Untitled (Witching Hour) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Witching Hour
Code
N-785
Characters
Cynthia; Mildred; Mordred

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Alex Toth, penciller
 
Dick Giordano, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

Second panel has a 1969 copyright date.

Show/hide 3. Makers of the Mist! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
G-742
Characters
Mildred (host)

Credits

Writing
Gerry Conway, scripter [as Gerard Conway]
Art
Murphy Anderson, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Shadows from Beyond (Murray, 1983?) ([1983?])
Makers of the Mist!
 
Australia
Shadows from Beyond (Murray, 1983?) #Second Release ([1983?])
Makers of the Mist
Show/hide 4. 'Til Death Us Do Join! Comic story, 6.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
G-555
Characters
Mordred (host)

Credits

Writing
Bob Haney, scripter
Art
Pat Boyette, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Witching Hour (Murray, 1982?) ([April 1982])
'Til Death Us Do Join!
Show/hide 5. Cynthia's Tale... The Ever Constant Drum! Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
G-229
Characters
Cynthia (host)

Credits

Writing
Dave Kaler, scripter
Art
Stanley Pitt, line art
 
Reginald Pitt, layouts
 
Stanley Pitt, penciller
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Witching Hour (Murray, 1982?) ([April 1982])
The Ever Constant Drum!

Notes

Cynthia's face on page 3, panel 1, has been altered from the original, possibly by a different artist.

Show/hide 6. Save the Last Dance for Me! Comic story, 4.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
N-782
Characters
Mildred (host)

Credits

Writing
Denny O'Neil, scripter
Art
Pat Boyette, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Witching Hour (DC, 1969 series) #1 (February-March 1969)
Save the Last Dance for Me!
Also printed
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!

Notes

Second panel has 1969 copyright date.

Show/hide 7. Eternal Hour! Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
N-783
Characters
Mordred (host)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Alex Toth, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Witching Hour (DC, 1969 series) #1 (February-March 1969)
Eternal Hour!
Also printed
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!
Show/hide 8. No title recorded (Behind the Scenes at the DC Comic World) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Behind the Scenes at the DC Comic World

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 9. The Perfect Surf or How to Make Waves Without Really Trying! Comic story, 4.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
N-784
Characters
Cynthia (host)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Jack Sparling, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Witching Hour (DC, 1969 series) #1 (February-March 1969)
The Perfect Surf OR How to Make Waves Without Really Trying
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: The Witching Hour (DC, 2011 series) #1 (2011)
The Perfect Surf
Show/hide 10. The Man with the Stolen Eyes Comic story, 5.67 pages
Show/hide 11. Brush with Death! Comic story, 7.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
N-790
Characters
Mordred (host)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Show/hide 12. Here Comes the Comics-Man! (Behind the Scenes at the DC Comic World) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Behind the Scenes at the DC Comic World

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 13. Dream Girl Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
N-792
Characters
Cynthia (host)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bob Brown , line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #69 (December 1957)
Dream Girl
Also printed
Australia
My Greatest Adventure (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #37 ([April 1958?])
Dream Girl!
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #36 ([February 1966?])
Dream Girl
 
Australia
The Witching Hour (Murray, 1982?) ([April 1982])
Dream Girl
Show/hide 14. The Demon in the Mirror! (Johnny Peril) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Peril
Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
N-786
Characters
Mildred (host); Johnny Peril

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Alex Toth, penciller
 
Sy Barry, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Sensation Comics (DC, 1942 series) #109 (May-June 1952)
The Demon in the Mirror
Also printed
United States
Super DC Giant (DC, 1970 series) #S-23 (March-April 1971)
The Demon in the Mirror!

Notes

First panel has 1952 copyright date. Printed credits say "Al Toth & Seymour Barry."

Show/hide 15. The Phantom Ship Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
N-789
Characters
Mordred (host)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #68 (November 1957)
The Phantom Ship
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #21 ([February 1958?])
The Phantom Ship
 
Australia
Ghosts & Ghouls (Federal, 1983) (April-May 1983)
The Phantom Ship

Notes

First panel has 1957 copyright date.

Show/hide 16. Round Trip to the Past! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
N-791
Characters
Cynthia (host)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
George Papp, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Secrets (DC, 1956 series) #8 (January-February 1958)
Round Trip to the Past
Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #19 ([April 1958?])
Round Trip to the Past
 
Australia
The Witching Hour (Murray, 1982?) ([April 1982])
Round Trip to the Past!
Show/hide 17. Trail of the Lucky Coin! Comic story, 3.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
N-787
Characters
Mordred (host); Mildred (host); Cynthia (host)

Credits

Writing
Jack Miller, scripter
Art
Mort Drucker, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs , inker
 
Frank Giacoia, inker
 
Joe Giella , inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #31 ([February 1965?])
Trail of the Lucky Coin!
Show/hide 18. Untitled (Witching Hour) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

"...And that's that!"

Featuring

Feature
Witching Hour
Code
N-785
Characters
Cynthia; Mildred; Mordred

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Alex Toth, penciller
 
Dick Giordano, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

Ending framing sequence.

Show/hide 19. A Look Through the Super Spectacles Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Code
N-794

Credits

Writing
E. Nelson Bridwell, scripter [as E. N. B.]
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
100-Page Super Spectacular (DC, 1973 series) #DC-15 (March 1973)
A Look Through the Super Spectacles

Notes

Letters from: David L. Klees, Sam King and Greg Kent.


Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #100. Bridwell credit based on the job numbers and letters page.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 5025

Entry created

  • 16/07/2016

Cover added

  • 16/07/2016

Index completed

  • 02/10/2019

Last updated

  • 02/10/2019