Weird Mystery Tales #37

Published
December 1978
Page count
68
Cover price
0.50 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/795811

Credits

Editing
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Show/hide Cover Experiment in Fear Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense; science fiction
Code
J-3875

Credits

Art
Luis Dominguez, line art
Colours
Tatjana Wood, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Joe Orlando, original Editor
 
Paul Levitz, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #230 (April 1975)
Experiment in Fear

Notes

The reprint inks out a significant corner portion of the image, removing the two child observers hiding on the left. The artist signed the work, but it is cropped out here. Overall the image is recolored, favoring green instead of blue.

Show/hide 1. Experiment in Fear Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense; science fiction
Code
J-3438
Characters
Cain (host)

Credits

Writing
Jack Oleck, scripter
Art
E. R. Cruz, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Joe Orlando, original Editor
 
Paul Levitz, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #230 (April 1975)
Experiment in Fear
Show/hide 2. The Eavesdropper Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Code
J-1882

Credits

Writing
Don Kraar, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Wayne Howard, inker
Text
Joe Letterese , letterer
Editing
Denny O'Neil, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion (DC, 1972 series) #13 (October-November 1973)
The Eavesdropper
Show/hide 3. Swamp Thing (Swamp Thing) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Swamp Thing
Genre
Horror-Suspense
Code
J-1135
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alex Olsen] (intro); Linda Olsen; Damian Ridge

Credits

Writing
Len Wein, scripter [credited]
Art
Bernie Wrightson, line art [credited]
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Joe Orlando, original editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Secrets (DC, 1956 series) #92 (June-July 1971)
Swamp Thing
Also printed
United States
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #9 (May 1981)
Swamp Thing
 
Spain
Creepy (Toutain, 1979 series) #53 (noviembre 1983)
La cosa del pantano
 
United States
Roots of Swamp Thing (DC, 1986 series) #5 (November 1986)
Swamp Thing
 
United States
DC Silver Age Classics House of Secrets 92 (DC, 1992 series) (1992)
Swamp Thing
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The House of Secrets (DC, 2008 series) #Volume One ([August] 2008)
Swamp Thing
 
United States
House of Secrets: The Bronze Age Omnibus (DC, 2018 series) #1 ([April] 2018)
Swamp Thing

Synopsis

Alex Olsen, turned into a swamp monster, returns to seek revenge on his friend who rigged the explosion that killed him.

Show/hide 4. The Wondrous Witch's Cauldron Comic story, 3.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural
Code
B-1026
Characters
Drusilla

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Lee Elias, line art
Text
Stan Starkman, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original Editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
House of Secrets (DC, 1956 series) #58 (January-February 1963)
The Wondrous Witch's Cauldron
First print
United States
The Witching Hour (DC, 1969 series) #16 (August-September 1971)
The Wondrous Witch's Cauldron

Synopsis

A witch's cauldron that brings it's owner fame, fortune and long life passes from owner to owner.

Show/hide 5. Double Edge Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
G-921
Characters
Mordred (host)

Credits

Writing
Steve Skeates, scripter
Art
Alex Toth, line art
Text
John Costanza, letterer
Editing
Dick Giordano, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Witching Hour (DC, 1969 series) #12 (December 1970-January 1971)
Double Edge

Synopsis

A boy's mother throws all his 'junk' away, including his talisman of power which he spends the rest of his life searching for, finally reclaiming it from a witch.

Show/hide 6. The Avenging Grave (Weird War Tales) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Weird War Tales
Genre
Horror-suspense; war
Characters
Death (host); Major Otto Strasser; Lt. Dietrich

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Tony DeZuñiga, line art [as Tony DeZuniga]
Text
Milt Snapinn , letterer
Editing
Joe Orlando, original Editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Weird War Tales (DC, 1971 series) #8 (November 1972)
The Avenging Grave
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: Weird War Tales (DC, 2012 series) #1 (2012)
The Avenging Grave
Show/hide 7. The Secret of the Fossil Egg (A Mark Merlin Mystery) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
A Mark Merlin Mystery
Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural; science fiction
Characters
Mark Merlin; Elsa; Dan Wile

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Mort Meskin, line art [signed as Meskin]
Text
Stan Starkman, letterer
Editing
Jack Schiff, original Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Secrets (DC, 1956 series) #27 (December 1959)
The Secret of the Fossil Egg
Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #19 ([July 1960?])
The Secret of the Fossil Egg
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #69 ([January 1971?])
The Secret of the Fossil Egg

Synopsis

Mark Merlin tries to stop a creature that can alter its form to overcome any obstacle.

Notes

Last page (8.67 pages) has panels extended to make it a full page. This is probably the version used in All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 Series) #19 (July 1960).

Show/hide 8. Drive-in Death (Eve) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Eve
Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
T-103
Characters
Eve (host)

Credits

Writing
Paul Levitz, scripter
Art
Frank Redondo, line art [as Q. Redondo]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Tex Blaisdell, original Editor
 
Paul Levitz, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Weird Mystery Tales (DC, 1972 series) #15 (December 1974-January 1975)
Drive-in Death
Show/hide 9. Come Share My Coffin (Eve [DC horror host]) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Eve [DC horror host]
Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
J-3283 ?
Characters
Eve (host)

Credits

Writing
Jack Oleck, scripter
Art
Jess Jodloman, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Joe Orlando, original Editor
 
Paul Levitz, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Weird Mystery Tales (DC, 1972 series) #13 (August-September 1974)
Come Share My Coffin

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos
  • Mark Muller
  • Brandon Viruet

AusReprints ID

  • 38044

Entry created

Cover added

Index completed

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