House of Secrets

 HOOS   (DC, 1956-1978)

™ and ©1970 DC Comics, Inc.

The House of Mystery’s Cain has a kinder brother, Abel, who hosts this exploration of the weird and the supernatural. Witches, goblins, bogey men, and psychotics roam the pages, and the hapless mortals who get caught in their clutches sometimes thwart them and sometimes don’t. Some of DC’s best artists, including Steve Ditko, Sheldon Mayer, and of course, that master of the macabre himself, Bernie Wrightson, contributed to this series.

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#1

Date: 11/1/1956
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $1,300.00
No copies available
 George KashdanWill Ely, Bernard Baily, Mort Drucker, Jim Mooney

#2

Date: 1/1/1957
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $550.00
No copies available
 George KashdanJohn Prentice, Nick Cardy, Mort Meskin, Ruben Moreira

#3

Date: 3/1/1957
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $450.00
No copies available
 George KashdanJim Mooney, Bernard Baily, Jack Kirby, Mort Meskin

#4

Date: 5/1/1957
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $265.00
No copies available
  Jim Mooney, Mort Meskin, Bernard Baily, Jack Kirby

#5

Date: 7/1/1957
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $200.00
No copies available
  Sheldon Moldoff, Will Ely, Mort Meskin, George Roussos

#6

Date: 9/1/1957
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $200.00
No copies available
  George Papp, Howard Purcell, Mort Meskin, Nick Cardy

#7

Date: 11/1/1957
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $140.00
No copies available
Reprint from Strange Adventures #7Clem Gretter, George KashdanGeorge Roussos, Jim McArdle, Clem Gretter, Bernard Baily, Ruben Moreira

#8

Date: 1/1/1958
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $230.00
No copies available
  Will Ely, Jack Kirby, George Papp, Ruben Moreira

#9

Date: 3/1/1958
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $135.00
No copies available
  Bernard Baily, George Roussos, Joe Maneely, Jim Mooney

#10

Date: 6/1/1958
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $235.00
No copies available
  Nick Cardy, Joe Maneely, Will Ely, George Papp

#11

Date: 8/1/1958
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $410.00
No copies available
 Morris WaldingerNick Cardy, Howard Purcell, George Roussos, Morris Waldinger, Lou Cameron

#12

Date: 9/1/1958
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $205.00
No copies available
  Bernard Baily, Will Ely, Lou Cameron, Jack Kirby

#13

Date: 10/1/1958
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $140.00
No copies available
 Henry BoltinoffLou Cameron, George Roussos, Bernard Baily, Will Ely, Henry Boltinoff

#14

Date: 11/1/1958
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $250.00
No copies available
  Howard Purcell, Will Ely, Mort Meskin, Nick Cardy

#15

Date: 12/1/1958
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $79.00
No copies available
  Sheldon Moldoff, George Roussos, Lou Cameron, Will Ely

#16

Date: 1/1/1959
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $70.00
No copies available
  Nick Cardy, Will Ely, Bob Brown

#17

Date: 2/1/1959
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $125.00
No copies available
 George KashdanHoward Purcell, Doug Wildey, George Roussos, Will Ely

#18

Date: 3/1/1959
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $66.00
No copies available
 George Kashdan, Henry BoltinoffMort Meskin, Bernard Baily, Henry Boltinoff, Will Ely, Sheldon Moldoff

#19

Date: 4/1/1959
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $76.00
No copies available
 George Kashdan, Henry BoltinoffMort Meskin, Henry Boltinoff

#20

Date: 5/1/1959
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $150.00
1 copy available for $5.00
 George KashdanWill Ely, Bob Jenney, Howard Purcell, Bernard Baily

#21

Date: 6/1/1959
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $88.00
No copies available
  Howard Purcell, George Roussos, Sheldon Moldoff, Will Ely

#22

Date: 7/1/1959
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $113.00
1 copy available for $14.50
  Will Ely, Lee Elias, Mort Meskin

#23

Date: 8/1/1959
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $78.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Mark Merlin; 1st Appearance of Elsa Magusson; Origin of Mark MerlinHenry BoltinoffMort Meskin, Henry Boltinoff

#24

Date: 9/1/1959
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $75.00
No copies available
 Henry BoltinoffMort Meskin, Henry Boltinoff

#25

Date: 10/1/1959
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $86.00
2 copies available from $18.00
A Mark Merlin Mystery; DC house ad for Showcase #22 (Oct 1959)Henry BoltinoffBernard Baily, Will Ely, Mort Meskin

#26

Date: 11/1/1959
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $95.00
No copies available
 Henry BoltinoffMort Meskin, Henry Boltinoff

#27

Date: 12/1/1959
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $240.00
1 copy available for $34.60
 Henry BoltinoffMort Meskin, Howard Purcell, Henry Boltinoff

#28

Date: 1/1/1960
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $70.00
No copies available
  George Roussos, Will Ely, Mort Meskin

#29

Date: 2/1/1960
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $78.00
No copies available
  Will Ely, Nick Cardy, Joe Kubert

#30

Date: 3/1/1960
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $95.00
No copies available
 Henry BoltinoffMort Meskin, Henry Boltinoff

#31

Date: 4/1/1960
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $120.00
No copies available
 Henry BoltinoffRuss Heath, Mort Meskin, Howard Purcell, Henry Boltinoff

#32

Date: 5/1/1960
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $80.00
No copies available
 Henry BoltinoffMort Meskin, Henry Boltinoff

#33

Date: 6/1/1960
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $40.00
1 copy available for $9.50
  Will Ely, Lee Elias, Mort Meskin

#34

Date: 7/1/1960
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $93.00
1 copy available for $19.99
 Henry BoltinoffMort Meskin, Henry Boltinoff

#35

Date: 8/1/1960
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $59.00
No copies available
  Mort Meskin, Bernard Baily, Howard Purcell

#36

Date: 9/1/1960
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $61.00
No copies available
 Henry BoltinoffMort Meskin, Lee Elias, Henry Boltinoff

#37

Date: 10/1/1960
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $100.00
No copies available
Mark Merlin cover/storyHoward PurcellMort Meskin, Will Ely, Howard Purcell

#38

Date: 11/1/1960
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $116.00
No copies available
 Henry BoltinoffMort Meskin, Henry Boltinoff

#39

Date: 12/1/1960
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $120.00
No copies available
  George Roussos, Howard Purcell, Joe Kubert

#40

Date: 1/1/1961
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $52.00
No copies available
  Nick Cardy, George Roussos, Mort Meskin

#41

Date: 2/1/1961
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $52.00
No copies available
 Jack Schiff, Henry Boltinoff, Mort DruckerHoward Purcell, Will Ely, Mort Meskin

#42

Date: 3/1/1961
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $47.00
No copies available
  Mort Meskin, Ruben Moreira, George Roussos

#43

Date: 4/1/1961
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $70.00
No copies available
  Ruben Moreira, Will Ely, Carmine Infantino

#44

Date: 5/1/1961
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $70.00
No copies available
  Howard Purcell, Lee Elias, Mort Meskin

#45

Date: 6/1/1961
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $70.00
1 copy available for $25.00
  HOward Purcell, Will Ely, Mort Meskin

#46

Date: 7/1/1961
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $49.00
No copies available
Mark MerlinHenry BoltinoffWill Ely, Howard Sherman, Mort Meskin, Henry Boltinoff

#47

Date: 8/1/1961
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $75.00
2 copies available from $19.80
 Jack Miller, Henry BoltinoffWill Ely, Howard Sherman, Mort Meskin, Henry Boltinoff

#48

Date: 9/1/1961
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $70.00
2 copies available from $19.80
  Alex Toth, Howard Sherman, Mort Meskin

#49

Date: 10/1/1961
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $62.00
1 copy available for $39.50
  Howard Purcell, Will Ely, Mort Meskin

#50

Date: 11/1/1961
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $44.00
No copies available
 Henry BoltinoffWill Ely, Howard Sherman, Mort Meskin, Henry Boltinoff

#51

Date: 12/1/1961
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $56.00
No copies available
 Henry BoltinoffRuben Moreira, Will Ely, Mort Meskin, Henry Boltinoff

#52

Date: 1/1/1962
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $40.00
No copies available
 Jack Schiff, Murray Boltinoff, Henry BoltinoffHoward Purcell, Howard Sherman, Mort Meskin, Henry Boltinoff

#53

Date: 3/1/1962
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $58.00
No copies available
 Howard PurcellHoward Sherman, Howard Purcell, Mort Meskin

#54

Date: 5/1/1962
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $40.00
1 copy available for $13.50
 Jack MillerRuben Moreira, George Roussos, Mort Meskin

#55

Date: 7/1/1962
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $120.00
3 copies available from $15.00
 Jack Miller, Henry BoltinoffMort Meskin, Henry Boltinoff

#56

Date: 9/1/1962
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $54.00
3 copies available from $7.70
 Arnold DrakeMort Meskin, Lee Elias, Howard Purcell

#57

Date: 11/1/1962
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $54.00
1 copy available for $19.50
  Mort Meskin, Howard Purcell, Will Ely

#58

Date: 1/1/1963
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $42.00
1 copy available for $13.50
  Mort Meskin, Paul Parker, Lee Elias

#59

Date: 3/1/1963
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $89.00
3 copies available from $9.00
 Arnold Drake, Howard Purcell, France Edward HerronMort Meskin, Howard Purcell, George Roussos

#60

Date: 5/1/1963
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $62.00
7 copies available from $8.00
Mark MerlinArnold DrakeMort Meskin, Will Ely, Paul Parker

#61

Date: 7/1/1963
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $68.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Eclipso (Bruce Gordon); Origin of Eclipso (Bruce Gordon)Bob HaneyMort Meskin, Lee Elias

#62

Date: 9/1/1963
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $44.00
1 copy available for $29.50
Mark Merlin; EclipsoJack Miller, Murray Boltinoff, Bob Haney, Henry BoltinoffMort Meskin, George Roussos, Lee Elias, Henry Boltinoff

#63

Date: 11/1/1963
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $67.00
No copies available
Mark Merlin; EclipsoJack Miller, Bob HaneyMort Meskin, Gene Colan, Alexander Toth

#64

Date: 1/1/1964
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $46.00
1 copy available for $9.00
 Arnold Drake, Bob HaneyMort Meskin, Alex Toth

#65

Date: 3/1/1964
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $52.00
No copies available
 Jack Miller, Bob Haney, Arnold Drake, Henry BoltinoffMort Meskin, Alex Toth, Henry Boltinoff

#66

Date: 5/1/1964
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $70.00
No copies available
Eclipso coverArnold Drake, Bob HaneyMort Meskin, Alex Toth

#67

Date: 7/1/1964
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $71.00
2 copies available from $12.00
Eclipso cover; Mark MerlinArnold Drake, Bob HaneyMort Meskin, Alex Toth

#68

Date: 9/1/1964
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $60.00
2 copies available from $8.65
 Bob Haney, Arnold DrakeJack Sparling, Mort Meskin

#69

Date: 11/1/1964
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $44.00
1 copy available for $7.60
 Bob Haney, Jack Miller, Henry BoltinoffJack Sparling, Mort Meskin, Henry Boltinoff

#70

Date: 1/1/1965
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $52.00
3 copies available from $2.75
Eclipso cover; Mark MerlinBob HaneyMort Meskin, Jack Sparling

#71

Date: 3/1/1965
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $31.00
1 copy available for $10.00
 Bob HaneyJack Sparling, Mort Meskin

#72

Date: 5/1/1965
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $40.00
3 copies available from $5.00
 Bob HaneyBernard Baily, Jack Sparling

#73

Date: 7/1/1965
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $71.00
1 copy available for $18.00
1st appearance of Prince Ra-Man (Mark Merlin); Origin of Prince Ra-Man (Mark Merlin)Jack Miller, Bob HaneyBernard Baily, Jack Sparling, Bob Oksner

#74

Date: 9/1/1965
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $61.00
5 copies available from $6.75
Prince Ra-ManBob HaneyJack Sparling, Bernard Baily

#75

Date: 11/1/1965
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $38.00
2 copies available from $7.50
Both Eclipso and Prince Ra-Man logos on coverBob HaneyJack Sparling, Bernard Baily

#76

Date: 1/1/1966
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $39.00
1 copy available for $22.50
Eclipso/Ra-Man crossoverBob HaneyJack Sparling, Bernard Baily

#77

Date: 3/1/1966
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $36.00
2 copies available from $5.20
 Bob HaneyJack Sparling, Bernard Baily

#78

Date: 5/1/1966
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $32.00
3 copies available from $7.70
 Bob HaneyBernard Baily, Jack Sparling

#79

Date: 7/1/1966
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $62.00
1 copy available for $8.00
Eclipso/Ra-Man crossoverBob HaneyJack Sparling, Bernard Baily

#80

Date: 9/1/1966
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $80.00
1 copy available for $30.00
Eclipso coverBob HaneyBernard Baily, Jack Sparling

#81

Date: 9/1/1969
Cover Price: $0.15
NM Guide: $93.00
2 copies available from $5.00
Mystery format begins  

#82

Date: 11/1/1969
Cover Price: $0.15
NM Guide: $31.00
2 copies available from $4.24
  Neal Adams

#83

Date: 1/1/1970
Cover Price: $0.15
NM Guide: $38.00
2 copies available from $6.00
 Marv Wolfman, Gerry ConwayAlex Toth, Bill Draut

#84

Date: 3/1/1970
Cover Price: $0.15
NM Guide: $21.00
No copies available
   

#85

Date: 5/1/1970
Cover Price: $0.15
NM Guide: $27.00
2 copies available from $6.99
 Len Wein, Gerry ConwayDon Heck, R.T. Reece, Gil Kane, Neal Adams

#86

Date: 7/1/1970
Cover Price: $0.15
NM Guide: $34.00
2 copies available from $6.99
  Gray Morrow

#87

Date: 9/1/1970
Cover Price: $0.15
NM Guide: $58.00
2 copies available from $19.00
 Gerry Conway, Robert Kanigher, Marv Wolfman, Ramond MaraisBill Draut, Ross Andru, Bernie Wrightson, Michael W. Kaluta

#88

Date: 11/1/1970
Cover Price: $0.15
NM Guide: $42.00
1 copy available for $5.00
 Gerry Conway, Marv WolfmanDick Dillin

#89

Date: 1/1/1971
Cover Price: $0.15
NM Guide: $8.00
No copies available
Harlequin-esque cover Gray Morrow

#90

Date: 3/1/1971
Cover Price: $0.15
NM Guide: $52.00
5 copies available from $6.99
1st Buckler DC artMike Friedrich, Marv WolfmanGray Morrow, Neal Adams, Rich Buckler

#91

Date: 5/1/1971
Cover Price: $0.15
NM Guide: $54.00
1 copy available for $27.00
  Wally Wood, Jack Sparling, Sam Glanzman, Murphy Anderson

#92

Date: 7/1/1971
Cover Price: $0.15
NM Guide: $1,800.00
1 copy available for $1,500.00
1st Appearance of Swamp ThingDick Dillin, Len Wein, Mark Evanier, Mary SkrenesAlan Weiss, Bernie Wrightson, Bill Draut, Dick Dillin, Tony DeZuniga

#93

Date: 9/1/1971
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $18.00
No copies available
 Steve Skeates, John AlbanoBernie Wrightson, Jim Aparo, Alex Toth, Nick Cardy, Tony DeZuniga

#94

Date: 11/1/1971
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $89.00
2 copies available from $29.00
Includes Abel’s Fables by Aragones Alex Toth, Bernie Wrightson

#95

Date: 1/1/1972
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $26.00
2 copies available from $5.25
   

#96

Date: 3/1/1972
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $27.00
1 copy available for $18.00
Includes Abel’s Fables by ArgonesLen Wein, Jack OleckAlex Toth, Dick Dillin, Wally Wood, Sergio Aragonés

#97

Date: 5/1/1972
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $39.00
1 copy available for $31.00
Reprints from House of Mystery #46, #59Steve Skeates, Len WeinJim Aparo, Jack Sparling, Jose Delbo, Sergio Aragonés

#98

Date: 7/1/1972
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $30.00
5 copies available from $6.00
52 pagesJohn Albano, Len WeinMichael W. Kaluta, Sergio Aragonés, Mike Roy, Alex Toth, Adolfo Buylla

#99

Date: 9/1/1972
Cover Price: $0.20
NM Guide: $40.00
3 copies available from $7.00
 Bill Meridith, Jack Oleck, John AlbanoMichael W. Kaluta, Bernie Wrightson, Nestor Redondo, Jack Katz, Vic Catan, Frank Redondo

#100

Date: 10/1/1972
Cover Price: $0.20
NM Guide: $27.00
No copies available
 Lore, Jack OleckTom Palmer, Sergio Aragonés, Alfredo P. Alcala, Tony DeZuniga
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