Publisher: DC
Publication Dates: April-May 1975 – March 1982
Number of Issues Published: 46 (#1 – #46)
Color: Color
Dimensions: Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock: Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding: Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series

There is a publishing hiatus between #5 (December 1975-January 1976) and #6 (June-July 1977) and between #14 (October-November 1978) and #15 (August 1979).

Information thanks to the Grand Comic Database

Secrets of Haunted House was a horror-suspense anthology comic book series published by DC Comics from 1975 to 1982.

The series began in April–May 1975. Like its predecessor Secrets of Sinister House, Secrets of Haunted House was originally “hosted” by Cain, Abel, Eve, and Destiny who had moved over from Weird Mystery Tales. By issue #10, Destiny was the only one of these who remained a regular. In issue #40, Abel returned with no further mention of Destiny.

A Secrets of Haunted House Special was published in Spring 1978 as part of the DC Special Series umbrella title. Secrets of Haunted House was a temporary victim of the “DC Implosion.” With issue #14 (October–November 1978), it was cancelled but revived a year later with issue #15 (August 1979). The title continued until issue #46 (March 1982).

The Mister E character was introduced in issue #31 (December 1980) by writer Bob Rozakis and artist Dan Spiegle and became a recurring character for ten issues.

The series’ letter column was titled “The Haunted Mailbox.”


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2 responses »

  1. Nacht Schreck says:

    I had a bunch of these when I was a kid. I used to buy them at Bill and Walt’s Hobby Shop and The Phantom Of the Attic Comics in Pittsburgh with my paper route money. Both shops had bins on the floor underneath all of the popular superhero and Independent stuff filled with old DC and the occasional Marvel Horror titles for $0.25 cents each. Sometimes I could find beat up copies at 10 for a dollar. The Horror stuff was totally not popular at that time, and I couldn’t be happier, because it meant they were affordable for 11-12 year old me with my meager paper route earnings, and the odd $5 bucks my dad would donate to the cause. Boy,did I drive my dad crazy, though. He would wait while I sifted through bin after bin of old comics, sorting through the endless superhero flops put out by companies like Charleston and Eclipse, sometimes taking hours. God bless that man. Seeing some of the familiar covers brings back a wave of nostalgia.


    • boutje777 says:

      Thanks for sharing that story. I still can spend hours at fleemarkets and second hand saleshops, looking through all the comics and comicsrelated things, hoping to find some gems.


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