Secrets of Sinister House

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Secrets of Sinister House
Secrets of Sinister House #5 (July 1972). Cover art by Nick Cardy.
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
Schedule Bimonthly
Format Ongoing series
Genre
Publication date July 1972–July 1974
Number of issues 18
Main character(s) Eve
Editor(s) E. Nelson Bridwell, Joe Orlando

Secrets of Sinister House was a horror-suspense anthology comic book series published by DC Comics from 1972–1974, a companion to Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion.

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After four issues as The Sinister House of Secret Love, which featured Gothic romance/horror stories written by Michael Fleisher, the title changed to Secrets of Sinister House, and the original format and romance angle was abandoned the following issue.

In the same vein as House of Mystery and House of Secrets (as well as its successor, Secrets of Haunted House), Secrets of Sinister House was "hosted" by Eve (the character debuted in issue #6) and included guest appearances by Eve's cousins Cain and Abel. All three characters would later serve as supporting characters in Neil Gaiman's Sandman. In issue #16, Eve was removed as host — as editor Joe Orlando departed from the title, replaced by Jack C. Harris — to focus on the concept of the "sinister houses." The following month, she began nudging Destiny out of Weird Mystery Tales.

Secrets of Sinister House was canceled after publishing fourteen issues in two years. (Together, Sinister House of Secret Love and Secrets of Sinister House published eighteen issues.)

Edited by Joe Orlando and E. Nelson Bridwell, contributors to the title included Alfredo Alcala (issues #6, 13, 14), Robert Kanigher (#6, 9, 11), Sam Glanzman (#7), Michael William Kaluta (covers for issues #6, 7), Maxene Fabe (#8 & 11), Ruben Yandoc (#8 & 11), Jack Oleck (#9, 12, 13), Neal Adams (#10), Mike Sekowsky (#14), and Alex Niño (#8, 11-13).

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