Secrets of Haunted House

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Secrets of Haunted House
Secrets of Haunted House #1 (April–May 1975). Art by Luis Dominguez.
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
Schedule Bimonthly (#1-14)
Monthly (#15-46)
Format Ongoing series
Publication date (#1-14) April–May 1975 - October–November 1978
(#15-46) August 1979 - March 1982
Number of issues 46
Main character(s) Cain, Abel, Eve, Destiny, Lucien
Creative team
Writer(s) Gary Cohn
Arnold Drake
David Michelinie
Dan Mishkin
Bob Rozakis
Penciller(s) Steve Ditko
Luis Dominguez
Dan Spiegle
Editor(s) Joe Orlando
Paul Levitz
Jack C. Harris
Dave Manak

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

Publication history[edit]

The series began in April–May 1975.[1] 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 (Feb.-March 1978), Destiny was the only one of these who remained a regular. In issue #40 (Sept. 1981), 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.[2] Secrets of Haunted House was a temporary victim of the "DC Implosion." With issue #14 (Oct.–Nov. 1978), it was cancelled but revived a year later with issue #15 (Aug. 1979). The title continued until issue #46 (March 1982).[1]

The Mister E character was introduced in issue #31 (Dec. 1980) by writer Bob Rozakis and artist Dan Spiegle[3][4] and became a recurring character for ten issues.

The series' letter column was titled "The Haunted Mailbox."

Collected editions[edit]

  • The Steve Ditko Omnibus Volume 1 includes stories from Secrets of Haunted House #9, 12, 41, and 45, 480 pages, September 2011, ISBN 1-4012-3111-X


  1. ^ a b Secrets of Haunted House at the Grand Comics Database
  2. ^ DC Special Series #12 at the Grand Comics Database
  3. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1980s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 189. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. In the last feature of its thirty-first issue, a story by writer Bob Rozakis and artist Dan Spiegle, a new monster hunter named Mister E was introduced. 
  4. ^ Rozakis, Bob (w), Spiegle, Dan (p), Spiegle, Dan (i). "The Twice-Cursed Man" Secrets of Haunted House 31 (December 1980)

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