Secrets of Haunted House

    (DC, 1975-1982)
DC

Abel, the timid brother of the horror-tale spinner Cain, has been appointed caretaker of a haunted house which drove its first inhabitant insane, had its other inhabitants flee in terror from its rooms, and eventually relocated itself near a cemetery directly across from the House of Mystery. Abel hates to be alone, but he also likes to to tell frightening stories to his guests, the readers.

Although primarily a horror comic, many of the stories have a science-fiction bent. In one story a scientist finds a meat-eating plant in the ashes of a volcano; the plant seems to exert a strange power over the scientist, and he eventually turns to murder in order to keep his discovery alive.

Secrets of Haunted House has tales so terrifying that Abel himself gets a little frightened just telling them.

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#1

  4/1/1975
  $0.25
  $82.00
9 copies available from $27.40
 1st appearance Destiny; Eve apperanceSteve Skeates, Mike Pellowski, Robert Kanigher, Jack Oleck, Sergio AragonésRicardo Villamonte, Ernie Chan, Alex Niño, Sergio Aragonés

#2

  6/1/1975
  $0.25
  $32.00
4 copies available from $10.50
  Steve Skeates, Jack Oleck, George Kashdan, Mike Pellowski, Robert KanigherAlfredo P. Alcala, E.R. Cruz, Bill Draut, Tony DeZuniga

#3

  8/1/1975
  $0.25
  $31.00
4 copies available from $9.60
  Steve Skeates, Jack Oleck, Mike Pellowski, Maxine FabeNestor Redondo, Ruben Yandoc, Ramona Fradon

#4

  10/1/1975
  $0.25
  $40.00
3 copies available from $11.90
  Steve Skeates, Jack Oleck, George Kashdan, Maxine FabeNestor Redondo, E.R. Cruz, Paul Kirchner

#5

  12/1/1975
  $0.25
  $61.00
3 copies available from $8.70
  Paul Levitz, Bill Reilly, Guy Lillian, Arnold Drake, David MichelinieNestor Redondo, John Albano, Tenny Henson, Ernie Chan

#6

  6/1/1977
  $0.35
  $14.50
3 copies available from $4.18
 Series resumes after 18-month hiatusJohn Albano, Jack OleckGerry Talaoc, Ruben Yandoc, Jess M. Jodloman

#7

  8/1/1977
  $0.35
  $17.00
3 copies available from $4.84
  Paul Kupperberg, Ed Fedory, E. Nelson Bridwell, Martin Pasko, George KashdanRomeo Tanghal, Jess M. Jodloman, Ed Waldman

#8

  10/1/1977
  $0.35
  $9.00
4 copies available from $2.00
  Paul Kupperberg, Mike Pellowski, E. Nelson Bridwell, Sergio Aragonés, Steve SkeatesRomeo Tanghal, Bernard Baily

#9

  12/1/1977
  $0.35
  $13.50
2 copies available from $9.00
  Paul Kupperberg, Arnold Drake, Jack OleckRomeo Tanghal, Steve Ditko, Ruben Yandoc

#10

  2/1/1978
  $0.35
  $16.00
3 copies available from $1.84
  Jack Oleck, Richard MorrisseyRomeo Tanghal, Ruben Yandoc, Michael Golden

#11

  4/1/1978
  $0.35
  $22.00
2 copies available from $6.16
  Scott Edelman, John AlbanoJohn Fuller, Jack Sparling, E.R. Cruz

#12

  6/1/1978
  $0.35
  $11.50
5 copies available from $5.75
  Bob Toomey, Stuart Hopen, Catherine AndrewsJohn Calnan, Frank Redondo, Steve Ditko, Jess M. Jodloman

#13

  8/1/1978
  $0.35
  $19.00
3 copies available from $6.50
  Michael Fleisher, Jack OleckRomeo Tanghal, Alex Niño, Douglas Aleskey

#14

  10/1/1978
  $0.50
  $17.00
8 copies available from $3.50
  Scott Edelman, Nicola Cuti, Jay L. Zilber, Cary BurkettGeorge Ruppert, Ramona Fradon, Juan Ortiz, Jess M. Jodloman

#15

  8/1/1979
  $0.40
  $10.00
3 copies available from $2.00
  Carl Wessler, Bill Dennehy, Mike W. BarrTenny Henson, Jess M. Jodloman

#16

  9/1/1979
  $0.40
  $7.50
4 copies available from $1.50
  Carl Wessler, Murray Boltinoff, Tom DeFalcoTenny Henson, Lee Elias, Jess M. Jodloman

#17

  10/1/1979
  $0.40
  $10.50
6 copies available from $2.00
  Greg Potter, Carl Wessler, Mark ManhartNoly Panaligan, Ernie Guanlao, Nards Cruz

#18

  11/1/1979
  $0.40
  $9.50
9 copies available from $2.12
  Murray Boltinoff, George Kashdan, Carl WesslerNoly Zamora, Rico Rival, Ruben Yandoc

#19

  12/1/1979
  $0.40
  $9.50
6 copies available from $1.25
  Robert Kanigher, George KashdanAlex Niño, Den Ingente, Buddy Gernale

#20

  1/1/1980
  $0.40
  $13.00
3 copies available from $2.42
  John Albano, Carl WesslerErnesto Moraga, Ernie Guanlao

#21

  2/1/1980
  $0.40
  $8.00
4 copies available from $5.00
  Carl Wessler, George KashdanArthur Geroche, Ruben Yandoc, Jerry Grandenetti

#22

  3/1/1980
  $0.40
  $12.00
3 copies available from $3.44
  George Kashdan, Murray BoltinoffRuben Yandoc

#23

  4/1/1980
  $0.40
  $10.50
4 copies available from $1.84
  Carl Wessler, George KashdanRamona Fradon, Fred Carrillo

#24

  5/1/1980
  $0.40
  $10.00
No copies available
  George Kashdan, Laurie Sutton, Elliot S! MagginFred Carrillo, Mike Nasser, Ruben Yandoc

#25

  6/1/1980
  $0.40
  $12.00
2 copies available from $1.16
  Catherine Andrews, Stuart Hopen, Todd KleinJune Lofamia, Trevor Von Eeden

#26

  7/1/1980
  $0.40
  $10.00
5 copies available from $2.00
  Valerie Owens, George Kashdan, J.M. DeMatteisAmado Castrillo, Charles Nicholas

#27

  8/1/1980
  $0.40
  $14.00
2 copies available from $6.00
  Murray Boltinoff, Charlie SeegerCharles Nicholas, Frank Redondo

#28

  9/1/1980
  $0.50
  $7.50
No copies available
  Murray Boltinoff, Mike W. BarrRuben Yandoc, E.R. Cruz, Fred Carrillo

#29

  10/1/1980
  $0.50
  $12.00
1 copy available for $2.50
  Mark Manhart, Joe Gill, Mark Lasky, Murray BoltinoffNestor Redondo, Tenny Henson, George Ruppert

#30

  11/1/1980
  $0.50
  $9.50
2 copies available from $6.95
  George Kashdan, Charlie Seeger, Paul KupperbergErnesto B. Patricio, Don Newton, Jess M. Jodloman

#31

  12/1/1980
  $0.50
  $12.00
No copies available
 1st Appearance of Mister EArnold Drake, George Kashdan, Bob RozakisTenny Henson, J.J. Brozowski, Dan Spiegle

#32

  1/1/1981
  $0.50
  $11.00
No copies available
  Charlie Seeger, Murray Boltinoff, Bob Rozakis, Jack C. HarrisJune Lofamia, Jack Sparling, Dan Spiegle

#33

  2/1/1981
  $0.50
  $6.50
4 copies available from $0.74
  George Kashdan, Carl Wessler, Bob RozakisFred Carrillo, Jerry Bingham, Wade Hampton, Dan Spiegle

#34

  3/1/1981
  $0.50
  $9.00
2 copies available from $8.00
  Charlie Seeger, Carl Wessler, Bob RozakisE.R. Cruz, Ken Barr, Dan Spiegle

#35

  4/1/1981
  $0.50
  $10.00
1 copy available for $10.00
  Bob Haney, Arnold Drake, Bob RozakisFred Carrillo, Alden McWilliams, Dan Spiegle

#36

  5/1/1981
  $0.50
  $10.00
1 copy available for $10.00
  Carl Wessler, Charlie Seeger, Bob RozakisWade Hampton, Howard Bender, Dan Spiegle

#37

  6/1/1981
  $0.50
  $8.00
3 copies available from $5.00
  Charlie Seeger, Carl Wessler, George Kashdan, Bob RozakisEduardo Barreto, Trevor Von Eeden, Ric Estrada, Dan Spiegle

#38

  7/1/1981
  $0.50
  $8.00
4 copies available from $3.00
  Stuart Hopen, Catherine Andrews, Charlie Seeger, Bob RozakisArthur Geroche, Jess M. Jodloman, Dan Spiegle

#39

  8/1/1981
  $0.50
  $9.00
2 copies available from $7.95
  Charlie Seeger, Bob Rozakis, Arnold DrakeErnesto B. Patricio, Dan Spiegle

#40

  9/1/1981
  $0.50
  $9.50
1 copy available for $9.50
  Carl Wessler, Bob Rozakis, Jack C. HarrisRomeo Tanghal, Dan Spiegle, Rodin Rodriguez

#41

  10/1/1981
  $0.60
  $5.25
No copies available
  Bob Rozakis, Robin Snyder, Jack C. Harris, Wyatt GwyonGreg LaRocque, Noly Zamora, Steve Ditko, Charles Nicholas, Dan Spiegle

#42

  11/1/1981
  $0.60
  $9.00
1 copy available for $9.00
  Robin Snyder, Adrian Gonzales, Tom Sciacca, Steve Skeates, George Kashdan, Carl Wessler, Dan Mishkin, Gary CohnHoward Bender, Adrian Gonzales, Paris Cullins, Dick Ayers, Trevor Von Eeden

#43

  12/1/1981
  $0.60
  $7.50
2 copies available from $4.50
  Robin Snyder, Gerald Brown, George Kashdan, Jack C. HarrisHoward Bender, Rodin Rodriguez, Sheldon Mayer, Tenny Henson, Adrian Gonzales

#44

  1/1/1982
  $0.60
  $18.00
1 copy available for $18.00
  Robin Snyder, Gary Cohn, Dan Mishkin, Sheldon MayerHoward Bender, Adrian Gonzales, Dick Ayers, Fred Carrillo

#45

  2/1/1982
  $0.60
  $5.00
5 copies available from $1.50
  Jack C. Harris, Tom Sciacca, Stan Timmons, Robert KanigherTom Sutton, Ric Estrada, Steve Ditko, Vic Catan

#46

  3/1/1982
  $0.60
  $8.00
3 copies available from $6.00
 Final IssueRobin Snyder, Stan Timmons, Tom Sciacca, Murray Boltinoff, Paul Kupperberg, Joey CavalieriHoward Bender, Fred Carrillo, Ric Estrada, Stephen R. Bissette, Vic Catan, Greg Larocque

Special Edition #1

 
  $0.60
  $20.00
No copies available
  Robin Snyder, Stan Timmons, Tom Sciacca, Murray Boltinoff, Paul KupperbergHoward Bender, Fred Carrillo, Ric Estrada, Stephen R. Bissette, Vic Catan