Witching Hour

    (DC, 1969-1978)
™ and ©1974 National Periodical Publications, Inc.

Witches narrate stories involving witchcraft and deceit, many of which have their climax near midnight…the witching hour. Featured in the pages of this eighty-five-issue series were stories such as “The Killer Came Slithering,” about a witch who cures a boy of his illness in exchange for him ripping up the mortgage on the witch’s church. When the boy’s father reneges on his promise, the snake-charming sorceress gets her own revenge in a very subtle and clever way—at midnight.

After almost ten years of bewitching readers, the witch’s lease must have run out, because in 1978 this series became part of The Unexpected, a series hosted by Abel in his own home, the House of Secrets.

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#1

  3/1/1969
  $0.12
  $440.00
2 copies available from $145.00
 1st appearance of The Furies; 1st appearance of Cynthia; 1st appearance of Mildred; 1st appearance of MordredDenny O’NeilAlex Toth, Pat Boyette, Jack Sparling

#2

  5/1/1969
  $0.12
  $420.00
2 copies available from $185.00
   Mike Sekowsky, Dick Giordano, Jack Sparling, Sid Greene

#3

  7/1/1969
  $0.12
  $83.00
3 copies available from $11.00
 Prologue by Alex Toth; Epilogue by Mike Sekowsky and Dick Giordano Alex Toth, Vince Colletta, Jack Sparling, Bernie Wrightson, Dick Giordano

#4

  9/1/1969
  $0.15
  $90.00
2 copies available from $11.50
   Alex Toth, Jerry Grandenetti, George Roussos, Pat Boyette

#5

  11/1/1969
  $0.15
  $59.00
No copies available
   Alex Toth, Bernie Wrightson, Pat Boyette, Bill Draut, Dick Giordano, Sid Greene

#6

  1/1/1970
  $0.15
  $103.00
3 copies available from $11.95
  John Costanza, Gerry ConwayAlex Toth, Don Heck, Jose Delbo, John Costanza, Sid Greene

#7

  3/1/1970
  $0.15
  $47.00
3 copies available from $9.50
   Alex Toth, Bill Draut, Jack Abel, Michael W. Kaluta

#8

  5/1/1970
  $0.15
  $29.00
2 copies available from $5.75
  Alex TothNeal Adams, Nick Cardy, Alex Toth, Jack Sparling

#9

  7/1/1970
  $0.15
  $85.00
3 copies available from $17.00
  Robert KanigherAlex Toth, Bill Draut, Murphy Anderson, Jack Sparling, Jack Abel

#10

  9/1/1970
  $0.15
  $61.00
3 copies available from $7.95
  Gerry ConwayAlex Toth, Bill Draut, Gray Morrow

#11

  11/1/1970
  $0.15
  $35.00
7 copies available from $4.25
  Jack OleckAlex Toth, Bill Draut, George Tuska

#12

  1/1/1971
  $0.15
  $28.00
2 copies available from $16.30
  Steve SkeatesAlex Toth, George Tuska, Gil Kane, Ralph Reese

#13

  3/1/1971
  $0.15
  $45.00
4 copies available from $6.00
 1st Appearance of PsionsAlan Gold, Marv Wolfman, Jack Miller, Len WeinNeal Adams, Gray Morrow, Jack Sparling, Frank Giacoia, Jose Delbo

#14

  5/1/1971
  $0.15
  $49.00
4 copies available from $10.25
  Gerry Conway, Dave Kaler, Murray BoltinoffJeff Jones, Stanley Pitt, Al Williamson, Carlos Garzon

#15

  7/1/1971
  $0.15
  $13.50
3 copies available from $1.61
  George Kashdan, Murray Boltinoff, Phil SeulingWally Wood, Gray Morrow, Art Saaf

#16

  9/1/1971
  $0.25
  $27.00
3 copies available from $9.00
 52 pages; The Wondrous Witch’s Cauldron reprinted from edited version in House of Mystery #174; The Curse of the Cat reprinted from House of Mystery #177Carl Wessler, Bill Dennehy, Murray Boltinoff, Charles King, Howie PostJohn Calnan, Bernie Case, Gray Morrow, Tony DeZuniga, Bill Draut, Joe Orlando

#17

  11/1/1971
  $0.25
  $32.00
6 copies available from $5.90
 52 pages; Fingers of Fear reprinted from Sensation Comics #109; The Second Life of Simon Steele reprinted from House of Secrets #46George Kashdan, Bill Dennehy, Carl WesslerGeorge Tuska, Don Heck, Carmine Infantino, Frank Giacoia, Howard Sherman, John Calnan, Vince Colletta, Jerry Grandenetti

#18

  1/1/1972
  $0.25
  $34.00
No copies available
 52 pages; The Face Behind The Mask reprinted from Tales of the Unexpected #13; I Was A Prisoner of the Supernatural reprinted from Tales of the Unexpected #13Carl Wessler, Bob Haney, France Edward Herron, George KashdanGeorge Tuska, Jerry Grandenetti, Bob Brown, Jack Kirby, Nick Cardy, Jim Aparo, John Calnan

#19

  3/1/1972
  $0.25
  $29.00
2 copies available from $5.05
 52 pages; The Four Threads of Doom reprinted from Tales of the Unexpected #12; The Lamp That Changed People! reprinted from House of Mystery #20Jack Phillips, George KashdanGeorge Tuska, Jerry Grandenetti, Nick Cardy, Lee Elias

#20

  4/1/1972
  $0.25
  $49.00
4 copies available from $7.00
 52 pages; Beware The 13th Guest reprinted from House of Secrets #59; The Diamond Hands of the Sun God reprinted from House of Secrets #8George Kashdan, Carl Wessler, Bill DennehyGeorge Tuska, Nestor Redondo, Howard Purcell, Will Ely, Don Heck, John Calnan

#21

  6/1/1972
  $0.25
  $36.00
3 copies available from $8.00
 52 pages; Prisoner of Sorcerers’ City reprinted from House of Secrets #42; Designs for Disaster reprinted from House of Secrets #19Bill DennehyGeorge Tuska, Nestor Redondo, Ruben Moreira, Jerry Grandenetti, John Calnan, Vince Colletta, Nick Cardy, Jack Sparling

#22

  8/1/1972
  $0.20
  $18.00
3 copies available from $3.50
  Bill DennehyWin Mortimer

#23

  9/1/1972
  $0.20
  $21.00
1 copy available for $7.00
  George Kashdan, Murray Boltinoff, Carl WesslerNestor Redondo, Tony DeZuniga, Reese, Jack Sparling

#24

  10/1/1972
  $0.20
  $16.00
3 copies available from $3.25
  Bill Dennehy, Carl WesslerAlfredo P. Alcala, Norman Maurer

#25

  11/1/1972
  $0.20
  $18.00
3 copies available from $4.50
  Carl WesslerJim Aparo, Bill Payne

#26

  12/1/1972
  $0.20
  $12.50
1 copy available for $4.25
  Bill Dennehy, Steve Skeates, Carl WesslerJerry Grandenetti, Dick Dillin, Jack Abel, E.R. Cruz

#27

  1/1/1973
  $0.20
  $34.00
No copies available
  Carl Wessler, Gerry Conway, Sal AmendolaAlfredo P. Alcala, Sal Amendola, Win Mortimer, Gerry Talaoc

#28

  2/1/1973
  $0.20
  $20.00
1 copy available for $2.07
  George KashdanJohn Calnan, Rubeny, Gerry Talaoc

#29

  3/1/1973
  $0.20
  $14.50
3 copies available from $4.81
  Bill DennehyE.R. Cruz, Frank Redondo

#30

  4/1/1973
  $0.20
  $21.00
1 copy available for $3.75
  Carl Wessler, Bill DennehyJack Sparling, Rico Rival

#31

  6/1/1973
  $0.20
  $19.00
3 copies available from $4.63
  Carl Wessler, Bill DennehyAlex Niño, John Calnan, Buddy Gernale, Art Saaf

#32

  7/1/1973
  $0.20
  $14.50
2 copies available from $7.50
  George Kashdan, Bill Dennehy, Carl WesslerFlor Dery, Romy Gamboa, Francisco Redondo, Art Saaf

#33

  8/1/1973
  $0.20
  $23.00
4 copies available from $3.68
  George Kashdan, Carl WesslerAlfredo P. Alcala, Jerry Grandenetti

#34

  9/1/1973
  $0.20
  $17.00
1 copy available for $6.00
  Carl Wessler, George KashdanNestor Redondo, Rubeny, Rico Rival

#35

  10/1/1973
  $0.20
  $18.00
4 copies available from $3.44
  Carl Wessler, George KashdanDominguez, Norman Maurer, Lee Elias

#36

  11/1/1973
  $0.20
  $17.00
2 copies available from $1.25
  Carl Wessler, Leo Dorfman, George KashdanR.T. Gamboa, E.R. Cruz, Lee Elias

#37

  12/1/1973
  $0.20
  $23.00
2 copies available from $11.50
  George KashdanErnesto B. Patricio, E.R. Cruz, Frank Redondo

#38

  1/1/1974
  $0.50
  $41.00
5 copies available from $8.00
 Save The Last Dance For Me; Eternal Hour; The Perfect Surf; The Man With The Stolen Eyes; Brush With Death; Dream Girl; The Demon In The Mirror; The Phantom Ship; Round Trip To The Past; Trail of the Lucky CoinGerry Conway, Bob Haney, Dave Kaler, Denny O’NeilMurphy Anderson, Pat Boyette, Reginald Pitt, Stanley Pitt, Alex Toth, Jack Sparling, Seymour Barry, George Papp

#39

  2/1/1974
  $0.20
  $18.00
2 copies available from $4.50
  Carl Wessler, George KashdanArt Saaf, E.R. Cruz

#40

  3/1/1974
  $0.20
  $19.00
3 copies available from $5.00
  Carl Wessler, George KashdanErnie Chan, Bernard Baily, Alex Niño

#41

  4/1/1974
  $0.20
  $13.00
3 copies available from $2.50
  Carl WesslerBuddy Gernale, Alfredo P. Alcala, Rico Rival, E.R. Cruz

#42

  5/1/1974
  $0.20
  $19.00
3 copies available from $2.07
  Carl Wessler, George KashdanBernard Baily, Rubeny, Frank Redondo, June Lofamia

#43

  6/1/1974
  $0.20
  $15.00
3 copies available from $3.50
  George Kashdan, Carl WesslerAlfredo P. Alcala, Rubeny, Jerry Grandenetti, E.R. Cruz

#44

  7/1/1974
  $0.20
  $21.00
5 copies available from $4.25
  George Kashdan, Michael FleisherRubeny, Don Perlin

#45

  8/1/1974
  $0.20
  $16.00
3 copies available from $3.00
  Carl Wessler, George Kashdan, Leo DorfmanJerry Grandenetti, Don Perlin, Alex Niño

#46

  9/1/1974
  $0.20
  $24.00
4 copies available from $1.00
  George KashdanLee Elias, E.R. Cruz

#47

  10/1/1974
  $0.20
  $18.00
6 copies available from $2.07
  George Kashdan, Carl WesslerRubeny, John Calnan, Alex Niño, E.R. Cruz

#48

  11/1/1974
  $0.20
  $20.00
6 copies available from $2.29
  Carl WesslerRubeny, Fred Carrillo, E.R. Cruz

#49

  12/1/1974
  $0.20
  $20.00
3 copies available from $3.44
  George Kashdan, Carl WesslerVincente Alcazar, E.R. Cruz, Romy Gamboa

#50

  1/1/1975
  $0.25
  $22.00
3 copies available from $3.89
  Carl Wessler, George KashdanTony Caravana, Fred Carrillo, Rubeny

#51

  2/1/1975
  $0.25
  $21.00
1 copy available for $25.00
  Carl Wessler, George KashdanRubeny, Rico Rival, Fred Carrillo, E.R. Cruz

#52

  3/1/1975
  $0.25
  $17.00
2 copies available from $3.21
  Carl Wessler, George KashdanLee Elias, Don Perlin, June Lofamia

#53

  4/1/1975
  $0.25
  $16.00
2 copies available from $2.98
  George Kashdan, Carl WesslerErnesto B. Patricio, E.R. Cruz

#54

  5/1/1975
  $0.25
  $18.00
4 copies available from $3.21
  Carl WesslerRubeny, June Lofamia, Jess M. Jodloman

#55

  6/1/1975
  $0.25
  $19.00
1 copy available for $25.00
  Carl Wessler, George KashdanErnesto B. Patricio, Rudy Nebres, Ruben Yandoc

#56

  7/1/1975
  $0.25
  $17.00
No copies available
  George Kashdan, Carl WesslerFred Carrillo, Rubeny

#57

  8/1/1975
  $0.25
  $18.00
3 copies available from $5.50
  Carl Wessler, George KashdanJess M. Jodloman, Abe Ocampo, E.R. Cruz

#58

  9/1/1975
  $0.25
  $24.00
7 copies available from $4.10
  George Kashdan, Carl WesslerJohn Calnan, Ernie Guanlao, Fred Carrillo

#59

  10/1/1975
  $0.25
  $18.00
4 copies available from $5.50
  George Kashdan, Carl WesslerRubeny, E.R. Cruz

#60

  11/1/1975
  $0.25
  $18.00
2 copies available from $5.90
  Carl Wessler, George KashdanRubeny, Lee Elias, Jess M. Jodloman

#61

  1/1/1976
  $0.25
  $22.00
2 copies available from $5.00
  Carl Wessler, George KashdanJess M. Jodloman, B.G., E.R. Cruz

#62

  3/1/1976
  $0.25
  $25.00
2 copies available from $4.58
  Carl WesslerErnie Chan, Fred Carrillo, Rubeny

#63

  5/1/1976
  $0.30
  $23.00
2 copies available from $4.00
  George Kashdan, Wesley Marsh, Carl WesslerE.R. Cruz, Gerry Talaoc, Fred Carrillo

#64

  7/1/1976
  $0.30
  $14.50
3 copies available from $2.76
  Carl Wessler, George KashdanE.R. Cruz, Buddy Gernale, John Calnan

#65

  9/1/1976
  $0.30
  $15.00
1 copy available for $5.00
  Jack Phillips, Carl WesslerE.R. Cruz, Ricardo Villamonte

#66

  11/1/1976
  $0.30
  $11.00
1 copy available for $7.50
  Carl Wessler, George KashdanFred Carrillo, Jose Delbo

#67

  1/1/1977
  $0.30
  $14.50
1 copy available for $4.58
  George Kashdan, Jack PhillipsFrank Redondo, Buddy Gernale, Abe Ocampo

#68

  2/1/1977
  $0.30
  $12.50
1 copy available for $7.50
  Carl Wessler, Jack KellyE.R. Cruz, Fred Carrillo, Rubeny

#69

  3/1/1977
  $0.30
  $28.00
1 copy available for $9.99
  George Kashdan, Wesley MarshDon Perlin, Noly Pana Ligan, Tenny Henson

#70

  4/1/1977
  $0.30
  $15.00
No copies available
  George Kashdan, Carl WesslerLee Elias, Ernesto B. Patricio, E.R. Cruz

#71

  5/1/1977
  $0.30
  $12.00
1 copy available for $3.00
  Carl WesslerAbe Ocampo, Don Perlin, Jess M. Jodloman

#72

  7/1/1977
  $0.35
  $13.00
1 copy available for $1.16
  Carl Wessler, George KashdanE.R. Cruz, Noly Pana Ligan, Rubeny

#73

  9/1/1977
  $0.35
  $13.50
1 copy available for $3.00
  George Kashdan, Murray Boltinoff, Carl WesslerFrank Redondo, Tenny Henson, E.R. Cruz

#74

  10/1/1977
  $0.35
  $14.50
No copies available
  George Kashdan, Carl WesslerFred Carrillo, Abe Ocampo, Leopoldo Durañona

#75

  11/1/1977
  $0.35
  $9.00
2 copies available from $1.61
  Carl Wessler, George KashdanFred Carrillo, Gerry Talaoc, E.R. Cruz

#76

  1/1/1978
  $0.35
  $13.00
3 copies available from $2.52
  Carl Wessler, George KashdanDick Ayers, Chic Stone, Ernesto B. Patricio, E.R. Cruz

#77

  2/1/1978
  $0.35
  $18.00
1 copy available for $6.00
  George Kashdan, Carl WesslerBill Payne, Frank Redondo, E.R. Cruz

#78

  3/1/1978
  $0.35
  $13.50
No copies available
  Carl Wessler, George KashdanBill Payne, Rubeny, E.R. Cruz

#79

  4/1/1978
  $0.35
  $18.00
2 copies available from $6.00
  Carl Wessler, George KashdanDick Ayers, Gerry Talaoc, Tenny Henson

#80

  5/1/1978
  $0.35
  $9.00
1 copy available for $6.00
  Carl WesslerFred Carrillo, Curt Swan, Jack Abel, Dick Ayers, Alfredo P. Alcala

#81

  6/1/1978
  $0.35
  $7.00
No copies available
  George KashdanTenny Henson, Pat Broderick, Jerry Grandenetti

#82

  7/1/1978
  $0.35
  $11.00
3 copies available from $1.38
  Bill Kunkel, George KashdanErnesto B. Patricio, Frank Redondo, Rico Rival

#83

  8/1/1978
  $0.35
  $11.00
2 copies available from $2.25
  Carl Wessler, George KashdanNards Cruz, Bill Draut, Fred Carrillo, E.R. Cruz

#84

  9/1/1978
  $0.50
  $11.00
2 copies available from $7.50
  Carl Wessler, George KashdanFred Carrillo, Ernesto Particio, Rico Rival, Ernesto B. Patricio, Bill Payne

#85

  10/1/1978
  $0.50
  $97.00
2 copies available from $12.50
 Final IssueGeorge Kashdan, Carl WesslerFred Carrillo, Jerry Grandenetti, Ken Landgraf, Danny Bulanadi, Ernesto B. Patricio