Secrets of Haunted House – comic book, 1975 – 1982

 

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Secrets of Haunted House was a horror-suspense anthology comic book series published by DC Comics from 1975 to 1982. It was part of a group of DC horror comics that emerged around the same time, taking advantage of a slight relaxation in the Comics Code that had effectively outlawed horror comics in the 1950s. Others in the series included Ghosts, Weird War Tales, House of Mystery and Unexpected.

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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. Debuting in April-May 1975, Secrets of Haunted House was a temporary victim of the “DC Implosion.” With issue #14 (October-November 1978), it was cancelled, only to be revived a year later with issue #15 (August 1979). The title continued until issue #46 (March 1982).

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In issue #31 (December 1980), the Mister E character was introduced and became a recurring character for ten issues.

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Posted by David Flint