Friday, 14 December 2018

Secrets of Sinister House #5 (DC/1972)

Secrets of Sinister House #5 (DC)

Lyn Marrion & Michael Fleischer (w)

Mike Sekowsky & Dick Giordano (a)

I finally got around to picking up a copy of this short lived series from DC in the seventies. Over the years I've devoured both DC, Marvel & Charlton horror comics but this somehow got missed. Issue five is the actually the "first issue" of the renamed comic which originally ran as The Sinister House of Secret Love.

I have a strong feeling the content of this edition was originally planned to be run under the previous title. Usually these "mystery/horror" comics are anthologies. This one isn't. There is a single 36 page story Death at Castle Dunbar.

It's a murder mystery with journalist Mike Hollis ( a woman. don't ask) who comes searching for her missing sister, finds love and mystery galore in the Castle of Dougal Dunbar.

There's a "ghost" and it has (unusually) a happy ending.

A surprisingly good read worth picking up if you fancy something different and happen to come across a copy.

Sadly Secrets of Sinister House lasted just 18 issues including it's forerunner.


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