House Of Secrets

DC Comics // November-December 1956 - September-October 1966
Issue count: 154

DC proved themselves capable of producing a quality horror title in the Silver-Age with HOUSE OF SECRETS! This book gave the world ECLIPSO, ABEL, and SWAMP THING! Very hunted-for by discerning horror fans!

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House Of Secrets

Supernatural/Suspense/Horror was not necessarily in DC Comic's wheelhouse in the mid 50's, but they pulled out a good one when they started publishing House of Secrets in 1956!

They had a strong bullpen of artists that could excel in any genre, and indeed they all came off the bench for this one: Ruben Moreira, Mort Drucker, Bernard Bailey, George Roussos, Mort Meskin and Jack Kirby all contributed to early issues.

They kept the quality up through the 60's and 70's with great work by Neil Adams, Jack Sparling, Jim Aparo, Alfredo Alcala, Gray Morrow, and most notably Bernie Wrightson, who made history in issue #92 with the introduction of the one and only SWAMP THING!

Horror comics are becoming more collectible as the years go by!

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Issue #1

What's House Of Secrets #1 worth in 2021?

House of Secrets #1 came out in late 1956. The highest-graded copy (8.5) sold for $4,063 in 2016. The FN 6.0 copy sold for $448 in its most recent recorded sale in 2014, and $299 in 2003. The GD 2.0 copy sold for $57 in 2004. There are only 59 copies available these days. It can be difficult to figure out if you want to sell such a valuable comic book.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This science/fiction horror comic had a strong introduction with this issue. The main story, The Phantom Duel, features Pierre Monsard and Raoul D'Arles, with Pierre's ghost returning to finish his duel with Raoul.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$225 $425 $800 $1,750 $6,250 $4,063

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Issue #2

What's House Of Secrets #2 worth in 2021?

The House of Secrets #2 has only 24 copies still available. It came out in early 1957. The highest-graded one sold for $390 in 2008. The 5.5 condition issue sold for $78 in 2016 for its most recent sale.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue features psychic phenomena, horror and suspense. The main story, The Witch's Candles!, was reprinted twice over the years. It also has the science fiction story Mars Calling, that was later reprinted in Big Boy #21. There also is a non-fiction horror/suspense story titled The Phantom Sniper.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$50 $100 $200 $400 $1,600 $390

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Issue #3

What's House Of Secrets #3 worth in 2021?

House of Secrets #3 came out in March 1957. There are only 11 copies available on the market. The highest-graded (7.0) copy sold for $167 in 2009. The FN 6.0 condition issue sold for $74 in 2013.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Jack Kirby did the inks, colors, and pencils for the cover of this issue. The first story in the comic, The Mystery of Cell #4261, was reprinted in Century, the 100 Page Comic Monthly #13. It is considered to be in the advocacy, humor, and non-fiction genres.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$50 $100 $200 $400 $1,600 $170

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Issue #4

What's House Of Secrets #4 worth in 2021?

House of Secrets #4 came out in May 1957. There are only 10 known copies of this issue out there today. The highest-graded copy (8.0) was sold in 2014 for $310. A 6.5 graded copy was sold for $169 recently.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The story The Amazing Visions of Abel was reprinted in Century, The 100 Page Comic Monthly #15. Master of the Unknown was written and inked by Jack Kirby and it was reprinted a few times. This issue features humor and advocacy.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$40 $80 $175 $350 $1,250 $310

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Issue #5

What's House Of Secrets #5 worth in 2021?

House of Secrets #5 came out in July 1957. There currently are only 6 of this issue available. The highest-graded (7.5) sold for $135 in 2018. A 6.5 graded copy of this issue sold for $51 in 2011.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The first story in this issue, The Man Who Stole the Truth, was reprinted 3 times over the years. It also includes Time-Lag in Scientific Discoveries, a non-fiction piece featuring math and science that was a reprint from Strange Adventures #20.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $50 $100 $200 $800 $140

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Issue #6

What's House Of Secrets #6 worth in 2021?

House of Secrets #6 came out in July 1957. A 3.5 graded copy sold for $55 in 2016, and the highest-graded (7.5) sold for $140 in 2014.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue has stories that feature advocacy, horror & suspense, and a great deal of humor. Experiment 1000 is a fun piece about an experimental gorrila that learns how to talk. The Bewitched Costume is a supernatural story that was reprinted three times, including in The Unexpected #160 of 1974.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $50 $100 $200 $800 $140

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Issue #7

What's House Of Secrets #7 worth in 2021?

The House of Secrets #7 issue only has 14 available. The highest-graded (9.2) copy sold for $450 in 2018. The 7.5 graded issue decreased in value, from $180 in 2014 to $132 recently. A 4.5 graded copy sold for $38 in 2017.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue features stories that are in the genres of advocacy and science fiction. Namely, The Wizard of San Marco is an enjoyable story about a half-alien who chooses to remain on Earth even after narrowly escaping trouble.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $45 $90 $175 $700 $450

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Issue #8

What's House Of Secrets #8 worth in 2021?

House of Secrets #8 was published in November 1957. The highest-graded copy of 7.5 was purchased for $155 in 2012. A GD 2.0 copy of this issue sold for $24 in 2012, and a 4.0 graded copy sold for $25 in 2016.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue's story The Cat Who Knew Too Much is noteworthy for its suspenseful and outlandish elements. The story and art were credited to Jack Kirby in The Unexpected #127 reprint. This piece was reprinted in several other places, including Jack Kirby Omnibus Sampler #1 in 2011.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $50 $100 $200 $750 $160

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Issue #9

What's House Of Secrets #9 worth in 2021?

House of Secrets #9 was released in January 1958. An 8.5 condition copy, the highest-graded of this issue, sold for $287 in 2011. A 7.0 graded copy was valued at $120.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The issue includes a non-fiction math & science piece, something that House of Secrets became kind of well-known for. The Doomsday Drum is a fantastic horror & suspense story featuring a man who steals a drum from a Native American medicine man. It ended up being reprinted four times.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$40 $80 $160 $350 $1,400 $290

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Issue #10

What's House Of Secrets #10 worth in 2021?

House of Secrets #10 came out in March 1958. The 9.2 graded copy of the issue sold for $1,135 in 2011. A 7.0 graded copy sold for $59 in 2010. This may seem a huge difference, though it really comes down to the fact that a copy that's in better condition also is rarer.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue features stories in the fantasy and humor genres. The 6-page story The Secrets of the Totem Pole! is especially intriguing with its use of supernatural elements. It has been reprinted several times.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$40 $75 $150 $300 $1,200 $1,125

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Issue #61

What's House Of Secrets #61 worth in 2021?

House of Secrets #61 was published in May 1963. There are 141 copies of this issue out there, with 5 of those being restored editions. The 9.4 graded Savannah Pedigree copy brought in $1,700 in 2011. The 6.0 graded copy is valued at $320 today and it was $100 in 2004. The 3.0 graded issue sold for $73 recently.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue features the origin and first appearance of Eclipso (otherwise known as Bruce Gordon). It includes material with elements of fantasy, supernatural, advocacy, and adventure.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$70 $140 $280 $600 $2,400 $1,800

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Issue #81

What's House Of Secrets #81 worth in 2021?

House of Secrets #81 was published in June 1969. There are 76 copies still around now, and 10 of those are from the signature series. A 9.4 Oakland Pedigree copy brought in $1,938 in 2009. An FN 6.0 copy brought in $36 in 2017, and $20 in 2005.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue is the one in which the mystery format began. It also is the first appearance of Abel in the title story, Origin of the House of Secrets. The DC Special #4 did have Abel in a story and came out at around the same time.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$40 $80 $160 $310 $1,250 $1,950

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Issue #92

What's House Of Secrets #92 worth in 2021?

House of Secrets #92 was issued in 1971. A copy graded at NM/M 9.8 sold for a whopping $14,000 in 2015. Nowadays a FN 6.0 graded copy of House of Secrets #92 goes for about $480. A GD 2.0 copy runs for a price of about $605 in today's market

Why is this comic book valuable?

House of Secrets #92 is an awesome and valuable issue because it features the first appearance of the Swamp Thing. The Swamp Thing is one of House of Secrets' most beloved monsters. 

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$575 $700 $1,075 $2,300 $6,550 $14,500

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