Tuesday, June 19, 2007

House Of Mystery #114

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is see movies under the stars at my local drive-in theater. Fortunately for me there are three drive-ins still around here in the Kansas City area. During the 1950's and early '60's, many comic book covers depicted different goings on at a drive-in, usually involving aliens or monsters of some sort. This cover by the great Dick Dillin from September, 1961 is a perfect example. House Of Mystery was one of the two main horror/science fiction anthology titles DC put out at the time, the other being House Of Secrets. The stories were all pretty much the same but they had a very innocent feel to them that reflected the times perfectly. This issue makes me want to head out to the drive-in right now, without the monsters of course.

2 comments:

Todd Franklin said...

Great cover!

Ronn Roxx said...

I have been buying/reading/collecting comings since I was about 10 years old (that's a long time ago!). At some point I purchased an old convience stores comic book spinner and placed it in my office. Over time, I kept adding comics with covers I liked to display in it. For some reason, over time it became a place to display my comics with "Drive In" covers. This is a great one I have not seen before... thanks for sharing!