Found in the Collection: The Secrets of Haunted House

Three of many originals in our collection from DC Comics The Secrets Of Haunted House!

Original page from ”Mikey’s friend!” from the comic book “Secrets of Haunted House” # 26, July 1980. From the International Museum of Cartoon Art Collection, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

Mikey may not be the most attractive child, but surely no kid deserves to have his imaginary friend kicked in the face, or the further reprimanding that occurs below.  Among Mikey’s many powers, he miraculously sprouts freckles after the first page- an age old signifier of all who are both evil and cute.

Original page from ”Mikey’s friend!” from the comic book “Secrets of Haunted House” # 26, July 1980. From the International Museum of Cartoon Art Collection, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

The Mikey’s Friend! feature was created by “Charles Nicholas“, Armondo Gil, and JM DeMatteis. This DC Comics horror series spanned 46 issues, and ran from April1975 through March 1982.

Original page from ”Mikey’s friend!” from the comic book “Secrets of Haunted House” # 26, July 1980. From the International Museum of Cartoon Art Collection, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

These Secrets of Haunted House pages are just a small sample of a mass of old horror, mystery, western and romance comic book originals from our International Museum of Cartoon Art Collection.

3 Comments

  1. I notice that Sassy’s shoes in the first panel don’t match and that the shoe kicking Mikey in the second panel is yet another. With three artists and/or writers involved, why didn’t one of them notice?

    • You are totally right! Good eye. Seems like the fault of an art editor to me, though. The credits are for the script, pencils and inks.

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