INSIDE LOOK: The HOUSE OF SECRETS #92 Facsimile Edition

EXCLUSIVE: A SNEAK PEEK at the next issue in DC’s new line of full-on reprints — featuring Swamp Thing’s debut…

DC’s Facsimile Edition line is off to a terrific start: Batman #232 came out last week and, thanks to first-rate production values, it’s a real winner. (Click here for the complete REVIEW.)

Next up? 1971’s House of Secrets #92 — including Swamp Thing’s first appearance by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, plus all the ads, letters, back-ups and whatnot.

It’s out this Wednesday (Aug. 28) and we have an INSIDE LOOK for you: Check out the colors. Check out the groovy ads. Check out the intro by Gerry Conway and Wrightson. Check out the two-page back-up by Conway and Dick Dillin, who eschewed his classic JLA style:

And check out the lettercol, which I’ve blown up here so you can read it more easily:

Pretty cool, eh? There are two other back-up stories in the issue too, including one co-written by Jack Kirby.

Anyway, I heartily recommend checking this out in person Wednesday because the devil’s in the details: The cover is classic, glossy paper and the paper stock inside is as close to traditional newsprint as you’re likely to get. It’s like a Bronze Age comic was plopped down in the 21st century.

In all, it’s a terrific package for $3.99 — especially when you consider that a high-grade, unslabbed copy of House of Secrets #92 just sold on eBay for $2,000.


— INSIDE LOOK: The BATMAN #232 Facsimile Edition. Click here.

— Landmark GREEN LANTERN #85 to Get Facsimile Edition. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. I’m loving all of the DC and Marvel facsimile editions!

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  2. For people like me who love the Facsimile Editions, this is truly a Golden Age. My only complaint – which applies to Marvel’s facsimiles as well, and also their “True Believers” $1 reprints – is that the original cover date isn’t included anywhere in the book. They could easily do this in the indicia – add it to the “Originally published in single magazine form as” line. “Originally published in single magazine form as HOUSE OF SECRETS 92, July 1971.”

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  3. They keep getting the editors wrong in the indicias of these things. Two for two so far. (They have them switched.)

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    • Yeah, it looks like they dropped in the wrong ones for each: Schwartz was for Batman #232 and Orlando was for House of Secrets #92.

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