"The Gift of Doom": This story is reprinted from House of Mystery #137.

House of Mystery #175 is an issue of the series House of Mystery (Volume 1) with a cover date of August, 1968. It was published on May 9, 1968.

Appearing in "The Gift of Doom"


  • Cain (First appearance) (Host)



Synopsis for "The Gift of Doom"

This story is reprinted from House of Mystery #137.

A stranger gives a cursed diamond to a man that will eventually result in his death. He first tries to rid himself of it by placing it aboard a rocket to space, but it blows up and falls back to him. Then he tries to fly a plane out over the middle of the ocean and drops it, but when he carves into a fish dinner at a restaurant, he discovers the diamond. He is then robbed at gunpoint and the thief becomes the victim of the diamond's curse as he is killed mysteriously.

Appearing in "The House of Gargoyles"





Synopsis for "The House of Gargoyles"

An artist flees gargoyles that he created after murdering another artist and stealing the plans for them. With his dying breath, the victim curses the gargoyles so they will come to life and avenge his death.


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