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"Don't Move It!": This story provides the background of the House of Secrets, who built it and its history, and leads into the next story which talks about Abel's taking possession of it.

House of Secrets #81 is an issue of the series House of Secrets (Volume 1) with a cover date of September, 1969.

Synopsis for "Don't Move It!"

This story provides the background of the House of Secrets, who built it and its history, and leads into the next story which talks about Abel's taking possession of it.

Appearing in "Don't Move It!"

Featured Characters:

  • Mr. Barkus (Single appearance; dies)

Supporting Characters:

  • Truck Driver (Unnamed) (Single appearance)

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Vehicles:

  • Home Transportation Truck


Synopsis for "House of Secrets"

A realty agent helps Abel move into the House of Secrets where Abel bumps into Cain. When Cain asks Abel who he is talking to, Abel indicates the realty agent who dissipates into a spirit which merges into the House of Secrets. Cain challenges Abel not to be a coward so Abel accepts and rises to the occasion with the following story.

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Synopsis for "Aaron Philips' Photo Finish!"

Abel tells Cain a story about a photographer who takes blackmail photos being sent out to photograph the House of Secrets, but the house swallows him up, leaving only a photograph of the man's shocked expression as the only evidence he was ever inside.

Appearing in "Aaron Philips' Photo Finish!"

Featured Characters:

  • Abel (Host)
  • Aaron Philips (Single appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Jason Willis (Single appearance)
  • Alex Fox (Single appearance)
  • Ace Carton (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Senator Sandsfield (In a photograph only)

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Items:

  • Polaroid camera

Synopsis for "House of Secrets"

Cain invites Abel to come to the House of Mystery sometime and not to take his aggression personally because "accidents happen."

Appearing in "House of Secrets"

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Notes

  • First appearance of Abel. Abel acts as a storyteller and host of the series, as well as the caretaker of the House of Secrets. Abel's brother, Cain, fulfills a similar function at the House of Mystery. Cain and Abel are in fact the actual sons of Adam and Eve as accounted for in the Book of Genesis. Abel will continue to act as host to the series for the remainder of the title's run.
  • A text story, "Burn This House!", appears in this issue.



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