The House of Secrets (Issue #129)
"Almost Human," script by Jack Oleck, art by Franc Reyes; A woman explorer of the Amazon is abducted by the Bee people she wishes to study and made their queen. Abel's Fables cartoon page by Sergio Aragonés. "The Lottery," script by Michael Fleisher and Russ Carley, art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua); A stranger from out of town gets on the wrong train to go to a business meeting and is told that he must wait until the following day for another train. He sees workman setting up a fifty thousand dollar lottery booth in the center of town and asks the ticket seller if he can buy a ticket. At first the ticket seller doesn't want to sell him one and tells him that it's a local thing, but he is very persuasive and the ticket seller gives in. The man thinks with the rotten luck he's had today he could use some good luck. When the little girl draws his number he's ecstatic that he won but doesn't quite understand why they ask for his family's address and just won't give him the check. He is knocked over the head and wakes up bound in the cemetery. Cover art by Luis Dominguez. 36 pgs., full color.
Issued March 1975