- The Witching Hour (DC Comics)
Infobox comic book title
title=The Witching Hour
schedule=Bimonthly, then monthly
date= Feb./Mar. 1969 to Oct. 1978
Dick Giordano, Murray Boltinoff
tag line="It's midnight... The Witching Hour!"
sort=Witching Hour, The
The Witching Hour was a DC
comic bookhorror anthologythat ran from 1969 to 1978. Its tagline was "It's 12 o'clock... The Witching Hour!" (changed to "It's midnight... The Witching Hour!" after about a year). The series was originally edited by Dick Giordano, but it was taken over by Murray Boltinoffwith issue #14. [gcdb series|id=1905|title="The Witching Hour" Retrieved August 16, 2008]
Stories in the comic were "hosted" and introduced by three witches, based on "
Macbeth's" Weird Sisters: Morded, Mildred, and Cynthia. (The witches defined the archetypal Maiden/Mother/Crone triumverateof womanhood.)
After "The Witching Hour"'s cancellation, it was merged with "
The Unexpected", until that series folded. The witches were later revived — along with the hosts of the companion series "House of Secrets" and House of Mystery— as important characters in Neil Gaiman's "The Sandman".
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