The Witching Hour (DC Comics)


The Witching Hour (DC Comics)

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title=The Witching Hour


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schedule=Bimonthly, then monthly
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publisher=DC Comics
date= Feb./Mar. 1969 to Oct. 1978
issues=85
Horror=y
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editors=Dick Giordano, Murray Boltinoff
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tag line="It's midnight... The Witching Hour!"
subcat=DC Comics
sort=Witching Hour, The

The Witching Hour was a DC comic book horror anthology that 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 Boltinoff with 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 triumverate of 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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