(December 1952-January 1953)

DC, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Julius Schwartz (actual)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Editor credit confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records dated 1952/08/18, provided by DC Comics. No script or art credits were indicated for this issue.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Phantom Stranger / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Sy Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Phantom Stranger

Uncle Bernie's Fun Shop (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Ghosts for Sale! (Table of Contents)

Phantom Stranger / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A magician's assistants vanish on stage. They are kidnapped and held for ransom by the stage manager.

Boys! Girls! Tune in Tootsie Hippodrome (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["Whoopee! This is the real wild West!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Fleer's Dubble Bubble / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

UNICEF Spells Help for the Children of the World! (Table of Contents)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Dead Man's Hand! (Table of Contents)

Phantom Stranger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A rodeo rider feels "jinxed" by a deck of cards. But it's only a colleague trying to scare him into losing.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprint info by Mark Waid (Per Sandell)

Magic Circles (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Drucker
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Colors:
?
Letters:
Mort Drucker

Genre:
occult

Indexer Notes

Credits verified from copies of DC editorial records sent to Gene Reed from Nelson Bridwell in 1986.

Hurry! Get Your Own Gold Lettered Personalized Wallet! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

How to Spot a Witch (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Drucker
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Colors:
?
Letters:
Mort Drucker

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Ways to tell if someone is a witch.

Indexer Notes

Credits verified from copies of DC editorial records sent to Gene Reed from Nelson Bridwell in 1986.

The Man Who Carved Death! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
John Giunta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Synopsis:
The members of a treasure hunt expedition kill themselves out of greed.

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer suggested Manny Stallman for pencils.

Your Hair's Best Friend (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Eerie Eddys (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

text w/illo; script credit verified from copies of DC editorial records sent to Gene Reed from Nelson Bridwell in 1986.

The Day of Destiny! (Table of Contents)

Phantom Stranger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Sy Barry; Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
Employee plans a fraud on his company, but the Phantom Stranger steps in.

Now More Than Ever -- This Famous Symbol on the Cover of Any Comics Magazine is Your Guarantee in the Best of Comics Reading (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Draw Me! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Art Instruction Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Famous Daisy 1000-Shot Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Biggest Stopper on the Block! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Thom McAn Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Phantom Stranger
  2. 1. Uncle Bernie's Fun Shop
    Novelty Mart
  3. 2. Ghosts for Sale!
    Phantom Stranger
  4. 3. Boys! Girls! Tune in Tootsie Hippodrome
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Whoopee! This is the real wild West!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
    DC Comics
  7. 6. UNICEF Spells Help for the Children of the World!
    Superman
  8. 7. Dead Man's Hand!
    Phantom Stranger
  9. 8. Magic Circles
  10. 9. Hurry! Get Your Own Gold Lettered Personalized Wallet!
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  11. 10. How to Spot a Witch
  12. 11. The Man Who Carved Death!
  13. 12. Your Hair's Best Friend
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  14. 13. The Eerie Eddys
  15. 14. The Day of Destiny!
    Phantom Stranger
  16. 15. Now More Than Ever -- This Famous Symbol on the Cover of Any Comics Magazine is Your Guarantee in the Best of Comics Reading
    DC Comics
  17. 16. Draw Me!
    Art Instruction Inc.
  18. 17. The Famous Daisy 1000-Shot Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  19. 18. Biggest Stopper on the Block!
    Thom McAn Shoes
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Gene Reed
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed