(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)

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Ads for various toys.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

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

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Captain Tootsie
Synopsis:
Ad for a TV show sponsored by Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Pops.

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

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

Script:
Ray Thompson
Pencils:
Ray Thompson
Inks:
Ray Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Thompson

Synopsis:
Bubble gum ad.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Dean Martin; Jerry Lewis
Synopsis:
A list of DC's advisory board plus a list of currently published comics. Thirty-nine titles are listed. Also, there's a special blurb for the latest of Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

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
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)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for a premium available for 35 cents plus the front cover of a Smith Brothers box.

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:
Manny Stallman
Inks:
John Giunta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Your Hair's Best Friend (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Hair tonic ad with a gag panel.

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

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)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Ad for House of Mystery #9.

Draw Me! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for an art correspondence school.

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Harman
Inks:
Fred Harman
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Ryder
Synopsis:
Ad for four different models of Daisy Air rifles and BB shot.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Biggest Stopper on the Block! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for the Blue Moc, available from Thom McAn for $7.98 per pair.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed