(January-February 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:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Johnny Peril / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
John Giunta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

The End of Death (Table of Contents)

Johnny Peril / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Johnny Peril; Eric Dexo; Professor Karl Dexo
Synopsis:
A criminal tries to convince Johnny Peril that he is being haunted by Death himself.
Reprints:

The Sea Girl! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Synopsis:
Jim Spencer is marooned on an enchanted island. He lives in the company of an undine, a dryad and a sylph. Spencer falls in love with Celia, the mermaid. She offers him treasures if he leaves her, because the price for their love will be her becoming human. Spencer chooses Celia and they live happily ever after. The dryad and the sylph explain that everything has been a masquerade to shock Celia out of believing she is an undine.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Previous indexer suggested Bob Oksner for pencils.

Tug-of-War (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Tug-of-war rituals in Asian cultures.

Lantern in the Rain! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Irwin Hasen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
John Logan (Ghost); Luke Brownell
Synopsis:
Did the ghost of John Logan flash his ghostly signal lantern to stop Luke Brownell from crashing his train?
Reprints:

The Man Who Sold His Soul (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Account of a strange story happening in Lima, Peru, in 1715.

Legacy of Horror! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Sy Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Ralph Edgerton inherits millions from a distant relative, but has to spend time in a haunted house. A crooked lawyer tries to drive him insane by impersonating ghosts.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Johnny Peril
  2. 1. The End of Death
    Johnny Peril
  3. 2. The Sea Girl!
  4. 3. Tug-of-War
  5. 4. Lantern in the Rain!
  6. 5. The Man Who Sold His Soul
  7. 6. Legacy of Horror!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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