(March 1953)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #224-229)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Secret of the Matador's Sword! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Devil's Chessboard (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Leonard Starr
Inks:
Leonard Starr
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Chess expert Alan Blake engages in a deadly game on the magical "devil's chessboard" where every lost piece equals a loss in real life. When Blake's queen is taken, his fiancée suffers a heart attack. She survives only, because Blake can promote a pawn to a queen.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

The Trial of Harry New! (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A séance offers evidence of the innocence of Harry New who is standing on trial for murder in 1918.

Men Never Die in Cell 13 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Two newspaper reporters fake a murder to write a scoop from the death row. But then a real corpse turns up and things get serious.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

Spilled Salt! (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Superstitions about salt.

Black Future (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Smalle
Inks:
Ed Smalle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Every prophecy of a fortune teller comes true in the life of Jud Taylor. The fortune teller came from the future and knew about Taylor's life.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

America's Most Famous Ghost (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack E. Miller
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Account of the Bell Witch from Tennessee.

The Secret of the Matador's Sword! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Jose Pinto comes into possession of a magic sword, allowing him to win bullfights up to a certain number. In his last fight the sword proves to be cursed and leads to Pinto's death.

Indexer Notes

Cover story
First-person narrative

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Secret of the Matador's Sword!
  2. 1. The Devil's Chessboard
  3. 2. The Trial of Harry New!
  4. 3. Men Never Die in Cell 13
  5. 4. Spilled Salt!
  6. 5. Black Future
  7. 6. America's Most Famous Ghost
  8. 7. The Secret of the Matador's Sword!
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