(March-April 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

The Haunted Diamond (Table of Contents)

Johnny Peril / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Johnny Peril

The Haunted Diamond (Table of Contents)

Johnny Peril / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Johnny Peril
Synopsis:
Johnny Peril and his companion Sandra Shaw are visiting the exhibit of the infamous cursed Bahara diamond. Suddenly they plunge into a dangerous diamond world and are being stalked by diamond creatures.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit changed by Gene Reed after comparisons with Grandenetti's signed work of this period. Layouts appear Toth-ish but the heads and figures are definitely Grandenetti. (6/23/2011)

First-person narrative

Death Knock! (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:
Knocking as omen of approaching death.
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The Return of Cagliostro! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Bernard Sachs ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Synopsis:
Bruce Clark is researching the life of count Cagliostro. A clever impostor visits him and tries to steal the Cagliostro foundation's money.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Previous indexer suggested Manny Stallman for pencils.

Hazel Magic! (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:
Superstitions about hazel twigs.

The Ghost Snowman (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Eric Wright lets his business partner fall to death on a mountain slope. Back in the US Wright is haunted by a living snowman seeking revenge. It is, however, the victim's brother in a clever disguise.
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The Mystic Marvel (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 the mystic Dr. Brown Landone.

Beware after Dark! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino ?
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Mrs. Dutton's cat Wendy is in reality a shape-shifting alien from the planet Deneb. At night it leaves the house and goes on a killing spree to decimate human life.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Haunted Diamond
    Johnny Peril
  2. 1. The Haunted Diamond
    Johnny Peril
  3. 2. Death Knock!
  4. 3. The Return of Cagliostro!
  5. 4. Hazel Magic!
  6. 5. The Ghost Snowman
  7. 6. The Mystic Marvel
  8. 7. Beware after Dark!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed