(April-May 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

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


["What was the strange secret behind the haunting terror that struck an amusment park?"] (Table of Contents)

Phantom Stranger / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson ?
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

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

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
House ad for House of Mystery #13.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Living Nightmare (Table of Contents)

Phantom Stranger / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Phantom Stranger
Reprints:

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 gag cartoon.

["Gosh, they stopped Pud on the goal line again!"] (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:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
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, a special plug for the latest issues of Adventuers of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
Keywords:
celebrity

Demon Count (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
occult
Reprints:

The Unseen Familiar (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

Superman Is on Television! (Table of Contents)

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
Announcement of the Superman television show.

Twelve-Day Terror! (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:
Supersititions about the twelve days of Christmas.

This Is Really Something! 150 Special Quality Stamps from All Over the World (Table of Contents)

Necco Assorted Wafers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Special stamps available for 25 cents, a 3-cent stamp and one Necco Wafer Wrapper.

People are People! (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

Time to Kill! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
John Giunta (signed)
Inks:
John Giunta (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jed Bruno; Andrew Seldin
Synopsis:
Jed Bruno travels to the future to get revenge on his enemy.
Reprints:
Keywords:
time travel

Strange Secrets of the Ozarks (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:
Some of the superstitions of the Ozark Mountain people.

Indexer Notes

text w/illo

The Stars Screamed Danger (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Jerry Grandenetti ?
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Villain: Vasti the Fortune Teller
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Previous indexer suggested Frank Giacoia for pencils.

Hand of Glory (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

The Nameless Ones (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Hi there, Pal! Win Some of these 100 SIlver Anniversary Prizes! (Table of Contents)

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
George Jowett
Synopsis:
Body-building ad.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Bill Starts an Air Rifle Club (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Daisy Air Rifles and an instruction booklet for steps to establish an air rifle club.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["What was the strange secret behind the haunting terror that struck an amusment park?"]
    Phantom Stranger
  2. 1. Now More Than Ever -- This Famous Symbol on the Cover of Any Comics Magazine Is Your Guarantee of the Best in Comics Reading!
    DC Comics
  3. 2. The Living Nightmare
    Phantom Stranger
  4. 3. Your Hair's Best Friend
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  5. 4. ["Gosh, they stopped Pud on the goal line again!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
    DC Comics
  7. 6. Demon Count
  8. 7. The Unseen Familiar
    Phantom Stranger
  9. 8. Superman Is on Television!
    Superman
  10. 9. Twelve-Day Terror!
  11. 10. This Is Really Something! 150 Special Quality Stamps from All Over the World
    Necco Assorted Wafers
  12. 11. People are People!
    Superman
  13. 12. Time to Kill!
  14. 13. Strange Secrets of the Ozarks
  15. 14. The Stars Screamed Danger
    Phantom Stranger
  16. 15. Hand of Glory
  17. 16. The Nameless Ones
  18. 17. Hi there, Pal! Win Some of these 100 SIlver Anniversary Prizes!
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  19. 18. Bill Starts an Air Rifle Club
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Gene Reed
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed