(May-June 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 U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Rex / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Sy Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

The Sword of the Setting Sun (Table of Contents)

Rex / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Sy Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal
Synopsis:
In WW2, in the Pacific, the island called the "Dragon's Tooth" is unbreachable because of a "magic talisman". Rex and Major Dennis raft ashore and see it, the Japanese Emperor's Sword of the Setting Sun that makes the troops invincible. Teaming up, Dennis attacks the troops while Rex steals the sword. Chased underwater, they're rescued by Navy artillery. A Marine notes, "Somebody must've yanked this Dragon's Tooth!"
Keywords:
Japanese; Pacific War; sword; WW2

["The dog's sense of hearing excels that of man..."] (Table of Contents)

Dog Data / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Naydel

Genre:
non-fiction; animal

Crime Runs the Bases (Table of Contents)

Detective Chimp / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal
Synopsis:
In his latest craze, Bobo becomes the mascot of the Eagles baseball team, and best friend of their pitcher, Lefty Crane. When Lefty is kidnapped by gangsters, Bobo tags along, slips inside, and beans them with billiard balls until the police arrive. Bobo even gets his own miniature Eagles uniform!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Baseball; chimpanzee

["When a gale comes up, game animals turn tail..."] (Table of Contents)

Animal Wonderland / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Naydel

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

New Tricks for Old Dogs (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
animal

Rex Goes to College (Table of Contents)

Rex / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Sy Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; detective-mystery
Synopsis:
Rex goes with Danny to a local college to experiment whether animals can think. But Rex smells evil and bolts. He finds a secret lab under the stadium and a hurt scientist. Gangsters stole a "freeze ray" and rob a bank. Rex trips the alarm and leads to their lair. No more tests are needed: animals can think!
Keywords:
College
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Rex
  2. 1. The Sword of the Setting Sun
    Rex
  3. 2. ["The dog's sense of hearing excels that of man..."]
    Dog Data
  4. 3. Crime Runs the Bases
    Detective Chimp
  5. 4. ["When a gale comes up, game animals turn tail..."]
    Animal Wonderland
  6. 5. New Tricks for Old Dogs
  7. 6. Rex Goes to College
    Rex
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