(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:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Julius Schwartz (actual)
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 the Wonder Dog / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
animal

Buzzy Gets Tips on Choosing a Profession! (Table of Contents)

Buzzy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy; teen
Characters:
Buzzy
Synopsis:
A young man considers a career in community social welfare work and is encouraged by a professional.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Sword of the Setting Sun (Table of Contents)

Rex the Wonder Dog / 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Bendix Coaster Brake / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["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:

["Here's the maze of mirrors, Pud..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Fleer's Dubble Bubble / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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 the Wonder Dog / 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

Superman Is on Television! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Line of Stars (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Sheaffer's Skrip / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Rex the Wonder Dog
  2. 1. Buzzy Gets Tips on Choosing a Profession!
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Sword of the Setting Sun
    Rex the Wonder Dog
  4. 3. ["The dog's sense of hearing excels that of man..."]
    Dog Data
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Bendix Coaster Brake
  6. 5. Crime Runs the Bases
    Detective Chimp
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  8. 7. ["When a gale comes up, game animals turn tail..."]
    Animal Wonderland
  9. 8. ["Here's the maze of mirrors, Pud..."]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble
  10. 9. Editorial Advisory Board
  11. 10. New Tricks for Old Dogs
  12. 11. Rex Goes to College
    Rex the Wonder Dog
  13. 12. Superman Is on Television!
    The Adventures of Superman
  14. 13. The Line of Stars
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Sheaffer's Skrip
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