(May 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

The Deadly Dolls (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Crimes of the Black Cat (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Joe Palmer is the last survivor of a robbers' gang. When his boss' black cat Damascus starts killing off the jurors who sentenced him to death and comes for him, Palmer is frightened and tries to get rid of the beast. But bullets can't do no harm, because the police staged the whole affair - to make Palmer confess his crimes.

Strange Fears! (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Morris Waldinger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Superstitions explained.
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Indexer Notes

Art credit by Bob Rozakis and Gene Reed.

Bells and Noises! (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Morris Waldinger
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Morris Waldinger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Morris Waldinger

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
The tolling of bells keeps evil spirits away.
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The Melody of Death (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely
Inks:
Bill Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Alex Breska runs a diner and worships Egyptian death god Anubis in his back room. A trio of be-bop musicians annoys his ears. They come for breakfast and start pulling Breska’s leg. He warns them to play his Egyptian notes, because they will profane the holy music. The boppers start jamming, turn into mummies and die.

The Tree of Death! (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Morris Waldinger
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Morris Waldinger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Morris Waldinger

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
The tree of Edgewell is connected to the lives of the Dalhousie clan.
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Indexer Notes

Credits by Bob Rozakis and Gene Reed.

I Hired A Ghost! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Jason Hawley wears the cursed Malayan "moonstone" to a Halloween party. A demonic figure appears, chases Hawley through the house, but falls to his death. It was Hawley's manservant Weems, trying to rob the precious jewel.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

Haunted Happenings (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Accounts of supernatural phenomena.

Black Magic! (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Morris Waldinger
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Morris Waldinger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Morris Waldinger

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
The "deathbone" curse of the Australian bushmen.

Indexer Notes

Credits from Bob Rozakis and Gene Reed.

The Case of the Deadly Dolls (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Synopsis:
Ingenious doll maker Mr. Coner fabricates dolls of people who die shortly afterwards. Investigating lieutenant Farragut finally detects a pattern and arrests the doll maker.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Deadly Dolls
  2. 1. The Crimes of the Black Cat
  3. 2. Strange Fears!
  4. 3. Bells and Noises!
  5. 4. The Melody of Death
  6. 5. The Tree of Death!
  7. 6. I Hired A Ghost!
  8. 7. Haunted Happenings
  9. 8. Black Magic!
  10. 9. The Case of the Deadly Dolls
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