(July-August 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

The Secret of the Lost River! (Table of Contents)

Rex the Wonder Dog / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
animal

Buzzy Says: "Get a Box-Seat to Nature's Wonders!" (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; advocacy; teen

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Secret of the Lost River! (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:
adventure; animal
Synopsis:
Rex, Danny, and Susie enter a cave containing Lost River, whose outlet has never been found. A giant bat attacks, but Rex kills it. A cave-in forces them to swim underwater only to meet a bear that Rex bowls into the water. They exit to find an undiscovered waterfall now named Rex Falls!
Reprints:
Keywords:
bear; Cave; giant bat; spelunking

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

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

Bearcat Sets Basepath on Fire (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

A Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Tail to Wags] (Table of Contents)

Canine Corner / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Stewart-Warner Bike Speedometers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Monkey Business on the Briny Deep! (Table of Contents)

Detective Chimp / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; detective-mystery
Synopsis:
Sheriff Chase and Bobo the Detective Chimp take a much-needed vacation, a three-day fishing cruise. But a rich jerk is murdered and his money stolen. As the Sheriff interviews suspects, Bobo keeps fishing. He's attacked by a masked killer, but Bobo flicks his fishing rod, snatches the gun, and wallops his assailant! Bobo then pulls up a dead fish holding the money stolen by the first mate. Bobo even gets his photo in the paper for bagging the biggest fish!

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

Roadmaster / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["A bird called the bittern..."] (Table of Contents)

Animal Wonderland / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Hunting Dogs (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Victory by Deception (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Major Mars; Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["It's stopped snowing at last!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Trail of the Striped Terror! (Table of Contents)

Rex the Wonder Dog / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; animal
Synopsis:
Rex and Danny visit a cranky uncle, but he leaves them home to go prospecting. The aunt takes them to the circus, but a killer tiger escapes - and heads to the Painted Mountains where the uncle is alone! Rex races, dodges a bison, and meets the tiger about to make a kill. Rex drags branches for a tiger trap and catches the big cat, fetches water for the old man, and waggles a signal torch for a helicopter. Rex and Danny are welcome back any time to go prospecting!
Keywords:
circus; prospector; Tiger

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

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

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

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Giant Beach Ball / advertisement / 1 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) /

Milky Way / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Secret of the Lost River!
    Rex the Wonder Dog
  2. 1. Buzzy Says: "Get a Box-Seat to Nature's Wonders!"
    Buzzy
  3. 2. Secret of the Lost River!
    Rex the Wonder Dog
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  5. 4. Bearcat Sets Basepath on Fire
    A Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  6. 5. [Tail to Wags]
    Canine Corner
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Stewart-Warner Bike Speedometers
  8. 7. Monkey Business on the Briny Deep!
    Detective Chimp
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Roadmaster
  10. 9. ["A bird called the bittern..."]
    Animal Wonderland
  11. 10. Hunting Dogs
  12. 11. Victory by Deception
    Major Mars; Popsicle
  13. 12. ["It's stopped snowing at last!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble
  14. 13. Editorial Advisory Board
  15. 14. Trail of the Striped Terror!
    Rex the Wonder Dog
  16. 15. Superman Is on Television!
    The Adventures of Superman
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Giant Beach Ball
  19. 18. The Line of Stars
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Milky Way
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Gene Reed
  • Christopher Garry
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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