(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:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Toy Assassins (Table of Contents)

Johnny Peril / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

The Toy Assassins! (Table of Contents)

Johnny Peril / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A priceless necklace is stolen from a department store. Peril claims an army of toy soldiers to be responsible. Thus he tricks the thief to come forward.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

First-person narrative

Clocks of Doom! (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:
Superstitions about clocks.
Reprints:

The Phantom Enemy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Sy Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama
Synopsis:
Schizophrenic art painter Gene Dyer creates replicas of his paintings as Gardner Dell. He leaves poisoned medicine for the copycat, but kills only himself.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

The Census Taker! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
John Giunta
Inks:
John Giunta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Death makes his rounds, disguised as a census taker.

Shuddery Shadows (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Superstitions about shadows.

Indexer Notes

Script and art credits corrected by Gene Reed. See series notes. (3/22/2011)

The Clairvoyant Commander (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:
The predictions of the British military commander-in-chief, Lord Roberts, in 1908.

Dead Man's Diary (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama
Synopsis:
Richard Prentiss is confronted with unusual occurrences. Behind those is his brother who wants to drive Prentiss insane.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Toy Assassins
    Johnny Peril
  2. 1. The Toy Assassins!
    Johnny Peril
  3. 2. Clocks of Doom!
  4. 3. The Phantom Enemy
  5. 4. The Census Taker!
  6. 5. Shuddery Shadows
  7. 6. The Clairvoyant Commander
  8. 7. Dead Man's Diary
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed