(October 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 Strange Faces of Death! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery; horror-suspense

Ghost Writer! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Ralph Desmond writes novels which are dictated to him by the ghost of his 17th century ancestor. On the height of his success, Desmond vanishes into the past.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

Black Fear! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
In Sydney, Australia, a couple is chased by an evil tornado.

Strange Sea Story! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A ghostly apparition directs a ship on a rescue mission.

Man of Evil! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Synopsis:
Eddie Bascomb escapes from prison and finds shelter with professor Judson Lamont. Lamont studies the evil in human nature and makes Bascomb commit crimes. When a rival of the professor is found dead, the police arrest both men.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

The Strange Faces of Death! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Inks:
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Elmo Hackett, collector of death masks of people who died unnatural deaths, leads the reader through his exhibition. Until he finds his own mask on display.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Title story

The Oldest Magic in the World (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Accounts of magic rings and good luck charms.

Indexer Notes

Small illo

Spirit's Revenge! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The magician Carlton Van Dru claims to have powers of real magic. Scorned by his unbelieving colleagues, Van Dru swears revenge. One day he is found dead, but returns from the grave to taunt his fellow magicians. A police detective investigates and exposes a hoax.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Strange Faces of Death!
  2. 1. Ghost Writer!
  3. 2. Black Fear!
  4. 3. Strange Sea Story!
  5. 4. Man of Evil!
  6. 5. The Strange Faces of Death!
  7. 6. The Oldest Magic in the World
  8. 7. Spirit's Revenge!
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