(November 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 (credited); Jack Schiff (actual)
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

Mr. Mortem (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Leonard Starr
Inks:
Leonard Starr
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Beast of Bristol (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Mooney (signed)
Inks:
Jim Mooney (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
English horror actor Elliot Smathers fears to lose his mind. Is he really going on nightly killing sprees in his sleep? Or is it a scheme of his agent to drive him insane?
Reprints:

Strange Dream! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
In France, judge Berard dreams of a man's murder.

Mr. Mortem! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Vera; Drew Wilson; Conrad Wilson; Mr. Mortem; Biff Saunders
Synopsis:
When Drew Wilson sees a strange man at his uncle's funeral, and again at the death of a boxer he realizes that Death itself has been stalking him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

Red Car of Death (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Archduke Francis Ferdinand was killed in a red touring car in Sarajevo in 1914. Many other people found their untimely deaths while owning that car.

The Lamp That Changed People! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Jennie Doldrum; Casper Doldrum; Cleopatra; Ceasar; Ann Boleyn
Synopsis:
Jennie discovers that the junk lamp that her husband brought home is really a magic lamp that can make her the richest woman in the world.
Reprints:

Prince of Prophets (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
The visions and prophecies of Nostradamus.

The Hex on My House! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The madwoman Eliza Jason goes around putting hexes on people. Her husband Joad collects money to make the curses go away. Finally district attorney Clark starts investigating and exposes the Jasons for extortion. Now he feels a hex on him.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Mr. Mortem
  2. 1. The Beast of Bristol
  3. 2. Strange Dream!
  4. 3. Mr. Mortem!
  5. 4. Red Car of Death
  6. 5. The Lamp That Changed People!
  7. 6. Prince of Prophets
  8. 7. The Hex on My House!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Carl Gafford
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Wilhelm Dohmeier
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Tillmann Courth
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  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Carl Gafford
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
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  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ed Boner
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Jim Van Dore