(December 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 Magic Spotlight (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Man Who Could See Death! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Under the command of the medium Tilang Meers, a band of mediums conspires to prevent their exposure as frauds by brave newspaperman Chuck Simms.

Amazing Power! (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Investigator Peter Hurkos has psychic powers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art ID by Bob Rozakis and Gene Reed.

The Madman of Maricombe Island! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
In the prison colony on Maricombe Island the guard Letrec tries to break the prisoner Dubois. Dubois, however, withstands every way of torture - and Letrec's mind goes to waste.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

For the Thrill of Your Life! (Table of Contents)

Rex the Wonder Dog / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Rex
Synopsis:
House ad for Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog #12.

The Sorrow of the Spirits! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Conrad Ganges; Martin Nerok; Governor Maitland; Genghis Khan (ghost); Sgt. Peters; Nero (ghost)
Synopsis:
Conrad Ganges has found a way to see the spirit world and to communicate with its inhabitants.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer identified by Martin O'Hearn in apa-I.

How Mind-Readers Trick You (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
David Kahn [as Don King]
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
How to fake telepathy

Death and the Icy Sea! (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
The final voyage of the "Octavius" through arctic waters.

The Magic Spotlight! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama
Synopsis:
Stage electrician Grew pretends to be the "Emotion Master" by casting magical spotlights. But he is only sabotaging the other acts.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Magic Spotlight
  2. 1. The Man Who Could See Death!
  3. 2. Amazing Power!
  4. 3. The Madman of Maricombe Island!
  5. 4. For the Thrill of Your Life!
    Rex the Wonder Dog
  6. 5. The Sorrow of the Spirits!
  7. 6. How Mind-Readers Trick You
  8. 7. Death and the Icy Sea!
  9. 8. The Magic Spotlight!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gene Reed
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Carl Gafford
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ed Boner
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  • Jim Van Dore