(July-August 1954)

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 Floating Big Top! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; animal

Superboy Says: "Don't Give Fire a Place to Start!" (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy; superhero

Indexer Notes

On the inside front cover.

The Floating Big Top! (Table of Contents)

Rex the Wonder Dog / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; animal
Synopsis:
Danny and Rex perform daring high-wire tricks for charity in a circus floating on a barge. But someone is sabotaging the circus, shooting pellets at the lions to enrage them, setting a fire to the canvas, and even planting a bomb on the paddle wheel! Rex and Danny stop every threat and expose the strong man who lost out on a prize.
Keywords:
Circus

Squeeze Play Saves the Day! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Animal Champions (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; animal
Reprints:

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

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

Monkey Sees, Monkey Does! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Carmine Infantino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; detective-mystery
Synopsis:
Bobo's latest craze is spearfishing with SCUBA gear. But a fellow spearfisher is clubbed to death and there are three suspects. Nobody listens to Bobo, so he swims after a diver and finds an underwater grotto with a Spanish treasure. Bobo dives to avoid getting speared and the Sheriff takes the diver into custody. The dead man refused to split the treasure. Bobo decides to stick to dull checkers. "A fellow can't get killed dead while playing it!"

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Strictly from Hunger! (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; animal
Reprints:

Clever Canines (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; animal

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

Hercules Lightweights / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Day the Sun Vanished (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:
In eastern Tennessee, Danny and Rex accompany Professor Barrett (last seen in "Valley of the Thunder King"). He plans to view a total eclipse of the sun. The local "hillbillies" won't guide them up Big Spooky Mountain, claiming it's haunted, until Rex saves a child from a runaway carriage. Up on the mountain, by night, Rex battles a lynx while the Professor is nabbed by ghosts of Civil War soldiers! Rex bowls them over - three convicts hiding out who found a Civil War stash.
Keywords:
Civil War; eclipse; ghosts; hillbillies

"Free" Wheeling with Abbott and Costello (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Scripto / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["Gosh, Pud, wasn't it swell of Mom 'n' Pop..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Rain or Shine! (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Reprints:

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

Schwinn Phantom / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Science-Fiction Book Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Floating Big Top!
    Rex the Wonder Dog
  2. 1. Superboy Says: "Don't Give Fire a Place to Start!"
    Superboy
  3. 2. The Floating Big Top!
    Rex the Wonder Dog
  4. 3. Squeeze Play Saves the Day!
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story!; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  5. 4. Animal Champions
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Stewart-Warner Bike Speedometers
  7. 6. Monkey Sees, Monkey Does!
    Detective Chimp
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  9. 8. Strictly from Hunger!
  10. 9. Clever Canines
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Hercules Lightweights
  12. 11. The Day the Sun Vanished
    Rex the Wonder Dog
  13. 12. "Free" Wheeling with Abbott and Costello
    Popsicle
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Scripto
  15. 14. ["Gosh, Pud, wasn't it swell of Mom 'n' Pop..."]
    Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids
  16. 15. Rain or Shine!
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn Phantom
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    World's Finest Comics
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Science-Fiction Book Club
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Clayton Emery
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