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(August 1954)

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
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #224-229)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Man Who Became a Lion! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Peter Porkchops Gives Tips on Summer Fun! (Table of Contents)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Hangman's House! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Purcell
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
All of his predecessors in the family of Frenchman Pierre Gault were hangmen. Now it’s Pierre’s turn, but he refuses to do the job. Doubts arise when people keep dying by accident in his presence.

Three Exciting New Adventures (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

["Attention! A leopard has broken loose..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Superman DC National Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Enter the Ghost! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Jan Robley; Winters; Charning; Lord Boynton
Synopsis:
Winters is an actor performing a play forbidden in the town. Lord Boynton has sworn to return from the grave to kill anyone attempting to mount the play.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer identified by Martin O'Hearn in Apa-I.
First-person narrative.

Attention -- Superman and Batman Fans! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Superman and Batman with Robin / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Psychic Detective (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

The Weaver of Fate (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

The Strange Case of Conrad Kane (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime

Ghostly Executioner (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; horror-suspense

The Man Who Became a Lion! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
A hunter and a lion seem to exchange their souls and personalities. However, an African witch doctor has manipulated the transfer.

Indexer Notes

Cover story.
First-person narrative.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Man Who Became a Lion!
  2. 1. Peter Porkchops Gives Tips on Summer Fun!
    Peter Porkchops
  3. 2. Hangman's House!
  4. 3. Three Exciting New Adventures
    Batman
  5. 4. ["Attention! A leopard has broken loose..."]
    Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
    Superman DC National Comics
  7. 6. Enter the Ghost!
  8. 7. Attention -- Superman and Batman Fans!
    Superman and Batman with Robin
  9. 8. Psychic Detective
  10. 9. The Weaver of Fate
  11. 10. The Strange Case of Conrad Kane
  12. 11. Ghostly Executioner
  13. 12. The Man Who Became a Lion!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Edgar Loftin
  • 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
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Jim Van Dore