(January-February 1952)

DC, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
32
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Julius Schwartz (actual editor)
Format:
Color; Standard Golden Age US; saddle-stitched; newsprint; was ongoing series

The Sinister Jack-In-The-Box (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Jack-In-The-Box

Indexer Notes

Inker credit by Craig Delich 9/05. Editorial credit confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

The Sinister Jack-In-The- Box (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Giacoia
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Jack-In-The-Box
Synopsis:
A magic toy, a Jack-In-The-Box, passes from hand to hand and fulfills wishes. Good-hearted people make reasonable wishes and are granted with what they want. Finally a gangster comes into possession of the toy. Greedily he wishes for millions of dollars - and finds death.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks originally attributed to Irwin Hasen and Bernard Sachs respectively, confirmed as Frank Giacoia from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

The Last Dream! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A 400 year old curse catches up with Frederic Beaumont. All of his male ancestors were killed by the ghost of family rival Tybalt Fletcher. Beaumont tries to hide in a mountain lodge, but he can't escape his grisly fate.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Pencilling credit confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. The indexer of the reprint says Sy Barry inked this. Martin O'Hearn says Giacoia inked it.
Martin O'Hearn also identified the writer in Apa-I.

Man Into Frog (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Credits verified from copies of DC editorial records sent from E. Nelson Bridwell to Gene Reed in 1986.

A Voice From Beyond (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
When Harry Houdini died, he had previously arranged for a supernatural contest. He left a secret message with his wife. Mediums should try and contact him in the afterlife.
A certain Arthur Ford held a number of seánce sessions and contacted a spiritual guide named Fletcher - who told him the secret message only Houdini and his wife could know about. Mrs. Houdini confirmed the correctness of the message.

Queen of the Snows! (Table of Contents)

Johnny Peril / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Alex Toth (signed)
Inks:
Sy Barry (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Johnny Peril; Lee Allen; Subara; Bill Davis; Jack Gordon
Synopsis:
Johnny Peril finds his friend Lee Allen, who just before he dies swears he has seen Subara the Ice Queen, who the natives believe lives on frozen Mt. Subara. Johnny returns to the mountain with two more friends, but only he encounters Subara. They refuse to believe he met the mythical woman until he produces her crown of roses.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Pencilling credit confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.
Signature in last panel.

Ghost Habits (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Giunta ?
Inks:
John Giunta ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Lucky Horseshoes (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Share With Others (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Sinister Jack-In-The-Box
  2. 1. The Sinister Jack-In-The- Box
  3. 2. The Last Dream!
  4. 3. Man Into Frog
  5. 4. A Voice From Beyond
  6. 5. Queen of the Snows!
    Johnny Peril
  7. 6. Ghost Habits
  8. 7. Lucky Horseshoes
  9. 8. Share With Others
    Superboy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gene Reed
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes