(March-April 1952)

DC, 1942 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 editor); Julius Schwartz (actual editor)
Format:
Color; Standard Golden Age US; saddle-stitched; newsprint; was ongoing series

[The Wheel of Fate] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Team's The Thing (Table of Contents)

Leave It To Binky / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Binky; Allergy

The Wheel of Fate! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Archeologist Edgar Preston discovers an ancient wheel-drawing depicting a man's life in visual episodes. The man looks like Preston and soon fantastic events take place like pictured in the scroll. Preston is cast away on an island, murders a lighthouse keeper in the desert and is executed for his crime.
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Indexer Notes

Art credits taken from reprint

New Year Superstitions (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
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I Was King of the Moths! (Table of Contents)

Johnny Peril / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Johnny Peril; Donna Rome
Synopsis:
Johnny Peril travels to the Lost Caverns in the Cumberland mountains of Kentucky, accomponied by Donna Rome. Searching for her missing father, they encounter a species of giant moths. Johnny manages to kill the attacking king moth, but is captured by the queen moth to be her next king. They escape by passing throug a cavern wherein flames shoot out of the ground, scorching the pursuing moths.
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Spiritual Doubles (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
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Liebowitz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

National Comics Publications 480 Lexington Ave, NY, 17 NY
Editor: F. W. Ellsworth
Owners: H Donenfeld, J. S. Liebowitz, G Donenfeld, R Liebowitz, P Sampliner, S Sampliner, I Donenfeld, S Donenfeld, L Liebowitz; J Liebowitz, A Donenfeld, F Iger, H. Donenfeld Foundation

The Man Who Knew All the Answers (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Account of the workings of Charles Hoy Fort who made up ghost stories.

The Sands of Doom! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Alex Leeds; Jack-In-The-Box (narrator)
Synopsis:
Prince Marapai of Africa and Alex Leed of the US are destined to kill each other - should they ever meet in life. The curse of the Tali bird proves inevitable. Both men hunt a rare flower named Xoru. They fight for it and perish.
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Indexer Notes

Character from previous issue's cover story becomes narrator for this adventure.

Noisy Ghosts (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
Synopsis:
Accounts of poltergeists.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [The Wheel of Fate]
  2. 1. The Team's The Thing
    Leave It To Binky
  3. 2. The Wheel of Fate!
  4. 3. New Year Superstitions
  5. 4. I Was King of the Moths!
    Johnny Peril
  6. 5. Spiritual Doubles
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. The Man Who Knew All the Answers
  9. 8. The Sands of Doom!
  10. 9. Noisy Ghosts
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Gene Reed
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes