(May-June 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); Julius Schwartz (actual)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

For credit discussion see Error 6529 on the error tracker.


[Fingers of Fear] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

cover idea reused on Justice League of America #10. Bob Bailey says Jim Mooney pencilled this cover.

Happy Hobby Time! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer (confirmed by Mortimer)
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction; superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Frank
Synopsis:
Superboy shows Frank that he can be creative, regardless of whether his creations are perfect, and notes an expressive hobby can be life long enjoyment.

Indexer Notes

Black & White

Fingers of Fear! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Albert Tisdale; Jackson; Emerson; Powers; Duvall
Synopsis:
Albert Tisdale kills the other members of his expedition, but then their faces begin to appear on his fingers and try to take their revenge.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art id by Jerry Bails. Bob Bailey says inks are by Sy Barry.

A Guide to Ghostly Behavior (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
What ghosts are able to do.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art id by Jerry Bails. Bob Bailey suggests Ruben Moriera.

The Beast that Walked Like A Man! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Charlie Daggett performs as "Panza the Panther-Man" in a circus show. One day he finds out that by taking sleeping pills he can really transform into a panther. Driven by his animal instincts Daggett starts killing off his rivals - until he is hunted down.

Indexer Notes

Art id by Jerry Bails. Bob Bailey says inks are by Joe Giella.

["When does the race start?"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ray T. (signed)
Inks:
Ray T. (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pud

Indexer Notes

Strip ad for Dubble Bubble Gum.

The Ferry Was Waiting! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Doctor Rawlings is transported on a night ferry whose captain died shortly ago. This way the deceased captain pays off a debt to the doctor.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

Superstitions About Spiders (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Beliefs about spiders and their webs
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art id by Bob Bailey.

Can You Explain It? (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Accounts of strange incidents through time.

Indexer Notes

art id by Steve Rowe

The Demon in the Mirror! (Table of Contents)

Johnny Peril / comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Johnny Peril helps apprehend "deadly" Don Domingo, a killer who employed voodoo magic in his crimes. Domingo can escape from death row by stepping through a mirror and banishing Peril into the prison world. Peril has to do some quick thinking, because the guards plan to execute him instead of the cunning criminal.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

pencils credit for Toth from Steven Grant via the GCD Error List (11 August 2007). Inks credited to Frank Giacoia by Jerry Bails. Updated inking credit from Mark Waid.

Enter here -- if you Dare! (Table of Contents)

House of Mystery / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

House ad for House of Mystery (DC, 1951 Series) #3 (April-May 1952), with cover shown, and advertised as "On Sale". Black and white ad located on inside back cover. Issue story titles also listed.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Fingers of Fear]
  2. 1. Happy Hobby Time!
    Superboy
  3. 2. Fingers of Fear!
  4. 3. A Guide to Ghostly Behavior
  5. 4. The Beast that Walked Like A Man!
  6. 5. ["When does the race start?"]
  7. 6. The Ferry Was Waiting!
  8. 7. Superstitions About Spiders
  9. 8. Can You Explain It?
  10. 9. The Demon in the Mirror!
    Johnny Peril
  11. 10. Enter here -- if you Dare!
    House of Mystery
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