(May-June 1952)

Hillman, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
1952.05.00
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Hillman Periodicals, Inc.
Brand:
A Hillman Publication
Editing:
Edward Cronin
Color:
Color
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Daring Exploits With Today's Fish-Men... (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Suchorsky
Inks:
Mike Suchorsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

Suchorsky is credited to G.I. Joe in Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and this work are identical to his "Sea Witch" stories in "Pirate Comics", also credited by Bails. He can be noticed by his rounded ears and detailed faces.

Pimple Misery? (Table of Contents)

Acnurel / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Not a miracle cream, but a complete medical treatment for acne, blackheads or enlarged pores.

'Gator Nest Frogman (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils:
John Prentice
Inks:
John Prentice
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Phil Dolan (frogman); Harvey Caine (frogman)
Synopsis:
Navy frogmen among alligators in Florida.

Indexer Notes

Prentice is credited to war stories for 1952-53 at Hillman by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and his sober faces are not to be mistaken. Just think of Rip Kirby and you have him.

Underwater Stinger (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils:
Mike Suchorsky
Inks:
Mike Suchorsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Lt. Roy Ballard
Synopsis:
A British submarine launches a man-mounted torpedo to sink a German battleship in a Norwegian fjord. Not "Tirpitz", but "Leipzig"...

Indexer Notes

Suchorsky is credited to Frogman in Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and this work are identical to his "Sea Witch" stories in "Pirate Comics", also credited by Bails. He can be noticed here by the rounded ears and lips of the German naval officer, and detailed inkwork.

Once a Frogman (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils:
George Olesen
Inks:
George Olesen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Dan Gatling (ex-frogman and U.S. Secret Agent); Mr. Bruloff (foreign Agent)
Synopsis:
Foreign agents have planted a bomb to destroy the battleship U.S.S. "Nautilus".

Indexer Notes

Aamodt is the only writer credited to Frogman 1952-53, but there may have been others.
Olesen is credited by Jerry Bails' Who's Who on both pencils and ink on war stories at Hillman, and he is best recognised by the faces with very heavy black eyebrows.

Smoke-Boat Lucas (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Aamodt ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Lt. Lowe; Coxswain Eddie Lucas

Indexer Notes

Aamodt is the only writer credited to Frogman 1952-53.

The T.N.T. Shark (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils:
John Prentice
Inks:
John Prentice
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Williams (frogman); Sanders (frogman)
Synopsis:
A foreign agent has placed real mines on a training field for U.S. Navy frogmen.

Indexer Notes

Prentice is credited to war stories for 1952-53 at Hillman by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The Frog Belts the Middle (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils:
Gerald McCann
Inks:
Gerald McCann
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Tony Dantzig (frogman); Lt. Jim Allan
Synopsis:
A Navy glider with two men are going to blow up an enemy bridge.

Indexer Notes

McCann is credited to war stories at Hillman and he is recognised by his extended use of black, old faces with very long noses and small chin, pointed ears in front view and hardly any action. He made some Illustrated Classics stories, like "The Conspiracy of Pontiac".

Draw the First Day (Table of Contents)

Norton Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
An amazing invention, Magic Art Reproducer. Draw with no lessons or talent.

Leopard (Table of Contents)

Consumers' Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Auto seat covers in imitated leopard skin.

Tell Tomorrow's Weather Today (Table of Contents)

Imperial Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Old fashiones Swiss Weatherhouse, and a powerful electric motor by mail order.

He Mailed This Coupon (Table of Contents)

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Charles Atlas; Thomas Mantre
Synopsis:
Charles Atlas will prove that you too can be a new man.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Daring Exploits With Today's Fish-Men...
  2. 1. Pimple Misery?
    Acnurel
  3. 2. 'Gator Nest Frogman
  4. 3. Underwater Stinger
  5. 4. Once a Frogman
  6. 5. Smoke-Boat Lucas
  7. 6. The T.N.T. Shark
  8. 7. The Frog Belts the Middle
  9. 8. Draw the First Day
    Norton Products
  10. 9. Leopard
    Consumers' Mart
  11. 10. Tell Tomorrow's Weather Today
    Imperial Sales
  12. 11. He Mailed This Coupon
    Charles Atlas
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