(July-August 1952)

Hillman, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
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
Keywords:
scuba diving; submarines

Indexer Notes

Suchorsky is credited to Frogman in Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the inking and faces are his work. Also credited by JVJ.

Draw Me! (Table of Contents)

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Try to draw a girl for a free art course.

A Medal for Mickey (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils:
Mort Lawrence
Inks:
Mort Lawrence
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Mickey Cutler (frogman); Pete Gunnerson (frogman); Ted Crawford (frogman)
Synopsis:
Frogmen are to clear underwater mines and barriers before an Army landing.

Indexer Notes

Art ID from JVJ Collection. Lawrence is credited to war stories at Hillman 1952-53 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The Underwater stoppers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Lt. Grant; Ensign Rogers
Synopsis:
P.T. boats and frogmen on a mission to stop Japanese transports in the Slot near Guadalcanal.

Indexer Notes

McCann is credited to war stories at Hillman 1952-53, and this is him with a lot of black inking, old faces with long noses, no chin and pointed ears. Also the caps are pointed in front and there is very little movement.

The Mounted Frogmen (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils:
Lorence Bjorklund
Inks:
Lorence Bjorklund
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war; non-fiction
Synopsis:
About the Enlish "Mounted Frogmen# during WW 2.

Indexer Notes

Inking of the propeller may point to Bjorklund, and he is credited to war at Hillman. JVJ has this credit too.

Forty Feet of Water (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Joe Dawson (machine shop owner); Clyde Dawson
Synopsis:
Clyde discovers that the oxygen tanks his father are making don't stand up to pressure tests, but his father refuses to stop the shipment to the Navy

Indexer Notes

Suchorsky is credited to Frogman in Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and this work is identical to his "Sea Witch" stories in "Pirate Comics", also credited by Bails. He can be noticed by his rounded ears and lips, and detailed inking.
JVJ has him credited too. Aamodt is the only writer credited to Frogman 1952-53, but there may have been others.

["The basic principle of rocket propulsion..."] (Table of Contents)

Bits From the Blue / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
The first rocket to carry passengers in India 1913, and other peculiar facts from the air.

Indexer Notes

Short comic strip.

Running Hot Water (Table of Contents)

Success Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
How to get hot water from any cold water faucet.

Frogs Don't Forget (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Aamodt ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Ensign Frank Barnes; Seaman Tom Dekker

The New Jersey Clinker (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils:
Al Eadeh ?
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cliff O'Neil (ex-frogman); Bill Daggert (ex-frogman); Hessner (foreman); Lt. Mackin
Synopsis:
A foreign submarine is tapping oil from an American pipeline.

Indexer Notes

Best guess at art credits by JVJ.

The Riders of the Warheads (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Ross Andru
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; spy; war
Characters:
Cmd. Johnny Parsons; Jason (frogman)
Synopsis:
Enemy frogmen have planted mines on the hull of the U.S.S. "Dakota".

Indexer Notes

Art credits from JVJ. Ross Andru is credited to war stories at Hillman by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

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.

Look! Terrific Bargains! (Table of Contents)

U.S. Diamond House / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Save 50% off our registered credit prices on auto seat covers, rings or watches.

Bunk! (Table of Contents)

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Charles Atlas
Synopsis:
Charles Atlas says nobody is just naturally skinny.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Daring Exploits With Today's Fish-Men...]
  2. 1. Draw Me!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. A Medal for Mickey
  4. 3. The Underwater stoppers
  5. 4. The Mounted Frogmen
  6. 5. Forty Feet of Water
  7. 6. ["The basic principle of rocket propulsion..."]
    Bits From the Blue
  8. 7. Running Hot Water
    Success Products
  9. 8. Frogs Don't Forget
  10. 9. The New Jersey Clinker
  11. 10. The Riders of the Warheads
  12. 11. Draw the First Day
    Norton Products
  13. 12. Look! Terrific Bargains!
    U.S. Diamond House
  14. 13. Bunk!
    Charles Atlas
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