(November 1952)

Hillman, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
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:
John Prentice
Inks:
John Prentice
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

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

Prize-Winning Doll (Table of Contents)

Baby Blue Eyes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Baby Blue Eyes doll with magic hair that curls, waves, combs and washes.

Frogman's Warning (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils:
Mike Roy ?; Larry Woromay ?
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cmd. Barton; Lt. Jamie Jamison
Synopsis:
A U.S. destroyer with American and British frogmen finds a creature off the coast of Scotland.

Indexer Notes

Art ID from JVJ Collection. Both Roy and Abel are credited to war stories 1952-53 at Hillman by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, while Woromay is not credited to Hillman.

The Sawdust Target (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils:
Bernie Krigstein (signed)
Inks:
Bernie Krigstein (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Krainin (spy); Draper (spy)
Synopsis:
Two enemy spies are copying an important formula at a defence plant.

Draw Instantly (Table of Contents)

Master Art Helper Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Amazing new invention makes drawing easy.

Frogman's Confetti (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war; spy
Characters:
Tom Lacey (frogman); Stoddard (Ordnance Officer)
Synopsis:
Four Army transport ships are sabotaged in Sea of Japan during the Korean War.

Indexer Notes

Zolnerowich is credited to working at Hillman by by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and this art is exactly identical to his credited story "Color Blind" in Hillman's Crime Detective v1 #10. Compare face and nose page 3 panel 5 with page 1 panel 3 in "Color Blind".

The Ice Frogs (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Aamodt ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cpt. Wright; Cmd. Carew

Indexer Notes

Aamodt is the only writer credited to Frogman 1952-53, but there may have been others.

Parents: Visit Your Schools (Table of Contents)

American Education Week / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Program for the American Education Week Nov. 9-15, 1952.

The Sunken Viking (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Gunnar Jarl; Narvik (spy); Knut Bronson
Synopsis:
Search for a Viking grave of Poppakadmar and spies on a small North American island.

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.

Borrow Money by Mail (Table of Contents)

State Finance Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Borrow money and pay doctor bills, insurance and old debts.

["This gigantic U.S. Intercontinental bomber..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Gigantic bombers and piggy-back planes.

Frogman's Sunday Punch (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils:
Leo Morey
Inks:
Michael Becker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Cmd. Lee C. Dawson (scientist); Parsons; Tonda Dawson (actress and spy)
Synopsis:
Cmd. Dawson is saved by frogmen from foreign agents, which includes his wife Tonda.

Indexer Notes

Art ID from JVJ Collection. Morey worked for Hillman in 1948-51 and Becker on ink in 1952-53 according to Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Dates are not always exact.

Sacrifice Sale (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Swiss watches at 70% off.

How to Fix Any Part of Any Car (Table of Contents)

Motor Book / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Book that covers every job on every car built from 1935 thru 1952.

Bulova Wrist Watch (Table of Contents)

Dean Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Hand out only 20 new free enlargements coupons to friends and get prizes.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Daring Exploits With Today's Fish-Men...
  2. 1. Prize-Winning Doll
    Baby Blue Eyes
  3. 2. Frogman's Warning
  4. 3. The Sawdust Target
  5. 4. Draw Instantly
    Master Art Helper Co.
  6. 5. Frogman's Confetti
  7. 6. The Ice Frogs
  8. 7. Parents: Visit Your Schools
    American Education Week
  9. 8. The Sunken Viking
  10. 9. Borrow Money by Mail
    State Finance Company
  11. 10. ["This gigantic U.S. Intercontinental bomber..."]
    Bits From the Blue
  12. 11. Frogman's Sunday Punch
  13. 12. Sacrifice Sale
    U.S. Diamond House
  14. 13. How to Fix Any Part of Any Car
    Motor Book
  15. 14. Bulova Wrist Watch
    Dean Studios
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