(January 1953)

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:
Mort Lawrence
Inks:
Mort Lawrence
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art ID from JVJ Collection.

Trade In Your Job For Excitement (Table of Contents)

Institute of Applied Science / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Don't stay just a name on the payroll, become a criminal investigator.

Tin Fish From Nowhere (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Cpt. Bert Radford; Adm. Karr; Bill Dawson (frogman); Kim Tagoya (frogman)
Synopsis:
A U.S. Destroyer has a job to clear a Korean harbor of strange torpedoes.

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 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.

Mr. "Q" of North Sea (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Dick Cornis (frogman); Frank Mulligan (frogman); Cpt. Foley
Synopsis:
The crew and frogmen of a U.S. destroyer in the North Sea are all curios about an odd passenger, Mr "Q", of O.S.S., who is to be escorted on a special mission.

Indexer Notes

John Daly is credited to war stories at Hillman 1952-53. The art has similarities with signed Daly work in Hillman's Western Fighters, but not certain.
JVJ Collection has one unknown artist spelled McAArole and Savage. Compared with Bill Savage work at Atlas/Marvel, I can't find much identical inking.

Electric Jig Saw (Table of Contents)

Imperial Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Make useful, practical and artistic things at home for fun and profit with the Electric Jig Saw.

Mississippi Frogmen (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Al Marino (frogman); Walt Webb (frogman); Musky Le Beau
Synopsis:
U.S. frogmen are to stop gun smuggling to rebels in a small Latin American republic.

Indexer Notes

Bjorklund is credited to war stories at Hillman in 1952-53 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. He drew "Tex Granger" for Parents Magazine, and can be recognised by his faces with marked jaws and sketchy ears with large lobes.

Diary of the Ice (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Aamodt ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Griff Early (frogman); Cmd. Matthew Stark
Synopsis:
Testing of a new Arctic underwater suit some 500 miles from the Pole.

Indexer Notes

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

Operation Back Door (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Robert Lloyd (tunnel expert); Lt. O'Hara
Synopsis:
An American specialist in tunnel work has disappeared in Tokyo and is supposed to have been abducted by North Koreans.

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. Even the caps are pointed in front and there is not much movement.

Frogman to the Gulf (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; adventure
Characters:
Dave Brent (boss driller); Jim Perry (underwater demolition man)
Synopsis:
TNT and blasted drilling derricks brings a government investigator to Tideland Oil of the Gulf to stop it.

Indexer Notes

Art ID from JVJ Collection. Zolnerowich worked for Hillman, but Nicholas is not credited by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Get These Dresses (Table of Contents)

Harford Frocks / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Make fine extra money even in your spare time by getting orders for dresses from friends.

Free...10 Hitler Stamps (Table of Contents)

Littleton Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
10 scarce stamps all different sent free.

Hey Skinny (Table of Contents)

Jowett Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
How would you like to gain 56 pounds of mighty muscles?

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Daring Exploits With Today's Fish-Men...
  2. 1. Trade In Your Job For Excitement
    Institute of Applied Science
  3. 2. Tin Fish From Nowhere
  4. 3. Mr. "Q" of North Sea
  5. 4. Electric Jig Saw
    Imperial Sales
  6. 5. Mississippi Frogmen
  7. 6. Diary of the Ice
  8. 7. Operation Back Door
  9. 8. Frogman to the Gulf
  10. 9. Get These Dresses
    Harford Frocks
  11. 10. Free...10 Hitler Stamps
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  12. 11. Hey Skinny
    Jowett Institute
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