(February 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:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war

Start a Fine Business... (Table of Contents)

Mason Shoe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Run the best shoe store business in your town.

20-Fathom Torch Job (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Charlie Cook (frogman); Cathcart (marine contractor); Dan Cook; Staley (frogman)
Synopsis:
Frogman Cook has been assigned as technical advisor to defense installation works in Eastern Harbour.

Indexer Notes

Suchorsky is credited to Frogman by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and this is certain Suchorsky work, with his detailed inking, rounded ears and bulging lower lips as on page 3 and 4. He had many stories in GI Joe. Also JVJ credits Suchorsky. Aamodt is the only writer credited to Frogman 1952-53, but there may have been others.

No TV Tonight (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Diver Jetsam; Diver Flotsam
Synopsis:
The joining of the new Telaxafritz Transatlantic TV Cable, and it is too short.

Make Extra Money (Table of Contents)

Wallace Brown Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Show and sell Brown Cards to friends and make extra money.

The Poison Fish of San Juan (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils:
Bill Ely (signed)
Inks:
Bill Ely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Lt. Ben Okinson; Graff Osterwald (spy); Cmd. Wilson Neff
Synopsis:
A U.S. destroyer team finds a an odd-looking dead torpedo in tropical waters and brings it to Naval Inteligence.

Hobo Frogman (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils:
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Inks:
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Dick Turner (frogman)
Synopsis:
Spies are out to gain entry to and examine the secret closed-cycle engine aboard a U.S. sub and have hired former Navy frogman Turner.

Indexer Notes

To notice is Lawrence's peculiar faces in front view with their protuding cheekbones and half closed eyes.

Pike's New Frog (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Aamodt ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pike Farney (frogman); Chub O'Brien (frogman); Danny Bolton (frogman); Chief Bosun Ed Newcomb

Frogman's Coral Enemy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Tom Quillen (frogman); Tonga; Marloff (spy)
Synopsis:
A spy ring with chests full of gold is the target of U.S. frogmen.

Indexer Notes

Zolne worked for Hillman on both pencils and ink, but is not credited on war stories. The heavy "S" inside the ears is missing here, but otherwise it might be him. He has some other probable stories in Frogman.

Boys, Girls, Men, Women! (Table of Contents)

The Hubbard Folk / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
The world is on fire. Serve the Lord by selling Religious Wall Mottos and you can have these prizes.

Menu of the Deep (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
How to get a shark on the menu.

Snazzy Seas (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Frogman Snoddgrass
Synopsis:
No girls on the ship, but how about a mermaid.

Mystery Swimmer of Maine (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils:
Bill Ely (signed)
Inks:
Bill Ely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Paul Newhall; Walt Sanford; Gunnison (spy)
Synopsis:
Three merchant ships have mysteriously been blown up on the coast of Maine.

Nylons Guaranteed 9 Mos. (Table of Contents)

L. Lowell Wilkin / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Sell Nylons in your spare time and earn money.

Play a Guitar (Table of Contents)

Lonnie and Wayne / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Lonnie Glosson; Wayne Raney
Synopsis:
Learn to play a guitar in the new sensational "Picture Way".

Check the Kind of Body You Want! (Table of Contents)

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Charles Atlas
Synopsis:
Charles Atlas will prove how easily you can have a new kind of body.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Daring Exploits With Today's Fish-Men...
  2. 1. Start a Fine Business...
    Mason Shoe
  3. 2. 20-Fathom Torch Job
  4. 3. No TV Tonight
  5. 4. Make Extra Money
    Wallace Brown Cards
  6. 5. The Poison Fish of San Juan
  7. 6. Hobo Frogman
  8. 7. Pike's New Frog
  9. 8. Frogman's Coral Enemy
  10. 9. Boys, Girls, Men, Women!
    The Hubbard Folk
  11. 10. Menu of the Deep
  12. 11. Snazzy Seas
  13. 12. Mystery Swimmer of Maine
  14. 13. Nylons Guaranteed 9 Mos.
    L. Lowell Wilkin
  15. 14. Play a Guitar
    Lonnie and Wayne
  16. 15. Check the Kind of Body You Want!
    Charles Atlas
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