(April 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:
Mike Suchorsky
Inks:
Mike Suchorsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

Suchorsky is credited to Frogman in Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the eyes and hands on this cover looks like his work.

I'll Mail You $1.000.... (Table of Contents)

Postal Finance / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Mr. Levitt will loan you money and pay him back at your convenience.

Joe Sam's Shark Net (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
spy; adventure
Characters:
Joe Sam (frogman); Lt. Cary; Lt. Vant
Synopsis:
U.S. frogmen repairing submarine pens are attacked by hostile frogmen.

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.

Frogman in Purple (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils:
Mike Suchorsky
Inks:
Mike Suchorsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
King Manuel; Alex (sniper); Premier Rakosi; Cmd. Tom Lacey (frogman); Janoki (frogman)
Synopsis:
King Manuel has enemies employed by a powerful neighboring power.

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. He had many stories in GI Joe.

Woolfolk credit per his record books, via Martin O'Hearn's blog:

http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/07/woolfolk-records-195210.html

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.

See How Easy It Is... (Table of Contents)

Washington School of Art / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Free booklet shows how you can earn extra money cartooning, lettering and drawing.

Nest of the Iron Fish (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cpt. Jorgens; Nick Hodson (frogman); Lt. Vincente; Dorena Wilton
Synopsis:
A large amount of radium is smuggled out from a Latin American country by torpedoes.

Indexer Notes

The art very similar to the "Frogman's Sunday Punch" in #5 credited to these two artists.

Look Slimmer-Feel Younger (Table of Contents)

Ronnie Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Amazing new health supporter belts for men and women who want to look slimmer. Yours to try free.

Full Dress Bath (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Aamodt ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Ensign Butch Long; Exec. Hanson; Lt. Allerton

Frogman's California Grab (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Pat Stillman (frogman); Jersey Jackson (frogman); Mel Eaton (camera man); Richard Lang (producer); Cmd. Rhodes; Krebbs (director and spy); Zelda Ray (actress)
Synopsis:
A movie set-up by U.S. Inteligence with frogmen from the Navy.

Indexer Notes

Olesen is credited to war stories at Hillman 1952-53 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. He is best spotted by his abundance of thin inklines, open bright eyes and very heavy eyebrows.

Take Off Ugly Fat! (Table of Contents)

Spot Reducer Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Don't stay fat, you can lose pounds and inches safely without risking health with the Electric Spot Reducer.

Underwater Shepherd (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Lt. John Donovan; Peter Walder (magazine writer and spy)
Synopsis:
Foreign frogmen are trying to steal a new underwater television camera.

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 evident here. He has some other probable stories in Frogman.

Overcome Any Enemy (Table of Contents)

Pickwick Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Use the 3-Power system to defend yourself.

Diamond & Gold Rings (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Surprise your friends with amazing pseudo diamonds made by European craftsmen.

I Gained 53 Lbs. of Shapely Power-Packed Muscles (Table of Contents)

Jowett Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Give Jowett 10 pleasant minutes a day in your home to give you a new he-man body.

Get Prizes... (Table of Contents)

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Make money by selling seed packages.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Daring Exploits With Today's Fish-Men...
  2. 1. I'll Mail You $1.000....
    Postal Finance
  3. 2. Joe Sam's Shark Net
  4. 3. Frogman in Purple
  5. 4. Boys, Girls, Men, Women!
    The Hubbard Folk
  6. 5. See How Easy It Is...
    Washington School of Art
  7. 6. Nest of the Iron Fish
  8. 7. Look Slimmer-Feel Younger
    Ronnie Sales
  9. 8. Full Dress Bath
  10. 9. Frogman's California Grab
  11. 10. Take Off Ugly Fat!
    Spot Reducer Co.
  12. 11. Underwater Shepherd
  13. 12. Overcome Any Enemy
    Pickwick Co.
  14. 13. Diamond & Gold Rings
    U.S. Diamond House
  15. 14. I Gained 53 Lbs. of Shapely Power-Packed Muscles
    Jowett Institute
  16. 15. Get Prizes...
    American Seed Co.
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