(Summer 1952)

Ziff-Davis, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Approved Comics, Inc
Brand:
Ziff-Davis Comic Group
Editing:
Herbert W. Rogoff
Color:
Color
Paper Stock:
Newsprint

Issue Notes

Indicia states "Crime Clinic", cover states "The Crime Clinic".


No Second Chance (Table of Contents)

Crime Clinic / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Norman Saunders (painting)
Inks:
Norman Saunders (painting)
Colors:
Norman Saunders (painting)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Dr. Tom Rogers

Indexer Notes

Cover art credit from David Saunders, Norman Saunders' son, via e-mail (January 6, 2008)

50 Combat Action Plastic Toys (Table of Contents)

Fighting Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Now you can be Commander in Chief of this complete task force of plastic toys.

No Second Chance (Table of Contents)

Crime Clinic / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Dr. Tom Rogers; Edgar Jay Adams; Stuart Manly
Synopsis:
Edgar Jay Adams, newpaper publisher, doesn't hire Stuart Manly due to his being a parolled convict.

Indexer Notes

John Prentice is credited to both pencils and ink on "The Crime Clinic" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and his excellent hands and long sober faces with rounded lips here, are like his Rip Kirby art.

Mission to the Moon (Table of Contents)

Major Mars; Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Glankoff ?
Inks:
Sam Glankoff ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Major Mars

Indexer Notes

Sam Glankoff ? credit from comparison with later Major Mars strips that appear to be signed. See http://majormars.pbwiki.com/.

One Last Hope (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Robert Cranshaw; William Jayson Sykes
Synopsis:
Board chairman Sykes originally denies parole for Robert Cranshaw, but after he is hit on the head and imagines himself in prison, he changes his mind.

Indexer Notes

McCann can be identified here by his old faces with long noses, pointed ears, small chin and very much flat black inking instead of Kinstler's many pen-lines. Notice also the peculiar pointed caps of police officers, which can be found in most of his stories in Hillman's "Frogman" comics. He drew the Classics Illustrated "The Conspiracy of Pontiac" and "Off on a Comet". This is the best reference to McCann. The original indexer credited the pencils and inks to "Everett Raymond Kinstler"

Double Dose! The Criminal Always Loses (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; crime

Meet G.I. Joe (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
Henry Sharp
Inks:
Henry Sharp
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch
Synopsis:
Ad for first issue of G.I. Joe.

Indexer Notes

Other half of page is ad for electric razor.
Sharp is noticed by his broad faces with grinning mouth and he had many stories in the "G.I. Joe" and is credited by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The Coolest, Cleanest... (Table of Contents)

Modern Merchandise Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Try the electric razor without risking one cent for 30 days.

The Two-Bit Hierloom (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Kramer
Inks:
Frank Kramer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Jake Dutton
Synopsis:
Jake Dutton is released from jail but goes back to a life of stealing jewels, starting with the Bradley Pearls.

Indexer Notes

This is the same artist credited by Jim Vadaboncouer as the most probable artist for several stories in "Wild Boy" as "Frank Kramer," and his art has some similarities to both Kinstler and mostly McCann, with all his black inking and little action. The best reference is to look at his story "Perilous Journey" in Wild Boy #6. He is not as elaborate in inklines as Kinstler is. The original indexer credited the pencils and inks to "Everett Kinstler ?".

["Stop pestering Mommy or I'll put you back in stir again."] (Table of Contents)

Law Laffs / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
165-27

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Four gag cartoons involving crime.

Indexer Notes

Bottom half of page is ad for book on Hypnosis.

How to Hypnotize (Table of Contents)

Stravon Publishers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
It's easy to hypnotize when you know how.

The Lady Killer (Table of Contents)

Crime Clinic / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Dr. Tom Rogers; Harvey Sheppard
Synopsis:
Harvey Sheppard, the penitentiary librarian, is in jail for killing his wife but Dr. Rodgers thinks he may be acting a martyr and covering up for his wife's ex-lover.

["Identification? Will this do?"] (Table of Contents)

It's a Crime! / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Vic Martin (signed)
Pencils:
Vic Martin (signed)
Inks:
Vic Martin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vic Martin ?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Six gag panels about criminals.

Powerful (Table of Contents)

Imperial Sales Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Look fellows. Here's the neatest, strongest little real electric motor you've ever seen.

An Amazing New health Supporter Belt (Table of Contents)

The Chevalier / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
For men who want to look slimmer and feel young.

Uncle Bernie's Fun Shop (Table of Contents)

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Buy now at our low prices. Fish Bowl, Sandy Doll, Electric TV Projector or Cowboy Doll.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. No Second Chance
    Crime Clinic
  2. 1. 50 Combat Action Plastic Toys
    Fighting Force
  3. 2. No Second Chance
    Crime Clinic
  4. 3. Mission to the Moon
    Major Mars; Popsicle
  5. 4. One Last Hope
  6. 5. Double Dose! The Criminal Always Loses
  7. 6. Meet G.I. Joe
    G.I. Joe
  8. 7. The Coolest, Cleanest...
    Modern Merchandise Co.
  9. 8. The Two-Bit Hierloom
  10. 9. ["Stop pestering Mommy or I'll put you back in stir again."]
    Law Laffs
  11. 10. How to Hypnotize
    Stravon Publishers
  12. 11. The Lady Killer
    Crime Clinic
  13. 12. ["Identification? Will this do?"]
    It's a Crime!
  14. 13. Powerful
    Imperial Sales Co.
  15. 14. An Amazing New health Supporter Belt
    The Chevalier
  16. 15. Uncle Bernie's Fun Shop
    Novelty Mart
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