(October 1952)

Hillman, 1952 Series
 
Volume:
1
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Hillman Periodicals, Inc.
Brand:
?
Editing:
Ed Cronin
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.

Crime Must Stop! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Femme fatale with a gun; monstrous thugs; victim
Synopsis:
The evil femme orders the thugs to hurl the victim into a grave with quicklime (to dissolve the body faster).

Indexer Notes

The cover scene does not appear in the comic.

A Trigger in the Family (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Lawrence
Inks:
Mort Lawrence ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Doc Mantell; Eddie Harper; a daughter
Synopsis:
A criminal on the lam takes a chance to see his long-lost daughter, with tragic results.

Rusty Bullets (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?; Paul Reinman
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Chopper Benson; Tommy Garden; hobos; a retired cop/shopkeeper
Synopsis:
Chopper Benson is set free after 20 years as "a guest of the state", but finds the world has changed - and he can't adapt.

Indexer Notes

Reinman pencils per Nick Caputo, January 2014. Nick suspects another hand may have penciled the splash page.

The Sunshine Courier (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernie Krigstein
Inks:
Bernie Krigstein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
spy
Characters:
US Investigator Paul Martin; Colonel Blair; sunbathing secretaries
Synopsis:
Someone is leaking secrets from the office in Washington, DC, but everyone's too busy gawking at the sunbathing secretaries to figure it out.

Indexer Notes

Krigstein art per Nick Caputo, January 2014.

The Black Chain (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernie Krigstein
Inks:
Bernie Krigstein ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Johnny Kopeck; Al Hubans
Synopsis:
A coal miner who survives a cave-in quits mining and falls into being a getaway driver.

Indexer Notes

Krigstein credit per Nick Caputo, January 2014.

The Loaded Dutchman (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
The Humble Dutchman
Synopsis:
A sharp smuggler uses innocent women to smuggle jewels on an ocean liner.

The Cardboard Lamb (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
George and Charlie Randolph; Elaine Morse; Treasury Agents
Synopsis:
A twin brother sneaks aboard an ocean liner as a steward to kill his rich cousin and take his place.

The Stone Net (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Anton; Papa Leon; gendarmes
Synopsis:
In a small town in the French countryside, two burglars target a manor house - that the local gendarmes call "The Chateau of Regret".

Indexer Notes

Possible Prentice art per Nick Caputo, January 2014.

The Gypsy Water Curse (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Frankie; Gus; "Gypsy"
Synopsis:
In the American desert, Frankie loves to swim at every opportunity. But when they plan an armored car robbery, Gypsy warns Frankie to "stay away from water."
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Crime Must Stop!
  2. 1. A Trigger in the Family
  3. 2. Rusty Bullets
  4. 3. The Sunshine Courier
  5. 4. The Black Chain
  6. 5. The Loaded Dutchman
  7. 6. The Cardboard Lamb
  8. 7. The Stone Net
  9. 8. The Gypsy Water Curse
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Clayton Emery
  • Nick Caputo