(May-June 1950)

Hillman, 1950 Series
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Hillman Periodicals, Inc.
Brand:
A Hillman Publication
Editing:
Edward Cronin
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was on-going series

Most Notorious Buccaneers of the Seas (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Suchorsky
Inks:
Mike Suchorsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
historical

Indexer Notes

Faces and inking points to Suchorsky.

Can You Solve This Crime? (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Find the hidden clue, identify the finger print and tell which was on the spike.

Cusack the Pirate (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Cusack (pirate); Captain North
Synopsis:
Cusack and several men manage to break out of prison and take over a ship to turn pirates. Based on a true story.

Indexer Notes

Faces, hands and lines must be Prentice.

["It was the year 25 A.D."] (Table of Contents)

Alpha the Slave Pirate / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Oleck
Pencils:
Mike Suchorsky
Inks:
Mike Suchorsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Alpha; Gaius; Caractus (Alemanni)
Synopsis:
Alpha and his mates encounter Germanic tribesmen.

Indexer Notes

Suchorsky is credited to "Alpha the Slave" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and also "The Sea Witch" and "Frogman" for Hillman, and comparing the art in these stories, this is his work. His fine drawings can be recognized by the faces with many lines, rounded lower lips and ears. Oleck is also credited to this feature by Bails.

Pirates on Wheels (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lawrence Dressler
Inks:
Lawrence Dressler
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Oleg (Rus viking of Kiev)
Synopsis:
Swedish vikings from the Rus kingdom of Kiev sail down the River Dnieper to get to Constantinople for a plunder.

Indexer Notes

Dressler drew Howard Pyle's "Men of Iron" and Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Master of Ballantrae" for Classics Illustrated, and some westerns for Hillman. He can be recognized by his inklines and bright eyes in close up.

Amazing All-Over Rain-Cover Bargain (Table of Contents)

Surplus Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
U.S. Gov't surplus sales, and you will never get another one at this low price.

Pirate Poison (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Bey of Tunis; Commodore Preble
Synopsis:
In the year 1803, a squadron of American Navy ships fights the pirates of the Barbary Coast of Tunis.

["Philip Ashton was a 15th century English boy"] (Table of Contents)

Philip Ashton Boy Pirate Fighter of the Old World / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Allen Ulmer
Inks:
Allen Ulmer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Philip Ashton; Don Ivitzco (Spanish nobleman and Philip's uncle); El Sac [The Sack] (pirate)
Synopsis:
Philip meets Columbus at the Spanish court, and captures the pirate El Sac.

Indexer Notes

Ulmer is credited to this feature in Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and artwork similar to the signed story in #1.

Mail Order Guide (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Frankenstein mask, pinball machine and other items by mail order.

Empty Sock (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dave Berg (signed)
Inks:
Dave Berg (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; historical
Characters:
Captain Pork-Chop; Pirate
Synopsis:
They dig and find the treasure of Captain Blackbeard, but it is not to be opened until Christmas.

2.000 Pirates at Once (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Synopsis:
When the American colonies are forbidden to trade with foreigners, they take up trade with the pirates instead.

Hopalong Cassidy (Table of Contents)

Foster Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Just take a look at the Hopalong Cassidy Western Steerhide Belt, and what about these gun and holster sets...

Let's Go, Pal! (Table of Contents)

Jowett Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
George Jowett; Larry Campbell; Rex Ferris
Synopsis:
Let Jowett prove he can make an All-Round He-Man out of you fast.

Bad Skin? (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Skin doctor's amazing simple directions on skin trouble.

Reduce Fat! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Lose weight and improve your figure with guarantee.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Most Notorious Buccaneers of the Seas
  2. 1. Can You Solve This Crime?
    Institute of Applied Science
  3. 2. Cusack the Pirate
  4. 3. ["It was the year 25 A.D."]
    Alpha the Slave Pirate
  5. 4. Pirates on Wheels
  6. 5. Amazing All-Over Rain-Cover Bargain
    Surplus Sales
  7. 6. Pirate Poison
  8. 7. ["Philip Ashton was a 15th century English boy"]
    Philip Ashton Boy Pirate Fighter of the Old World
  9. 8. Mail Order Guide
  10. 9. Empty Sock
  11. 10. 2.000 Pirates at Once
  12. 11. Hopalong Cassidy
    Foster Products
  13. 12. Let's Go, Pal!
    Jowett Institute
  14. 13. Bad Skin?
  15. 14. Reduce Fat!
    American Healthaids Co.
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