(September-October 1950)

Hillman, 1950 Series
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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:
John Prentice
Inks:
John Prentice
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
historical

Indexer Notes

Faces, hands and lines points to Prentice.

Glows in the Dark (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Lucky Skull Ring and Lucky Pirate Ring, and other mail order items.

Long Ben the Pirate (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Art Peddy (signed)
Inks:
Art Peddy (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Long Ben [John Avery] (pirate)
Synopsis:
Young John Avery ran away from home to sea and later became a pirate captain.

["It was a time when the gilded war galleys..."] (Table of Contents)

Alpha the Slave Pirate / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Alpha; Gaius
Synopsis:
Alpha, an ex-Roman slave, along with his loyal followers on the Golden Eagle captures a Roman galley.

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.

The Pirates of Tripoli (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Synopsis:
Ships of the young nation of the United States are being raided by pirates from Tripoli in North Africa.

Tale of a Buccaneer (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Jean Jaques Nau (sailor); Captain Baleu; Don Ramon Velasquez; Teddy Dale
Synopsis:
Jean Nau is shanghaied and ends up as a buccaneer on the island of Hispaniola.

Regin and the Pirate Rovers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Regin; Gerta
Synopsis:
Viking raiders invade a castle where a wedding feast is taking place and take away the bride-to-be.

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.

It's Easy to Learn Dancing! (Table of Contents)

Pioneer Publications Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Sixteen amazing dance courses.

The Comics that Always Win the Pennant!! (Table of Contents)

Hillman Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
The comics are all in the Hillman All-Star Line-Up.

Lockjaw the Pirate Parrot (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; historical
Characters:
Lockjaw (parrot); Captain Hook; Biceps (pirate)
Synopsis:
Only Lockjaw knows where Captain Kidd's treasure is hidden, and the pirates will have him to talk.

Mail Order Guide (Table of Contents)

Stravon Publishers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

["Philip Ashton was an 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 Romulo (villain); The Sack (pirate)
Synopsis:
Don Romulo will try to get ransom money for releasing the leading pirate known as The Sack.

Indexer Notes

Ulmer is credited to this feature in Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Send Now Fun for All! (Table of Contents)

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Cable car and motor car and other toys by mail order.

Gigantic Nationwide Sale (Table of Contents)

Rocket Wholesale Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Buy direct and save on guaranteed jewelry.

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.

Mystery Novels Free (Table of Contents)

Dollar Mystery Guild / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
You get all four Mystery Novels worth $10 for free.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Most Notorious Buccaneers of the Seas
  2. 1. Glows in the Dark
    Montrose Co.
  3. 2. Long Ben the Pirate
  4. 3. ["It was a time when the gilded war galleys..."]
    Alpha the Slave Pirate
  5. 4. The Pirates of Tripoli
  6. 5. Tale of a Buccaneer
  7. 6. Regin and the Pirate Rovers
  8. 7. It's Easy to Learn Dancing!
    Pioneer Publications Inc.
  9. 8. The Comics that Always Win the Pennant!!
    Hillman Comics
  10. 9. Lockjaw the Pirate Parrot
  11. 10. Mail Order Guide
    Stravon Publishers
  12. 11. ["Philip Ashton was an English boy..."]
    Philip Ashton Boy Pirate Fighter of the Old World
  13. 12. Send Now Fun for All!
    Novelty Mart
  14. 13. Gigantic Nationwide Sale
    Rocket Wholesale Co.
  15. 14. Let's Go, Pal!
    Jowett Institute
  16. 15. Mystery Novels Free
    Dollar Mystery Guild
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Mike Nielsen