(Spring 1952)

Ziff-Davis, 1951 Series
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
On-sale date:
1952-01-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Approved Comics, Inc
Brand:
Ziff-Davis Comic Group
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
newsprint interior; glossy cover
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Indicia date is January, February and March 1952. Cover date is Spring. Possible arrival date based on front cover stamp of indexer's copy.


Princess of the Sea (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Allen Anderson (painting)
Inks:
Allen Anderson (painting)
Colors:
Allen Anderson (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Princess Tania; Killer-Goro

Indexer Notes

Cover art credit authenticated by article in ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE No. 18 Winter 2007.

Letter in Black (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Silverman
Pencils:
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Inks:
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Monsigneur Joseph De Lanyi; Charles (butler)
Synopsis:
On the eve of the start of World War II, the Monsigneur finds a letter, that then vanishes, from Franz Ferdinand, that foretells the archduke's own assassination that ingnites the global conflict.

Indexer Notes

In black and white on inside front cover.
Writer credit from Ed Silverman interview in Alter Ego magazine #120 (TwoMorrows, September 2013).

Princess of the Sea (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Barry
Inks:
John Giunta
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
John Garth (pearl diver); Princess Tania (mermaid); the King (Tania's father); Malar (killer shark); Killer-Goro (ancient monster); boat Captain
Synopsis:
Cover story. Diver discovers a mermaid, falls in love, and saves her people from a monster denizen of the deep.
Reprints:

The Soul of Benjamin Sprague (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell (signed); Howard Nostrand (signed); Martin Epp (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Benjamin Sprague; George (chauffeur); Benjamin Sprague (future version); Mother Johnson; Officer Roarke
Synopsis:
takeoff on Christmas Scrooge story
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part of Howard Nostrand's name is visible on a poster on page 1, panel. Martin Epp's name is on the same poster. Bob Powell's name is signed in the last panel to the left of The End. Pencils are definitely his.

The Mind Reader (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
a mind reader tells a man his fortune
Reprints:

Death x 2 = 0! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Bull Manton; Whitey; Chuck; Joe; second Bull Manton
Synopsis:
A gangster meets his double
Reprints:

The Shadow on the Screen! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell; Howard Nostrand; Martin Epp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Henry Parker; Emma Parker; mystery woman
Synopsis:
man sees ghost of a woman on TV screens
Reprints:

"World's Greatest Detective! Ellery Queen Comics!" (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman Saunders (painted)
Inks:
Norman Saunders (painted)
Colors:
Norman Saunders (painted)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Ellery Queen

Indexer Notes

full page house ad for Ellery Queen (Ziff-Davis, 1952 Series) #1 (Spring 1952 issue), advertised as "Now On Sale!"

Space-Age Glass! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
facts about glass in the space-age
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Princess of the Sea
  2. 1. Letter in Black
  3. 2. Princess of the Sea
  4. 3. The Soul of Benjamin Sprague
  5. 4. The Mind Reader
  6. 5. Death x 2 = 0!
  7. 6. The Shadow on the Screen!
  8. 7. "World's Greatest Detective! Ellery Queen Comics!"
  9. 8. Space-Age Glass!
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