(December 1973)

DC, 1951 Series
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Volume:
23
Price:
0.20 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Editing:
Joe Orlando; Michael Fleisher (Assistant Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #224-229)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Issue may contain the Mark Jewelers insert.


[He Who Laughs Last...] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bernie Wrightson (signed)
Inks:
Bernie Wrightson
Colors:
?
Job Number:
J-3279

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Pingo! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Michael Fleisher; Russell Carley (art continuity-see notes)
Pencils:
Frank Thorne (signed)
Inks:
Frank Thorne
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-3144

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
After Pingo the clown's wife realizes that her husband is a serial killer, he arranges to kill her too during their highwire act and make it look like an accident, but she gets her revenge from beyond the grave.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Russell Carley produced breakdowns for Fleisher's scripts, as confirmed by Michael Fleisher.

For the Merriest Xmas from DC (Table of Contents)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre:
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

house ad for Limited Collector's Edition (DC, 1972 series) #C-24; includes order form

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Cain's Game Room / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés
Job Number:
J-3038

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

three gag cartoons

Two Sensational Blockbusters! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

house ad for Batman (DC, 1940 series) #254, on sale October 23, and Witching Hour (DC, 1969 series) #38, on sale October 16

He Who Laughs Last.... (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Berni Wrightson
Inks:
Mike Kaluta
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
J-894

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A plot to steal a young girl's inheritance is foiled by a ghostly clown.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Cain's Mail Room / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Michael Fleisher ? [as Cain]
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés (logo illustration)
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-3319

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Jim Quinn; Jeff B. and Christopher M.; Bob Greenberger; Jim Harris; Valerie Lee; John Elliot

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [He Who Laughs Last...]
  2. 1. Pingo!
  3. 2. For the Merriest Xmas from DC
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Game Room
  5. 4. Two Sensational Blockbusters!
  6. 5. He Who Laughs Last....
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Cain's Mail Room
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dwayne Best
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Nick Caputo
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  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Carl Gafford
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ed Boner
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Jim Van Dore