(January 1952)

Hillman, 1952 Series
 
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
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:
one-shot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
spy

The Fifteenth Step (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Olesen
Inks:
George Olesen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Damon Charters (chief of SSC); Cliff Lawrence (aide)
Synopsis:
Fifteen men have each been working on one step in the design of the super guided missile, "Operation Ladder". One man is missing from the report meeting, and all work is useless without the fifteenth man, so he has to be found.

Indexer Notes

Olesen is credited on pencils and ink on crime stories for Hillman by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. He can be spotted by his very bushy eyebrows and sharp eyes. He had many stories in "Hawk" and some in "G.I. Joe" for Ziff Davis.

A Word Here, and a Word There ..... (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely
Inks:
Bill Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy

The Ambassador's Brief Case! (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
spy

The Missing Part (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lee Ames ?
Inks:
Lee Ames ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
George Lukor (bicycle repairman); Brillhart (spy)
Synopsis:
A bicycle repair shop acts as cover for spying on a military engineering plant.

Indexer Notes

Hands and some faces very similar to Ames' work in Avon's "King Solomon's Mines", and he is credited on pencils and ink on crime stories for Hillman by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

You Can't Trust Benjamin (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Michael Becker
Inks:
Michael Becker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Benjamin Frame (aircraft designer); Norton (spy); Carl Leeds (traitor)
Synopsis:
Mr. Frame was a brilliant aircraft designer, but found out his son-in-law were betraying him.

Indexer Notes

Becker is credited on pencils and ink on crime stories for Hillman by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. The art here is similar to his signed work in Western Fighters #3.

The Attractive Smugglers (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
spy

Agent Twenty-One (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
spy
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Fifteenth Step
  3. 2. A Word Here, and a Word There .....
  4. 3. The Ambassador's Brief Case!
  5. 4. The Missing Part
  6. 5. You Can't Trust Benjamin
  7. 6. The Attractive Smugglers
  8. 7. Agent Twenty-One
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  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Jim Walls
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