(April-May 1953)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Larry Nadle (actual)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age, then Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["Boy! If I can only hold my breath long enough, this'll be real great!"] (Table of Contents)

Adventures of Bob Hope / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Owen Fitzgerald
Inks:
Owen Fitzgerald
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Hope
Keywords:
fish; lyres; mermaids; tridents

Now More Than Ever -- (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover: advertisement for House of Mystery #13 (DC, 1951 series)

["I've got to find myself a hobby..."] (Table of Contents)

Adventures of Bob Hope / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Cal Howard
Pencils:
Owen Fitzgerald
Inks:
Owen Fitzgerald
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Hope; Mrs. Peabody
Synopsis:
Bob recalls dropping a nickel in the ocean and convinces Mrs. Peabody to help him look for it in case it was valuable.

["How now, brown cow?"] (Table of Contents)

Honey in Hollywood / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Honey; Mme. Bavar
Synopsis:
Honey practices her diction.

["Gosh, they stopped Pud on the goal line again!"] (Table of Contents)

Dubble Bubble; Fleer / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ray Thompson [as R.T.]
Inks:
Ray Thompson [as R.T.]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
a comic strip ad for Fleer's Double Bubble bubble gum

Indexer Notes

upper half of page.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
a house ad promoting DC's Editorial Advisory Board

Indexer Notes

lower left side of page

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.17 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
a house ad for The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (DC, 1952 series).

Indexer Notes

lower right side of page

People are People! (Table of Contents)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
Superman combats race prejudice

["This looks like the place!"] (Table of Contents)

Adventures of Bob Hope / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Cal Howard
Pencils:
Owen Fitzgerald
Inks:
Owen Fitzgerald
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Hope; Mrs. Peabody; mermaids
Synopsis:
Bob goes deep sea diving for a nickel and discovers Atlantis

[none] (Table of Contents)

Teen Teasers / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
four brain teasers

["Don't I look just dazzling and full of mystery...?"] (Table of Contents)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty; Bob
Synopsis:
Betty prepares for a costume ball

Indexer Notes

upper half of page

150 Stamps (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)


Synopsis:
an ad for the Necco Special Stamp Collection

Indexer Notes

lower half of page

Diddlers, Doodlers and Dawdlers! (Table of Contents)

The Fittin' Thing / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Drucker ?
Inks:
Mort Drucker ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
a poem about bad habits

["Halt! Who desires to enter the chambers of Davey Jones?"] (Table of Contents)

Adventures of Bob Hope / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Cal Howard
Pencils:
Owen Fitzgerald
Inks:
Owen Fitzgerald
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Hope; mermaids; Davey Jones
Synopsis:
The mermaids give Bob a chest full of rare nickels that ruin the market for rare coins.

[none] (Table of Contents)

A Bit of Disc and Data / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
information on newly released record albums and films

["Hey, Sheriff -- Quick!"] (Table of Contents)

Bullseye Billy / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Billy trails a criminal to a cinema

Indexer Notes

upper two-thirds of page

Win $100 -- Be a Wildroot Cream Girl! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)


Synopsis:
an ad promoting the Lady Wildroot Shampoo talent search

Indexer Notes

lower third of page

["Hi, Hal, how's the boy-genius doing, today?"] (Table of Contents)

Kitty Karr of Hollywood / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Oksner ?
Inks:
Bob Oksner ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Kitty Karr; Hal
Synopsis:
Kitty tries to Hal sell a song

["Oh Peg!"] (Table of Contents)

Peg / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Peg; Peg's dad
Synopsis:
Peg's dad is tired of bills.

Indexer Notes

upper two-thirds of page

Superman is on Television! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)


Synopsis:
an ad promoting the Superman television program

Indexer Notes

lower third of page

I Gained 60 lbs. of Handsome Hard-Hitting Muscles (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
an ad for Jowett Institute of Physical Training's exercise manual

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

Bill Starts an Air Rifle Club (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
a comic strip ad for Daisy Manufacturing Company's air rifles

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Boy! If I can only hold my breath long enough, this'll be real great!"]
    Adventures of Bob Hope
  2. 1. Now More Than Ever --
  3. 2. ["I've got to find myself a hobby..."]
    Adventures of Bob Hope
  4. 3. ["How now, brown cow?"]
    Honey in Hollywood
  5. 4. ["Gosh, they stopped Pud on the goal line again!"]
    Dubble Bubble; Fleer
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. People are People!
    Superman
  9. 8. ["This looks like the place!"]
    Adventures of Bob Hope
  10. 9. [none]
    Teen Teasers
  11. 10. ["Don't I look just dazzling and full of mystery...?"]
    Betty
  12. 11. 150 Stamps
  13. 12. Diddlers, Doodlers and Dawdlers!
    The Fittin' Thing
  14. 13. ["Halt! Who desires to enter the chambers of Davey Jones?"]
    Adventures of Bob Hope
  15. 14. [none]
    A Bit of Disc and Data
  16. 15. ["Hey, Sheriff -- Quick!"]
    Bullseye Billy
  17. 16. Win $100 -- Be a Wildroot Cream Girl!
  18. 17. ["Hi, Hal, how's the boy-genius doing, today?"]
    Kitty Karr of Hollywood
  19. 18. ["Oh Peg!"]
    Peg
  20. 19. Superman is on Television!
  21. 20. I Gained 60 lbs. of Handsome Hard-Hitting Muscles
  22. 21. Bill Starts an Air Rifle Club
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