(August-September 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

["And he said he couldn't swim!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Hope
Keywords:
English Channel; rowboats; sharks; swimming; swimsuits

Indexer Notes

Previously credited to Mort Drucker, but not resembling any of his signed work in later issues.

The Line of Stars! (Table of Contents)

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


Synopsis:
House ad for DC Comics

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

["One for the money, two for the show..."] (Table of Contents)

The Adventures of Bob Hope / comic story / 7.33 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Hope; Mrs. Peabody
Synopsis:
Bob convinces Mrs. Peabody to finance him as a cross-channel swimmer.

Indexer Notes

previously credited to Mort Drucker.

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)


Synopsis:
an ad for Wildroot Cream models.

A Sprint in Time Spikes Crime! (Table of Contents)

Another Jim Wise "P.F." Adventures Story / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
a comic strip ad for B.F. Goodrich's and Hood Rubber Company's P.F. canvas shoes.

["Your turn to bat, Pud."] (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:
?

Characters:
Pud
Synopsis:
A comic strip ad for Fleer's Double Bubble bubble gum.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.375 page (report information)


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

Polio Research Will Mean Victory (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.125 page (report information)


Synopsis:
an ad for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis

["Boy! This is what I call livin'!"] (Table of Contents)

The Adventures of Bob Hope / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Hope; Mrs. Peabody; ship's steward
Synopsis:
Bob continues his pretense of being a cross-channel swimmer on a passenger ship to England.

Victory by Deception (Table of Contents)

Major Mars America's #1 Space Soldier / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Glankoff (signed)
Inks:
Sam Glankoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
a comic strip ad for Joe Lowe Corporation's Popsicles

How to Spend a Summer Week! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen

["Hurry, steward! Lower away!"] (Table of Contents)

The Adventures of Bob Hope / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Hope; Mrs. Peabody; ship's steward
Synopsis:
Mrs. Peabody forces Bob to swim.

["Wait till I tell Gloria!"] (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; Gloria
Synopsis:
Honey gets a walk-on part in a movie.

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Time Out to Grin / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Three blackout gags.

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
A entertainment news column giving the scoop on Hank Williams, Jackie Gleason, and Arthur Godfrey.

["The old Bijou Studios, please."] (Table of Contents)

Kitty Karr of Hollywood / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Kitty Karr; a movie producer
Synopsis:
Kitty is tricked into giving a performance in a haunted house.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)


Synopsis:
an ad for Tootsie Pops and Tootsie rolls

Hey, You Look Like Something the Cat Dragged In! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
an ad for Hewitt Institute of Practical Training's body building lessons.

Need Extra Spending Money? (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
an ad for Stuart Greeting, Inc's greeting card sales

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

Given! (Table of Contents)

Junior Space Pilots; Cloverine Salve / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
a comic strip ad for Wilson Chemical Company's Cloverine salve sales

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["And he said he couldn't swim!"]
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  2. 1. The Line of Stars!
  3. 2. ["One for the money, two for the show..."]
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  4. 3. Win $100 -- Be a Wildroot Cream Girl!
  5. 4. A Sprint in Time Spikes Crime!
    Another Jim Wise "P.F." Adventures Story
  6. 5. ["Your turn to bat, Pud."]
    Dubble Bubble; Fleer
  7. 6. Editorial Advisory Board
  8. 7. Polio Research Will Mean Victory
  9. 8. ["Boy! This is what I call livin'!"]
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  10. 9. Victory by Deception
    Major Mars America's #1 Space Soldier
  11. 10. How to Spend a Summer Week!
    Binky
  12. 11. ["Hurry, steward! Lower away!"]
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  13. 12. ["Wait till I tell Gloria!"]
    Honey in Hollywood
  14. 13. [untitled]
    Time Out to Grin
  15. 14. [untitled]
    A Bit of Disc and Data
  16. 15. ["The old Bijou Studios, please."]
    Kitty Karr of Hollywood
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. Hey, You Look Like Something the Cat Dragged In!
  19. 18. Need Extra Spending Money?
  20. 19. Given!
    Junior Space Pilots; Cloverine Salve
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