(June-July 1954)

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

["A little more off the bottom, please!"] (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; Manny Loa
Keywords:
grass skirts; leis; sarongs; scissors

Act Your Age! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Binky
Synopsis:
A lesson in taking responsibility for accidents

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

[[First Mate on a Garbage Scow]] (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; a bum; Madelyne
Synopsis:
Bob takes a job as first mate on a garbage scow and gets $80 in return for an act of charity.

Case of the Crossed-Up Car Crook (Table of Contents)

Jim Wise; PF Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Plastino ?
Inks:
Al Plastino ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Jim Wise
Synopsis:
a comic strip ad for Hood Rubber Company's and B.F. Goodrich's P-F Canvas shoes

[They're fit for kings!] (Table of Contents)

Block Buster / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
an anagram puzzle
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

upper half of page

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)


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

Indexer Notes

lower half of page

["Before I lose my head..."] (Table of Contents)

The Adventures of Bob Hope / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Hope; Miss Classy Clothes; Madelyn
Synopsis:
Bob wins a Hawaiian vacation and abandons his responsibilities on the scow.

Tootsie Roll (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
an ad for Tootsie Rolls

["Someday I'll eat at a real fancy place"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Honey; Janet
Synopsis:
Honey daydreams that she's big movie star.
Reprints:

["Did you call me?"] (Table of Contents)

The Adventures of Bob Hope / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Hope; Mr. Dastop; Mr. Glender; Mrs. Peabody
Synopsis:
The Classy Clothes Company takes back Bob's prize and he is forced to stowaway in a shipment of orchids to get back to New York.

[none] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
News about new movie and record releases.

[none] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

upper half of page

[This is something a prisoner finds highly desirable] (Table of Contents)

Teen Teaser / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Naydel

Synopsis:
an acrostic puzzle

Indexer Notes

Title changed to facilitate reprint tracking for this feature. (Gene Reed, 7.24.2011)

["It's just one of those things Mary Dear!"] (Table of Contents)

Liz / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Liz; Liz's dad; Liz's brother
Synopsis:
Liz spends too much time on the telephone

Scripto Guarantees the Best... (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)


Synopsis:
an ad for Scripto pens

Indexer Notes

lower half of page

Step Right Up Folks! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
a house ad for Mutt and Jeff (DC, 1939 series)

How to Fix Any Part of Any Car (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
an ad for Motor Book's New Auto Repair Manual

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

Given! (Table of Contents)

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 Co.'s Cloverine Salve sales

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["A little more off the bottom, please!"]
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  2. 1. Act Your Age!
    Binky
  3. 2. [[First Mate on a Garbage Scow]]
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  4. 3. Case of the Crossed-Up Car Crook
    Jim Wise; PF Canvas Shoes
  5. 4. [They're fit for kings!]
    Block Buster
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. ["Before I lose my head..."]
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  8. 7. Tootsie Roll
  9. 8. ["Someday I'll eat at a real fancy place"]
    Honey in Hollywood
  10. 9. ["Did you call me?"]
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  11. 10. [none]
    A Bit of Disc and Data
  12. 11. [none]
    Dubble Bubble; Fleer
  13. 12. [This is something a prisoner finds highly desirable]
    Teen Teaser
  14. 13. ["It's just one of those things Mary Dear!"]
    Liz
  15. 14. Scripto Guarantees the Best...
  16. 15. Step Right Up Folks!
  17. 16. How to Fix Any Part of Any Car
  18. 17. Given!
    Cloverine Salve
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