(December 1948)

DC, 1948 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Julius Schwartz (actual editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Unseen Allies! (Table of Contents)

Johnny Thunder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Alex Toth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Johnny Thunder

Can You Solve This Puzzle? (Table of Contents)

Roadmaster Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Bicycle ad touting the superior features of the Roadmaster Bicycle.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Unseen Allies! (Table of Contents)

Johnny Thunder / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Alex Toth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
AAW2

Genre:
western-frontier
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Bobby Dodd (Table of Contents)

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Bobby Dodd
Synopsis:
Profile of Georgia Tech coach Bobby Dodd coupled with a Wheaties ad.

The Yacht Club Mystery (Table of Contents)

Old Nick / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Old Nick
Synopsis:
Ad for Old Nick candy bars and a mention of Bit-O-Honey candy bars.

Laredo Land Rush (Table of Contents)

Overland Coach / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Tony Barrett

Fellows! Girls! Get Captain Tootsie's Mystifying, Baffling Bag of Magic Tricks (Table of Contents)

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Captain Tootsie
Synopsis:
Ad for a premium available for twenty-five cents plus a wrapper from one of the Tootsie candies.

Rodeo Clown (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ben R. Allen [aka Stookie Allen]
Pencils:
Ben R. Allen [aka Stookie Allen]
Inks:
Ben R. Allen [aka Stookie Allen]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben R. Allen [aka Stookie Allen]

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Jimmy Nesbitt

[Wish Book] (Table of Contents)

Cactus Charlie's Western Dictionary / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Cactus Charlie
Synopsis:
Definitions for wish book, twister, high-tailed, brand-blotcher, and possum.

Indexer Notes

Printed on top half of page.

Yea, Bucko! (Table of Contents)

B. F. Goodrich Boots / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
Ad for over-the-shoe rubber boots made by B. F. Goodrich.

The Gold Dust Trail (Table of Contents)

Minstrel Maverick / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
John Giunta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
AAW 2

Genre:
western-frontier
Reprints:

Boys! Look at all the spectacular buzz-with-action models you can build with Erector (Table of Contents)

Gilbert Erector Sets / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
Ad for three different Erector sets and a coupon for ordering Superman at the Gilbert Hall of Science.

Thrill to the punch-paced action of the fighting West! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ben R. Allen; Howard Sherman
Inks:
Ben R. Allen; Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Dale Evans; Wyoming Kid
Synopsis:
Ads for Dale Evans Comics #3 and Western Comics #6.

Stairless Skyscrapers (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
A brief description of how cliff-dwellers built and accessed their abodes.

Given Premiums or Cash Commission Given (Table of Contents)

Cloverine Brand Salve / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad to recruit salespeople for Cloverine Brand Salve.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
A list members of DC's advisory board plus a list of currently published comics. Thirty titles are listed.

Indexer Notes

Printed on top half of page.

Champ wants to see you wearing a Gene Autry sweatshirt (Table of Contents)

J. T. Flagg Knitting Co., Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry
Synopsis:
Clothing ad for a Gene Autry sweatshirt.

The Mysterious Marauder (Table of Contents)

Foley of the Fighting Fifth / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
John Giunta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Reprints:

Oh! Boy! Lionel Trains (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for the new Lionel Train catalog.

[Zane Grey, Pony Express] (Table of Contents)

Western Facts / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Random facts about Zane Grey, Pony Espress, cactus and Death Valley.

Indexer Notes

Printed on top half of page.

Saved by Trade & Mark (Table of Contents)

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Nip; Tuck
Synopsis:
Smith Brothers Cough Drops ad.

Indexer Notes

Printed on bottom half of page.

If you can whistle or hum a tune... (Table of Contents)

Hopkinson Harmonica Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for a harmonica and an instruction book to teach you how to play it.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Oh Boy! Just picture yourself in this new Thom McAn Knockout! (Table of Contents)

Thom McAn shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for the new Thom McAn Block-Buster shoe.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Unseen Allies!
    Johnny Thunder
  2. 1. Can You Solve This Puzzle?
    Roadmaster Bicycles
  3. 2. Unseen Allies!
    Johnny Thunder
  4. 3. Bobby Dodd
    Wheaties
  5. 4. The Yacht Club Mystery
    Old Nick
  6. 5. Laredo Land Rush
    Overland Coach
  7. 6. Fellows! Girls! Get Captain Tootsie's Mystifying, Baffling Bag of Magic Tricks
    Tootsie Roll
  8. 7. Rodeo Clown
  9. 8. [Wish Book]
    Cactus Charlie's Western Dictionary
  10. 9. Yea, Bucko!
    B. F. Goodrich Boots
  11. 10. The Gold Dust Trail
    Minstrel Maverick
  12. 11. Boys! Look at all the spectacular buzz-with-action models you can build with Erector
    Gilbert Erector Sets
  13. 12. Thrill to the punch-paced action of the fighting West!
    DC Comics
  14. 13. Stairless Skyscrapers
  15. 14. Given Premiums or Cash Commission Given
    Cloverine Brand Salve
  16. 15. Editorial Advisory Board
    DC Comics
  17. 16. Champ wants to see you wearing a Gene Autry sweatshirt
    J. T. Flagg Knitting Co., Inc.
  18. 17. The Mysterious Marauder
    Foley of the Fighting Fifth
  19. 18. Oh! Boy! Lionel Trains
  20. 19. [Zane Grey, Pony Express]
    Western Facts
  21. 20. Saved by Trade & Mark
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  22. 21. If you can whistle or hum a tune...
    Hopkinson Harmonica Co.
  23. 22. Oh Boy! Just picture yourself in this new Thom McAn Knockout!
    Thom McAn shoes
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