(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.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
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 [John Dane]

Can You Solve This Puzzle? (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Roadmaster Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Unseen Allies! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Johnny Thunder [John Tane]
Reprints:

Bobby Dodd (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Old Nick Solves the Yacht Club Mystery in the Nick of Time (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Old Nick / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Rodeo Clown (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stookie Allen
Pencils:
Stookie Allen
Inks:
Stookie Allen
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stookie Allen

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

["Ah was settin' in the shade readin' mah wish book......"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks:
Martin Naydel (signed)
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) (Expand) /

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

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) (Expand) /

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

["Thrill to the punch-paced action of the fighting West!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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) (Expand) /

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Champ wants to see you wearing a Gene Autry sweatshirt"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Mysterious Marauder! (Table of Contents)

Foley of the Fighting 5th / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lt. Dan Foley; Wingfoot; The Highwayman [Reginald Torbin] (villain, introduction); The Highwayman [Dick Torbin] (villain, image only)
Synopsis:
In the Old West, a mysterious masked man is robbing stage coaches and payrolls, and even manages to outfight Lt. Dan Foley of the Fighting 5th sent to investigate. Eventually Foley and his Indian guide and friend Wingfoot manage to capture the masked man and he stands revealed as transplanted Englishman and rancher Reginald Torbin who was emulating his ancestor Dick Torbin, the famous highwayman. His downfall was in part to carrying the emulation too far in wearing an identical costume as the one of Dick’s in a portrait hanging in his home that Foley had seen while meeting with the rancher.
Reprints:

Oh! Boy! Lionel Trains (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["The Pony Express at one time charged $5..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks:
Martin Naydel (signed)
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) (Expand) /

Adventures of Nip & Tuck; Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["If you can whistle- Or hum a tune..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Oh boy! Just picture yourself in this new Thom McAn knockout!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Editing
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Series Information
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. Old Nick Solves the Yacht Club Mystery in the Nick of Time
    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. ["Ah was settin' in the shade readin' mah 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 5th
  19. 18. Oh! Boy! Lionel Trains
    Lionel Trains
  20. 19. ["The Pony Express at one time charged $5..."]
    Western Facts
  21. 20. Saved by Trade & Mark
    Adventures of Nip & Tuck; 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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