(August-September 1953)

DC, 1953 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
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 Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Magic Rainbow! (Table of Contents)

Peter Panda / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rube Grossman
Inks:
Rube Grossman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; fantasy
Characters:
Peter Panda; Jane; Jimmy

The Line of Stars (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
various (illustrations)
Inks:
various (illustrations)
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; house ad for DC comics

The Magic Rainbow! Part I (Table of Contents)

Peter Panda / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rube Grossman
Inks:
Rube Grossman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; fantasy
Characters:
Peter Panda; Hop; Skip; Jump; Professor Oswald Owl; Mandy Turtle
Synopsis:
Peter follows a rainbow to find the pot of gold at its end.

A Sprint in Time Spikes Crime (Table of Contents)

P.F. Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jim Wise
Synopsis:
Jim and his young friend foil a truck hijacking.

Indexer Notes

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)

Fleer's Dubble Bubble / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ray Thompson (signed)
Inks:
Ray Thompson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children

Indexer Notes

comic strip ad for Fleer's Double Bubble bubble gum

Polio Research Will Mean Victory! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustrations)
Inks:
? (illustrations)
Colors:
? (illustrations)
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

from the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis

The Magic Rainbow! Part II (Table of Contents)

Peter Panda / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rube Grossman
Inks:
Rube Grossman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; fantasy
Characters:
Peter Panda; Jimmy; Jane; Foxy Dan; Beulah Butterfly; Thorndike Termite
Synopsis:
Foxy Dan captures Peter and two children who were also looking for the gold, but they all escape.

Victory by Deception (Table of Contents)

Major Mars; Popsicles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Major Mars; Doctor Exton
Synopsis:
Major Mars rescues a kidnapped scientist.

Indexer Notes

comics strip ad for Popsicles from the Joe Lowe Corporation

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
Characters:
Binky Biggs
Synopsis:
Binky's friend misses out on lots of summer fun by finding excuses not to do anything.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Later appeared in DC comics cover-dated October 1956.

The Magic Rainbow! Part III (Table of Contents)

Peter Panda / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rube Grossman
Inks:
Rube Grossman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; fantasy
Characters:
Peter Panda; Jane; Jimmy; Foxy Dan; Professor Oswald Owl; Hop; Skip; Jump
Synopsis:
When Foxy Dan pursues Peter, Jane, and Jimmy to try to get the gold, they run away over the rainbow, but drop the gold in the process.

Peter Panda's Troubles (Table of Contents)

Peter Panda / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Raymond Perry ? (illustration)
Inks:
Raymond Perry ? (illustration)
Colors:
? (illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
children; fantasy

["Secretary birds are the cobra-killers of Africa!"] (Table of Contents)

Nature Wonderland / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
fun facts

Something to Crow About! (Table of Contents)

Stanley the Timid Scarecrow / comic story / 3.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rube Grossman
Inks:
Rube Grossman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; fantasy
Characters:
Stanley Scarecrow; Pop Scarecrow
Synopsis:
Stanley's dad tells him that he's supposed to scare crows, but Stanley doesn't really know what a crow looks like.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Magic Rainbow!
    Peter Panda
  2. 1. The Line of Stars
  3. 2. The Magic Rainbow! Part I
    Peter Panda
  4. 3. A Sprint in Time Spikes Crime
    P.F. Shoes
  5. 4. ["Your turn to bat, Pud."]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble
  6. 5. Polio Research Will Mean Victory!
  7. 6. The Magic Rainbow! Part II
    Peter Panda
  8. 7. Victory by Deception
    Major Mars; Popsicles
  9. 8. How to Spend a Summer Week!
    Binky
  10. 9. The Magic Rainbow! Part III
    Peter Panda
  11. 10. Peter Panda's Troubles
    Peter Panda
  12. 11. ["Secretary birds are the cobra-killers of Africa!"]
    Nature Wonderland
  13. 12. Something to Crow About!
    Stanley the Timid Scarecrow
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