(August-September 1949)

DC, 1948 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-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

The Secret of Crazy River! (Table of Contents)

Johnny Thunder / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Johnny Thunder

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents)

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
A list of DC's advisory board plus a list of currently published comics. Thirty-one issues are listed.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Now -- more than ever -- look for this famous symbol! (Table of Contents)

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Ad promoting comics on which the DC bullet appears.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Secret of Crazy River (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier

Bob Lemon Star Pitcher of World Champion Celveland Indians (Table of Contents)

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Bob Lemon
Synopsis:
Highlights of Bob Lemon's ad coupled with an ad for Wheaties cereal.

Romantic as an Arizona sunset (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
romance; western-frontier
Characters:
Jimmy Wakely
Synopsis:
Ad for Romance Trail #1.

Indexer Notes

Cover shown in this ad is a line-drawn version of the photo cover that appears on the actual comic.

The Invisible Treasure (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier

Champ to Chump - and Back Again (Table of Contents)

Another Jim Wise P-F Sports Story / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Jim Wise
Synopsis:
Ad for P-F Canvas SHoes made by B. F. Goodrich and Hood Rubber Co.

The Case of the Shafter Mine (Table of Contents)

Epics of the Texas Rangers / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier

Li'l Wah-hahpin (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; western-frontier

Bendix Coaster Brake Rides Again! (Table of Contents)

Bendix bicycle brakes / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Bendix coaster brakes.

Watch for Wakely! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jimmy Wakely
Synopsis:
Ad for Jimmy Wakely #1.
Keywords:
personality

Indexer Notes

Cover in this ad is a line-drawn version of the photo cover that appears on the actual comic.

The Sawbones of Farmer's Dell (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier

It's Terrific! A jet-model racer with split-second speed! (Table of Contents)

Kellogg's Rice Krispies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Snap; Crackel; Pop
Synopsis:
Ad for a premium available from Kellogg's Rice Krispies.

[All horses are mounted from the left side...] (Table of Contents)

Injun Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Odd facts about horses, hunting and divorce.

Ridin' the Chuck-line! (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Short article about the various chores of a cowboy.

Trail of the Ghost-Bear (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier

Plane Daring (Table of Contents)

Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Bazooka
Synopsis:
Bazooka saves an airplane and reminds readers of the latest Bazooka Bubble Gum contest.

Superman on Safety First (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Superman shows a young boy why it's important to pay attention to traffic signals.

Strange as It Seems (Table of Contents)

Fourth of July / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Public service ad encouraging everyone to observe fireworks safety.

Indexer Notes

Art is signed, but the signature is unrecognizable. Inside back cover.

Free BB's! (Table of Contents)

Daisy BB Guns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Daisy BB Guns and BBs.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Secret of Crazy River!
    Johnny Thunder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
    DC Comics
  3. 2. Now -- more than ever -- look for this famous symbol!
    DC Comics
  4. 3. The Secret of Crazy River
    Johnny Thunder
  5. 4. Bob Lemon Star Pitcher of World Champion Celveland Indians
    Wheaties
  6. 5. Romantic as an Arizona sunset
    Romance Trail
  7. 6. The Invisible Treasure
    Overland Coach
  8. 7. Champ to Chump - and Back Again
    Another Jim Wise P-F Sports Story
  9. 8. The Case of the Shafter Mine
    Epics of the Texas Rangers
  10. 9. Li'l Wah-hahpin
  11. 10. Bendix Coaster Brake Rides Again!
    Bendix bicycle brakes
  12. 11. Watch for Wakely!
    Jimmy Wakely
  13. 12. The Sawbones of Farmer's Dell
    Minstrel Maverick
  14. 13. It's Terrific! A jet-model racer with split-second speed!
    Kellogg's Rice Krispies
  15. 14. [All horses are mounted from the left side...]
    Injun Facts
  16. 15. Ridin' the Chuck-line!
  17. 16. Trail of the Ghost-Bear
    Foley of the Fighting Fifth
  18. 17. Plane Daring
    Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy
  19. 18. Superman on Safety First
    Superman
  20. 19. Strange as It Seems
    Fourth of July
  21. 20. Free BB's!
    Daisy BB Guns
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  • Gene Reed
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