(February-March 1952)

DC, 1951 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
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #224-229)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

I Was a Dead Man (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Ed Smalle?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Be Yourself..Your Best Self! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Buzzy

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Mark of X (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Suspense writer Grace Deems creates a high-flying TV show about a hairy monster called "X". But then an X-like creature materializes and starts harassing people.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

What Sparks a Champion Sparks You! (Table of Contents)

Wheaties; George Mikan / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

The Secret of Salzo the Great! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Stage magician Salzo commits crimes by hypnotizing his victims.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Previous indexer suggested Mort Meskin for pencils.

["W-we're lost in the cave!"] (Table of Contents)

Double Bubble; Fleer; Pud / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Tree of Doom! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Jared Long kills his older cousin Paul Moresby to inherit his fortune. It's buried under Moresby beloved magic tree which comes alive and end Long's life.

Radar Rescue (Table of Contents)

Tootsie Rolls; Captain Tootsie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Schreiber ?
Inks:
Bill Schreiber ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

I Was A Dead Man! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sy Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Uranium prospector Clyde is tricked into believing that he died and walks around as a ghost. His criminal partner Steve wants to drive him mad to get his hands on the valuable claim.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

Ghost River! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
English folklore about Peg O'Nell. Once a year a man drowns where Peg drowned.

Secret Inks (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Donald Queen
Pencils:
Raymond Perry (illo)
Inks:
Raymond Perry (illo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; historical

Indexer Notes

The use of invisible inks in history.

The Strange Experiment of Dr. Grimm! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters:
Nick Nolan; John Grimm; Warden Lewis; Dave Strong
Synopsis:
John Grimm keeps a convicted murderer's brain alive after his execution but finds himself controlled by the brain to commit murder.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer suggested Sheldon Moldoff for pencils and inks.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Was a Dead Man
  2. 1. Be Yourself..Your Best Self!
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Mark of X
  4. 3. What Sparks a Champion Sparks You!
    Wheaties; George Mikan
  5. 4. The Secret of Salzo the Great!
  6. 5. ["W-we're lost in the cave!"]
    Double Bubble; Fleer; Pud
  7. 6. Tree of Doom!
  8. 7. Radar Rescue
    Tootsie Rolls; Captain Tootsie
  9. 8. I Was A Dead Man!
  10. 9. Ghost River!
  11. 10. Secret Inks
  12. 11. The Strange Experiment of Dr. Grimm!
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