(April-May 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 (credited); Jack Schiff (managing); Mort Weisinger (assistant); George Kashdan (assistant)
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

The Dummy of Death (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Be Sure of Your Facts (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen; humor

The Dummy Of Death! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Ventriloquist James Lang murders his colleague Wendell and steals his puppet "Blockhead". He manages to be successful, until Blockhead starts talking and revealing the murder of his former puppeteer.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

The Mysterious Painting! (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Morris Waldinger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Morris Waldinger

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Two painters separately paint the same picture.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

She Wakes Up Screaming (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Mary Stokes suffers from bouts of madness. Her husband and her doctor surprise her with weird tricks to shock her back to sanity.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

Ancient Legend! (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Morris Waldinger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Morris Waldinger

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Account of haunted landscapes.

Indexer Notes

Art credit by Bob Rozakis and Gene Reed.

The Prophecy of Doom (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Purcell
Inks:
Howard Purcell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A party of explorers opens up an Egyptian tomb and is hit by a curse of death and madness. Professor Sutton, however, has been manipulating events for his own financial benefit.

I Was A Victim of Black Magic! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jon Small
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A wheat fungus makes a French woman fantasize about demons.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Previous indexer suggested George Roussos for pencils as well.

He Hunted Ghosts (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
David Kahn [as Don King]
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Ghost-hunter Harry Price investigates haunted Borley Rectory in England.

The House Where Evil Lived! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Paul and Helen Morris win a house on the Mexican border which is said to be haunted. Three men died there, and nightly spooks keep running through the cellar. Turns out that illegal aliens are smuggled through the house into US territory.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Dummy of Death
  2. 1. Be Sure of Your Facts
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Dummy Of Death!
  4. 3. The Mysterious Painting!
  5. 4. She Wakes Up Screaming
  6. 5. Ancient Legend!
  7. 6. The Prophecy of Doom
  8. 7. I Was A Victim of Black Magic!
  9. 8. He Hunted Ghosts
  10. 9. The House Where Evil Lived!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gene Reed
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Carl Gafford
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ed Boner
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Jim Van Dore