(June-July 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

The Man With the Evil Eye! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Man With the Evil Eye! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Mobster Jim Keene is blinded, but kills his neighbor Bob who promised him an eye transplant. Police can’t prove anything because Keene makes it look like an accident. Bob’s right eye, however, was “hexed” and Keene (now living with it) can kill a person if he stares at him in anger. When Keene kill-stares his girl friend Nancy, he is overwhelmed with grief and confesses to the murder of Bob. The police inform him that the eye-hex has been an elaborate “hoax” to drive him mad! Keene killed no one, but fell for the performances of G-Men.

River of Death (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Friday the 13th Club (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Fischetti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
Characters:
Fred Kromchick; Bernie Kalb; Clara Costello; Jim Costello; Jack Shore; Harry Wong; Norman Nickolowski; Sheila Cayton; Ralph Cayton; Nelson Green; Skinny James; Joe Varbelli; Philip Tager
Synopsis:
13 men and women form a club to debunk superstition, but one by one they meet violent deaths. They don’t die, however, because they challenge fate, but because they touched a poisoned gavel to smash a mirror with.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Corrected inking credit. George Klein was not working at DC during this period. Inking matches that credited to Fischetti in other stories. (Gene Reed, 09/27/2011)

Nightmare (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Synopsis:
John Howell randomly kills three people to cover up the murder of his business partner. He pretended to dream about the deaths first. Police stages more accidents to drive Howell over the edge and make him confess.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

Knightly Ghost! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Legend of a Roman soldier haunting a hill in England.
Reprints:

Spectre of Death! (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Account of strange happening during the Civil War.

Phantom Ships (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Sightings of the ghost ships Flying Dutchman, Marlborough and Mary Celeste.

His Double--In Doom? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Fischetti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Dennis and David Stanton are twins and are able to share their feelings. They embark on a life of crime using their exact likeness to be one another's alibi. In the end both get shot dead at the exact same moment although they are hundreds of miles apart.

Strange Apparition! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Man killed in a duel appears as ghost to his bride once more.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Man With the Evil Eye!
  2. 1. The Man With the Evil Eye!
  3. 2. River of Death
  4. 3. Friday the 13th Club
  5. 4. Nightmare
  6. 5. Knightly Ghost!
  7. 6. Spectre of Death!
  8. 7. Phantom Ships
  9. 8. His Double--In Doom?
  10. 9. Strange Apparition!
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