(August-September 1952)

DC, 1952 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); Julius Schwartz (actual)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Phantom Stranger / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Sy Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

It's Smart to Check -- and Doublecheck! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
Superman lectures two drivers and a bicyclist about road safety.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Haunters from Beyond (Table of Contents)

Phantom Stranger / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Sy Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
The Phantom Stranger (intro)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprint info from Mark Waid and Michael R. Grabois (Per Sandell). Manly Wade Wellman is credited as writer of this story in Julie Schwartz's editorial records for the "Mysterious Stranger" Gardner Fox is credited as the Creator of The Phantom Stranger and writer of some stories in The Comic Reader #27, July 1964.

Top Speed Stops Spy (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Jim Wise
Synopsis:
Ad for canvas shoes made by Hood Rubber Company and B. F. Goodrich.

["Today we're going to have a contest!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ray Thompson
Pencils:
Ray Thompson
Inks:
Ray Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Thompson

Synopsis:
Bubble gum ad.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents)

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
A list of DC's advisory board members plus a list of currently published comics. Forty-one titles are listed. Also, there's a plug for "A Date with Judy" broadcast Saturday mornings on ABC-TV.

When Dead Men Walk (Table of Contents)

Phantom Stranger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome ?; Gardner Fox ?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Sy Barry; Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Phantom Stranger; John Martin; Bart Benson; Carson Rand; Jim Thompson; Edgar Jones; Margo Phillips; Matt Wright
Synopsis:
When three friends die in a plane crash, the spirits seem to be haunting those they left behind, but the Phantom Stranger reveals that the ghostly appearances are really the work of an embezzler attempting to cover his tracks.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprint in The Phantom Stranger (DC, 1969 series) #1 noted by Michael R. Grabois through Per Sandell.

Message to Parents - What to Do if Polio Comes Your Way (Table of Contents)

National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis / public service announcement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Warning signs of polio and steps to take when you see them.

Hey! You Baseball Fans! Look! -- (Table of Contents)

Necco Assorted Wafers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for a 16 baseball pennants available for 25 cents, a 3-cent stamp and one Necco wrapper.

Goblin in the Bottle (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Your Hair's Best Friend! (Table of Contents)

Wildroot Cream-Oil Hair Tonic / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Hair dressing ad with two gag panels.

Whistle Magic (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Drucker
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Fate Takes a Hand (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

text w/illo

The House of Strange Secrets (Table of Contents)

Phantom Stranger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprint info from Mark Waid and Michael R. Grabois (Per Sandell)

Two More Thrilling Magazines for Mystery Fans! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane; Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Murphy Anderson; Ruben Moreira
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
House ad for Sensation Mystery #110 and House of Mystery #5.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Secret of Treasure Cave (Table of Contents)

Cloverine Brand Salve / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ray Thompson ?
Pencils:
Ray Thompson
Inks:
Ray Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Thompson

Synopsis:
Ad to recruit salespeople for Cloverine Brand Salve.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Phantom Stranger
  2. 1. It's Smart to Check -- and Doublecheck!
    Superman
  3. 2. The Haunters from Beyond
    Phantom Stranger
  4. 3. Top Speed Stops Spy
    Another Jim Wise P-F Adventure Story
  5. 4. ["Today we're going to have a contest!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
    DC Comics
  7. 6. When Dead Men Walk
    Phantom Stranger
  8. 7. Message to Parents - What to Do if Polio Comes Your Way
    National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
  9. 8. Hey! You Baseball Fans! Look! --
    Necco Assorted Wafers
  10. 9. Goblin in the Bottle
  11. 10. Your Hair's Best Friend!
    Wildroot Cream-Oil Hair Tonic
  12. 11. Whistle Magic
  13. 12. Fate Takes a Hand
  14. 13. The House of Strange Secrets
    Phantom Stranger
  15. 14. Two More Thrilling Magazines for Mystery Fans!
    DC Comics
  16. 15. The Secret of Treasure Cave
    Cloverine Brand Salve
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