(September-October 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:
Julius Schwartz (probably)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Spectre in the Flame (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Sy Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

girl on cover drawn by Frank Giacoia

The Spectre in the Flame! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Sy Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The lawyer Preston Zandan dabbles with the occult at night and conjures a smoke-shaped spirit out of every fire that’s lighted. The spirit follows him around like a puppy, while Zandan tries to dispose of it. He is able to kill it with silver bullets.

Indexer Notes

splash identical to cover except for missing girl

Best Foot Forward (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Custom of getting off on the right foot.
Reprints:

War of the Toy Soldiers! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Synopsis:
Retired general Roger Fielding loves to play with his toy armies and dies of exhaustion. He walked in his sleep and played at night, too.
Reprints:

The Doorway to Evil! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Synopsis:
Steve Davis inherits the hotel "Fortuna" and discovers a secret 13th floor, filled with smybols of evil and bad luck. Accidents start to happen, a streak of bad luck hits the hotel. In the end all turns out well, because an investor buys the place for a million dollars.

Lucky Break (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Sound used to counter evil influences.
Reprints:

Unusual Ghost Haunts! (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Awareness of ghostly presences.

Journeys into the Unknown (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Article about time travel hoaxes of the past.

The Screaming Death! (Table of Contents)

Johnny Peril / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Frank Giacoia (signed)
Inks:
Sy Barry (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Johnny Peril
Synopsis:
The mad sound engineer and murderer Bryan Anson escapes from prison and locks up Johnny Peril. Anson plans to kill Peril by amplifying the noises he makes. At the showdown in a terrarium Anson is bitten by a poisonous snake and perishes.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Spectre in the Flame
  2. 1. The Spectre in the Flame!
  3. 2. Best Foot Forward
  4. 3. War of the Toy Soldiers!
  5. 4. The Doorway to Evil!
  6. 5. Lucky Break
  7. 6. Unusual Ghost Haunts!
  8. 7. Journeys into the Unknown
  9. 8. The Screaming Death!
    Johnny Peril
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gene Reed
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed