(October 1952)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
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 Nine Lives of Roger Denham (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

called Alger Denham on story inside.

What Do You Know About Other People? (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Binky

The Nine Lives of Alger Denham! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
A newspaper reporter first falls for the story he is told by Alger Denham, a man seemingly possessed by ingenious abilities. Then he uncovers a plot to murder his uncle behind it.

Indexer Notes

called Roger Denham on cover.
First-person narrative

["Put this box of Fleer's Double Bubble gum in the vault"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Lover From the Dead! (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; historical
Characters:
Mlle. Hyperion Clairon
Synopsis:
French actess Clairon breaks the heart of a man and is haunted by his voice for two years.

[Among the early Europeans] (Table of Contents)

Strange Beliefs! / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Account of New Year's Day customs.

The Devil Mask of Death! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A group of tourists in Rio de Janeiro dons native devil masks for a parade. One of them, Peter Brent, wants to harm a friend of his, but is hit by a curse before he can accomplish his evil plan.

Museum of Murder! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?(same as #5)
Inks:
?(same as #5)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
The killer "angel face" Finny hides as dummy in a wax museum.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

Mysterious Portrait (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
The painter Rossetti unknowingly recreates a painting which had been done 400 years before him.

How Would You Explain It? (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack E. Miller
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Article about "fate" versus "coincidence".

The Riddle of the Split Siamese Twins! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Leonard Starr
Inks:
Leonard Starr
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Peppi and Paul Belinda are Siamese twins working as a high wire act in the circus. When they are surgically separated, they keep sharing mind control and start a criminal career as robbers.

Indexer Notes

Possibly originally a Dr. 13, Ghostbreaker story intended for Star Spangled #131.
First-person narrative

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Nine Lives of Roger Denham
  2. 1. What Do You Know About Other People?
    Binky
  3. 2. The Nine Lives of Alger Denham!
  4. 3. ["Put this box of Fleer's Double Bubble gum in the vault"]
    Fleer; Double Bubble; Pud
  5. 4. Lover From the Dead!
  6. 5. [Among the early Europeans]
    Strange Beliefs!
  7. 6. The Devil Mask of Death!
  8. 7. Museum of Murder!
  9. 8. Mysterious Portrait
  10. 9. How Would You Explain It?
  11. 10. The Riddle of the Split Siamese Twins!
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