(October-November 1952)

DC, 1952 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
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

The Killer Shadow! (Table of Contents)

Phantom Stranger / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
John Giunta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Phantom Stranger

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Binky; Cosette; Allergy; Lucy

The Killer Shadow! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Phantom Stranger
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprint info from Mark Waid (Per Sandell)

["Put this box of Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum in the vault."] (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. Thirty-nine titles are listed. Also a plug for "A Date with Judy" broadcast Saturday mornings on ABC-TV.

Death's Strange Deputy (Table of Contents)

Phantom Stranger / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Phantom Stranger
Reprints:

"To reach the moon..." (Table of Contents)

Out of This World / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Ad for Necco Assorted Wafers.

Death Writes an Obituary (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
John Giunta [as Jay Gee]
Inks:
John Giunta [as Jay Gee]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama

The Haunting Wind! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
John Giunta (signed)
Inks:
John Giunta (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Dan Russell; Jim Nelson
Synopsis:
After stealing a ruby ring in Tibet, Dan Russell is cursed to die by a vengeful wind.
Reprints:

Your Hair's Best Friend (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Hair tonic ad.

The Talking Head (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Sir Francis Bacon

Indexer Notes

Script and art credits changed based on comparisons with Drucker's known work from this period. Morris Waldinger's fillers do not appear in Schwartz-edited comics until late 1953. Gene Reed -3/6/2011. Drucker is also credited as having worked on the comic in The Comic Reader #27, July 1964.

Can You Explain It? (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Several anecdotes that defy logical explanation.

Indexer Notes

text w/illo

Here's Explosive Adventure in 2 More Great Magazines! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Grandenetti; Gil Kane
Inks:
Jerry Grandenetti; Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
House ad for All-American Men of War #128 and Our Army at War 33.

The Three Signs of Evil (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Phantom Stranger
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprint info from Mark Waid (Per Sandell)

Tootsie Rolls' Great Big Contest (Table of Contents)

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Pops with entry blank rules for entering the Tootsie Rolls Contest.

How to Fix ny Part of Any Car (Table of Contents)

Motor Book Dept / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ad for a comprehensive automobile repair manual.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

A Carnival of Columbia Built 75th Anniversary Models Jumbo Features (Table of Contents)

Columbia Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for bicycles built by The Westfield Manufacturing Company.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Killer Shadow!
    Phantom Stranger
  2. 1. What Do You Know about Other People?
    Binky
  3. 2. The Killer Shadow!
    Phantom Stranger
  4. 3. ["Put this box of Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum in the vault."]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble
  5. 4. Editorial Advisory Board
    DC Comics
  6. 5. Death's Strange Deputy
    Phantom Stranger
  7. 6. "To reach the moon..."
    Out of This World
  8. 7. Death Writes an Obituary
  9. 8. The Haunting Wind!
  10. 9. Your Hair's Best Friend
    Waildroot Cream-Oil Hair Tonic
  11. 10. The Talking Head
  12. 11. Can You Explain It?
  13. 12. Here's Explosive Adventure in 2 More Great Magazines!
    DC Comics
  14. 13. The Three Signs of Evil
    Phantom Stranger
  15. 14. Tootsie Rolls' Great Big Contest
    Tootsie Roll
  16. 15. How to Fix ny Part of Any Car
    Motor Book Dept
  17. 16. A Carnival of Columbia Built 75th Anniversary Models Jumbo Features
    Columbia Bicycles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gene Reed
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed