(November-December 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); Julie Schwartz (actual)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Death Has Five Guesses! (Table of Contents)

Johnny Peril / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
John Giunta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense

Buzzy Says "You Get What You Vote For!" (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Joe; Buzzy Brown; Mr. Brown
Synopsis:
Joe discovers you can't get what you want if you don't vote.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Death Has Five Guesses! (Table of Contents: 2)

Johnny Peril / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense
Characters:
Johnny Peril
Synopsis:
"Master adventurer" Johnny Peril is trapped inside a mansion with living dummies. He encounters actor Karl Kandor who wants to exchange his old body for Peril's young one by mind transfer.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Here comes that new kid..."] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Man Who Cried Werewolf! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Three students rival for leading the class in supernatural science. Monica has found a formula to turn a man into a werewolf. Her boyfriend Dale drinks it, but nothing happens at first. At midnight he fantasizes about being a werewolf. Turns out he is the victim of a cruel hoax by jealous friend Hilton.

Indexer Notes

Werewolf is colored in green.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Crawling Cure (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
How to get rid of demons by crawling through a narrow opening and thus leaving the demon behind.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Errand Ghosts (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Ghosts may urge humans to fulfill a mission.

The Greatest Prophecy Ever Made (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A brief story about Napoleon's rejected girlfriend.

The Tattooed Terror! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Richard Forman made a fortune with counterfeit money, but let his partner Burt Jorgens go to prison. Years later Jorgens is released and stalks Forman by tattooing him in his sleep with symbols foreboding strange accidents. Finally confronting Forman, Jorgens drowns him in the hotel swimming pool.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn in Apa-I.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Big Town / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Sheaffer's / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Death Has Five Guesses!
    Johnny Peril
  2. 1. Buzzy Says "You Get What You Vote For!"
    Buzzy
  3. 2. Death Has Five Guesses!
    Johnny Peril
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Lionel Trains
  5. 4. ["Here comes that new kid..."]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. The Man Who Cried Werewolf!
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  9. 8. Crawling Cure
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  11. 10. Errand Ghosts
  12. 11. The Greatest Prophecy Ever Made
  13. 12. The Tattooed Terror!
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Big Town
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    World's Finest Comics
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Novelty Mart
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Sheaffer's
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