(December 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
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #224-229)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Secret of the Little Black Bag! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Secret of the Little Black Bag! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Louis the barber meets a childhood friend, Andy Decca. Decca is a rising counterfeiter in the mob hierarchy with contempt for the little people. The envious Louis steals his little black bag, containing the secret to his wealth, plates to print money with. The bag, however, is secured by a poison needle.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["Whoopee! This is the real wild West!"] (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)

Now More Than Ever- (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Partners in Fear! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Leonard Starr (signed)
Inks:
Leonard Starr (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama
Synopsis:
Two friends try to outrival each other. One has high anxiety, the other goes mad with fear of falling.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative.

Witch Hunter! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Morris Waldinger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Account of relentless witch-finder Matthew Hopkins.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credit based on comparisons and evaluations by Bob Rozakis and Gene Reed. Waldinger is possibly the scripter as well.

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

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

Superman Shows How UNICEF Spells Help for the Children of the World! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre:
advocacy; superhero

Ghost Writer (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Smalle
Inks:
Ed Smalle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Billy Conway kills his ghost writer Foster – just because he wanted to be credited! Conway is visited by a ghostly audience exposing him as the murderer.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprint information from James Zanotto via the GCD Errors list.

His X-Ray Eyes Startled the World (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Story of Kuda Bux, Indian fakir and yogi.

The Unwanted Guest! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama; crime
Synopsis:
Englishman Mark Yeaton blackmails his American relatives and moves into their home, indulging in luxuries. He behaves that erratically, because he killed a dog in the war and is haunted by his eternal howling.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

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

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

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

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

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

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Secret of the Little Black Bag!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Novelty Mart
  3. 2. The Secret of the Little Black Bag!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Whoopee! This is the real wild West!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. Now More Than Ever-
    Action Comics
  8. 7. Partners in Fear!
  9. 8. Witch Hunter!
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  11. 10. Superman Shows How UNICEF Spells Help for the Children of the World!
    Superman
  12. 11. Ghost Writer
  13. 12. His X-Ray Eyes Startled the World
  14. 13. The Unwanted Guest!
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Cracker Jack
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