(December 1952)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1952-10-06
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


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)

[no title indexed] (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)

Editing
Related Scans
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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