(December 1952-January 1953)

DC, 1952 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1952-10-22
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

Issue Notes

Editor credit confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records dated 1952/08/18 (18 August 1952), provided by DC Comics. No script or art credits were indicated for this issue.

On sale date from the publication date reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Volume 6, Part 2, Numbers 1-2, Periodicals, January-December 1952. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B387271.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Phantom Stranger / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Phantom Stranger

Indexer Notes

Giacoia inks per Nick Caputo, March 2019. Previous indexer credited Sy Barry.

Uncle Bernie's Fun Shop (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Ghosts for Sale! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Phantom Stranger; Greystone; Marcia Mitchell; Phillip Mitchell; Tabor; Al; Mrs. Mitchell
Synopsis
A magician's assistants vanish on stage. They are kidnapped and held for ransom by the stage manager.

Indexer Notes

The name of the stage magician "Greystone" is obviously a play on the noted stage magician Harry Blackstone.

Boys! Girls! Tune in Tootsie Hippodrome (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Fleer's Dubble Bubble / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Superman Shows How UNICEF Spells Help for the Children of the World! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; superhero

Dead Man's Hand! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Phantom Stranger; Hank Wheeler; Jim Pomeroy
Synopsis
A rodeo rider feels "jinxed" by a deck of cards. But it's only a colleague trying to scare him into losing.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprint info by Mark Waid.

Magic Circles... (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
fantasy-supernatural

Indexer Notes

Credits verified from copies of DC editorial records sent to Gene Reed from Nelson Bridwell in 1986.

Hurry! Get Your Own Gold Lettered Personalized Wallet! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

How to Spot a Witch! (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
Ways to tell if someone is a witch.

Indexer Notes

Credits verified from copies of DC editorial records sent to Gene Reed from Nelson Bridwell in 1986.

The Man Who Carved Death! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
John Giunta
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
adventure
Characters
Curt Brent; Lobenga; Bukema; Jon Carter; Derek Richards; Alvin Peters
Synopsis
The members of a treasure hunt expedition kill themselves out of greed.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer suggested Manny Stallman for pencils.

Your Hair's Best Friend (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

The Eerie Eddys (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

text w/illo; script credit verified from copies of DC editorial records sent to Gene Reed from Nelson Bridwell in 1986.

The Day of Destiny! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Phantom Stranger; Dr. Jayson Adams; Leonard Hall; Mr. Linton
Synopsis
Employee plans a fraud on his company, but the Phantom Stranger steps in.

Now More Than Ever -- This Famous Symbol on the Cover of Any Comics Magazine is Your Guarantee in the Best of Comics Reading (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Draw Me! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Art Instruction Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Famous Daisy 1000-Shot Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Biggest Stopper on the Block! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Thom McAn Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Phantom Stranger
  2. 1. Uncle Bernie's Fun Shop
    Novelty Mart
  3. 2. Ghosts for Sale!
    The Phantom Stranger
  4. 3. Boys! Girls! Tune in Tootsie Hippodrome
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Whoopee! This is the real wild West!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
    DC Comics
  7. 6. Superman Shows How UNICEF Spells Help for the Children of the World!
    Superman
  8. 7. Dead Man's Hand!
    The Phantom Stranger
  9. 8. Magic Circles...
  10. 9. Hurry! Get Your Own Gold Lettered Personalized Wallet!
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  11. 10. How to Spot a Witch!
  12. 11. The Man Who Carved Death!
  13. 12. Your Hair's Best Friend
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  14. 13. The Eerie Eddys
  15. 14. The Day of Destiny!
    The Phantom Stranger
  16. 15. Now More Than Ever -- This Famous Symbol on the Cover of Any Comics Magazine is Your Guarantee in the Best of Comics Reading
    DC Comics
  17. 16. Draw Me!
    Art Instruction Inc.
  18. 17. The Famous Daisy 1000-Shot Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  19. 18. Biggest Stopper on the Block!
    Thom McAn Shoes
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steve Jenner
  • Nick Caputo
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • Gene Reed
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Arthur Lortie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed