(December 1952-January 1953)

DC, 1953 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); Robert Kanigher (actual)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Editor credit confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records dated 1952/08, provided by DC Comics.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks:
Jerry Grandenetti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

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

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Killer Bait! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
David Kahn
Pencils:
Jerry Grandenetti (signed)
Inks:
Joe Giella (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Schwartz kept editorial records for Robert Kanigher who edited this issue.

["Whoopee! This is the real wild West!"] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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: 5)

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

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

Genre:
advocacy; superhero
Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
Superman convinces a group of children to contribute their movie money to UNICEF.

Battle Ghost! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Bernie Krigstein (signed)
Inks:
Bernie Krigstein (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Schwartz kept editorial records for Robert Kanigher who edited this issue.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["One very cold 6 A.M..."] (Table of Contents: 8)

Sgt. Route-Step O'Malley / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Irwin Hasen
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Irwin Hasen
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irwin Hasen

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

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

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

[Army Tank, Amphibious Troops, Replacement, Troop Train] (Table of Contents: 10)

This Ain't the Army / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Irwin Hasen
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Irwin Hasen
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irwin Hasen

Genre:
humor

Secret Weapon! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Eugene Hughes
Inks:
Eugene Hughes
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Schwartz kept editorial records for Robert Kanigher who edited this issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

The Fighting Engineer (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Text with illo.

Now More Than Ever- (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Bob Hope / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Sniper! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
David Kahn
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Bob Lander
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Schwartz kept editorial records for Robert Kanigher who edited this issue.

[Monday October 6] (Table of Contents: 16)

Private Diary / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Irwin Hasen
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Irwin Hasen
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irwin Hasen

Genre:
humor

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

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

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

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Novelty Mart
  3. 2. Killer Bait!
  4. 3. ["Whoopee! This is the real wild West!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  5. 4. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. 5. Superman Shows How UNICEF Spells Help for the Children of the World!
    Superman
  7. 6. Battle Ghost!
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  9. 8. ["One very cold 6 A.M..."]
    Sgt. Route-Step O'Malley
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  11. 10. [Army Tank, Amphibious Troops, Replacement, Troop Train]
    This Ain't the Army
  12. 11. Secret Weapon!
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  14. 13. The Fighting Engineer
  15. 14. Now More Than Ever-
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  16. 15. The Sniper!
  17. 16. [Monday October 6]
    Private Diary
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Cracker Jack
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Arthur Lortie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Peter Croome
  • Ed Boner