(January 1953)

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

Wishes of Doom (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan ?
Inks:
George Klein ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
horror-suspense

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

Master Art Helper Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Wishes of Doom! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
The idol head of Shandu travels from hand to hand, granting the owners one wish. Every wish comes true, but with a curse attached. The only wish without a catch is one for the benefit of mankind.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover story.

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

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

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

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Buzzy Says: "Free Speech-- Free for All!" (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre:
advocacy; teen
Characters:
Buzzy Brown
Synopsis:
Tom is tearing down the campaign posters of the candidate his father opposes, until Buzzy shows him that his father is much more fair-minded.

The Brush That Could Haunt Men's Souls (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A magic painter's brush travels from hand to hand, exposing bad people and helping the good ones.
Reprints:

["If you make this jump..."] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Superboy Discovers a New Kind of Junior Sport! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre:
advocacy; superhero

The Weirdest Museum in the World (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Synopsis:
Eli Thornton runs the town's "Animal Theater" with exhibits of wildlife. Mr. Redgrave and Mr. Kirkson threaten to ruin him if he's not able to pay his debts. Thornton upgrades his theater with a wild cat and a genuine werewolf. The werewolf, however, is newspaper reporter Ed Baker. He was killed by Kirkson and Redgrave and framed as a werewolf, because he was about to expose them as frauds.

Voice from the Grave (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Controversy about Harry Houdini's last message.

The Magician Who Haunted Hollywood (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
George Kashdan
Pencils:
Leonard Starr
Inks:
Leonard Starr
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Dick Mayhew; Mr. Coombs (Movie Director); Lola Lamour
Synopsis:
When actor Dick Mayhew begins to play the part of a famous escape artist for a film did the ghost of the escape artist help him with the stunts?
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer identified by Martin O'Hearn in Apa-I.

Superman Is on Television! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

The Electric Game Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Wishes of Doom
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Master Art Helper Company
  3. 2. The Wishes of Doom!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn
  6. 5. Buzzy Says: "Free Speech-- Free for All!"
    Buzzy
  7. 6. The Brush That Could Haunt Men's Souls
  8. 7. ["If you make this jump..."]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  9. 8. Editorial Advisory Board
  10. 9. Superboy Discovers a New Kind of Junior Sport!
    Superboy
  11. 10. The Weirdest Museum in the World
  12. 11. Voice from the Grave
  13. 12. The Magician Who Haunted Hollywood
  14. 13. Superman Is on Television!
    The Adventures of Superman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    The Electric Game Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Matthew Head
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Gregory Fischer
  • James Ludwig
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  • Tony R. Rose
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  • James Ludwig
  • Ramon Schenk
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