(January-February 1953)

DC, 1952 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); Julie Schwartz (actual)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Johnny Peril / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
John Giunta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

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

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

The End of Death (Table of Contents: 2)

Johnny Peril / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Johnny Peril; Eric Dexo; Professor Karl Dexo
Synopsis:
A criminal tries to convince Johnny Peril that he is being haunted by Death himself.
Reprints:

["If you make this jump..."] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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)

Superboy Discovers a New Kind of Junior Sport! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre:
advocacy; superhero

The Sea Girl! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Synopsis:
Jim Spencer is marooned on an enchanted island. He lives in the company of an undine, a dryad and a sylph. Spencer falls in love with Celia, the mermaid. She offers him treasures if he leaves her, because the price for their love will be her becoming human. Spencer chooses Celia and they live happily ever after. The dryad and the sylph explain that everything has been a masquerade to shock Celia out of believing she is an undine.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. Previous indexer suggested Bob Oksner for pencils.

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

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

Tug-of-War (Table of Contents: 8)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Drucker
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Colors:
?
Letters:
Mort Drucker

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Tug-of-war rituals in Asian cultures.

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

Chemcraft / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Lantern in the Rain! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
John Logan (ghost); Luke Brownell
Synopsis:
Did the ghost of John Logan flash his ghostly signal lantern to stop Luke Brownell from crashing his train?
Reprints:

Buzzy Says: "Free Speech-- Free for All!" (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre:
advocacy; teen

The Man Who Sold His Soul (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Account of a strange story happening in Lima, Peru, in 1715.

Now More Than Ever! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Action Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Superman Is on Television! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Legacy of Horror! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Sy Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Ralph Edgerton inherits millions from a distant relative, but has to spend time in a haunted house. A crooked lawyer tries to drive him insane by impersonating ghosts.
Reprints:

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

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

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

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Johnny Peril
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Master Art Helper Company
  3. 2. The End of Death
    Johnny Peril
  4. 3. ["If you make this jump..."]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  5. 4. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. 5. Superboy Discovers a New Kind of Junior Sport!
    Superboy
  7. 6. The Sea Girl!
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  9. 8. Tug-of-War
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Chemcraft
  11. 10. Lantern in the Rain!
  12. 11. Buzzy Says: "Free Speech-- Free for All!"
    Buzzy
  13. 12. The Man Who Sold His Soul
  14. 13. Now More Than Ever!
    Action Comics
  15. 14. Superman Is on Television!
    The Adventures of Superman
  16. 15. Legacy of Horror!
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    The Electric Game Co.
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gene Reed
  • Matthew Head
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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