(January-February 1953)

DC, 1952 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1952-11-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Julius Schwartz (actual)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[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

[no title indexed] (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)

Editing
Related Scans
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:
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