(March 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

Secret of the Matador's Sword! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense

Always Remember! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Television Bank / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Devil's Chessboard (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Chess expert Alan Blake engages in a deadly game on the magical "devil's chessboard" where every lost piece equals a loss in real life. When Blake's queen is taken, his fiancée suffers a heart attack. She survives only, because Blake can promote a pawn to a queen.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative.

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

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

The Trial of Harry New! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A séance offers evidence of the innocence of Harry New who is standing on trial for murder in 1918.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Baker's 4 in 1 Instant Cocoa Mix / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["To sum up, students..."] (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)

Men Never Die in Cell 13 (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Two newspaper reporters fake a murder to write a scoop from the death row. But then a real corpse turns up and things get serious.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative.

Spilled Salt! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Superstitions about salt.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Necco / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Good Neighbor Spirit (Table of Contents: 12)

Leave It to Binky / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
advocacy; teen

Black Future (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Smalle
Inks:
Ed Smalle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Every prophecy of a fortune teller comes true in the life of Jud Taylor. The fortune teller came from the future and knew about Taylor's life.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative.

America's Most Famous Ghost (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Account of the Bell Witch from Tennessee.

The Secret of the Matador's Sword! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Jose Pinto comes into possession of a magic sword, allowing him to win bullfights up to a certain number. In his last fight the sword proves to be cursed and leads to Pinto's death.

Indexer Notes

Cover story. First-person narrative.

Superman Is on Television! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Friendship Studios, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bill Starts an Air Rifle Club (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Secret of the Matador's Sword!
  2. 1. Always Remember!
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Television Bank
  4. 3. The Devil's Chessboard
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  6. 5. The Trial of Harry New!
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Baker's 4 in 1 Instant Cocoa Mix
  8. 7. ["To sum up, students..."]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  9. 8. Editorial Advisory Board
  10. 9. Men Never Die in Cell 13
  11. 10. Spilled Salt!
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Necco
  13. 12. Good Neighbor Spirit
    Leave It to Binky
  14. 13. Black Future
  15. 14. America's Most Famous Ghost
  16. 15. The Secret of the Matador's Sword!
  17. 16. Superman Is on Television!
    The Adventures of Superman
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Friendship Studios, Inc.
  21. 20. Bill Starts an Air Rifle Club
    Daisy Air Rifles
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