(March 1953)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1953-01-12
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


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)

[no title indexed] (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)

Editing
Related Scans
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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