(March-April 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

The Haunted Diamond! (Table of Contents)

Johnny Peril / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense
Characters:
Johnny Peril

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

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

The Haunted Diamond (Table of Contents: 2)

Johnny Peril / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Johnny Peril
Synopsis:
Johnny Peril and his companion Sandra Shaw are visiting the exhibit of the infamous cursed Bahara diamond. Suddenly they plunge into a dangerous diamond world and are being stalked by diamond creatures.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

We previous credited Alex Toth with the pencils, but credit was changed by Gene Reed after comparisons with Grandenetti's signed work of this period. Layouts appear Toth-ish but the heads and figures are definitely Grandenetti.

First-person narrative.

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

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

Death Knock! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Knocking as omen of approaching death.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

["To sum up, students..."] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

The Return of Cagliostro! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Bernard Sachs ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Synopsis:
Bruce Clark is researching the life of count Cagliostro. A clever impostor visits him and tries to steal the Cagliostro foundation's money.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. Previous indexer suggested Manny Stallman for pencils.

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Hazel Magic! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Superstitions about hazel twigs.

[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

The Ghost Snowman (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 3.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Eric Wright lets his business partner fall to death on a mountain slope. Back in the U.S., Wright is haunted by a living snowman seeking revenge. It is, however, the victim's brother in a clever disguise.
Reprints:

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

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

The Mystic Marvel (Table of Contents: 15)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Account of the mystic Dr. Brown Landone.

Beware after Dark! (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino ?
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Mrs. Dutton's cat Wendy is in reality a shape-shifting alien from the planet Deneb. At night it leaves the house and goes on a killing spree to decimate human life.
Reprints:

[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. The Haunted Diamond!
    Johnny Peril
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Master Art Helper Company
  3. 2. The Haunted Diamond
    Johnny Peril
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  5. 4. Death Knock!
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Baker's 4 in 1 Instant Cocoa Mix
  7. 6. ["To sum up, students..."]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  8. 7. Editorial Advisory Board
  9. 8. The Return of Cagliostro!
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. Hazel Magic!
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Necco
  13. 12. Good Neighbor Spirit
    Leave It to Binky
  14. 13. The Ghost Snowman
  15. 14. Superman Is on Television!
    The Adventures of Superman
  16. 15. The Mystic Marvel
  17. 16. Beware after Dark!
  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
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Gene Reed
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed