(March-April 1953)

DC, 1952 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1953-01-19
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.


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)

[no title indexed] (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:
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gene Reed
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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