(April 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

The Theater of 1,000 Thrills! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Leonard Starr
Inks:
Leonard Starr
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
horror-suspense

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

Space Squadron / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Theater of a Thousand Thrills! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama
Synopsis:
An actor wants to poison his rival, but he's tricked into confessing his plan.

Indexer Notes

Cover story. First-person narrative.

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

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

["Gosh, they stopped Pud on the goal line again!"] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Good Neighbor Spirit (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre:
advocacy; teen
Characters:
Binky

Album of Fear! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The horror-seeking eccentric Jasper Jennings records the sounds of dying men on his portable tape machine. A man covering up a crime drives Jennings insane by making him believe he's being haunted by the voices of the dead.

Lifelong Trance (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Morris Waldinger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Morris Waldinger

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Account of Miss Molly Fancher, who fell into a lifelong trance in 1866.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Artist ID by Bob Rozakis and Gene Reed.

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

Necco / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Silk Gauze (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Morris Waldinger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Morris Waldinger

Genre:
non-fiction; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
Account of a séance swindle in New York.
Reprints:

Nightmare Nemesis (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama; science fiction
Synopsis:
Engineer Hank is radiated while working at the atomic plant and suffers from clairvoyant delusions of machines wanting to kill him.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative.

Superman Is on Television! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

England's Most Haunted House (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Borley Rectory in Suffolk, England.

The Telltale Mirror! (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks:
Jerry Grandenetti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
John Bowers
Synopsis:
John Bowers finds a mirror that shows the future.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks also credited possibly to Ray Burnley in index of Ghosts #5 reprint.

Two More Thrilling Magazines for Mystery Fans! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Sensation Mystery; The Phantom Stranger / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Draw Me! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Motor's Auto Repair Manual / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Milky Way / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Theater of 1,000 Thrills!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Space Squadron
  3. 2. The Theater of a Thousand Thrills!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  5. 4. ["Gosh, they stopped Pud on the goal line again!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. Good Neighbor Spirit
    Leave It to Binky
  8. 7. Album of Fear!
  9. 8. Lifelong Trance
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Necco
  11. 10. Silk Gauze
  12. 11. Nightmare Nemesis
  13. 12. Superman Is on Television!
    The Adventures of Superman
  14. 13. England's Most Haunted House
  15. 14. The Telltale Mirror!
  16. 15. Two More Thrilling Magazines for Mystery Fans!
    Sensation Mystery; The Phantom Stranger
  17. 16. Draw Me!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Milky Way
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