(April 1953)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1953-02-11
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.


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)

[no title indexed] (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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Strange Adventures; Detective Comics / 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)

Editing
Related Scans
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. ["The oldest symbol in comics..."]
    Strange Adventures; Detective Comics
  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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