(April-May 1953)

DC, 1953 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); Robert Kanigher (actual)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Credits for editor confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Schwartz kept editorial records for Robert Kanigher who edited this issue.


Hills of Hate (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
war

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

Space Squadron / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Hills of Hate! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

["Gosh, they stopped Pud on the goal line again!"] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Superman Says: "People Are People!" (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
advocacy; superhero
Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
Superman combats race prejudice.

Combat Diver! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Schwartz kept editorial records for Robert Kanigher who edited this issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

[Monday July 8 - Tuesday July 9] (Table of Contents: 8)

Private Diary / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Irwin Hasen
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Irwin Hasen
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irwin Hasen

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

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

Necco / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["Oh m'gosh! I've been drafted!"] (Table of Contents: 10)

Khaki-Yaks / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Irwin Hasen
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Irwin Hasen
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irwin Hasen

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

["This story has no title!"] (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Reprints:

The Navy's Frogmen (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Text with illo.

Battlefield Touchdown! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
David V. Reed
Pencils:
Irv Novick (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Sachs (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Schwartz kept editorial records for Robert Kanigher who edited this issue.

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

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

["The oldest symbol in comics..."] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Our Army at War; Star Spangled War Stories / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Hills of Hate
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Space Squadron
  3. 2. The Hills of Hate!
  4. 3. ["Gosh, they stopped Pud on the goal line again!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  5. 4. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. 5. Superman Says: "People Are People!"
    Superman
  7. 6. Combat Diver!
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  9. 8. [Monday July 8 - Tuesday July 9]
    Private Diary
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Necco
  11. 10. ["Oh m'gosh! I've been drafted!"]
    Khaki-Yaks
  12. 11. ["This story has no title!"]
  13. 12. The Navy's Frogmen
  14. 13. Battlefield Touchdown!
  15. 14. Superman Is on Television!
    The Adventures of Superman
  16. 15. ["The oldest symbol in comics..."]
    Our Army at War; Star Spangled War Stories
  17. 16. Draw Me!
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Milky Way
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Peter Croome
  • Ed Boner