(May 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 (credited)
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 Deadly Dolls (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
horror-suspense

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

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Crimes of the Black Cat (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Joe Palmer is the last survivor of a robbers' gang. When his boss' black cat Damascus starts killing off the jurors who sentenced him to death and comes for him, Palmer is frightened and tries to get rid of the beast. But bullets can't do no harm, because the police staged the whole affair - to make Palmer confess his crimes.

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

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

["Here's the maze of mirrors, Pud..."] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Strange Fears! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Superstitions explained.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credit by Bob Rozakis and Gene Reed.

Bells and Noises! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
The tolling of bells keeps evil spirits away.
Reprints:

The Melody of Death (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely
Inks:
Bill Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Alex Breska runs a diner and worships Egyptian death god Anubis in his back room. A trio of be-bop musicians annoys his ears. They come for breakfast and start pulling Breska’s leg. He warns them to play his Egyptian notes, because they will profane the holy music. The boppers start jamming, turn into mummies and die.

The Line of Stars (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Tree of Death! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
The tree of Edgewell is connected to the lives of the Dalhousie clan.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits by Bob Rozakis and Gene Reed.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

I Hired a Ghost! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Jason Hawley wears the cursed Malayan "moonstone" to a Halloween party. A demonic figure appears, chases Hawley through the house, but falls to his death. It was Hawley's manservant Weems, trying to rob the precious jewel.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative.

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

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

Haunted Happenings (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:
Accounts of supernatural phenomena.

Black Magic! (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
The "deathbone" curse of the Australian bushmen.

Indexer Notes

Credits from Bob Rozakis and Gene Reed.

The Case of the Deadly Dolls (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Synopsis:
Ingenious doll maker Mr. Coner fabricates dolls of people who die shortly afterwards. Investigating lieutenant Farragut finally detects a pattern and arrests the doll maker.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Buzzy Gets Tips on Choosing a Profession! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre:
teen

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Deadly Dolls
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. The Crimes of the Black Cat
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  5. 4. ["Here's the maze of mirrors, Pud..."]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. Strange Fears!
  7. 6. Bells and Noises!
  8. 7. The Melody of Death
  9. 8. The Line of Stars
  10. 9. The Tree of Death!
  11. 10. Editorial Advisory Board
  12. 11. I Hired a Ghost!
  13. 12. Superman Is on Television!
    The Adventures of Superman
  14. 13. Haunted Happenings
  15. 14. Black Magic!
  16. 15. The Case of the Deadly Dolls
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  18. 17. Buzzy Gets Tips on Choosing a Profession!
    Buzzy
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
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