(May 1953)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1953-03-09
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


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)

[no title indexed] (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)

Editing
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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