(May-June 1953)

DC, 1952 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1953-03-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Julius Schwartz (actual)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Phantom Castle! (Table of Contents)

Johnny Peril / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; fantasy-supernatural

Buzzy Gets Tips on Choosing a Profession! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; teen

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Phantom Castle! (Table of Contents: 2)

Johnny Peril / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
When Gloorie castle is transported from Scotland to the US, a stolen crown is hidden in the floor. Johnny Peril investigates and is confronted with three hooded henchmen posing as ghosts.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative.

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

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

Stairways of Destiny... (Table of Contents: 4)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Mort Drucker
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Colors
?
Letters
Mort Drucker

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Superstitions about stairways

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Bendix Coaster Brake / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

How to Avoid a Witch! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mort Drucker
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Colors
?
Letters
Mort Drucker

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Account of precautionary measures when confronting a witch.

Vengeance of the Sea King! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Synopsis
Crew members impersonate Neptune and his sons to make a murderer come forward and confess his crime.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Images of Death! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mort Drucker
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Colors
?
Letters
Mort Drucker

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Short feature about voodoo.

The Half-Lucky Charm! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks
Bernard Sachs (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Synopsis
A man comes into possession of a half good-luck charm and makes some strange experiences. He inherits half his uncle's estate and falls in love with a woman in a half-white and half-black costume, learning only half her name and address.
Reprints

Mystery of the Yoga (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
Synopsis
Feats of yogis, like being sealed in an airtight concrete chamber for 60 hours.

The Line of Stars (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

The Giant in the Swamp! (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Synopsis
Archeologist Steve Dexter discovers a hidden island of giant Indians and their gold treasure in the Okefenokee swamp in Georgia. He is being followed by three gangsters who attack and plan to rob him. A hermit comes to Dexter's rescue.

Superman Is on Television! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Sheaffer's Skrip / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Phantom Castle!
    Johnny Peril
  2. 1. Buzzy Gets Tips on Choosing a Profession!
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Phantom Castle!
    Johnny Peril
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  5. 4. Stairways of Destiny...
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Bendix Coaster Brake
  7. 6. How to Avoid a Witch!
  8. 7. Vengeance of the Sea King!
  9. 8. ["Here's the maze of mirrors, Pud..."]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  10. 9. Editorial Advisory Board
  11. 10. Images of Death!
  12. 11. The Half-Lucky Charm!
  13. 12. Mystery of the Yoga
  14. 13. The Line of Stars
  15. 14. The Giant in the Swamp!
  16. 15. Superman Is on Television!
    The Adventures of Superman
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Sheaffer's Skrip
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Gene Reed
  • Matthew Head
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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