(May-June 1953)

DC, 1952 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); Julie Schwartz (actual)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

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.

["Here's the maze of mirrors, Pud..."] (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)

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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
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Gene Reed
  • Matthew Head
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed