(July-August 1953)

DC, 1952 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1953-05-18
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 Toy Assassins! (Table of Contents)

Johnny Peril / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural

Buzzy Says: "Get a Box-Seat to Nature's Wonders!" (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy; Tom; Danny
Synopsis
Buzzy shows a pair of neighborhood kids that the new kid on the block isn't weird because he prefers watching nature to playing baseball.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Toy Assassins! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A priceless necklace is stolen from a department store. Peril claims an army of toy soldiers to be responsible. Thus he tricks the thief to come forward.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. Previous indexer suggested Frank Giacoia for pencils too.

First-person narrative.

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

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

Bearcat Sets Basepath on Fire (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

A Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Clocks of Doom! (Table of Contents: 5)

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 clocks.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Stewart-Warner Bike Speedometers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Phantom Enemy (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
drama
Synopsis
Schizophrenic art painter Gene Dyer creates replicas of his paintings as Gardner Dell. He leaves poisoned medicine for the copycat, but kills only himself.
Reprints

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

Roadmaster / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Census Taker! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
John Giunta
Inks
John Giunta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Death makes his rounds, disguised as a census taker.

Shuddery Shadows (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Superstitions about shadows.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script and art credits verified from copies of DC editorial records sent to Gene Reed from Nelson Bridwell in 1986.

The Clairvoyant Commander (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
The predictions of the British military commander-in-chief, Lord Roberts, in 1908.

Victory by Reflection (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Major Mars; Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Dead Man's Diary (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama
Synopsis
Richard Prentiss is confronted with unusual occurrences. Behind those is his brother who wants to drive Prentiss insane.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative.

Superman Is on Television! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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

Schwinn Traveler / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Giant Beach Ball / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Line of Stars (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Milky Way / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Toy Assassins!
    Johnny Peril
  2. 1. Buzzy Says: "Get a Box-Seat to Nature's Wonders!"
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Toy Assassins!
    Johnny Peril
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  5. 4. Bearcat Sets Basepath on Fire
    A Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  6. 5. Clocks of Doom!
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Stewart-Warner Bike Speedometers
  8. 7. The Phantom Enemy
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Roadmaster
  10. 9. The Census Taker!
  11. 10. Shuddery Shadows
  12. 11. The Clairvoyant Commander
  13. 12. Victory by Reflection
    Major Mars; Popsicle
  14. 13. ["It's stopped snowing at last!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  15. 14. Editorial Advisory Board
  16. 15. Dead Man's Diary
  17. 16. Superman Is on Television!
    The Adventures of Superman
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn Traveler
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Giant Beach Ball
  20. 19. The Line of Stars
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Milky Way
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Gene Reed
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed