(July-August 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 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)

["It's stopped snowing at last!"] (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)

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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
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Gene Reed
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed