(September 1953)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1953-07-08
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 Devil-Bird! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
horror-suspense

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Dance of Doom! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Leonard Starr
Inks
Leonard Starr
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
drama; crime
Synopsis
The ambitious dancer Darius sabotages the stage and sees to it that two rival colleagues are crippled. Now Darius is the leading man, but goes insane with hallucinations caused by his guilt.

Ghost Patrol! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Morris Waldinger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Ghost sightings in a cemetery in Georgia.

Indexer Notes

Art id by Bob Rozakis and Gene Reed.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

The Fallen Moon! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Morris Waldinger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A weather balloon is confused with the moon.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art id by Bob Rozakis and Gene Reed.

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

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

The Bravest Man Alive! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
drama
Synopsis
Two men, the American Emmet Carlton and the French Franz Dubois, claim to be the bravest man alive. They meet in Paris for a decisive battle. Each opponent starts pulling pranks to scare the other out of his wits – and thus be announced the winner. In the end they engage in a pistol duel and perish both.
Reprints

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

Fleer; Dubble Bubble / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Buzzy Asks: How Safe Is Your Driving? (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy

Devil Bird! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Inks
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Synopsis
Jules Diero kills a man and is led by the talking bird Jabez to a hidden treasure. The jewels, however, are fake and Diero is caught by the police.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Mystery of the Hand Animals (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller [as Jack Marston] (credited)
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Dinosaur fossils were believed to be monster's bones.

The Line of Stars Presents Tomahawk (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

The Mechanical Mind! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Synopsis
Sam Larkin poisons professor Hartford and hooks the scientist’s brain to a mechanical thinking machine to calculate gambling odds. Larkin wins at roulette and boxing bets. When he takes every last penny to the horse races, he is taught a lesson: Hartford is still alive and rigged all his winnings to ruin his criminal assistant.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

[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) /

Motor's Auto Repair Manual / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Lucky Song Parade Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Devil-Bird!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  3. 2. Dance of Doom!
  4. 3. Ghost Patrol!
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Bendix Coaster Brake
  6. 5. The Fallen Moon!
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  8. 7. The Bravest Man Alive!
  9. 8. ["How good are you with your bow and arrow, Pud?"]
    Fleer; Dubble Bubble
  10. 9. Editorial Advisory Board
  11. 10. Buzzy Asks: How Safe Is Your Driving?
    Buzzy
  12. 11. Devil Bird!
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  14. 13. The Mystery of the Hand Animals
  15. 14. The Line of Stars Presents Tomahawk
    Tomahawk
  16. 15. The Mechanical Mind!
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Lucky Song Parade Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Gene Reed
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Carl Gafford
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ed Boner
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Jim Van Dore