(October 1953)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1953-08-05
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 Strange Faces of Death! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
detective-mystery; horror-suspense

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

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Ghost Writer! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Ralph Desmond writes novels which are dictated to him by the ghost of his 17th century ancestor. On the height of his success, Desmond vanishes into the past.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

Black Fear! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
In Sydney, Australia, a couple is chased by an evil tornado.

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

Sky Bar / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Strange Sea Story! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A ghostly apparition directs a ship on a rescue mission.

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

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

Man of Evil! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Synopsis
Eddie Bascomb escapes from prison and finds shelter with professor Judson Lamont. Lamont studies the evil in human nature and makes Bascomb commit crimes. When a rival of the professor is found dead, the police arrest both men.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

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

Scripto / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Binky Says: "Give Your Pet All the Breaks!" (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Binky

The Strange Faces of Death! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Elmo Hackett, collector of death masks of people who died unnatural deaths, leads the reader through his exhibition. Until he finds his own mask on display.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover story.

The Oldest Magic in the World (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Accounts of magic rings and good luck charms.

Indexer Notes

Small illo

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

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

Spirit's Revenge! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
Synopsis
The magician Carlton Van Dru claims to have powers of real magic. Scorned by his unbelieving colleagues, Van Dru swears revenge. One day he is found dead, but returns from the grave to taunt his fellow magicians. A police detective investigates and exposes a hoax.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Friendship Studios, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Strange Faces of Death!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Novelty Mart
  3. 2. Ghost Writer!
  4. 3. Black Fear!
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Sky Bar
  6. 5. Strange Sea Story!
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  8. 7. Man of Evil!
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Scripto
  10. 9. ["Now that we're at the North Pole..."]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  11. 10. Editorial Advisory Board
  12. 11. Binky Says: "Give Your Pet All the Breaks!"
    Binky
  13. 12. The Strange Faces of Death!
  14. 13. The Oldest Magic in the World
  15. 14. The Line of Stars Presents Tomahawk
    Tomahawk
  16. 15. Spirit's Revenge!
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Friendship Studios, Inc.
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Cracker Jack
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