(October 1953)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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

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)

["Now that we're at the North Pole..."] (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)

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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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