(November 1953)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1953-09-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Mr. Mortem! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Leonard Starr
Inks
Leonard Starr
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There he goes-- every time death occurs, Mr. Mortem is on the scene!
Genre
horror-suspense

United Nations Day - October 24th (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's a far cry from the ancient Tower of Babel, with its confusion of many tongues...
Genre
non-fiction; advocacy

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Beast of Bristol (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Mooney (signed)
Inks
Jim Mooney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I must be going mad! They can't both be the frauds I created! One of them must be... real
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Alex Kent; Elliot Smathers; Meeker
Synopsis
English horror actor Elliot Smathers fears to lose his mind. Is he really going on nightly killing sprees in his sleep? Or is it a scheme of his agent to drive him insane?
Reprints

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

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Strange Dream! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In Southern France, some 50 years ago, Judge M. Berard, while vacationing in an inn near Siegan, dreamed of a man, who, while sleeping in the judge's very bed, was knifed by the innkeeper and his wife!
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Judge M. Berard; Mr. Benet; Mrs. Benet; Victor Arnaud (in a dream)
Synopsis
In France, judge Berard dreams of a man's murder.
Keywords
France; Siegan

Mr. Mortem! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hide, Drew, hide---while I call the police!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Vera; Drew Wilson; Conrad Wilson; Mr. Mortem; Biff Saunders
Synopsis
When Drew Wilson sees a strange man at his uncle's funeral, and again at the death of a boxer he realizes that Death itself has been stalking him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative.

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

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

[Have Fun with Gun] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Dubble Bubble Gum / comics-form advertising / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Red Car of Death (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When the Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife were killed in their red touring car at Saravejo in 1914, it started World War I!
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Archduke Francis Ferdinand; Duchess of Hohenberg Sophie; unnamed Austrian army officers; Yugoslav Governor; Dr. Sriskis; M. Tiber Hirschfield
Synopsis
Archduke Francis Ferdinand was killed in a red touring car in Sarajevo in 1914. Many other people found their untimely deaths while owning that car.
Keywords
Saravejo; World War I

The Lamp That Changed People! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Go on, Jennie -- pick the one you'd like to be, and I'll make you her! Go on Jennie-- pick some one to be... anyone!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Jennie Doldrum; Casper Doldrum; Cleopatra; Caesar; Ann Boleyn
Synopsis
Jennie discovers that the junk lamp that her husband brought home is really a magic lamp that can make her the richest woman in the world.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Scripto / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Prince of Prophets (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Almost 400 years ago, a prophet predicted the rise and fall of Hitler and Mussolini—and for good measure described the manner and time of their deaths.
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
The visions and prophecies of Nostradamus.

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

Our Army at War / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Hex on My House! (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But, darling... there's no one here but you and me! What you think you see is in your own mind --- the result of your fevered imagination!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Tom Crandall; Portia Crandall; Eliza Jason; Joad Jason; Ellen; D. A. Clark
Synopsis
The madwoman Eliza Jason goes around putting hexes on people. Her husband Joad collects money to make the curses go away. Finally district attorney Clark starts investigating and exposes the Jasons for extortion. Now he feels a hex on him.
Keywords
witch

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Mr. Mortem!
  2. 1. United Nations Day - October 24th
  3. 2. The Beast of Bristol
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn
  5. 4. Strange Dream!
  6. 5. Mr. Mortem!
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  8. 7. [Have Fun with Gun]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  9. 8. Editorial Advisory Board
  10. 9. Red Car of Death
  11. 10. The Lamp That Changed People!
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Scripto
  13. 12. Prince of Prophets
  14. 13. ["From the M-1 firing marines of Iwo Jima..."]
    Our Army at War
  15. 14. The Hex on My House!
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
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