(December 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 Magic Spotlight (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Leonard Starr
Inks:
Leonard Starr
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
horror-suspense

Draw Me! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Man Who Could See Death! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Under the command of the medium Tilang Meers, a band of mediums conspires to prevent their exposure as frauds by brave newspaperman Chuck Simms.

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

Scripto / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Amazing Power! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Investigator Peter Hurkos has psychic powers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art ID by Bob Rozakis and Gene Reed.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Binky Says: "Know Your Community!" (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre:
advocacy; teen

The Madman of Maricombe Island! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
In the prison colony on Maricombe Island the guard Letrec tries to break the prisoner Dubois. Dubois, however, withstands every way of torture - and Letrec's mind goes to waste.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

For the Thrill of Your Life! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["He's the first snake charmer..."] (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)

The Sorrow of the Spirits! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Conrad Ganges; Martin Nerok; Governor Maitland; Genghis Khan (ghost); Sgt. Peters; Nero (ghost)
Synopsis:
Conrad Ganges has found a way to see the spirit world and to communicate with its inhabitants.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer identified by Martin O'Hearn in apa-I.

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

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

How "Mind-Readers" Trick You (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
David Kahn [as Don King]
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
How to fake telepathy.

Death and the Icy Sea! (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
The final voyage of the "Octavius" through arctic waters.

The Magic Spotlight! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama
Synopsis:
Stage electrician Grew pretends to be the "Emotion Master" by casting magical spotlights. But he is only sabotaging the other acts.

[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) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Science-Fiction Book Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Magic Spotlight
  2. 1. Draw Me!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. The Man Who Could See Death!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Scripto
  5. 4. Amazing Power!
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  7. 6. Binky Says: "Know Your Community!"
    Binky
  8. 7. The Madman of Maricombe Island!
  9. 8. For the Thrill of Your Life!
    The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog
  10. 9. ["He's the first snake charmer..."]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  11. 10. Editorial Advisory Board
  12. 11. The Sorrow of the Spirits!
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  14. 13. How "Mind-Readers" Trick You
  15. 14. Death and the Icy Sea!
  16. 15. The Magic Spotlight!
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Science-Fiction Book Club
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