(June-July 1954)

DC, 1947 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1954-04-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US, latter issues standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Hostages! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime

Binky Says: "Act Your Age!" (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
?

Genre
teen

Indexer Notes

On the inside front cover.

The Bandit They Called "The Buzzard"! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jon Small
Inks
Ray Burnley ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

Pencils originally attributed to Howard Purcell. A close look at several panels and figures show this to be the work of Jon Small, who also drew features for Real Fact Comics.

Case of the Crossed-Up Car Crook (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Canine Teachers! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; crime
Reprints

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Superman DC National Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Shield 326,462! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely
Inks
Bill Ely
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Scripto / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Casey the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, officer! I've been getting threatening letters through the mail!
Genre
humor
Reprints

The Case of the Careless Caretaker (Table of Contents: 10)

A Casebook Mystery / comic story / 3.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Reprints

Three Exciting New Adventures (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

The Grapevine / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (header)
Inks
? (header)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; crime
Synopsis
Collection of anecdotes about true crime stories blended with humor.

Indexer Notes

Four short articles ("Picture for Police," "House-Napping," "Mountie's Bounty," and "Nothing But the Tooth"), plus "Blotter Jottings."

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

Dubble Bubble / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
H. T. Elmo
Pencils
H. T. Elmo
Inks
H. T. Elmo
Colors
?
Letters
H. T. Elmo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are the hardest and softest minerals?
Genre
non-fiction

The Hostages! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Verified inking credit from Gene Reed.

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

Mutt & Jeff / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Underseas Treasure (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Hostages!
  2. 1. Binky Says: "Act Your Age!"
    Binky
  3. 2. The Bandit They Called "The Buzzard"!
  4. 3. Case of the Crossed-Up Car Crook
    Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  5. 4. Canine Teachers!
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
    Superman DC National Comics
  7. 6. Shield 326,462!
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Scripto
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  10. 9. ["Oh, officer! I've been getting threatening letters through the mail!"]
    Casey the Cop
  11. 10. The Case of the Careless Caretaker
    A Casebook Mystery
  12. 11. Three Exciting New Adventures
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    The Grapevine
  14. 13. ["Let's go see the lions and tigers now."]
    Dubble Bubble
  15. 14. ["What are the hardest and softest minerals?"]
    Quick Quiz
  16. 15. The Hostages!
  17. 16. ["Step right up folks..."]
    Mutt & Jeff
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
  19. 18. Underseas Treasure
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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