(July-August 1954)

DC, 1952 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1954-05-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Julius Schwartz (actual)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Floating Big Top! (Table of Contents)

Rex the Wonder Dog / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; animal

Superboy Says: "Don't Give Fire a Place to Start!" (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; superhero

Indexer Notes

On the inside front cover.

The Floating Big Top! (Table of Contents: 2)

Rex the Wonder Dog / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; animal
Synopsis
Danny and Rex perform daring high-wire tricks for charity in a circus floating on a barge. But someone is sabotaging the circus, shooting pellets at the lions to enrage them, setting a fire to the canvas, and even planting a bomb on the paddle wheel! Rex and Danny stop every threat and expose the strong man who lost out on a prize.
Keywords
Circus

Squeeze Play Saves the Day! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Animal Champions (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Reprints

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

Stewart-Warner Bike Speedometers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Monkey Sees, Monkey Does! (Table of Contents: 6)

Detective Chimp / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Carmine Infantino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
animal; detective-mystery
Synopsis
Bobo's latest craze is spearfishing with SCUBA gear. But a fellow spearfisher is clubbed to death and there are three suspects. Nobody listens to Bobo, so he swims after a diver and finds an underwater grotto with a Spanish treasure. Bobo dives to avoid getting speared and the Sheriff takes the diver into custody. The dead man refused to split the treasure. Bobo decides to stick to dull checkers. "A fellow can't get killed dead while playing it!"

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Strictly from Hunger! (Table of Contents: 8)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Reprints

Clever Canines (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; animal

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Hercules Lightweights / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Day the Sun Vanished (Table of Contents: 11)

Rex the Wonder Dog / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; animal
Synopsis
In eastern Tennessee, Danny and Rex accompany Professor Barrett (last seen in "Valley of the Thunder King"). He plans to view a total eclipse of the sun. The local "hillbillies" won't guide them up Big Spooky Mountain, claiming it's haunted, until Rex saves a child from a runaway carriage. Up on the mountain, by night, Rex battles a lynx while the Professor is nabbed by ghosts of Civil War soldiers! Rex bowls them over - three convicts hiding out who found a Civil War stash.
Keywords
Civil War; eclipse; ghosts; hillbillies

"Free" Wheeling with Abbott and Costello (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Scripto / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Rain or Shine! (Table of Contents: 15)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Morris Waldinger ?
Inks
Tommy Nicolosi ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; nature
Reprints

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

Schwinn Phantom / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Floating Big Top!
    Rex the Wonder Dog
  2. 1. Superboy Says: "Don't Give Fire a Place to Start!"
    Superboy
  3. 2. The Floating Big Top!
    Rex the Wonder Dog
  4. 3. Squeeze Play Saves the Day!
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story!; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  5. 4. Animal Champions
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Stewart-Warner Bike Speedometers
  7. 6. Monkey Sees, Monkey Does!
    Detective Chimp
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  9. 8. Strictly from Hunger!
  10. 9. Clever Canines
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Hercules Lightweights
  12. 11. The Day the Sun Vanished
    Rex the Wonder Dog
  13. 12. "Free" Wheeling with Abbott and Costello
    Popsicle
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Scripto
  15. 14. ["Gosh, Pud, wasn't it swell of Mom 'n' Pop..."]
    Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids
  16. 15. Rain or Shine!
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn Phantom
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    World's Finest Comics
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Science-Fiction Book Club
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Clayton Emery
  • Tony R. Rose
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