(August 1954)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1954-06-02
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Man Who Became a Lion! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Peter Porkchops Gives Tips on Summer Fun! (Table of Contents: 1)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Rube Grossman
Inks
Rube Grossman
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Hangman's House! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
All of his predecessors in the family of Frenchman Pierre Gault were hangmen. Now it’s Pierre’s turn, but he refuses to do the job. Doubts arise when people keep dying by accident in his presence.

Three Exciting New Adventures (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Enter the Ghost! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Jan Robley; Winters; Charning; Lord Boynton
Synopsis
Winters is an actor performing a play forbidden in the town. Lord Boynton has sworn to return from the grave to kill anyone attempting to mount the play.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer identified by Martin O'Hearn in Apa-I.
First-person narrative.

Attention -- Superman and Batman Fans! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Superman and Batman with Robin / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Psychic Detective (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

The Weaver of Fate (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
?

The Strange Case of Conrad Kane (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

Ghostly Executioner (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; horror-suspense

The Man Who Became a Lion! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis
A hunter and a lion seem to exchange their souls and personalities. However, an African witch doctor has manipulated the transfer.

Indexer Notes

Cover story.
First-person narrative.

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

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Stuart Greetings, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Man Who Became a Lion!
  2. 1. Peter Porkchops Gives Tips on Summer Fun!
    Peter Porkchops
  3. 2. Hangman's House!
  4. 3. Three Exciting New Adventures
    Batman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  6. 5. ["Attention! A leopard has broken loose..."]
    Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids
  7. 6. Editorial Advisory Board
    Superman DC National Comics
  8. 7. Enter the Ghost!
  9. 8. Attention -- Superman and Batman Fans!
    Superman and Batman with Robin
  10. 9. Psychic Detective
  11. 10. The Weaver of Fate
  12. 11. The Strange Case of Conrad Kane
  13. 12. Ghostly Executioner
  14. 13. The Man Who Became a Lion!
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Stuart Greetings, Inc.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
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