(January-February 1952)

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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1951-11-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Julie Schwartz (actual editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Editorial credit confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Sinister Jack-in-the-Box! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Toth ?; Sy Barry ?
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Jack-in-the-Box

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from Craig Delich. Pencils credits suggested by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Sinister Jack-in-the-Box (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Giacoia
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Jack-in-the-Box
Synopsis:
A magic toy, a jack-in-the-box, passes from hand to hand and fulfills wishes. Good-hearted people make reasonable wishes and are granted with what they want. Finally a gangster comes into possession of the toy. Greedily he wishes for millions of dollars - and finds death.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Giacoia art credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. We previously credited Irwin Hasen (pencils) and Bernard Sachs (inks).

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

Squeekie!; Wildroot Liquid Cream Shampoo / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

The Last Dream! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A 400 year old curse catches up with Frederic Beaumont. All of his male ancestors were killed by the ghost of family rival Tybalt Fletcher. Beaumont tries to hide in a mountain lodge, but he can't escape his grisly fate.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencilling credit confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. The indexer of the reprint says Sy Barry inked this. Martin O'Hearn says Giacoia inked it. Martin O'Hearn also identified the writer in Apa-I.

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

Riddle Me This; Necco / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Schwinn Black Phantom / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Man Into Frog (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Drucker
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Colors:
?
Letters:
Mort Drucker

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits verified from copies of DC editorial records sent from E. Nelson Bridwell to Gene Reed in 1986.

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

Electric Football / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

A Voice from Beyond (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
David Kahn
Pencils:
Raymond Perry ?
Inks:
Raymond Perry ?
Colors:
Raymond Perry
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
When Harry Houdini died, he had previously arranged for a supernatural contest. He left a secret message with his wife. Mediums should try and contact him in the afterlife. A certain Arthur Ford held a number of seánce sessions and contacted a spiritual guide named Fletcher - who told him the secret message only Houdini and his wife could know about. Mrs. Houdini confirmed the correctness of the message.

Queen of the Snows! (Table of Contents: 13)

Johnny Peril / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Alex Toth (signed)
Inks:
Sy Barry (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Johnny Peril; Lee Allen; Subara; Bill Davis; Jack Gordon
Synopsis:
Johnny Peril finds his friend Lee Allen, who just before he dies swears he has seen Subara the Ice Queen, who the natives believe lives on frozen Mt. Subara. Johnny returns to the mountain with two more friends, but only he encounters Subara. They refuse to believe he met the mythical woman until he produces her crown of roses.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencilling credit confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Signature in last panel.

First-person narrative.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Ghost Habits (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Giunta ?
Inks:
John Giunta ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

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

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

Lucky Horseshoes (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

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

Vitalis Hair Cream / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Superboy Says "Share with Others!" (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre:
advocacy; superhero
Characters:
Superboy

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Sinister Jack-in-the-Box!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Kodak
  3. 2. Sinister Jack-in-the-Box
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Squeekie!; Wildroot Liquid Cream Shampoo
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. ["Here comes the matador!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  7. 6. Editorial Advisory Board
  8. 7. The Last Dream!
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Riddle Me This; Necco
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn Black Phantom
  11. 10. Man Into Frog
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Electric Football
  13. 12. A Voice from Beyond
  14. 13. Queen of the Snows!
    Johnny Peril
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  16. 15. Ghost Habits
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  18. 17. Lucky Horseshoes
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Vitalis Hair Cream
  20. 19. Superboy Says "Share with Others!"
    Superboy
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Allen Ross
  • Gene Reed
  • Matthew Head
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Jim Stangas
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