(March-April 1952)

DC, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1952-01-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Julius Schwartz (actual editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[The Wheel of Fate] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

The Team's the Thing! (Table of Contents: 1)

Leave It to Binky / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Letters
?

Genre
humor; advocacy; teen
Characters
Binky; Allergy

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Wheel of Fate! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Archeologist Edgar Preston discovers an ancient wheel-drawing depicting a man's life in visual episodes. The man looks like Preston and soon fantastic events take place like pictured in the scroll. Preston is cast away on an island, murders a lighthouse keeper in the desert and is executed for his crime.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits taken from reprint.

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

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

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

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

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

Superman and the Mole Men / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

New Year Superstitions (Table of Contents: 6)

cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

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

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

I Was King of the Moths! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Johnny Peril; Donna Rome
Synopsis
Johnny Peril travels to the Lost Caverns in the Cumberland mountains of Kentucky, accompanied by Donna Rome. Searching for her missing father, they encounter a species of giant moths. Johnny manages to kill the attacking king moth, but is captured by the queen moth to be her next king. They escape by passing through a cavern wherein flames shoot out of the ground, scorching the pursuing moths.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Spiritual Doubles (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Jack Liebowitz
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

National Comics Publications 480 Lexington Ave, NY, 17 NY
Editor: F. W. Ellsworth
Owners: H Donenfeld, J. S. Liebowitz, G Donenfeld, R Liebowitz, P Sampliner, S Sampliner, I Donenfeld, S Donenfeld, L Liebowitz; J Liebowitz, A Donenfeld, F Iger, H. Donenfeld Foundation

The Man Who Knew All the Answers (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Account of the workings of Charles Hoy Fort who made up ghost stories.

The Sands of Doom! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Alex Leeds; Jack-In-The-Box (narrator)
Synopsis
Prince Marapai of Africa and Alex Leed of the US are destined to kill each other - should they ever meet in life. The curse of the Tali bird proves inevitable. Both men hunt a rare flower named Xoru. They fight for it and perish.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Character from previous issue's cover story becomes narrator for this adventure.

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

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

Noisy Ghosts (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Accounts of poltergeists.
Reprints

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

Luden's Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

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

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Wheel of Fate]
  2. 1. The Team's the Thing!
    Leave It to Binky
  3. 2. The Wheel of Fate!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Riddle Me This; Necco
  5. 4. ["Golly, he's good!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Superman and the Mole Men
  7. 6. New Year Superstitions
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Squeekie!; Wildroot Liquid Cream Shampoo
  9. 8. I Was King of the Moths!
    Johnny Peril
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  11. 10. Editorial Advisory Board
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  13. 12. Spiritual Doubles
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. The Man Who Knew All the Answers
  16. 15. The Sands of Doom!
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Vitalis Hair Cream
  18. 17. Noisy Ghosts
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Luden's Cough Drops
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gene Reed
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