(May-June 1952)

DC, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1952-03-05
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.


[Fingers of Fear] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Cover idea reused on Justice League of America #10.

Bob Bailey credits this cover to Jim Mooney (pencils) and Frank Giacoia (inks).

Happy Hobby Time! (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
Characters
Superboy; Frank
Synopsis
Superboy shows Frank that he can be creative, regardless of whether his creations are perfect, and notes an expressive hobby can be life long enjoyment.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Inks credit confirmed by Mortimer.

Fingers of Fear! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Albert Tisdale; Jackson; Emerson; Powers; Duvall
Synopsis
Albert Tisdale kills the other members of his expedition, but then their faces begin to appear on his fingers and try to take their revenge.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art id by Jerry Bails. Bob Bailey says inks are by Sy Barry.

[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) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Guide to Ghostly Behavior (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
What ghosts are able to do.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art id by Jerry Bails. Bob Bailey suggests Ruben Moreira.

The Beast That Walked Like a Man! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Charlie Daggett performs as "Panza the Panther-Man" in a circus show. One day he finds out that by taking sleeping pills he can really transform into a panther. Driven by his animal instincts Daggett starts killing off his rivals - until he is hunted down.

Indexer Notes

Art id by Jerry Bails. Bob Bailey says inks are by Joe Giella.

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

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

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

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

The Ferry Was Waiting! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Doctor Rawlings is transported on a night ferry whose captain died shortly ago. This way the deceased captain pays off a debt to the doctor.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative.

Superstitions About Spiders (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Beliefs about spiders and their webs
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art id by Bob Bailey.

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

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

Can You Explain It? (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Accounts of strange incidents through time.

Indexer Notes

art id by Steve Rowe

The Demon in the Mirror! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Johnny Peril helps apprehend "deadly" Don Domingo, a killer who employed voodoo magic in his crimes. Domingo can escape from death row by stepping through a mirror and banishing Peril into the prison world. Peril has to do some quick thinking, because the guards plan to execute him instead of the cunning criminal.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit for Toth from Steven Grant via the GCD Error List. Barry inking credited from Mark Waid. We previously credited inks to Frank Giacoia per Jerry Bails.

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

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

Enter Here -- If You Dare! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

House of Mystery / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Fingers of Fear]
  2. 1. Happy Hobby Time!
    Superboy
  3. 2. Fingers of Fear!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Riddle Me This; Necco
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. A Guide to Ghostly Behavior
  7. 6. The Beast That Walked Like a Man!
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Liquid Cream Shampoo
  9. 8. ["When does the race start?"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  10. 9. Editorial Advisory Board
  11. 10. The Ferry Was Waiting!
  12. 11. Superstitions About Spiders
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Luden's Cough Drops
  14. 13. Can You Explain It?
  15. 14. The Demon in the Mirror!
    Johnny Peril
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Vitalis Hair Cream
  17. 16. Enter Here -- If You Dare!
    House of Mystery
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
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