Big Town #42
(November-December 1956)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1956-09-18
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor); Julius Schwartz (actual editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Masked Monarch of the Underworld! (Table of Contents)

Big Town / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime

Indexer Notes

Cover pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics.

Draw Me (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Masked Monarch of the Underworld! (Table of Contents: 2)

Big Town / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Manny Stallman
Inks
John Giunta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime

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

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Newspaper Flashes! / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the 1930's, intense competition...
Genre
non-fiction

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

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Binky's Special Election Exhibit (Table of Contents: 6)

Binky [DC] / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Binky Biggs
Synopsis
Binky identifies several ways in which teens can help increase voter participation in the presidential election of 1956, since they can't vote themselves.

The Living Shadows of Big Town! (Table of Contents: 7)

Big Town / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Manny Stallman
Inks
John Giunta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime

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

Good Luck Oleomargarine / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Odd News Items! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Because of the bitter rivalry...
Genre
non-fiction

The Four-Wheeled Newspaperman! (Table of Contents: 10)

Big Town / comic story / 9.75 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Manny Stallman
Inks
John Giunta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Littleton Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

American Specialty Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Masked Monarch of the Underworld!
    Big Town
  2. 1. Draw Me
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. Masked Monarch of the Underworld!
    Big Town
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  5. 4. ["In the 1930's, intense competition..."]
    Newspaper Flashes!
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  7. 6. Binky's Special Election Exhibit
    Binky [DC]
  8. 7. The Living Shadows of Big Town!
    Big Town
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Good Luck Oleomargarine
  10. 9. ["Because of the bitter rivalry..."]
    Odd News Items!
  11. 10. The Four-Wheeled Newspaperman!
    Big Town
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Specialty Company
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