Thorpe & Porter, 1953 Series
Price
1'- [0-1-0 GBP]
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Jenson
Brand
?
Color
Colour cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Airboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ernest Schroeder
Inks
Ernest Schroeder
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Airboy [David Nelson II]
Reprints
Keywords
Birdie

Joan the Wad (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Joan the Wad / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Giant Ants] (Table of Contents: 2)

Airboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ernest Schroeder
Inks
Ernest Schroeder
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Airboy [David Nelson II]; giant ants (villains, all die)
Reprints

Cactus Speedway (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
sport
Reprints

Tomb of the North (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Reprints

Blackbeard and the Vulture (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell?
Inks
Bob Powell?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Reprints
Keywords
pirate

The Chemical Kid (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Reprints

[Voodoo and Vengeance] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Heap / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ernest Schroeder
Inks
Ernest Schroeder
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Ther Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; Captain "Ivory" Williams (steamer Captain); MacPherson (steamer engineer); Oonook (Zuta Elder); un-named Chief of the Zutas; Mr. Stanley; Stanley's assistants [Dalton; Fenwick] (villains, both die)
Synopsis
Two assistants to Mr. Stanley plot to stir up the Zutas to a point where they will assist them in capturing the steamer "Resolute" and the trading post of Ungala. When that occurs, the pair will take control of the territory, unaware that each of them plans to kill the other and become sole ruler!
Reprints
Keywords
Steamer "Resolute"; Ungala; Zutas

Who Has the Ball? (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
sport
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Frogman's Warning (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils
Mike Roy ?; Larry Woromay ?
Inks
Jack Abel
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Cmd. Barton; Lt. Jamie Jamison
Synopsis
A U.S. destroyer with American and British frogmen finds a creature off the coast of Scotland.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art ID from JVJ Collection. Both Roy and Abel are credited to war stories 1952-53 at Hillman by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, while Woromay is not credited to Hillman.

This reprint includes the indicia at the bottom of the page like the original issue.

The Sawdust Target (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein (signed)
Inks
Bernie Krigstein (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
Krainin (spy); Draper (spy)
Synopsis
Two enemy spies are copying an important formula at a defence plant.
Reprints

Frogman's Confetti (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich
Letters
?

Genre
spy; war
Characters
Tom Lacey (frogman); Stoddard (Ordnance Officer)
Synopsis
Four Army transport ships are sabotaged in Sea of Japan during the Korean War.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Zolnerowich is credited to working at Hillman by by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and this art is exactly identical to his credited story "Color Blind" in Hillman's Crime Detective v1 #10. Compare face and nose page 3 panel 5 with page 1 panel 3 in "Color Blind".

The Riders of the Warheads (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Ross Andru
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; spy; war
Characters
Cmd. Johnny Parsons; Jason (frogman)
Synopsis
Enemy frogmen have planted mines on the hull of the U.S.S. "Dakota".
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from JVJ. Ross Andru is credited to war stories at Hillman by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The Ice Frogs (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Aamodt ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Cpt. Wright; Cmd. Carew
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Aamodt is the only writer credited to Frogman 1952-53, but there may have been others.

Boys! become Men! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Body Sculpture Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

68 Big Pages of Fantasy at 1/-! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Airboy
  2. 1. Joan the Wad
    Joan the Wad
  3. 2. [The Giant Ants]
    Airboy
  4. 3. Cactus Speedway
  5. 4. Tomb of the North
  6. 5. Blackbeard and the Vulture
  7. 6. The Chemical Kid
  8. 7. [Voodoo and Vengeance]
    The Heap
  9. 8. Who Has the Ball?
  10. 9. Frogman's Warning
  11. 10. The Sawdust Target
  12. 11. Frogman's Confetti
  13. 12. The Riders of the Warheads
  14. 13. The Ice Frogs
  15. 14. Boys! become Men!
    Body Sculpture Club
  16. 15. 68 Big Pages of Fantasy at 1/-!
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