Big Town #46
(July-August 1957)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1957-05-12
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)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.; Later Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Jonathan Ingersoll helped with page counts and supplied additional filler information. On-sale date from copyright registration.


Secret of the Seven Clues! (Table of Contents)

Big Town / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Jerry Grandenetti
Colors
Jack Adler ? (wash); Jerry Serpe ? (wash)
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Steve Wilson

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Arthur Lortie, Michael Feldman, Bob Bailey, and John Selegue; confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. We previously credited Gil Kane.

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

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

The Secret of the Seven Clues! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Reprints

For the Best in Comics Entertainment (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Foreign Press! (Table of Contents: 4)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Man Who Bombed 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
detective-mystery
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To counter its competitors' 5¢-selling price...
Genre
non-fiction

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

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

Binky Shows "How to Make New Friends!" (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
humor; advocacy; teen
Characters
Binky

Underground Trail of Peril! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery

Fingerprint Oddities! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

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

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

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

Jowett Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Mickey Mantle Goes to Bat for the "Unlucky Fishermen" (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Secret of the Seven Clues!
    Big Town
  2. 1. Draw Me
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. The Secret of the Seven Clues!
    Big Town
  4. 3. For the Best in Comics Entertainment
  5. 4. Foreign Press!
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  8. 7. The Man Who Bombed Big Town!
    Big Town
  9. 8. ["To counter its competitors' 5¢-selling price..."]
    Odd News Items
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Good Luck Oleomargarine
  11. 10. Binky Shows "How to Make New Friends!"
    Binky
  12. 11. Underground Trail of Peril!
    Big Town
  13. 12. Fingerprint Oddities!
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute
  16. 15. Mickey Mantle Goes to Bat for the "Unlucky Fishermen"
    Junior Sales Club of America
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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