Big Town #48
(November-December 1957)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1957-09-03
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); Julius Schwartz (actual)
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

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Mystery of the Moon Man! (Table of Contents)

Big Town / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
crime

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Find Witness X! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
crime
Reprints

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

Our Army at War; Blackhawk / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Teddy Roosevelt: Guardian of Nature (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy

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

Casey the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, Spike, I see you're back here again!
Genre
humor
Reprints

The Dangerous Coat of Dan Brewster! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
crime
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A unique publishing experiment was initiated in Chicago...
Genre
non-fiction

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

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

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

Famous Newspaper Quotes! / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
President Thomas Jefferson held newspapers in such high esteem...
Genre
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Mystery of the Moon Man! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
crime
Reprints

Charles Anderson Dana (Table of Contents: 12)

Headline Heroes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Events in the life of the editor/publisher of the New York Sun.
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) /

Charles Atlas / 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. Mystery of the Moon Man!
    Big Town
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  3. 2. Find Witness X!
    Big Town
  4. 3. ["The oldest symbol in comics..."]
    Our Army at War; Blackhawk
  5. 4. Teddy Roosevelt: Guardian of Nature
  6. 5. ["Well, Spike, I see you're back here again!"]
    Casey the Cop
  7. 6. The Dangerous Coat of Dan Brewster!
    Big Town
  8. 7. ["A unique publishing experiment was initiated in Chicago..."]
    Odd News Items!
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  10. 9. ["President Thomas Jefferson held newspapers in such high esteem..."]
    Famous Newspaper Quotes!
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Good Luck Oleomargarine
  12. 11. Mystery of the Moon Man!
    Big Town
  13. 12. Charles Anderson Dana
    Headline Heroes
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Specialty Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
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