(January-February 1959)

DC, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
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); Julie Schwartz (actual)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Doom Express! (Table of Contents)

Rex the Wonder Dog / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Gil Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; animal
Characters:
Rex; Danny

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

The Doom Express! (Table of Contents: 2)

Rex the Wonder Dog / comic story / 10.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; animal
Synopsis:
On a train trip cross-country, Danny tries to get the attention of movie starlet Jean Adair, while Rex drools over Fifi, her dog. Rex knocks down train robbers, stops a runaway horse, saves Danny from getting run over, but nothing impresses the snooty Fifi. Until at the very end, Danny carries Jean over a puddle, and Rex helps Fifi. Then they're heroes!

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["A lion! Run, Shorty!"] (Table of Contents: 4)

Shorty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

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

Columbia / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Do You Know the Legend of Superman? (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Formula for Success! (Table of Contents: 7)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
advocacy

Stop That Litterbug! (Table of Contents: 8)

Detective Chimp / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Carmine Infantino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; detective-mystery
Synopsis:
The Sheriff is looking for two crooks hiding in town. But Bobo is caught up in the "Oscaloosa Clean-Up Week!" urging people to pick up litter, so he grabs a bag and starts stuffing. The crooks sneak around to get a letter of credit to a bank to cash in. The letter blows away and - yup - Bobo bags it. The crooks chase him, try to grab him, get their hats stove in - and are arrested. Bobo wins first prize as the "Official Paper-Picker of Oscaloosa!"

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

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[Dromas, Terriers, Pheasant, Gorillas] (Table of Contents: 10)

Curious Animal Names! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; animal

Toy Dog (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; animal

The Smallest Dog on Earth! (Table of Contents: 12)

Rex the Wonder Dog / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; animal
Synopsis:
Rex keeps a scientist, John Rayburn, company as he mixes a formula to restore eyesight. But a squirrel contaminates the formula so Rayburn shrinks to bug-size. Rex drinks it to rescue him. They dodge an owl and fox until they can return to the lab and mix an antidote. The animals deserves the award, "the squirrel for making the discovery - and you, Rex, for saving my life!"

Indexer Notes

The story is probably inspired by the 1957 movie, "The Incredible Shrinking Man".

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

Tootsie Roll Fudge / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Doom Express!
    Rex the Wonder Dog
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  3. 2. The Doom Express!
    Rex the Wonder Dog
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["A lion! Run, Shorty!"]
    Shorty
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  7. 6. Do You Know the Legend of Superman?
    Superman
  8. 7. Formula for Success!
  9. 8. Stop That Litterbug!
    Detective Chimp
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  11. 10. [Dromas, Terriers, Pheasant, Gorillas]
    Curious Animal Names!
  12. 11. Toy Dog
  13. 12. The Smallest Dog on Earth!
    Rex the Wonder Dog
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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