(February-March 1961)

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:
Robert Kanigher
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Indexed with help from Mike Shawaluk.


The Guinea Pig Patrol! (Table of Contents)

The War That Time Forgot / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Marve; Augie; Stack
Reprints:
Keywords:
dinosaurs; parachutes; pterodactyls

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. These records also show "Andru" for inker credits.

You Asked for It! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; house ad for Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #30

Guinea Pig Patrol! (Table of Contents: 2)

The War That Time Forgot / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Marve; Augie; Stack; unnamed Lieutenant; Leo (killed); Charlie (killed?); Nick; Hank Howard;
Synopsis:
A paratrooper is fished from the ocean, haunted and catatonic. A new group of paratroopers is sent out on the same route to find the menace, "Flying Guinea Pigs". They're attacked by pterodactyls, giant eels, lambeosaurs, and more, in the sky and water. Grenades and help from a fighter plane send the dinos packing, and the "guinea pigs" are picked up by a PT boat.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dinosaurs; paratroopers; pterodactyls

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. These records also show "Andru" for inker credits.

Story in two parts of 6 pages and 6.67 pages.

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

The Brave and the Bold; Hawkman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"Who is Hawkman..."

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately following page 6 of the previous story sequence.

Our American Heritage (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 7 of the previous story sequence.

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

Our Army at War / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Screaming Eagle... Battle Story of the 101st Airborne Division (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Morris Waldinger
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Tommy Nicolosi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; military

The Human Torpedo! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Jack Abel
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
A new "tinfish tender" on a sub is assigned torpedoes 1 and 2. He waits for the order as battle with a Japanese cruiser rages above and below. But when he fires his torps, the first one circles and damages the sub's rudder, and the second bumps along the hull. Feeling it's his fault, the sailor dons frogman gear and guides the torp through depth charges and shellfire to sink the Japanese cruiser. The sub's "secret weapon" is a "human torpedo"!
Keywords:
Frogman

Indexer Notes

Pencil and inks credits, and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

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

G.I. Combat; TNT Trio / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"Ratings on WW2 subs; Squad Leaders; FH-1 Phantom"
Synopsis:
Sgt Rock thanks many letter writers by name, then answers questions about ratings on WW2 subs; squad leader orders; and the FH-1 Phantom, first jet to land on a carrier.

Gunner from the Past! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks:
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
military; war
Characters:
"Pop"; "Mac"; The Captain; various unnamed crew members
Synopsis:
An aging World War I gunner wants to fly one last mission against the Nazis. The captain doesn't like it, but says it's too late to turn back. "Pop" does a decent job, but when the plane is damaged and the flight crew incapacitated, there is no one left to fly the plane -- except "Pop."

Indexer Notes

Pencil and inks credits, and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Guinea Pig Patrol!
    The War That Time Forgot
  2. 1. You Asked for It!
    Aquaman and Aqualad
  3. 2. Guinea Pig Patrol!
    The War That Time Forgot
  4. 3. ["Who is Hawkman..."]
    The Brave and the Bold; Hawkman
  5. 4. Our American Heritage
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Our Army at War
  7. 6. Screaming Eagle... Battle Story of the 101st Airborne Division
  8. 7. The Human Torpedo!
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    G.I. Combat; TNT Trio
  10. 9. ["Ratings on WW2 subs; Squad Leaders; FH-1 Phantom"]
    Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner
  11. 10. Gunner from the Past!
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • John Censullo
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  • Martin Burch
  • Donald Dale Milne
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  • Dwayne Best
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  • Clayton Emery
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