(December 1961-January 1962)

DC, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical 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

Known arrival date: 17 October 1961. First 12 cent issue. (Notes by Bob Bailey)


The Volcano of Dinosaurs! (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:
The Flying Boots [The Flying Franks (former civilian name); Steve Frank; Henny Frank; Tommy Frank]
Reprints:
Keywords:
dinosaurs; parachutes

Indexer Notes

Pencil and ink credits listed as "Grandy" in Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

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

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Volcano of Monsters! (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:
The Flying Boots [The Flying Franks (former civilian name); Steve Frank; Henny Frank; Tommy Frank]
Synopsis:
The acrobatic Frank brothers once again accept a mission to an island overrun with dinosaurs.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dinosaurs; pterodactyls

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. These records also list inks as "Andru."

The Flying Franks rename themselves the Flying Boots in this issue while performing in front of their fellow soldiers.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

People Are People! (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:
non-fiction; advocacy
Synopsis:
All races are descended from the same prehistoric ancestry, and therefore all should be considered equal.

Indexer Notes

This PSA is not a reprint of the earlier one by the same title that appeared in DC comics cover-dated April 1953.

Re-Live the Adventures of Superman When He Was a Boy! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Flippers of Doom! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Hank Chapman
Pencils:
Jack Abel
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Synopsis:
A team of frogmen compete on dangerous missions to win a set of golden flippers.
Keywords:
frogmen; United States Navy; World War II

Indexer Notes

Pencil and ink credits and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Script credit per Bob Bailey.

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

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

Attack and Conquer! World War II Battle Story of the 8th Air Fighter Group! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Keywords:
United States Army; World War II

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

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

Script:
Robert Kanigher [as Sgt. Rock]
Pencils:
Joe Kubert (logo illustration)
Inks:
Joe Kubert (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Peter Warlock; Bob Reidler; Len Hovick; Charles Wade

Stragglers Never Come Back! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Hank Chapman
Pencils:
Jack Abel
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
Lt. Brant and his gunner are nearly shot down during an air battle, but they eventually make it back to their base, having accidentally destroyed the disguised enemy location.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Army Air Corps; World War II

Indexer Notes

Pencil and ink credits and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Script credit per Bob Bailey.

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

Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Big-Big-Big News About a Small-Small-Small Super-Hero! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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

Task Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Volcano of Dinosaurs!
    The War That Time Forgot
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Joe Weider
  3. 2. The Volcano of Monsters!
    The War That Time Forgot
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. People Are People!
  6. 5. Re-Live the Adventures of Superman When He Was a Boy!
    Superboy
  7. 6. The Flippers of Doom!
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  9. 8. Attack and Conquer! World War II Battle Story of the 8th Air Fighter Group!
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner
  11. 10. Stragglers Never Come Back!
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar
  13. 12. Big-Big-Big News About a Small-Small-Small Super-Hero!
    The Atom
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • John Censullo
  • Bob Bailey
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Dwayne Best
  • J.D. Sebastian
  • Per Sandell
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • James Ludwig
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Ed Boner