(January-February 1952)

Hillman, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Hillman Periodicals, Inc.
Brand
A Hillman Publication
Editing
Edward Cronin

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Suchorsky ?
Inks
Mike Suchorsky ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr at GoldenAgeComics credits this to Suchorsky, and it may well be, although the bubbles are different from his cover of the next issue, as is the big bolt cutter. And some of his detailed inking is missing.

Choose Your Art Career (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Operation Ravage (Table of Contents: 2)

Dan Durkin Frogman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils
Mike Suchorsky
Inks
Mike Suchorsky
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Dan Durkin (Chief Petty Officer); Ames (Seaman 1st Class)
Synopsis
Strange subs have suddenly apperaed off the coast Japan and Korea, and United Nations ships will soon be in danger.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Suchorsky is credited to Frogman by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and this is certain Suchorsky work, with his detailed inking, rounded ears and bulging lower lips as on page 3 and 4. He had many stories in GI Joe. Also JVJ credits Suchorsky. Aamodt is the only writer credited to Frogman 1952-53, but there may have been others.

Underwater Trapper (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils
John Prentice
Inks
John Prentice
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Sam Chase (undercover man and frogman); Lyman (shipyard owner)
Synopsis
Units of priceless chemicals have been disapperaing from the lab at the shipyard, and Sam Chase is put on the case.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Prentice is credited to war stories for 1952-53 at Hillman by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and his sober faces are not to be mistaken. Just think of Rip Kirby and you have him.

The Iron Prowler (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; war
Synopsis
From the first American submarine "The Turtle" in 1742, to the US subs of World War II.
Reprints

Throw Away That Truss! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Brooks Appliance Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Willie Needs Us (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Willie (O.S.S. Agent); Pierre (French resistance man)
Synopsis
Before the invasion of Normandy, an American O.S.S. Agent sends a message in code about a German rocket launcher that has to be destroyed by frogmen.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr at GoldenAgeComics has John Daly as best guess and a possible Zolnerowich.
The heavy "S" inside the ears is like Zolnerowich's signed work on "Captain Terry Thunder" in Jungle Comics #107, and some hands and "diving" persons are exactly similar in both of these stories.

Operation Demolition (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Synopsis
A US Navy demolition team at work in the Pacific.
Reprints

The Frogman Takes a Bunker (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Smalle
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Tony Larsen (frogman); Lft. Burke
Synopsis
Frogman Larsen takes on a bunker alone, against the Lieutenant's orders.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

JVJ (Vadeboncoeur) has Smalle/Abel credited here, and Smalle is credited on both pencils and ink at Hillman 1952, but not war stories, while Abel is credited to ink on war stories. Both are very probable when looking at faces and inking.

Double-Cross in the Deep (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Mike Becker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
Pat Jackson (frogman); Utah Sims (frogman); Gus Brussock (civilian diver)
Synopsis
Foreign agents are trying to sabotage the building of underwater oil storage tanks for submarine refueling.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

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

Harford Frocks, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Save Your Hair (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Ward Laboratories, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Choose Your Art Career
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. Operation Ravage
    Dan Durkin Frogman
  4. 3. Underwater Trapper
  5. 4. The Iron Prowler
  6. 5. Throw Away That Truss!
    Brooks Appliance Co.
  7. 6. Willie Needs Us
  8. 7. Operation Demolition
  9. 8. The Frogman Takes a Bunker
  10. 9. Double-Cross in the Deep
  11. 10. ["Gorgeous dresses for you without paying 1¢..."]
    Harford Frocks, Inc.
  12. 11. Save Your Hair
    Ward Laboratories, Inc.
  13. 12. ["Hey, you skinny bag of bones!"]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
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