(July-August 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
Color
Color
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[Daring Exploits With Today's Fish-Men...] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Suchorsky
Inks
Mike Suchorsky
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Keywords
scuba diving; submarines

Indexer Notes

Suchorsky is credited to Frogman in Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the inking and faces are his work. Also credited by JVJ.

Draw Me! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

A Medal for Mickey (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils
Mort Lawrence
Inks
Mort Lawrence
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Mickey Cutler (frogman); Pete Gunnerson (frogman); Ted Crawford (frogman)
Synopsis
Frogmen are to clear underwater mines and barriers before an army landing.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr Collection.

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

The Underwater Stoppers (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils
Gerald McCann
Inks
Gerald McCann
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Lt. Grant; Ensign Rogers
Synopsis
P.T. boats and frogmen on a mission to stop Japanese transports in the Slot near Guadalcanal.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

McCann is credited to war stories at Hillman 1952-53, and this is him with a lot of black inking, old faces with long noses, no chin and pointed ears. Also the caps are pointed in front and there is very little movement.

The Mounted Frogmen (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils
Lorence Bjorklund
Inks
Lorence Bjorklund
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; war
Synopsis
About the Enlish "Mounted Frogmen# during WW 2.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inking of the propeller may point to Bjorklund, and he is credited to war at Hillman. Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr has this credit too.

Forty Feet of Water (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
war
Characters
Joe Dawson (machine shop owner); Clyde Dawson
Synopsis
Clyde discovers that the oxygen tanks his father is making don't stand up to pressure tests, but his father refuses to stop the shipment to the navy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Suchorsky is credited to Frogman in Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and this work is identical to his "Sea Witch" stories in "Pirate Comics", also credited by Bails. He can be noticed by his rounded ears and lips, and detailed inking. Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr has him credited too.

Aamodt is the only writer credited to Frogman 1952-53, but there may have been others.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Bits from the Blue / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The basic principle of rocket propulsion...
Genre
non-fiction; aviation
Synopsis
The first rocket to carry passengers in India 1913, and other peculiar facts from the air.

Indexer Notes

Short comic strip.

Running Hot Water (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Success Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Frogs Don't Forget (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Aamodt ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Characters
Ensign Frank Barnes; Seaman Tom Dekker
Reprints

The New Jersey Clinker (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Cliff O'Neil (ex-frogman); Bill Daggert (ex-frogman); Hessner (foreman); Lt. Mackin
Synopsis
A foreign submarine is tapping oil from an American pipeline.

Indexer Notes

Best guess at art credits by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

The Riders of the Warheads (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Ross Andru
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; spy; war
Characters
Cmd. Johnny Parsons; Jason (frogman)
Synopsis
Enemy frogmen have planted mines on the hull of the U.S.S. Dakota.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. Ross Andru is credited to war stories at Hillman by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Draw the First Day (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Norton Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Look! Terrific Bargains! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

U.S. Diamond House / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bunk! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Daring Exploits With Today's Fish-Men...]
  2. 1. Draw Me!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. A Medal for Mickey
  4. 3. The Underwater Stoppers
  5. 4. The Mounted Frogmen
  6. 5. Forty Feet of Water
  7. 6. ["The basic principle of rocket propulsion..."]
    Bits from the Blue
  8. 7. Running Hot Water
    Success Products
  9. 8. Frogs Don't Forget
  10. 9. The New Jersey Clinker
  11. 10. The Riders of the Warheads
  12. 11. Draw the First Day
    Norton Products
  13. 12. Look! Terrific Bargains!
    U.S. Diamond House
  14. 13. Bunk!
    Charles Atlas
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