(November 1952)

Hillman, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Prentice
Inks
John Prentice
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr Collection. Prentice is credited to war stories 1952-53 at Hillman by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Prize-Winning Doll (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Baby Blue Eyes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Frogman's Warning (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils
Mike Roy ?; Larry Woromay ?
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Cmd. Barton; Lt. Jamie Jamison
Synopsis
A U.S. destroyer with American and British frogmen finds a creature off the coast of Scotland.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr Collection. Both Roy and Abel are credited to war stories 1952-53 at Hillman by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The Sawdust Target (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein (signed)
Inks
Bernie Krigstein (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
Krainin (spy); Draper (spy)
Synopsis
Two enemy spies are copying an important formula at a defence plant.
Reprints

Draw Instantly (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Master Art Helper Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Frogman's Confetti (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
war; spy
Characters
Tom Lacey (frogman); Stoddard (Ordnance Officer)
Synopsis
Four Army transport ships are sabotaged in Sea of Japan during the Korean War.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Zolnerowich is credited to working at Hillman by by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and this art is exactly identical to his credited story "Color Blind" in Hillman's Crime Detective v1 #10. Compare face and nose page 3 panel 5 with page 1 panel 3 in "Color Blind".

The Ice Frogs (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Aamodt ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Cpt. Wright; Cmd. Carew
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Parents: Visit Your Schools (Table of Contents: 7)

American Education Week / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Program for the American Education Week Nov. 9-15, 1952.

The Sunken Viking (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Gunnar Jarl; Narvik (spy); Knut Bronson
Synopsis
Search for a Viking grave of Poppakadmar and spies on a small North American island.

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.

Borrow Money by Mail (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

State Finance Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This gigantic U.S. Intercontinental bomber...
Genre
non-fiction; aviation
Synopsis
Gigantic bombers and piggy-back planes.

Frogman's Sunday Punch (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils
Leo Morey
Inks
Mike Becker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Cmd. Lee C. Dawson (scientist); Parsons; Tonda Dawson (actress and spy)
Synopsis
Commander Dawson is saved from foreign agents by frogmen who includes his wife Tonda.

Indexer Notes

Art idenitification from Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr Collection. Morey worked for Hillman in 1948-51 and Becker on ink in 1952-53 according to Jerry Bails' Who's Who..

Sacrifice Sale (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

How to Fix Any Part of Any Car (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Motor Book / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bulova Wrist Watch (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Dean Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Prize-Winning Doll
    Baby Blue Eyes
  3. 2. Frogman's Warning
  4. 3. The Sawdust Target
  5. 4. Draw Instantly
    Master Art Helper Co.
  6. 5. Frogman's Confetti
  7. 6. The Ice Frogs
  8. 7. Parents: Visit Your Schools
    American Education Week
  9. 8. The Sunken Viking
  10. 9. Borrow Money by Mail
    State Finance Company
  11. 10. ["This gigantic U.S. Intercontinental bomber..."]
    Bits from the Blue
  12. 11. Frogman's Sunday Punch
  13. 12. Sacrifice Sale
    U.S. Diamond House
  14. 13. How to Fix Any Part of Any Car
    Motor Book
  15. 14. Bulova Wrist Watch
    Dean Studios
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