(January 1953)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mort Lawrence
Inks
Mort Lawrence
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr Collection.

Trade In Your Job For Excitement (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Institute of Applied Science / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tin Fish from Nowhere (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
war
Characters
Cpt. Bert Radford; Adm. Karr; Bill Dawson (frogman); Kim Tagoya (frogman)
Synopsis
A U.S. destroyer has a job to clear a Korean harbor of strange torpedoes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Suchorsky is credited to Frogman in Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and this work are 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.

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

Mr. "Q" of North Sea (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
spy
Characters
Dick Cornis (frogman); Frank Mulligan (frogman); Cpt. Foley
Synopsis
The crew and frogmen of a U.S. destroyer in the North Sea are all curious about an odd passenger, Mr "Q", of O.S.S., who is to be escorted on a special mission.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

John Daly is credited to war stories at Hillman 1952-53. The art has similarities with signed Daly work in Hillman's Western Fighters, but not certain. Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr Collection has one unknown artist spelled McAArole and Savage. Compared with Bill Savage work at Atlas/Marvel, I can't find much identical inking.

Electric Jig Saw (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Imperial Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Mississippi Frogmen (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Al Marino (frogman); Walt Webb (frogman); Musky Le Beau
Synopsis
U.S. frogmen are to stop gun smuggling to rebels in a small Latin American republic.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Bjorklund is credited to war stories at Hillman in 1952-53 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. He drew "Tex Granger" for Parents Magazine, and can be recognised by his faces with marked jaws and sketchy ears with large lobes.

Diary of the Ice (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Aamodt ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Griff Early (frogman); Cmd. Matthew Stark
Synopsis
Testing of a new Arctic underwater suit some 500 miles from the Pole.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Operation Back Door (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
war
Characters
Robert Lloyd (tunnel expert); Lt. O'Hara
Synopsis
An American specialist in tunnel work has disappeared in Tokyo and is supposed to have been abducted by North Koreans.
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. Even the caps are pointed in front and there is not much movement.

Frogman to the Gulf (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
crime; adventure
Characters
Dave Brent (boss driller); Jim Perry (underwater demolition man)
Synopsis
TNT and blasted drilling derricks brings a government investigator to Tideland Oil of the Gulf to stop it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art ID from JVJ Collection. Zolnerowich worked for Hillman, but Nicholas is not credited by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Get These Dresses (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Harford Frocks / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Free...10 Hitler Stamps (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Littleton Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hey Skinny (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Trade In Your Job For Excitement
    Institute of Applied Science
  3. 2. Tin Fish from Nowhere
  4. 3. Mr. "Q" of North Sea
  5. 4. Electric Jig Saw
    Imperial Sales
  6. 5. Mississippi Frogmen
  7. 6. Diary of the Ice
  8. 7. Operation Back Door
  9. 8. Frogman to the Gulf
  10. 9. Get These Dresses
    Harford Frocks
  11. 10. Free...10 Hitler Stamps
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  12. 11. Hey Skinny
    Jowett Institute
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