(February 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
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
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Reprints

Start a Fine Business... (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Mason Shoe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

20-Fathom Torch Job (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Charlie Cook (frogman); Cathcart (marine contractor); Dan Cook; Staley (frogman)
Synopsis
Frogman Cook has been assigned as technical advisor to defense installation works in Eastern Harbour.

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 Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr credits Suchorsky.

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

No TV Tonight (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Diver Jetsam; Diver Flotsam
Synopsis
The joining of the new Telaxafritz Transatlantic TV Cable, and it is too short.

Make Extra Money (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Poison Fish of San Juan (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils
Bill Ely (signed)
Inks
Bill Ely (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Lt. Ben Okinson; Graff Osterwald (spy); Cmd. Wilson Neff
Synopsis
A U.S. destroyer team finds a an odd-looking dead torpedo in tropical waters and brings it to naval intelligence.

Hobo Frogman (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Inks
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Dick Turner (frogman)
Synopsis
Spies are out to gain entry to and examine the secret closed-cycle engine aboard a U.S. sub and have hired former Navy frogman Turner.

Indexer Notes

To notice is Lawrence's peculiar faces in front view with their protuding cheekbones and half closed eyes.

Pike's New Frog (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Aamodt ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Characters
Pike Farney (frogman); Chub O'Brien (frogman); Danny Bolton (frogman); Chief Bosun Ed Newcomb

Frogman's Coral Enemy (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Tom Quillen (frogman); Tonga; Marloff (spy)
Synopsis
A spy ring with chests full of gold is the target of U.S. frogmen.

Indexer Notes

Zolne worked for Hillman on both pencils and ink, but is not credited on war stories. The heavy "S" inside the ears is missing here, but otherwise it might be him. He has some other probable stories in Frogman.

Boys, Girls, Men, Women! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

The Hubbard Folk / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Menu of the Deep (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
How to get a shark on the menu.

Snazzy Seas (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Frogman Snoddgrass
Synopsis
No girls on the ship, but how about a mermaid.

Mystery Swimmer of Maine (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Aamodt ?
Pencils
Bill Ely (signed)
Inks
Bill Ely (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Paul Newhall; Walt Sanford; Gunnison (spy)
Synopsis
Three merchant ships have mysteriously been blown up on the coast of Maine.

Nylons Guaranteed 9 Mos. (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

L. Lowell Wilkin / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Play a Guitar (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Lonnie and Wayne / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Check the Kind of Body You Want! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Start a Fine Business...
    Mason Shoe
  3. 2. 20-Fathom Torch Job
  4. 3. No TV Tonight
  5. 4. Make Extra Money
    Wallace Brown Cards
  6. 5. The Poison Fish of San Juan
  7. 6. Hobo Frogman
  8. 7. Pike's New Frog
  9. 8. Frogman's Coral Enemy
  10. 9. Boys, Girls, Men, Women!
    The Hubbard Folk
  11. 10. Menu of the Deep
  12. 11. Snazzy Seas
  13. 12. Mystery Swimmer of Maine
  14. 13. Nylons Guaranteed 9 Mos.
    L. Lowell Wilkin
  15. 14. Play a Guitar
    Lonnie and Wayne
  16. 15. Check the Kind of Body You Want!
    Charles Atlas
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