(August 1954)

Sterling, 1954 Series
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1954-05-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Sterling Comics Inc.
Editing
Martin Smith (editor)

Issue Notes

Indexed from a scanned copy at goldenagecomics.co.uk.

On-sale date from an arrival date found on a known issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Informer / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky ? (sourced) (see notes); Ross Andru ? (sourced) (see notes)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the last stop on the subway for you, buddy!
Genre
detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

Ger Apeldoorn credits Mike Sekowsky with pencils; Nick Caputo suspects Ross Andru is the artist.

Do You Need Money? (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Death Has Your Number (Table of Contents: 2)

Sergeant Mark Fabian / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky ? (sourced) (see notes); Ross Andru ? (sourced) (see notes); Bill Walton ? (sourced) (see notes); Mike Roy ? (sourced) (see notes)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Herb Field

Genre
crime; detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

Mike Sekowsky pencils per Ger Apeldoorn. Nick Caputo credits Ross Andru.

Per Error Report #11682 (https://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11682), May 1, 2018, Apeldoorn states "The first and third story share similarities with the Sekowsky stories, but that may be because they have the same inker or because Sekowsky (who was in some way involved with all Sterling books) did some work on splash pages and repairs. As for who drew those two, although I am tempted to say it's the work of Bill Walton (another alumnus of Standard, like Sekowsky and Andru), I will go out on a limb and suggest Mike Roy (who used Sekowsky on his own newspaper strip Mike Hammer at that time).

Operation Kids! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Cop / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky (sourced)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Herb Field

Genre
crime

The Full Circle (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery

314 Stamps (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Zenith Stamps / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Readin', Writin', and Rackets (Table of Contents: 6)

Sergeant Mark Fabian / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ross Andru ? (sourced) (see notes); Mike Sekowsky ? (sourced) (see notes); Bill Walton ? (sourced) (see notes); Mike Roy ? (sourced) (see notes)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Herb Field

Genre
crime

Indexer Notes

Mike Sekowsky pencils per Ger Apeldoorn. Nick Caputo credits Ross Andru.

Per Error Report #11682 (https://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11682), May 1, 2018, Apeldoorn states "The first and third story share similarities with the Sekowsky stories, but that may be because they have the same inker or because Sekowsky (who was in some way involved with all Sterling books) did some work on splash pages and repairs. As for who drew those two, although I am tempted to say it's the work of Bill Walton (another alumnus of Standard, like Sekowsky and Andru), I will go out on a limb and suggest Mike Roy (who used Sekowsky on his own newspaper strip Mike Hammer at that time).

Look for the Hard-Hitting Twin Brother to the Informer (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

A Fool and His Gold (Table of Contents: 8)

Luke the Spook / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howie Post ? (sourced) (see notes); Jess Benton ? (sourced) (see notes); Clem Weisbecker ? (sourced) (see notes)
Inks
Howie Post ? (sourced) (see notes); Jess Benton ? (sourced) (see notes); Clem Weisbecker ? (sourced) (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy

Indexer Notes

Per Error Report #11682 (https://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11682), May 1, 2018, Apeldoorn states "I suggested [previously] Howard Post, but since then I have come across completely similar work by Jess Benton in the Airforce Features newspaper section and wrote about it on my blog...: http://allthingsger.blogspot.nl/search/label/Jess%20Benton. Adding to the problem is the fact that it somehow also looks like the work of Clem Weisbecker, as identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr."

Reversible Auto Seat Covers (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Get Your Share from the Horn of Plenty (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Stop Belly Bloated With Gas (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

For Real Job Security (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

ICS / International Correspondence Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["This is the last stop on the subway for you, buddy!"]
    The Informer
  2. 1. Do You Need Money?
  3. 2. Death Has Your Number
    Sergeant Mark Fabian
  4. 3. Operation Kids!
    The Cop
  5. 4. The Full Circle
  6. 5. 314 Stamps
    Zenith Stamps
  7. 6. Readin', Writin', and Rackets
    Sergeant Mark Fabian
  8. 7. Look for the Hard-Hitting Twin Brother to the Informer
  9. 8. A Fool and His Gold
    Luke the Spook
  10. 9. Reversible Auto Seat Covers
  11. 10. Get Your Share from the Horn of Plenty
  12. 11. Stop Belly Bloated With Gas
  13. 12. For Real Job Security
    ICS / International Correspondence Schools
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Nick Caputo
  • Peter Croome
  • Per Sandell
  • Matt Tauber
  • Jim Walls