(August-September 1948)

D.S. Publishing, 1948 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
On-sale date
1948
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
D.S. Publishing Company, Inc.
Editing
?
Color
color cover
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's supposed tolook like suicide
Genre
crime

Suicide on Sound Stage Seven (Table of Contents: 1)

Ma Barton / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Ma Barton; Chief Cavanaugh; Ron castle; Evelyn; Rita; Jake Schneider; John Hays; Leslie Mitchell
Synopsis
A number of suspects had a motive for killing Rita and making it look like a suicide.

Indexer Notes

Cover story.

Mystery of the Murder in the Penthouse (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Letters
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Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Jane Hunt; Martha; Vic Corson; Rex Hergert; Tim Farrell
Synopsis
Three men are suspected of writing threatening letters and one of them is murdered.

Lefty Schwartz (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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Genre
crime
Characters
Lefty Schwartz [Robert Rittenhauer]; Giuseppi Donato; Ernie Kinney; Johnny Craig; Charlotte; Tommy Fay; Chuck Stein
Synopsis
A true crime story based on the rise and fall of gangster Dutch Schultz.

The Ghost of Mrs. Hicks (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Doc Morris; Mike Eddy; Jimmy Woods; John Hicks; Lucy Hicks
Synopsis
A man on his death bed blames himself for the death of his wife.

One Eye's Gang (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Tex Blaisdell
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
One Eye; Bill; Donkey Stiles; Kitty; Whitey; Big Boy; Turk; Mushmouth Ryan; Mike Reale; Frank
Synopsis
A gangster plans to rob bookmakers in Chicago during a 1945 crime spree.

Indexer Notes

Indexer Bill Devine credits Philip "Tex" Blaisdell by noting the initials "PB" on a belt buckle on page one and again on a car emblem on the last page. On page 5 appears "Blaisdell" on a building sign in the background.

Death Holds the Joker (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
crime
Characters
Edward Starr Frost; Peggy Frost; Tom; Warren Frost; Irene; John Miles
Synopsis
An upstanding family man leads a dual life as a bank robber.

Frankie the Pug (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Genre
crime
Characters
Frankie the Pug [Francisco Tomasetta]; Eddie Vail; Harry Unger; Tomasco Grecca; Chuck Lewis; Lix Oronsky; Jesley Jackson; Homer Ingram; Paolo Iannacome; Frank Caccace
Synopsis
A cold blooded killer pulls off robberies and leaves no witnesses.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["It's supposed tolook like suicide"]
  2. 1. Suicide on Sound Stage Seven
    Ma Barton
  3. 2. Mystery of the Murder in the Penthouse
  4. 3. Lefty Schwartz
  5. 4. The Ghost of Mrs. Hicks
  6. 5. One Eye's Gang
  7. 6. Death Holds the Joker
  8. 7. Frankie the Pug
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Bill Devine
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • John P. Selegue
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig