(October-November 1948)

D.S. Publishing, 1948 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
D.S. Publishing Company, Inc.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York; Richard Davis, President; V. C. Albus, Vice-President; ANC distribution; cover blurb says "True stories from the archives of crime"; indicia says, "Because innocent people might be involved, the names of some of the characters in this true magazine are fictitious. If the name of any living person or institution is used, it is a coincidence."; no back cover on copy indexed

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Louis Schroeder (signed)
Inks
Louis Schroeder (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Sydnie Nathan / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Dead Men Don't Drown (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Louis Schroeder (signed)
Inks
Louis Schroeder (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Johnny Talbot; Betty Kenton; Bill Manley; Paul Wayne; Inspector Dan Foster
Synopsis
The night before a big yacht race, Paul Wayne was murdered. Inspector Dan Foster solved the case with evidence from a forged suicide note found on the body.

Indexer Notes

Subtitled "How a Suicide Note Trapped its Author.

Art ID per Jim Vadeboncoeur and Hames Ware via Steven Rowe. Full name per Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Signed with S in a rounded square in the splash panel.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Mystery of the Disappearing Diamonds (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Camy (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Mrs. Van Upgraff; Brenda Van Upgraff [daughter]; Walter Van Upgraff [stepson]; Alice Flint [secretary]; "Pierre Ronsard" [fake artist]; Lieutenant Tim Allen
Synopsis
Valuable diamonds and newly valuable gold mine stock are stolen from the safe of formerly wealthy widow, Mrs. Van Upgraff. Stepson Walter Van Upgraff is convicted of the crime, but Lieutenant Tim Allen exonerates him.

Indexer Notes

Second mention of mint juleps in the book. Pencil credit per Jim Vadeboncoeur and Hames Ware via Steven Rowe. Frank Motler previously credited Al Cammarata. Splash panel is signed CAMY.

The P.I. and.. the Clocks! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Graham Ingels
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Inspector H. J. Morgan; James Harvey; Charles Rogers; Valerie Kirk; John Rogers
Synopsis
Postal Inspector H. J. Morgan captures clock repairman/extortionist John Rogers based on a chipped 'M' on his typewriter.

Indexer Notes

Ingels pencils per Frank Motler.

Short Vacation (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Moxie Markle; Pop Collins
Synopsis
Pop Collins accidentally captures fugitive killer Moxie Markle, who is boarding at his house.

Trail of Terror (Table of Contents: 7)

Sky Sheriff / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Edmond Good (signed)
Inks
Edmond Good ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Tenny; Loop; Killer Madden; Breeze Lawson; Tim Timmins; Laura Timmins
Synopsis
Escaped Killer Madden kidnaps Laura Timmins. Sky Sheriff Breeze finds them and captures Madden.
Keywords
Bondage

Beauty and the Book (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bud Willard (signed)
Pencils
Al McWilliams (signed)
Inks
Al McWilliams ?
Colors
?
Letters
Herb Field ?

Genre
crime
Characters
Inspector Moore; Mr. Perkins; Eddie Calvin; Richard Barnell; Corky Tobin; Clarence Barkley
Synopsis
A rare book containing a valuable map, donated by Clarence Barkey, is stolen from the library. Inspector Moore deduces that shady businessman Eddie Calvin's secretary, Corky Tobin, is the crook.

Indexer Notes

Subtitled "How Did Murder Trap a Book Lover?"

The Mystery of the Speaking Alibi (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Veno the Ventriloquist; Zorra [his wife and assistant]; Doctor [Zorra's brother]
Synopsis
Zorra dies during an emergency operation by her brother. Her husband Veno kills the doctor and tries to make it look like a suicide.

Indexer Notes

Unknown artist identified as "Puppetface" per Jim Vadeboncoeur via Steven Rowe.

Jailbreak (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lawrence Dressler
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Warden John Crane; Trimble; Grant; Selby; Mac; Pete; Tom Black [escaped prisoners]
Synopsis
Six murderers escape from prison. Three are captured by an old farm couple, two spotted by police while lighting a cigarette in a trailer, one by allowing a woman to call a doctor for her sick baby.

Indexer Notes

Pencils per Jim Vadeboncoeur and Hames Ware via Steven Rowe.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["It's Easy! Earn These Premiums or Cash"]
    Sydnie Nathan
  3. 2. Dead Men Don't Drown
  4. 3. ["Let's Go, Pal! I'll Prove I Can Make You an "All-Around" He-Man"]
  5. 4. The Mystery of the Disappearing Diamonds
  6. 5. The P.I. and.. the Clocks!
  7. 6. Short Vacation
  8. 7. Trail of Terror
    Sky Sheriff
  9. 8. Beauty and the Book
  10. 9. The Mystery of the Speaking Alibi
  11. 10. Jailbreak
  12. 11. ["Loads of Fun for Dad and Son!"]
  13. 12. ["Men! Don't Stay Fat!"]
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