Underworld #v1#2
(April-May 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:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was on-going series

Issue Notes

Cover has "Underworld True Crime Stories", indicia just has "Underworld". Indexed from scanned copy at goldenagecomics.co.uk.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Shelly Moldoff [as Shelly]
Inks:
Shelly Moldoff [as Shelly]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
What's the matter, Ma?
Genre:
crime

Lose Weight Where It Shows Most (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Mother Knows Best! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Ma Beamus and her kids run afoul of the law.

The Notorious Angel Face (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Connie Farrar, a pretty girl, gets away with a number of crimes, but eventually is caught.

Indexer Notes

Electric chair panel.

Case of the Crooked Clock (Table of Contents: 4)

A Real-Life Crime Story / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Kraus (credited)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Envy (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Cooper ? [as Cooper]; Paul Cooper ? [as Cooper]
Inks:
Sam Cooper ? [as Cooper]; Paul Cooper ? [as Cooper]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
A maid borrows her boss's jewels, then her underworld boyfriend convinces her to help him steal the rest.

Indexer Notes

Story is signed Cooper and Jerry Bails' Who's Who gives both Sam and Paul as working on this series.

Blazing Guns (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Johnny Trigger learns about being a gangster.

Crime at Midnight (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
A gangster pays a kid to swipe tires, but he ends up swiping the tires off the gangster's getaway car!

The Human Gorilla (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Maurice Whitman
Inks:
Maurice Whitman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime

Indexer Notes

Street sign in splash panel "MA--"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Personal Comic Album; Stravon Publishers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How A Simple Discovery Made Billy A Very Happy Boy (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Talk - Sing - Play (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["What's the matter, Ma?"]
  2. 1. Lose Weight Where It Shows Most
  3. 2. Mother Knows Best!
  4. 3. The Notorious Angel Face
  5. 4. Case of the Crooked Clock
    A Real-Life Crime Story
  6. 5. Envy
  7. 6. Blazing Guns
  8. 7. Crime at Midnight
  9. 8. The Human Gorilla
  10. 9. ["Look, Fellers"]
    Personal Comic Album; Stravon Publishers
  11. 10. How A Simple Discovery Made Billy A Very Happy Boy
  12. 11. Talk - Sing - Play
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