(May-June 1950)

Hillman, 1950 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Hillman Periodicals, Inc.
Brand
A Hillman Publication
Editing
Edward Cronin
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was on-going series

Most Notorious Buccaneers of the Seas (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Suchorsky
Inks
Mike Suchorsky
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
historical
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Faces and inking points to Suchorsky.

Can You Solve This Crime? (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Institute of Applied Science / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Cusack the Pirate (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Prentice
Inks
John Prentice
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Cusack (pirate); Captain North
Synopsis
Cusack and several men manage to break out of prison and take over a ship to turn pirates. Based on a true story.

Indexer Notes

Faces, hands and lines must be Prentice.

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

Alpha the Slave Pirate / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Mike Suchorsky
Inks
Mike Suchorsky
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was the year 25 A.D.
Genre
historical
Characters
Alpha; Gaius; Caractus (Alemanni)
Synopsis
Alpha and his mates encounter Germanic tribesmen.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Suchorsky is credited to "Alpha the Slave" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and also "The Sea Witch" and "Frogman" for Hillman, and comparing the art in these stories, this is his work. His fine drawings can be recognized by the faces with many lines, rounded lower lips and ears. Oleck is also credited to this feature by Bails.

Pirates on Wheels (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lawrence Dressler
Inks
Lawrence Dressler
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Oleg (Rus viking of Kiev)
Synopsis
Swedish vikings from the Rus kingdom of Kiev sail down the River Dnieper to get to Constantinople for a plunder.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dressler drew Howard Pyle's "Men of Iron" and Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Master of Ballantrae" for Classics Illustrated, and some westerns for Hillman. He can be recognized by his inklines and bright eyes in close up.

Amazing All-Over Rain-Cover Bargain (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Surplus Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pirate Poison (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
historical
Characters
Bey of Tunis; Commodore Preble
Synopsis
In the year 1803, a squadron of American Navy ships fights the pirates of the Barbary Coast of Tunis.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Philip Ashton Boy Pirate Fighter of the Old World / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Allen Ulmer
Inks
Allen Ulmer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Philip Ashton was a 15th century English boy
Genre
historical
Characters
Philip Ashton; Don Ivitzco (Spanish nobleman and Philip's uncle); El Sac [The Sack] (pirate)
Synopsis
Philip meets Columbus at the Spanish court, and captures the pirate El Sac.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ulmer is credited to this feature in Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and artwork similar to the signed story in #1.

Mail Order Guide (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Empty Sock (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dave Berg (signed)
Inks
Dave Berg (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; historical
Characters
Captain Pork-Chop; Pirate
Synopsis
They dig and find the treasure of Captain Blackbeard, but it is not to be opened until Christmas.
Reprints

2,000 Pirates at Once (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Synopsis
When the American colonies are forbidden to trade with foreigners, they take up trade with the pirates instead.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reinman credits from "Saltarella" via the GCD Error Tracker (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10789), 2016-12-12.

Hopalong Cassidy (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Foster Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Let's Go, Pal! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bad Skin? (Table of Contents: 13)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Skin doctor's amazing simple directions on skin trouble.

Reduce Fat! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

American Healthaids Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Most Notorious Buccaneers of the Seas
  2. 1. Can You Solve This Crime?
    Institute of Applied Science
  3. 2. Cusack the Pirate
  4. 3. ["It was the year 25 A.D."]
    Alpha the Slave Pirate
  5. 4. Pirates on Wheels
  6. 5. Amazing All-Over Rain-Cover Bargain
    Surplus Sales
  7. 6. Pirate Poison
  8. 7. ["Philip Ashton was a 15th century English boy"]
    Philip Ashton Boy Pirate Fighter of the Old World
  9. 8. Mail Order Guide
  10. 9. Empty Sock
  11. 10. 2,000 Pirates at Once
  12. 11. Hopalong Cassidy
    Foster Products
  13. 12. Let's Go, Pal!
    Jowett Institute
  14. 13. Bad Skin?
  15. 14. Reduce Fat!
    American Healthaids Co.
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