(September-October 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Prentice
Inks
John Prentice
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
historical
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Faces, hands and lines points to Prentice.

Glows in the Dark (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Montrose Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Long Ben the Pirate (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Peddy [as Peddy] (signed)
Inks
Art Peddy [as Peddy] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Long Ben [John Avery] (pirate)
Synopsis
Young John Avery ran away from home to sea and later became a pirate captain.

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

Alpha the Slave Pirate / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was a time when the gilded war galleys...
Genre
historical
Characters
Alpha; Gaius
Synopsis
Alpha, an ex-Roman slave, along with his loyal followers on the Golden Eagle captures a Roman galley.

Indexer Notes

Suchorsky's fine drawings can be recognized by the faces with many lines, and rounded lower lips and ears.

Script credit suggested by Bails' Who's Who.

The Pirates of Tripoli (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Synopsis
Ships of the young nation of the United States are being raided by pirates from Tripoli in North Africa.

Tale of a Buccaneer (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
historical
Characters
Jean Jaques Nau (sailor); Captain Baleu; Don Ramon Velasquez; Teddy Dale
Synopsis
Jean Nau is shanghaied and ends up as a buccaneer on the island of Hispaniola.

Regin and the Pirate Rovers (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
historical
Characters
Regin; Gerta
Synopsis
Viking raiders invade a castle where a wedding feast is taking place and take away the bride-to-be.

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.

It's Easy to Learn Dancing! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Pioneer Publications Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Comics that Always Win the Pennant!! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Hillman Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Lockjaw the Pirate Parrot (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dave Berg [as Berg] (signed)
Inks
Dave Berg [as Berg] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; historical
Characters
Lockjaw (parrot); Captain Hook; Biceps (pirate)
Synopsis
Only Lockjaw knows where Captain Kidd's treasure is hidden, and the pirates will have him to talk.

Mail Order Guide (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Stravon Publishers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At last my opportunity is at hand!
Genre
historical
Characters
Philip Ashton; Don Romulo (villain); the Sack (pirate)
Synopsis
Don Romulo tries to get ransom money for releasing the Sack.

Indexer Notes

Art credits suggested by Bails' Who's Who.

Send Now Fun for All! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Gigantic Nationwide Sale (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Rocket Wholesale Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Let's Go, Pal! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Mystery Novels Free (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Dollar Mystery Guild / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Glows in the Dark
    Montrose Co.
  3. 2. Long Ben the Pirate
  4. 3. ["It was a time when the gilded war galleys..."]
    Alpha the Slave Pirate
  5. 4. The Pirates of Tripoli
  6. 5. Tale of a Buccaneer
  7. 6. Regin and the Pirate Rovers
  8. 7. It's Easy to Learn Dancing!
    Pioneer Publications Inc.
  9. 8. The Comics that Always Win the Pennant!!
    Hillman Comics
  10. 9. Lockjaw the Pirate Parrot
  11. 10. Mail Order Guide
    Stravon Publishers
  12. 11. ["At last my opportunity is at hand!"]
    Philip Ashton Boy Pirate Fighter of the Old World
  13. 12. Send Now Fun for All!
    Novelty Mart
  14. 13. Gigantic Nationwide Sale
    Rocket Wholesale Co.
  15. 14. Let's Go, Pal!
    Jowett Institute
  16. 15. Mystery Novels Free
    Dollar Mystery Guild
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