(Spring 1952)

Ziff-Davis, 1951 Series
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1952-01-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Approved Comics, Inc
Brand
Ziff-Davis Comic Group
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
newsprint interior; glossy cover
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Indicia date is January, February and March 1952. Cover date is Spring. Possible arrival date based on front cover stamp of indexer's copy.


Princess of the Sea (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Allen Anderson (painting)
Inks
Allen Anderson (painting)
Colors
Allen Anderson (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Princess Tania; Killer-Goro

Indexer Notes

Cover art credit authenticated by article in ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE No. 18 Winter 2007.

Letter in Black (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ed Silverman
Pencils
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Inks
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Monsigneur Joseph De Lanyi; Charles (butler)
Synopsis
On the eve of the start of World War II, the Monsigneur finds a letter, that then vanishes, from Franz Ferdinand, that foretells the archduke's own assassination that ingnites the global conflict.

Indexer Notes

In black and white on inside front cover.
Writer credit from Ed Silverman interview in Alter Ego magazine #120 (TwoMorrows, September 2013).

Princess of the Sea! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Barry
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
John Garth (pearl diver); Princess Tania (mermaid); the King (Tania's father); Malar (killer shark); Killer-Goro (ancient monster); boat Captain
Synopsis
A diver discovers a mermaid, falls in love, and saves her people from a monster denizen of the deep.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover story.

Inker revision from John Giunta to Giacoia by Craig Delich, per Alberto Becattini in Alter Ego #130 (January 2015).

The Soul of Benjamin Sprague (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell (signed); Howard Nostrand (signed); Martin Epp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Benjamin Sprague; George (chauffeur); Benjamin Sprague (future version); Mother Johnson; Officer Roarke
Synopsis
takeoff on Christmas Scrooge story
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part of Howard Nostrand's name is visible on a poster on page 1, panel. Martin Epp's name is on the same poster. Bob Powell's name is signed in the last panel to the left of The End. Pencils are definitely his.

The Mind Reader (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
a mind reader tells a man his fortune
Reprints

Death x 2 = 0! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
crime
Characters
Bull Manton; Whitey; Chuck; Joe; second Bull Manton
Synopsis
A gangster meets his double
Reprints

The Shadow on the Screen! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell; Howard Nostrand; Martin Epp
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Henry Parker; Emma Parker; mystery woman
Synopsis
man sees ghost of a woman on TV screens
Reprints

"World's Greatest Detective! Ellery Queen Comics!" (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Space-Age Glass! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Celardo ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
facts about glass in the space-age
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Princess of the Sea
  2. 1. Letter in Black
  3. 2. Princess of the Sea!
  4. 3. The Soul of Benjamin Sprague
  5. 4. The Mind Reader
  6. 5. Death x 2 = 0!
  7. 6. The Shadow on the Screen!
  8. 7. "World's Greatest Detective! Ellery Queen Comics!"
  9. 8. Space-Age Glass!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Alberto Becattini
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Gene Reed
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gary L. Watson