Whodunit #v1#3
(December 1948-January 1949)

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.
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[Be Your Own Detective] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Camy
Inks
Al Camy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Kip Dawn (chemistry professor); Poppy Fields (student); Professor Dornick; Madame Necro; Doctor Havens; Amos Lear

Indexer Notes

Same art as on the first story inside.

Lose Weight... (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

The Spot Reducer / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Secret of the Seance (Table of Contents: 2)

A Detective Mystery for You to Solve! / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Camy
Inks
Al Camy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Kip Dawn; Poppy Fields; Clarence "Biff" Bangs; Professor Dornick; Madame Necro; Doctor Havens; Amos Lear
Synopsis
The team is invited to a ghost seance, where Dornick is murdered

Indexer Notes

Faces, especially outlines of noses are identical to the Camy-credited story in Adventures into the Unknown (American Comics Group, 1948 series) #19.

Case of the Fake Photo (Table of Contents: 3)

A Detective Mystery for You to Solve! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Inspector Reis; Sergeant O'Hara; Fred Mednick; Herman Train; Else Fawn
Synopsis
An old photographer has been murdered in his laboratory by his assistant.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Who Done It? / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't you see that sign...
Genre
humor

Blueprint for Death (Table of Contents: 5)

A Detective Mystery for You to Solve! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Jim Brewster; Finley; Pete Adams
Synopsis
Adams is trying to ruin the construction work of his partner to get the contract for his own firm.

Murder to Music (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Raoul; Francine; Phil Benson; Leutenant Dave Killian
Synopsis
A man is found dead in the Club Royale.

Death Joins the Party (Table of Contents: 7)

A Detective Mystery for You to Solve! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Waldman
Inks
Ed Waldman ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Willie Brophy [Willie The Croaker]; Honest John Murdock; Pete Peterson; Henry Morton; Muscles Guilford; Linda Morton; Freddy Stanford; Larry Watson
Synopsis
A politician is blackmailed, and later the blackmailer turns up dead.

Indexer Notes

This story is very similar to Waldman's signed story in Crime Patrol (EC, 1948 series) #14, on both layout and movement, but less so on inking.

The Red-Headed Vixen (Table of Contents: 8)

A Detective Mystery for You to Solve! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Richard Case
Inks
Richard Case
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Detective Lt. Jim Kirnan; Chuck Ballantine; Gloria Patterson; Van Heusen; Mr. Stillwell
Synopsis
What looked like a routine suicide case turned out to be a mystery.

Indexer Notes

The art is very similar to credited stories by Case, as in Pay Off (D. S. Publishing, 1948 series) #1 and Rangers of Freedom (Fiction House, 1941 series) #45, especially heads and inking of wrinkles in clothing.

Bad Skin (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Grow More Hair (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Ward Laboratories, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Skinny! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Premiums-Given (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Cloverine Brand Salve / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Be Your Own Detective]
  2. 1. Lose Weight...
    The Spot Reducer
  3. 2. Secret of the Seance
    A Detective Mystery for You to Solve!
  4. 3. Case of the Fake Photo
    A Detective Mystery for You to Solve!
  5. 4. ["Don't you see that sign..."]
    Who Done It?
  6. 5. Blueprint for Death
    A Detective Mystery for You to Solve!
  7. 6. Murder to Music
  8. 7. Death Joins the Party
    A Detective Mystery for You to Solve!
  9. 8. The Red-Headed Vixen
    A Detective Mystery for You to Solve!
  10. 9. Bad Skin
  11. 10. Grow More Hair
    Ward Laboratories, Inc.
  12. 11. Skinny!
    Charles Atlas
  13. 12. Premiums-Given
    Cloverine Brand Salve
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