(April-May 1953)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Larry Nadle (actual)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age, then Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["Boy! If I can only hold my breath long enough, this'll be real great!"] (Table of Contents)

The Adventures of Bob Hope / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Owen Fitzgerald
Inks:
Owen Fitzgerald
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Hope
Keywords:
fish; lyres; mermaids; tridents

Now More Than Ever -- (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

["I've got to find myself a hobby..."] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Adventures of Bob Hope / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Cal Howard
Pencils:
Owen Fitzgerald
Inks:
Owen Fitzgerald
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Hope; Mrs. Peabody
Synopsis:
Bob recalls dropping a nickel in the ocean and convinces Mrs. Peabody to help him look for it in case it was valuable.

Indexer Notes

Part 1.

["How now, brown cow?"] (Table of Contents: 3)

Honey in Hollywood / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Honey; Mme. Bavar
Synopsis:
Honey practices her diction.

["Gosh, they stopped Pud on the goal line again!"] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Dubble Bubble; Fleer / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.17 page (report information)

Superman Says: "People Are People!" (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
advocacy; superhero
Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
Superman combats race prejudice.

["This looks like the place!"] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Adventures of Bob Hope / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Cal Howard
Pencils:
Owen Fitzgerald
Inks:
Owen Fitzgerald
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Hope; Mrs. Peabody; mermaids
Synopsis:
Bob goes deep-sea diving for a nickel and discovers Atlantis.

Indexer Notes

Part 2.

["What five odd figures added together will total 14?"] (Table of Contents: 9)

Teen Teasers / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
four brain teasers

["Don't I look just dazzling and full of mystery...?"] (Table of Contents: 10)

Betty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty; Bob
Synopsis:
Betty prepares for a costume ball.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

upper half of page

[150 Stamps] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Necco / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Diddlers, Doodlers and Dawdlers! (Table of Contents: 12)

The Fittin' Thing / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Drucker ?
Inks:
Mort Drucker ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
a poem about bad habits

["Halt! Who desires to enter the chambers of Davey Jones?"] (Table of Contents: 13)

The Adventures of Bob Hope / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Cal Howard
Pencils:
Owen Fitzgerald
Inks:
Owen Fitzgerald
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Hope; mermaids; Davey Jones
Synopsis:
The mermaids give Bob a chest full of rare nickels that ruin the market for rare coins.

Indexer Notes

Part 3.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

A Bit of Disc and Data / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
information on newly released record albums and films

["Hey, Sheriff -- Quick!"] (Table of Contents: 15)

Bullseye Billy / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Billy trails a criminal to a cinema.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

upper three-quarters of page

Win $100 -- Be a Wildroot Gleam Girl! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

["Hi, Hal, how's the boy-genius doing, today?"] (Table of Contents: 17)

Kitty Karr of Hollywood / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Oksner ?
Inks:
Bob Oksner ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Kitty Karr; Hal
Synopsis:
Kitty tries to Hal sell a song.

["Oh Peg!"] (Table of Contents: 18)

Peg / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Peg; Peg's dad
Synopsis:
Peg's dad is tired of bills.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

upper two-thirds of page

Superman Is on Television! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bill Starts an Air Rifle Club (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Boy! If I can only hold my breath long enough, this'll be real great!"]
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  2. 1. Now More Than Ever --
    House of Mystery
  3. 2. ["I've got to find myself a hobby..."]
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  4. 3. ["How now, brown cow?"]
    Honey in Hollywood
  5. 4. ["Gosh, they stopped Pud on the goal line again!"]
    Dubble Bubble; Fleer
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
  8. 7. Superman Says: "People Are People!"
    Superman
  9. 8. ["This looks like the place!"]
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  10. 9. ["What five odd figures added together will total 14?"]
    Teen Teasers
  11. 10. ["Don't I look just dazzling and full of mystery...?"]
    Betty
  12. 11. [150 Stamps]
    Necco
  13. 12. Diddlers, Doodlers and Dawdlers!
    The Fittin' Thing
  14. 13. ["Halt! Who desires to enter the chambers of Davey Jones?"]
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    A Bit of Disc and Data
  16. 15. ["Hey, Sheriff -- Quick!"]
    Bullseye Billy
  17. 16. Win $100 -- Be a Wildroot Gleam Girl!
  18. 17. ["Hi, Hal, how's the boy-genius doing, today?"]
    Kitty Karr of Hollywood
  19. 18. ["Oh Peg!"]
    Peg
  20. 19. Superman Is on Television!
    The Adventures of Superman
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  22. 21. Bill Starts an Air Rifle Club
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
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  • Lou Mazzella
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