(August-September 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

["And he said he couldn't swim!"] (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:
English Channel; rowboats; sharks; swimming; swimsuits

Indexer Notes

Previously credited to Mort Drucker, but not resembling any of his signed work in later issues.

The Line of Stars! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

["One for the money, two for the show..."] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Adventures of Bob Hope / comic story / 7.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Hope; Mrs. Peabody
Synopsis:
Bob convinces Mrs. Peabody to finance him as a cross-channel swimmer.

Indexer Notes

Part 1. Art previously credited to Mort Drucker.

Win $100 -- Be a Wildroot Cream Girl! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Lady Wildroot Shampoo / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

A Sprint in Time Spikes Crime (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Another Jim Wise "P. F." Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Your turn to bat, Pud..."] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.375 page (report information)

Polio Research Will Mean Victory! (Table of Contents: 7)

public service announcement / 0.125 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
an ad for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis

["Boy! This is what I call livin'!"] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Adventures of Bob Hope / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Hope; Mrs. Peabody; ship's steward
Synopsis:
Bob continues his pretense of being a cross-channel swimmer on a passenger ship to England.

Indexer Notes

Part 2.

Victory by Deception (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Major Mars America's #1 Space Soldier; Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Binky Shows "How to Spend a Summer Week!" (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre:
advocacy; teen

["Hurry, steward! Lower away!"] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Adventures of Bob Hope / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Hope; Mrs. Peabody; ship's steward
Synopsis:
Mrs. Peabody forces Bob to swim.

Indexer Notes

Part 3.

["Wait till I tell Gloria!"] (Table of Contents: 12)

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; Gloria
Synopsis:
Honey gets a walk-on part in a movie.

["Go give Aunty Martha a kiss, dear..."] (Table of Contents: 13)

Time Out to Grin / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Three blackout gags.

[untitled] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
A entertainment news column giving the scoop on Hank Williams, Jackie Gleason, and Arthur Godfrey.

["The old Bijou Studios, please!"] (Table of Contents: 15)

Kitty Karr of Hollywood / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Kitty Karr; a movie producer
Synopsis:
Kitty is tricked into giving a performance in a haunted house.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["Hey, you look like something the cat dragged in!"] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

["Need extra spending money?"] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Stuart Greetings, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Junior Space Pilots on the Beam! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Cloverine Salve / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["And he said he couldn't swim!"]
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  2. 1. The Line of Stars!
  3. 2. ["One for the money, two for the show..."]
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  4. 3. Win $100 -- Be a Wildroot Cream Girl!
    Lady Wildroot Shampoo
  5. 4. A Sprint in Time Spikes Crime
    Another Jim Wise "P. F." Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  6. 5. ["Your turn to bat, Pud..."]
    Dubble Bubble; Fleer
  7. 6. Editorial Advisory Board
  8. 7. Polio Research Will Mean Victory!
  9. 8. ["Boy! This is what I call livin'!"]
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  10. 9. Victory by Deception
    Major Mars America's #1 Space Soldier; Popsicle
  11. 10. Binky Shows "How to Spend a Summer Week!"
    Binky
  12. 11. ["Hurry, steward! Lower away!"]
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  13. 12. ["Wait till I tell Gloria!"]
    Honey in Hollywood
  14. 13. ["Go give Aunty Martha a kiss, dear..."]
    Time Out to Grin
  15. 14. [untitled]
    A Bit of Disc and Data
  16. 15. ["The old Bijou Studios, please!"]
    Kitty Karr of Hollywood
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  18. 17. ["Hey, you look like something the cat dragged in!"]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  19. 18. ["Need extra spending money?"]
    Stuart Greetings, Inc.
  20. 19. Junior Space Pilots on the Beam!
    Cloverine Salve
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