(April-May 1951)

DC, 1947 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1951-02-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Ice Show Gang! (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; crime
Keywords
ice-skating; revolver

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Ice Show Gang (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Philip Evans
Pencils
Bill Ely
Inks
Bill Ely
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Henry Fenwick; Jim Landau; Grace Duvall
Synopsis
Insurance investigator Grace Duvall goes undercover at an ice show after jewel thefts occur whenever the show plays a town.
Keywords
fire escape; guns; ice show; ice-skating; insurance; jewel theft; miniature camera; perfume; telephone; undercover

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Evans' estate (Comics Buyer's Guide June 15, 1990). Tag line of "Listen in to Gang Busters every Saturday night on C.B.S." at bottom of last page.

Royal Stars of Sports and Movies Free of Extra Cost! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Royal Desserts / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's starting to rain!
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop; Sarge
Synopsis
Casey uses a trash can to get out of the rain.
Keywords
rain

Indexer Notes

Occupies bottom 1/2 of page

I Broke the Sweetest Racket in the World (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Prentice
Inks
John Prentice
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Synopsis
An investigator solves a perfume-smuggling racket.
Keywords
Air France; alcohol; Benzoin; fishing boat; France; Grasse; heating oil; helicopter; motorcycle; perfume; smuggling

Indexer Notes

Story includes a short primer on making perfume. Story is told in the first person.

Now... Write Secret Messages in the Dark and Erase with Light!!!! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Straight Arrow; Nabisco Shredded Wheat / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

History of Detective Mystery / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Edgar Allan Poe wrote the first real detective story...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Edgar Allan Poe
Synopsis
Anecdotes about detectives and written mysteries.

Indexer Notes

Occupies top 2/3 of page

Our Bunch All Munch Nestlé's Crunch (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Nestlé's Crunch / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Invisible Bank Robbers! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Ramona Fradon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Lieutenant Halleck; Commissioner J. T. Scarpa; Chief Francis Reynolds; Bank president Joel J. Stevens; Al Macek; Omar Billings
Synopsis
Despite all the entrances being covered by police, robbers twice blast open a bank's vault and kill the watchman. An insurance investigator gets a job as a night watchman to see if it's an inside job.
Keywords
bank robbery; electric eye alarm; insurance; time bomb

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

Beware the Rackets / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Al McLean (signed)
Pencils
Al McLean (signed)
Inks
Al McLean (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Al McLean ? (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your line of fortune tells me you are about to have lots of good luck!
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A gypsy's fortune-telling racket involves sleight of hand to change an envelope containing $20 with a envelope containing plain paper.
Keywords
fortune-telling; gypsy; sleight of hand

Indexer Notes

Occupies top 2/3 of page

Thrilling for Features and Fun! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Columbia / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Universe Is the Limit! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Death Takes the Lead! (Table of Contents: 14)

A Casebook Mystery / comic story / 3.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Rita Canay; Penny Worth; Jerry Burgess; Lt. Barney Hammer
Synopsis
Penny gets the lead for a new musical comedy, but her rival and her fiancé aren't happy about it.
Keywords
gas mask; murder; poison gas; theater

Indexer Notes

A "solve the mystery" story.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 15)

credits, title page / 0.5 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

List of people serving on the board: Dr. Lauretta Bender, Josette Frank, Dr. W. W. D. Sones, and Dr. S. Harcourt Peppard. Also a list of titles being published.

Slow Suicide (Table of Contents: 16)

The Grapevine / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Captain Tootsie in the North Woods (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Appointment with Death! (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Philip Evans
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Walt Wiley; Baldy Farrow; Big Bill Bascomb; Steve Bascomb; Joe Bascomb
Synopsis
A gang sets up one of their members to take the rap for them. The man, Walt Wiley, dies in prison, but not before his cellmate Baldy Farrow concocts a scheme for Walt to gain revenge after death.
Keywords
bridge; disguise; drowning; murder; parole; plastic surgery; poison; prison; revenge; robbery; telephone; television

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Evans' estate (Comics Buyer's Guide June 15, 1990)

Draw Me! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Superman Says "Human Rights for All!" (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superman
Synopsis
Superman settles an argument about the length of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, then promotes the United Nations' 1948 declaration on human rights.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Win Official National Rifle Association Medals With Your Daisy (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Ice Show Gang!
    Gang Busters
  2. 1. ["Millions of readers know that this famous symbol..."]
    Tomahawk
  3. 2. The Ice Show Gang
  4. 3. Royal Stars of Sports and Movies Free of Extra Cost!
    Royal Desserts
  5. 4. ["Let's go in and hear our fortunes!"]
    Fleer; Dubble Bubble
  6. 5. ["It's starting to rain!"]
    Casey the Cop
  7. 6. I Broke the Sweetest Racket in the World
  8. 7. Now... Write Secret Messages in the Dark and Erase with Light!!!!
    Straight Arrow; Nabisco Shredded Wheat
  9. 8. ["Edgar Allan Poe wrote the first real detective story..."]
    History of Detective Mystery
  10. 9. Our Bunch All Munch Nestlé's Crunch
    Nestlé's Crunch
  11. 10. The Invisible Bank Robbers!
  12. 11. ["Your line of fortune tells me you are about to have lots of good luck!"]
    Beware the Rackets
  13. 12. Thrilling for Features and Fun!
    Columbia
  14. 13. The Universe Is the Limit!
    Mystery in Space
  15. 14. Death Takes the Lead!
    A Casebook Mystery
  16. 15. Editorial Advisory Board
  17. 16. Slow Suicide
    The Grapevine
  18. 17. Captain Tootsie in the North Woods
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  19. 18. Appointment with Death!
  20. 19. Draw Me!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  21. 20. Superman Says "Human Rights for All!"
    Superman
  22. 21. Win Official National Rifle Association Medals With Your Daisy
    Daisy Air Rifles
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