(February-March 1952)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
44
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1951-12-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #224-229)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


I Was a Dead Man! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ed Smalle ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

Buzzy Says: "Be Yourself-- Your Best Self!" (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Mark of X (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Suspense writer Grace Deems creates a high-flying TV show about a hairy monster called "X". But then an X-like creature materializes and starts harassing people.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Out of This World; Necco / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

What Sparks a Champion Sparks You! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Secret of Salzo the Great! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 3.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Synopsis
Stage magician Salzo commits crimes by hypnotizing his victims.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

We previously suggested Mort Meskin for pencils in error.

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

Vitalis Hair Cream / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Tree of Doom! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis
Jared Long kills his older cousin Paul Moresby to inherit his fortune. It's buried under Moresby's beloved magic tree which comes alive and ends Long's life.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Luden's Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Radar Rescue (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Tootsie Rolls; Captain Tootsie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I Was a Dead Man! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis
Uranium prospector Clyde is tricked into believing that he died and walks around as a ghost. His criminal partner Steve wants to drive him mad to get his hands on the valuable claim.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative.

Ghost River! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
English folklore about Peg O'Nell. Once a year a man drowns where Peg drowned.

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

Charlie Wild; Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Secret Inks (Table of Contents: 15)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Donald Queen
Pencils
Raymond Perry (illustration)
Inks
Raymond Perry (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; historical

Indexer Notes

The use of invisible inks in history.

The Strange Experiment of Dr. Grimm! (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters
Nick Nolan; John Grimm; Warden Lewis; Dave Strong
Synopsis
John Grimm keeps a convicted murderer's brain alive after his execution but finds himself controlled by the brain to commit murder.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer suggested Sheldon Moldoff for pencils and inks.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Motor's Auto Repair Manual / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. I Was a Dead Man!
  2. 1. Buzzy Says: "Be Yourself-- Your Best Self!"
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Mark of X
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Out of This World; Necco
  5. 4. What Sparks a Champion Sparks You!
    Wheaties
  6. 5. The Secret of Salzo the Great!
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Vitalis Hair Cream
  8. 7. ["W-we're lost in this cave!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  9. 8. Editorial Advisory Board
  10. 9. Tree of Doom!
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Luden's Cough Drops
  12. 11. The Radar Rescue
    Tootsie Rolls; Captain Tootsie
  13. 12. I Was a Dead Man!
  14. 13. Ghost River!
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Charlie Wild; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  16. 15. Secret Inks
  17. 16. The Strange Experiment of Dr. Grimm!
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Ramon Schenk
  • James Ludwig
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