(April-May 1952)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1952-02-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Jack Schiff (managing); Mort Weisinger (assistant); George Kashdan (assistant)
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.


The Dummy of Death! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
horror-suspense

Buzzy Says "Be Sure of Your Facts!" (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
humor; advocacy; teen

The Dummy of Death! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Ventriloquist James Lang murders his colleague Wendell and steals his puppet "Blockhead". He manages to be successful, until Blockhead starts talking and revealing the murder of his former puppeteer.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Gretchen Fraser

The Mysterious Painting! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Morris Waldinger
Colors
?
Letters
Morris Waldinger

Genre
non-fiction; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Two painters separately paint the same picture.
Reprints

"Lucky" Luden's and His Pal Go Exploring in a Haunted House... (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

She Wakes Up Screaming (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Mary Stokes suffers from bouts of madness. Her husband and her doctor surprise her with weird tricks to shock her back to sanity.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative.

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

Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.] (signed)
Inks
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee! A new boy!
Genre
children

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Includes a plug for A Date with Judy on ABC.

Ancient Legend! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Morris Waldinger
Colors
?
Letters
Morris Waldinger

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Account of haunted landscapes.

Indexer Notes

Art credit by Bob Rozakis and Gene Reed.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

The Prophecy of Doom (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
Howard Purcell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis
A party of explorers opens up an Egyptian tomb and is hit by a curse of death and madness. Professor Sutton, however, has been manipulating events for his own financial benefit.

I Was a Victim of Black Magic! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jon Small
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A wheat fungus makes a French woman fantasize about demons.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative.

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. Previous indexer suggested George Roussos for pencils as well.

He Hunted Ghosts (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
David Kahn [as Don King]
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Ghost-hunter Harry Price investigates haunted Borley Rectory in England.

The House Where Evil Lived! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Paul and Helen Morris win a house on the Mexican border which is said to be haunted. Three men died there, and nightly spooks keep running through the cellar. Turns out that illegal aliens are smuggled through the house into US territory.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Hey Skinny! ...Yer Ribs Are Showing! (Table of Contents: 19)

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Harman (signed)
Inks
Fred Harman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Dummy of Death!
  2. 1. Buzzy Says "Be Sure of Your Facts!"
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Dummy of Death!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Vitalis Hair Cream
  5. 4. What Sparks a Champion Sparks You!
    Wheaties
  6. 5. The Mysterious Painting!
  7. 6. "Lucky" Luden's and His Pal Go Exploring in a Haunted House...
    Luden's Cough Drops
  8. 7. She Wakes Up Screaming
  9. 8. ["Gee! A new boy!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  10. 9. Editorial Advisory Board
  11. 10. Ancient Legend!
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Out of This World; Necco
  13. 12. The Prophecy of Doom
  14. 13. I Was a Victim of Black Magic!
  15. 14. He Hunted Ghosts
  16. 15. The House Where Evil Lived!
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  20. 19. Hey Skinny! ...Yer Ribs Are Showing!
    Charles Atlas
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Bob Hughes
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Gene Reed
  • Gregory Fischer
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  • Carl Gafford
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Tony R. Rose
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  • James Ludwig
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