(July-August 1952)

DC, 1952 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1952-05-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Julius Schwartz (probably)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[Nightmare Island!] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

Buzzy Scoffs at "That Deep, Dark Secret!" (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
advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy; Margie; Tommy; Suzie
Synopsis
Teenagers try to cope with the social stigma of a relative suffering from mental illness.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Nightmare Island! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Test pilot Larry Mangrum pushes his plane through the speed barrier at 1500 miles-per-hour. He crashlands in another dimension. An island populated by giant frog beings, where he meets two other missing pilots.

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

Riddle Me This; Necco / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Columbia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Turns Terrific Clout Into Out! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Vengeance of the Invisible Men! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Robert Marley comes into possession of magic glasses, which make him see the invisible "Trogs". The trogs are causing deadly accidents all over the country and try to wipe out the human race. Temporarily looking like a trog, Marley can destroy the invisibility ray and saves mankind.

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

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

Mission to the Moon (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Major Mars; Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

The Vampire Myth (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
The legend of vampires.

Horror in the Lake! (Table of Contents: 12)

Johnny Peril / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Frank Giacoia (signed)
Inks
Sy Barry (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Johnny Peril
Synopsis
Johnny Peril has to fight a horde of evil and weird caterpillar monsters. He can outrun and finally outfox them by using explosives he finds in a shack.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Lady Wildroot Shampoo / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Beware the Black Cat! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Account of superstitions about black cats.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. Previous indexer suggested Mort Drucker for script, letters, pencils and inks.

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

Stewart-Warner Bike Speedometers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Craziest Pair in History- (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Champion Larry Yogi Berra Sparks Yankees! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Nightmare Island!]
  2. 1. Buzzy Scoffs at "That Deep, Dark Secret!"
    Buzzy
  3. 2. Nightmare Island!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Riddle Me This; Necco
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  6. 5. Turns Terrific Clout Into Out!
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  7. 6. Vengeance of the Invisible Men!
  8. 7. ["The oldest symbol in comics..."]
  9. 8. Mission to the Moon
    Major Mars; Popsicle
  10. 9. ["Is the safari ready to start?"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  11. 10. Editorial Advisory Board
  12. 11. The Vampire Myth
  13. 12. Horror in the Lake!
    Johnny Peril
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Lady Wildroot Shampoo
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn
  16. 15. Beware the Black Cat!
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Stewart-Warner Bike Speedometers
  18. 17. The Craziest Pair in History-
    The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
  19. 18. Champion Larry Yogi Berra Sparks Yankees!
    Wheaties
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