(July-August 1952)

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

[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.

["The oldest symbol in comics..."] (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)

["Is the safari ready to start?"] (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)

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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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