(September 1952)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1952-07-07
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.


The Monster in Clay! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
horror-suspense

Buzzy's Rules of Water Safety! (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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Monster in Clay! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
Synopsis
The sculptor Dwight Courtney models a bust of a black sorcerer from the past. He seems to gain uncanny abilities: whatever he makes is destroyed in real life. After the death of three of his colleagues, Courtney investigates the strange accidents.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative.

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

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

Two More Thrilling Magazines for Mystery Fans! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Sensation Mystery; The Phantom Stranger / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

The Telltale Hand! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
crime
Characters
George Karyl; John Putnam; Detective Bruce
Synopsis
George Karyl kills his client John Putnam and hides the body but the lines on his palm begin to form a hangman's noose.
Reprints
Keywords
palm reading

Mysterious Princess! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Princess Caraboo
Synopsis
Account of a vagrant who called herself "Caraboo."

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

Necco / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Hidden Author! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
An Ouija board dictates poetry.

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

Bendix Coaster Brake / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

I Was a Ghost for Hire! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
crime
Synopsis
A medium and her aide stage elaborate seances and incorporate the dead very convincingly. The racket is brought down by frightening the ghost impersonators with a ghost impersonation.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative.

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

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

Can Your Mind Be Read? (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
David King
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Account about telepathy.

The Devil Was My Partner! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Arthur Drake gets addicted to casino gambling in Naples, Italy. He signs a pact with the devil and now wins every time he gambles. Satan, however, is an impostor and casino owner who steals Drake's identity to continue his life in the US.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

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

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Monster in Clay!
  2. 1. Buzzy's Rules of Water Safety!
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Monster in Clay!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  5. 4. Two More Thrilling Magazines for Mystery Fans!
    Sensation Mystery; The Phantom Stranger
  6. 5. ["Golly, he's good!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  7. 6. Editorial Advisory Board
  8. 7. The Telltale Hand!
  9. 8. Mysterious Princess!
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Necco
  11. 10. The Hidden Author!
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Bendix Coaster Brake
  13. 12. I Was a Ghost for Hire!
  14. 13. ["The oldest symbol in comics..."]
  15. 14. Can Your Mind Be Read?
  16. 15. The Devil Was My Partner!
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • James Ludwig
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  • Carl Gafford
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ed Boner
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Jim Van Dore