(September 1952)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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

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)

["Golly, he's good!"] (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.

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

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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
  • Bob Hughes
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ed Boner
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Jim Van Dore