(September-October 1952)

DC, 1952 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1952-07-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Julius Schwartz (actual, 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.


The Spectre in the Flame! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Murphy Anderson; Frank Giacoia (girl only)
Inks
Sy Barry; Frank Giacoia (girl only)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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
teen
Characters
Buzzy; Wolfie

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Spectre in the Flame! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
The lawyer Preston Zandan dabbles with the occult at night and conjures a smoke-shaped spirit out of every fire that’s lighted. The spirit follows him around like a puppy, while Zandan tries to dispose of it. He is able to kill it with silver bullets.

Indexer Notes

splash identical to cover except for missing girl

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best Foot Forward... (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Mort Drucker
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Colors
?
Letters
Mort Drucker

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Custom of getting off on the right foot.
Reprints

War of the Toy Soldiers! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Synopsis
Retired general Roger Fielding loves to play with his toy armies and dies of exhaustion. He walked in his sleep and played at night, too.
Reprints

The Doorway to Evil! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Synopsis
Steve Davis inherits the hotel "Fortuna" and discovers a secret 13th floor, filled with smybols of evil and bad luck. Accidents start to happen, a streak of bad luck hits the hotel. In the end all turns out well, because an investor buys the place for a million dollars.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Lucky Break (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Mort Drucker
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Colors
?
Letters
Mort Drucker

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Sound used to counter evil influences.
Reprints

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

Necco / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Unusual Ghost Haunts! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mort Drucker
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Colors
?
Letters
Mort Drucker

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Awareness of ghostly presences.

Journeys into the Unknown (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Article about time travel hoaxes of the past.

The Screaming Death! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
crime
Characters
Johnny Peril
Synopsis
The mad sound engineer and murderer Bryan Anson escapes from prison and locks up Johnny Peril. Anson plans to kill Peril by amplifying the noises he makes. At the showdown in a terrarium Anson is bitten by a poisonous snake and perishes.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

[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) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Spectre in the Flame!
  2. 1. Buzzy's Rules of Water Safety!
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Spectre in the Flame!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    House of Mystery; The Phantom Stranger
  6. 5. ["Golly, he's good!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  7. 6. Best Foot Forward...
  8. 7. War of the Toy Soldiers!
  9. 8. The Doorway to Evil!
  10. 9. Editorial Advisory Board
  11. 10. Lucky Break
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Necco
  13. 12. Unusual Ghost Haunts!
  14. 13. Journeys into the Unknown
  15. 14. The Screaming Death!
    Johnny Peril
  16. 15. ["The oldest symbol in comics..."]
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gene Reed
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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