(October 1952)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1952-08-13
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 Nine Lives of Roger Denham (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Called Alger Denham on story inside.

Binky Asks "What Do You Know About Other People?" (Table of Contents: 1)

Binky / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Binky

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Nine Lives of Alger Denham! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Inks
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Synopsis
A newspaper reporter first falls for the story he is told by Alger Denham, a man seemingly possessed by ingenious abilities. Then he uncovers a plot to murder his uncle behind it.

Indexer Notes

Called Roger Denham on cover. First-person narrative.

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

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

Lover from the Dead! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; historical
Characters
Mlle. Hyperion Clairon
Synopsis
French actess Clairon breaks the heart of a man and is haunted by his voice for two years.

Strange Beliefs! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Account of New Year's Day customs.
Reprints

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

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

The Devil Mask of Death! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis
A group of tourists in Rio de Janeiro dons native devil masks for a parade. One of them, Peter Brent, wants to harm a friend of his, but is hit by a curse before he can accomplish his evil plan.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Out of This World; Necco / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Two More Thrilling Magazines for Mystery Fans! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Museum of Murder! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 3.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (same as #5)
Inks
? (same as #5)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Synopsis
The killer "angel face" Finny hides as dummy in a wax museum.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative.

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

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

Mysterious Portrait (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
The painter Rossetti unknowingly recreates a painting which had been done 400 years before him.

How Would You Explain It? (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller [as Jack E. Miller]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Article about "fate" versus "coincidence."

The Riddle of the Split Siamese Twins! (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Leonard Starr
Inks
Leonard Starr
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Synopsis
Peppi and Paul Belinda are Siamese twins working as a high wire act in the circus. When they are surgically separated, they keep sharing mind control and start a criminal career as robbers.

Indexer Notes

Possibly originally a Dr. 13, Ghostbreaker story intended for Star Spangled #131. First-person narrative.

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

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

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Nine Lives of Roger Denham
  2. 1. Binky Asks "What Do You Know About Other People?"
    Binky
  3. 2. The Nine Lives of Alger Denham!
  4. 3. ["Put this box of Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum in the vault..."]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  5. 4. Lover from the Dead!
  6. 5. Strange Beliefs!
  7. 6. Editorial Advisory Board
  8. 7. The Devil Mask of Death!
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Out of This World; Necco
  10. 9. Two More Thrilling Magazines for Mystery Fans!
    Sensation Mystery; The Phantom Stranger
  11. 10. Museum of Murder!
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  13. 12. Mysterious Portrait
  14. 13. How Would You Explain It?
  15. 14. The Riddle of the Split Siamese Twins!
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
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