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Issue: #1

Series: The Phantom Stranger

Publisher: DC

Title: The Phantom Stranger
Issue: 1
Page Count: 36
Publish Date: August-September 1952
Volume:
Contributors: Editor: Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Julius Schwartz (actual)

Assigned Comics

Phantom Stranger #1
Owner: Harley Troy

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Detailed information about the issue is listed below.

Story Title: Who Is the Phantom Stranger? - cover
Features:Phantom Stranger
Pages:1
Pencils:Carmine Infantino
Inks:Sy Barry
Letters:?; Ira Schnapp (logo)
Genre:fantasy


Story Title: It's Smart to Check -- and Doublecheck! - public service announcement
Features:Superman
Pages:1
Pencils:Win Mortimer
Inks:Win Mortimer
Letters:Ira Schnapp
Genre:superhero
Characters:Superman
Synopsis:Superman lectures two drivers and a bicyclist about road safety.


Story Title: The Haunters from Beyond - comic story
Features:Phantom Stranger
Pages:8
Pencils:Carmine Infantino
Inks:Sy Barry
Genre:fantasy
Characters:The Phantom Stranger (intro); Anne Parris; Bryce Parris; Rita Westcott
Synopsis:Secretary Anne Parris, descendant of a family of witch-hunters, has inherited the Parris fortune. Her criminal cousin Bryce costumes as a witchmaster and tries to scare her to death. Anne, however, is assisted by the Phantom Stranger to reveal the plot.


Story Title: Top Speed Stops Spy - advertisement
Features:Another Jim Wise P-F Adventure Story
Pages:1
Characters:Jim Wise
Synopsis:Ad for canvas shoes made by Hood Rubber Company and B. F. Goodrich.


Story Title: "Today we're going to have a contest!" - advertisement
Features:Fleer's Dubble Bubble
Pages:0.5
Pencils:Ray Thompson
Inks:Ray Thompson
Letters:Ray Thompson
Synopsis:Bubble gum ad.


Story Title: Editorial Advisory Board - promo (ad from the publisher)
Features:DC Comics
Pages:0.5
Letters:typeset
Synopsis:A list of DC's advisory board members plus a list of currently published comics. Forty-one titles are listed. Also, there's a plug for "A Date with Judy" broadcast Saturday mornings on ABC-TV.


Story Title: When Dead Men Walk! - comic story
Features:Phantom Stranger
Pages:6
Pencils:Carmine Infantino
Inks:Sy Barry; Joe Giella
Genre:fantasy
Characters:Phantom Stranger; John Martin; Bart Benson; Carson Rand; Jim Thompson; Edgar Jones; Margo Phillips; Matt Wright
Synopsis:When three friends die in a plane crash, the spirits seem to be haunting those they left behind, but the Phantom Stranger reveals that the ghostly appearances are really the work of an embezzler attempting to cover his tracks.


Story Title: Message to Parents - What to Do if Polio Comes Your Way - public service announcement
Features:National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
Pages:0.5
Letters:typeset
Synopsis:Warning signs of polio and steps to take when you see them.


Story Title: Hey! You Baseball Fans! Look! -- - advertisement
Features:Necco Assorted Wafers
Pages:0.5
Synopsis:Ad for a 16 baseball pennants available for 25 cents, a 3-cent stamp and one Necco wrapper.


Story Title: Goblin in the Bottle - comic story
Pages:5.67
Pencils:Murphy Anderson (signed)
Inks:Murphy Anderson (signed)
Genre:detective-mystery
Characters:Moira Varner; Don Holborn; Susan Parks; Latham
Synopsis:Socialite Moira Varner tries to break up an engagement by pretending to command a bottle imp.


Story Title: Your Hair's Best Friend! - advertisement
Features:Wildroot Cream-Oil Hair Tonic
Pages:0.33
Genre:humor
Synopsis:Hair dressing ad with two gag panels.


Story Title: Whistle Magic - comic story
Pages:1
Pencils:Mort Drucker
Inks:Mort Drucker


Story Title: Fate Takes a Hand - text article
Pages:2
Pencils:Raymond Perry
Inks:Raymond Perry
Letters:typeset


Story Title: The House of Strange Secrets! - comic story
Features:Phantom Stranger
Pages:6
Pencils:Carmine Infantino
Inks:Joe Giella
Genre:fantasy
Characters:Phantom Stranger; Robart; Neal Hunter
Synopsis:Stage magician Robart lures a traveler to his house. He wants to kill him and be able to cast a black magic spell. The Phantom Stranger appears on the scene, protects the innocent man and foils Robartís evil plans.


Story Title: Two More Thrilling Magazines for Mystery Fans! - promo (ad from the publisher)
Features:DC Comics
Pages:1
Pencils:Gil Kane; Ruben Moreira
Inks:Murphy Anderson; Ruben Moreira
Genre:horror-suspense
Synopsis:House ad for Sensation Mystery #110 and House of Mystery #5.


Story Title: The Secret of Treasure Cave - advertisement
Features:Cloverine Brand Salve
Pages:1
Pencils:Ray Thompson
Inks:Ray Thompson
Letters:Ray Thompson
Synopsis:Ad to recruit salespeople for Cloverine Brand Salve.


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