Big Town #2

DC Comics

United States

Published
February 1951
Page count
52
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/8700

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Jack Schiff (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Human Bomb! (Big Town) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Big Town
Genre
Crime
Characters
Steve Wilson

Credits

Art
Dan Barry
Show/hide 1. Tops in Comics! (DC Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
DC Comics

Synopsis

DC bullet with a city skyline, presumably New York, in the background.

Show/hide 2. The Flying City Room! (Big Town) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Big Town
Genre
Crime
Characters
Steve Wilson

Credits

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Dan Barry
Inks
Sy Barry
Show/hide 3. See Yourself in Straight Arrow's Secret Cave! (Nabisco Shredded Wheat) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Nabisco Shredded Wheat
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Straight Arrow

Synopsis

Ad for a premium available for 25 cents plus a Nabisco Shredded Wheat box top.

Show/hide 4. No title recorded (Fleer's Dubble Bubble) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Gee, Tommy, what a neat skating sweater!"

Featuring

Feature
Fleer's Dubble Bubble
Genre
Children

Credits

Script
Ray Thompson
Art
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.]
Letters
Ray Thompson

Synopsis

Bubble gum ad.

Notes

Printed on top half of page.

Show/hide 5. Editorial Advisory Board (DC Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
DC Comics

Credits

Letters
typeset

Synopsis

List of DC's advisory board plus a list of currently published comics. Thirty-five titles are listed, including Mystery Trail, a title that never appeared on the newsstands.

Show/hide 6. The Gangster Boss of Small Town! (Big Town) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Big Town
Genre
Crime

Credits

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Dan Barry
Inks
Sy Barry
Show/hide 7. Captain Tootsie at the Snow Carnival (Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Captain Tootsie

Credits

Script
Bill Schreiber
Art
Bill Schreiber
Letters
Bill Schreiber

Synopsis

Ad for Tootsie Roll candy.

Show/hide 8. No title recorded (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 0.75 pages

"Whew! What a tough exam that was!"

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Humor
Characters
Jerry; Lois

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (KG Murray, 1952 series) #90 ([September 1957?])
Jerry the Jitterbug
Show/hide 9. Lucky Block (Nestlé's Crunch) Advertisement, 0.25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Nestlé's Crunch
Genre
Sports
Characters
Neddy Nestle

Notes

Candy bar ad.

Show/hide 10. The Dubious Alibi! (Johnny Law) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Law
Genre
Crime

Credits

Art
Win Mortimer
Show/hide 11. No title recorded (Quick Quiz) Comic story, 0.75 pages

"Is Pike's Peak, Colorado..."

Featuring

Feature
Quick Quiz
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Script
H. T. Elmo
Art
H. T. Elmo
Letters
H. T. Elmo

Synopsis

Four trivia questions and their answers. Questions about Pike's Peak, butter, cracked glass, and King George I of England.

Show/hide 12. No title recorded (Columbia) Advertisement, 0.25 pages

"Be king of the road with this great bike!"

Featuring

Feature
Columbia

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 13. Panic Stalks the Forest at the Dread Cry of "Warpath!" (Tomahawk) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Tomahawk
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Tomahawk; Dan Hunter

Credits

Art
Fred Ray

Synopsis

Ad for Tomahawk #3.

Notes

This ad appears in many DC comics dated February 1951.

Show/hide 14. Traffic Troubles Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Author
Art
Raymond Perry
Colours
Raymond Perry
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

How different cities across the ages have solved traffic problems.

Show/hide 15. The Human Bomb! (Big Town) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Big Town
Genre
Crime
Characters
Steve Wilson

Credits

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Dan Barry
Inks
Sy Barry

Notes

cover story

Show/hide 16. No title recorded (Shorty) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"And if you have any complaints..."

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humor
Characters
Shorty

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 17. Boys! Girls! Hurry! Get This Big Beautiful Real Scale Model! (Smith Brothers Cough Drops) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Smith Brothers Cough Drops

Synopsis

Ad for a Saddle Ring available for 25 cents and the front cover of a Smith Brothers box.

Show/hide 18. Are you Safe from "B.O."? (Lifebuoy Soap) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Lifebuoy Soap

Synopsis

Bar soap ad.

Show/hide 19. Only Rinso Has Solium (Rinso Detergent) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Rinso Detergent

Synopsis

Ad for Rinso washer detergent.

Show/hide 20. The World of Adventure in Books Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Adventure; advocacy
Characters
Green Arrow; Tomahawk; Shining Knight

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Win Mortimer

Synopsis

Tomahawk, Green Arrow and Shining Khight recommend books to teens.

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 21. Your Christmas Daisy Ready (Daisy Air Rifles) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Air Rifles
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Red Ryder

Credits

Art
Fred Harman

Synopsis

Ads and prices for Daisy AIr Rifle models 111, 311, and 325 plus the new Daisy Giant Pouch of Bulls Eye Shot -- 176 BBs for 5 cents.

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33016

Entry created

  • 04/08/2007

Cover added

  • 04/09/2019

Index completed

  • 04/09/2019

Last updated

  • 04/09/2019