27 September 2011

Comic Book Short Story~~~Big Town "The Casebook of Unsolved Mysteries"

Big Town began as a radio show and was so popular is moved over to television. It also spawnd a long running comicbook. It was a "reporter drama" with the central character Steve voiced on radio by Edward G. Robison.
The radio program aired from 1937 to 1952  and had a listening audience rated between 10 and 20 million people. Paramount made four BIG TOWN  motion pictures. The TV show ran from 1950 to 1956, the first 2 years being telecast live.
DC's Big Town comic book ran 50 issues, from January, 1951 to March-April, 1958.

Here is a story from issue #40, July 1956, written by John Broome with art by Manny Stallman and John Giunta.

Strange ad placement:

This issue contained a somewhat puzzling ad considering the readership of DC comics was probably close to 99% children. Certainly not many people who'd be doing the household grocery shopping.

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