(January 1957)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Man Who Ate Fire! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

The Amazing Cube! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Kashdan ?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Harvey Hacker meets a fellow gambler who has made his own dice from a meteor and with which he cannot lose. Following him, Hacker is able to snatch one when the other gambler crashes his car outside an atomic station. Planning to analyze the cube later, Hacker finds that it is apparently getting larger and larger through the night, nearly crushing him in his own house. But when scientists arrive from the atomic station, Hacker realizes it is he and his house that have been shrinking due to the combination of the radiation and meteor the cube was made of.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from the index for the World's Finest Comics issue reprinting this story. Verification needed as to whether Kashdan is credited in the reprint itself.

The Talking Head! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; historical

The Carbon Copy Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Synopsis:
Frank Dorne has been faking teleportation with the help of his twin brother George, whose existence is unknown to the outside world since the brothers were brought up in separate orphanages. When a trick goes wrong and George is killed, Frank figures the gig is over until it appears that George has fulfilled his part of the act once again. Investigating, Frank is fatally wounded, but not before being meeting a third brother -- triplets all separated at birth -- who was trying to join in the scam.
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Famous Books Quiz (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

["That's great, Swordo!"] (Table of Contents)

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

Genre:
humor

The Day Nobody Died (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Roussos
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
Dr. Jim Morgan is worried about performing his first surgery, but he notices an odd man about who seems to be able to ensure no one dies. He tries to get him to his surgery the next day, but Death's vacation is over.
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Mystery of the Talking Mongoose (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George Kent
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; historical

The Man Who Ate Fire (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Tommy Briggs discovers that Edward Hermes is really an alien from Mercury and sent to Earth to prepare an invasion, but Tommy and his father alert the authorities and prevent it, with the help of the Statue of Liberty.
Reprints:
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Man Who Ate Fire!
  2. 1. The Amazing Cube!
  3. 2. The Talking Head!
  4. 3. The Carbon Copy Man
  5. 4. Famous Books Quiz
    Buzzy
  6. 5. ["That's great, Swordo!"]
    Moolah the Mystic
  7. 6. The Day Nobody Died
  8. 7. Mystery of the Talking Mongoose
  9. 8. The Man Who Ate Fire
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Chris Boyko
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Carl Gafford
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ed Boner