(May 1957)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

As billed on the cover, this issue contains three pages listing the winners of the DC Slogan Contest (whose last names begin with O, S, V or Z). These pages replace some of the usual fillers for this issue.


The Face Behind the Mask! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
detective-mystery
Reprints:

Weapons of Destiny (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder ?
Pencils:
Bill Ely
Inks:
Bill Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon ?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Synopsis:
A man with no memory is compelled to steal three weapons, but he doesn't know why. When he sees Professor Desmond on television, he senses he can solve the mystery. And he does, by telling the man he is artist Ted Thorn and he is to draw those weapons for the professor's latest book.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from the index for the World's Finest Comics issue reprinting this story. Binder is not credited in the reprint.

The Thing from the Skies (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
Mort Meskin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Rupert Corbin sees a small spaceship land, but is told by its inventor that it is only a mechanical prop. Corbin figures he can make money to pay back his gambling debts from pictures of the craft anyway, and kills Professor Lucas to do it. But Corbin is visited by small space travelers who reveal that Lucas was their contact on Earth and they take him home to their planet to face justice.
Reprints:

Second Warning! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Papp (signed)
Inks:
George Papp (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; war
Synopsis:
Pete Newell returns to the battlefields of World War II where he is saved from angry locals by ghostly help.
Reprints:

I Was a Prisoner of the Supernatural (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Herron
Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Jasper Murdock; Mr. Robley; Gilda Greene; Mephistopheles; Tom Shields
Synopsis:
Jasper Murdock, an actor playing the role of Mephistopheles, agrees to a deal with the Devil, but refuses to fulfill the contract and is rewarded.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit taken from the reprint.

The Face Behind the Mask (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Herron
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Zoe Ann Kerns; Freddie White; Jay Hamilton
Synopsis:
Jay Hamilton woos an actress who spends each night with her face covered in bandages. She claims to be 300 years old and to have a magic potion that keeps her young for a short period of time. Since she has run out of the potion, Jay and his father accompany her to meet the sorcerer who sells her the elixir, but Zoe Ann admits it's all a scam and the men turn the "sorcerer" over to the police.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit taken from reprint.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Face Behind the Mask!
  2. 1. Weapons of Destiny
  3. 2. The Thing from the Skies
  4. 3. Second Warning!
  5. 4. I Was a Prisoner of the Supernatural
  6. 5. The Face Behind the Mask
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Nick Caputo
  • Carl Gafford
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gene Reed
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Carl Gafford
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ed Boner