(October 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
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Man Who Collected Worlds (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

A Man Without a World (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Howard Chase accepts the opportunity to leave Earth forever offered by aliens, but he eventually becomes homesick. The aliens insist he keep his part of the bargain until he saves the life of one of them.
Reprints:

How Not to Enjoy a Vacation (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

The Riddle of the Glass Bubble (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters:
Mr. Ward
Synopsis:
A bomb meant for another planet will destroy Earth in 12 days unless someone finds a way to deactivate it. Though scientists are stumped a boy's dog whistle proves just the thing.
Reprints:
Keywords:
atomic bomb

Silk Gauze (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Morris Waldinger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Morris Waldinger

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

The Amazing Swap Shop (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
People are able to barter for amazing scientific marvels at an odd little shop, but only for a brief time, as the proprietor is only collecting Earth objects for his space fair for a limited time.
Reprints:

["Professor, your robot is marvelous"] (Table of Contents)

Professor Eureka / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

The Specter Who Stole a Fortune (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

The Man Who Collected Planets (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Astronomer Bradley Wells is abducted by the alien Sardor who has captured and shrunk several planets to extract their elemental resources. But Wells traps Sardor, returns the planets to their proper sizes and positions, and returns to Earth.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Man Who Collected Worlds
  2. 1. A Man Without a World
  3. 2. How Not to Enjoy a Vacation
  4. 3. The Riddle of the Glass Bubble
  5. 4. Silk Gauze
  6. 5. The Amazing Swap Shop
  7. 6. ["Professor, your robot is marvelous"]
    Professor Eureka
  8. 7. The Specter Who Stole a Fortune
  9. 8. The Man Who Collected Planets
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gene Reed
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Carl Gafford
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ed Boner