(December 1958)

DC, 1951 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); Jack Schiff (actual)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #224-229)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Menace of the Alien Test Tubes! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely
Inks:
Bill Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

The Man Who Made Utopia (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Purcell
Inks:
Howard Purcell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
The mysterious Mr. Erutuf builds a futuristic city of houses for sale, but the people of Earth prove themselves unready for its scientific advances.
Reprints:

Sharing -- the United Nations Way! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
George Roussos
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
The International Labor Organization of the United Nations teaches various trades to the people of a Mexican village, who pass on their new knowledge to others.

Indexer Notes

Subtitled "A true story from the files of the International Labor Organization."
Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

The Prisoners of the Paints (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
occult
Synopsis:
Struggling artist Warren Dale finds an old box of oil paints that magically allow him to paint a picture of a sorcerer who then steps out of the painting.
Reprints:

This Famous Symbol Is Your Guarantee (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane; Bob Brown
Inks:
Gil Kane; Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

house ad for Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #98 and House of Secrets (DC 1956 series) #14

The Boy with the Super Powers! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Two strange men ask a farmer and his wife to take in a young boy, who is eventually revealed to be the heir to the throne of a faraway planet, in hiding from enemies who want to assume power.
Reprints:

City of Hallucinations (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction

The Menace of the Alien Test Tubes! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely
Inks:
Bill Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
An alien missile comes to Earth containing four unknown chemicals in test-tubes which cause powerful and dangerous reactions, and serve as a warning to two scientists who have developed a miraculous invention of their own.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Menace of the Alien Test Tubes!
  2. 1. The Man Who Made Utopia
  3. 2. Sharing -- the United Nations Way!
  4. 3. The Prisoners of the Paints
  5. 4. This Famous Symbol Is Your Guarantee
  6. 5. The Boy with the Super Powers!
  7. 6. City of Hallucinations
  8. 7. The Menace of the Alien Test Tubes!
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  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
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  • James Ludwig
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ed Boner
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  • Jim Van Dore