(January-February 1959)

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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Dozen Dooms of Adam Strange! (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Adam Strange; Alanna
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics (20 January 2008); original indexer credited the inks to Bernard Sachs.

Invaders from the Atom Universe (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / comic story / 14.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Adam Strange; Rann; Alanna; Vrenn chieftain; The Vrenn
Synopsis:
Adam is zeta-beamed to Rann, but pop-eyed green aliens inhabit the city! Adam is thrown into an "Orkinomikron" to wake on a desolate atomic world, having been shrunk. The Rannians will perish. He finds the original transfer machine hanging over a bottomless pit. Color streaks tell him the fuel was phosphorous. Scraping matches, he transports himself and Alanna back home, except they're tiny spies. Back on the desolate world, he rallies the Rannians and teleports to Rann. Belt units make the Rannians giants who send the Vrenn packing. And Adam is zapped away to Earth.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Rann; Zeta-Beam

Indexer Notes

1) Pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics (20 January 2008) 2) Adam wears his traditional uniform, but it's colored all red.

Formula for Success! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis:
Jimmy is a natural-born musician, but his father demands he take Engineering courses. A kind teacher intervenes. "I think young people need a chance to develop all their talents!"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Strange Satellites! / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
Facts about Jupiter's and Uranus's satellites.

[Bernard Lyot] (Table of Contents)

Giants of the Telescope / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
Bernard Lyot built the first coronagraph to study the solar corona, and made observations of Mercury and Mars.
Reprints:

Prize Stars! (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
Facts about Proxima Centauri, Sirius, Beta Orionis, and other stars.
Reprints:

The Dozen Dooms of Adam Strange (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Adam Strange; Alanna; Tak Vall (first appearance; villain); Moora (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis:
Adam rockets over a cop to meet the zeta beam. The new rage in Ranagar is Adam Strange full-size dolls. Alanna wants to send 11 - plus Adam! - to isolationist Dys, who may be planning an invasion. Alanna fakes an emergency landing. Tak Vall, Chief Scientist, will plant "KLY" bombs in the dolls and destroy Ranagar. Adam sneaks to find Alanna. He jet-packs after a flier - as (wind-up doll) Alanna is pitched over the Flaming Sea. Alanna sees Adam blown up, but he rushes in. The doll didn't perspire. Adam sent the bomb-dolls into the ocean. At the honors dinner - he's zeta-beamed away!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Ranagar; Rann; Zeta-Beam

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics (20 January 2008)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Dozen Dooms of Adam Strange!
    Adam Strange
  2. 1. Invaders from the Atom Universe
    Adam Strange
  3. 2. Formula for Success!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Strange Satellites!
  5. 4. [Bernard Lyot]
    Giants of the Telescope
  6. 5. Prize Stars!
  7. 6. The Dozen Dooms of Adam Strange
    Adam Strange
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