(July 1959)

DC, 1951 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:
Jack Schiff; George Kashdan (Associate Editor); Murray Boltinoff (Associate Editor)
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

Issue Notes

Story synopses and some other information supplied by Ed Boner, July 2009.


The Man the Creature Feared! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Be Sure of Your Facts! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Letters:
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Buzzy
Synopsis:
When the clubhouse boys jump to conclusions and believe Jim stole the club's money, Buzzy advises them to stay calm and double-check before making accusations.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated April 1952.

The Return of the Animal-Men (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
While studying an ancient African crypt, Alan Hunter ponders images of Horus, Amun, and Anubis. Outside the crypt Alan meets the same gods in the nearby jungle. But they are actually beings from the planet Parma who came to Earth years ago, found it quaint, and decided to come back later to plunder its resources. And now is that time.
Reprints:

[Tootsie Roll ad] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Your Passport to Strange Journeys... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely; Gil Kane (illustrations)
Inks:
Bill Ely; Gil Kane (illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

house ad for House of Secrets (DC, 1956 series) #21 and Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #105

The Walking Stick! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A man who murdered his uncle believes that his uncle's spirit has returned when he hears the sound of his walking stick.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Poe's "The Telltale Heart" with a walking cane.

The Human Hurricane (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Photographer Paul Bradley is given permission to take all the photos he wants of a local village's festival of the wind god, except the temple of Notus, the Wind God himself. Legend has it that any defiler of Notus' temple will take on the form of the wind god until he discovers how to become human again. But Paul doesn't heed the warnings.
Reprints:

[Tootsie Roll Pop ad] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

["I've been experimenting for years..."] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Floogle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dr. Floogle

["Moolah is the greatest snake charmer of them all!] (Table of Contents)

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Moolah the Mystic
Reprints:

The Invisible Shield (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
occult

The Man the Creature Feared (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
An alien is sighted in the vicinity of a number of strange events, like buildings lifting off the ground and floating in the air before landing again. The only thing that the alien seems to fear is a man bundled up like a mummy in men's clothing. But after the police subdue the alien they find that the he is really a doctor, and that the man wrapped like a mummy is a mental patient who is actually responsible for the chaos.
Reprints:

[Tootsie Roll Fudge ad] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

They Live on Borrowed Time! (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

house ad for Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1958 series) #8

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dickey Dusk / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel ?
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Naydel ?

Indexer Notes

puzzle

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Man the Creature Feared!
  2. 1. Be Sure of Your Facts!
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Return of the Animal-Men
  4. 3. [Tootsie Roll ad]
  5. 4. Your Passport to Strange Journeys...
  6. 5. The Walking Stick!
  7. 6. The Human Hurricane
  8. 7. [Tootsie Roll Pop ad]
  9. 8. ["I've been experimenting for years..."]
    Dr. Floogle
  10. 9. ["Moolah is the greatest snake charmer of them all!]
    Moolah the Mystic
  11. 10. The Invisible Shield
  12. 11. The Man the Creature Feared
  13. 12. [Tootsie Roll Fudge ad]
  14. 13. They Live on Borrowed Time!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Dickey Dusk
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