(July-August 1959)

DC, 1956 Series
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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:
Jack Schiff
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

second appearance of Rip Hunter


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Rip Hunter... Time Master / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rip Hunter; Jeff Smith; Circe; centaur
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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:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Buzzy
Synopsis:
Five dollars goes missing in the clubhouse, and Buzzy warns the kids to search around before making wild 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 Secret of the Lost Continent (Table of Contents)

Rip Hunter... Time Master / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rip Hunter; Jeff Smith; Bonnie Baxter; Corky Baxter [Bonnie's kid brother]; Alexander the Great; warriors
Synopsis:
(Chapter 1.) Rip has an ancient tablet locating Atlantis, but the last line is obliterated. They journey to Alexandria in 331 BC, because Alexander the Great owned the tablet. Rip and Bonnie will be executed as spies, but the "great metal bird" (Time Sphere) awes Alexander. The oncoming Persian army is huge, and Alexander would retreat. Rip jumps in a chariot and panics the elephants with a gasoline-soaked scarf. The war is won. Rip's crew find the tablet refers to a missing map!
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Indexer Notes

Rip's crew wears civilian clothes, including Bonnie in a fetching red frock. Rip and Jeff also wear pistol belts. Later the crew would adopt green and red uniforms, without guns.

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

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
house ad for Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #106 and House of Secrets (DC, 1956 series) #22

["This is my clairvoyance machine."] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Rocket / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Doctor Rocket
Synopsis:
Doctor Rocket's new "clairvoyance machine" predicts his wife will burn the dinner roast.
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The Forbidden Island (Table of Contents)

Rip Hunter... Time Master / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rip Hunter; Jeff Smith; Bonnie Baxter; Corky Baxter; Circe; (fake) centaurs; Cretan sailors
Synopsis:
Chapter 2. Alexander points the crew to the island of Aeaea, where the tablet came from. They journey. They journey there in 700 BC. Rip and Jeff fall into a pit trap. Circe and her "centaurs" warn them off. But Bonnie and Corky find the "centaurs" wear horse frames covered with skins. Circe is a pretend sorceress to protect her people. Cretan warships arrive. Rip's crew build a dragon lifted by the Time Sphere that breathes acetylene fire, and frighten away the Cretans. Circe points out a carved map and the year Atlantis sank. Bonnie is jealous of Circe's gratitude toward Rip.
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Operation Blackhawks! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Blackhawk; Blackhawks
Synopsis:
house ad for Blackhawk (DC, 1957 series) #138

Mystery of the Lost Lands (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller ?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Educational piece on Atlantis and other fabled lost cities.

["Planets and stars shine with the same light..."] (Table of Contents)

Science Says You're Wrong... / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Planets and stars shine with the same light... Fish is a brain food... A person's height remains constant through 24 hours... There are place on Earth where it never rains...
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Indexer Notes

Moved reprint note for KG Murray to original publication.

The Doomed Continent (Table of Contents)

Rip Hunter... Time Master / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rip Hunter; Jeff Smith; Bonnie Baxter; Corky Baxter; Aliens from Jexjara; R'Del (Chief Scientist); D'Zar (dictator)
Synopsis:
Chapter 3. The Time Sphere arrives in Atlantis in 14,000 BC, but it's a futuristic space city! Orange aliens shoot ray guns, but the crew is saved by R'Dell's force field. Before the planet Jexjara exploded, the alien race split up to find a "New Jexjara". A colony came here, and would move on, but the dictator D'Zar won't allow it - and an earthquake is imminent. Rip shoots a giant earth globe to block the door. The aliens board ships to fly to New Jexjara. Rip's crew saved an alien race and witnessed the destruction of Atlantis - with more great spectacles to come!
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["This is indeed a strange, mysterious island we are on!"] (Table of Contents)

Peter Puptent, Explorer / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Peter Puptent
Synopsis:
Peter Puptent's worry about monsters gets a jolt from his partner's shadow puppets.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Rip Hunter... Time Master
  2. 1. Be Sure of Your Facts!
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Secret of the Lost Continent
    Rip Hunter... Time Master
  4. 3. Your Passport to Strange Journeys...
  5. 4. ["This is my clairvoyance machine."]
    Doctor Rocket
  6. 5. The Forbidden Island
    Rip Hunter... Time Master
  7. 6. Operation Blackhawks!
    Blackhawk
  8. 7. Mystery of the Lost Lands
  9. 8. ["Planets and stars shine with the same light..."]
    Science Says You're Wrong...
  10. 9. The Doomed Continent
    Rip Hunter... Time Master
  11. 10. ["This is indeed a strange, mysterious island we are on!"]
    Peter Puptent, Explorer
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