(August 1959)

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:
Jack Schiff (Editor); 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

Secret of the Cave Light! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

The Cosmic Plant (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
A mysterious plant grows up, right through a city street, on a quest to absorb every bit of water it can find. The authorities determine that they can kill the plant if they poison its supply of water. But more plants appear and the plant develops the ability to separate the poison out of the water.
Reprints:

[Tootsie Roll ad] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

["While Puptent is busy here...."] (Table of Contents)

Peter Puptent, Explorer / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[Palisades Park ad] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Superman

The Enchanted Violin (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Doug Wildey
Inks:
Doug Wildey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Paul Drake
Synopsis:
Paul Drake wants to be respected as a concert violinist, but due to his average performance skills only gets offers to be a musical clown. When he hears the legend of the violin of Lajos, he decides that it will change his destiny. Little does he know how right he is.
Reprints:
Keywords:
violin

[Tootsie Roll Pop ad] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Peter Porkchops Gives Tips on Summer Fun (Table of Contents)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Rube Grossman
Inks:
Rube Grossman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Lifelong Trance (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

Giant in the Ground (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

They Called Me a Martian (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bruno Premiani
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Jay Drews, billed as the Man of 1000 Faces, does a quick-change act. After a performance, he's approached by a stranger selling him a realistic Martian costume, claiming he found it in a chest that fell out of the sky. Jay purchases the costume, tries it on, and then finds he can't take it off. The costume seems to have other plans for Jay...
Reprints:

[Tootsie Roll Fudge ad] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

The Secret of the Cave Light (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
On an archaeological dig, mysterious lights start emanating from caves, having dramatic effects on the men on the dig, changing them into strange creatures.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Secret of the Cave Light!
  2. 1. The Cosmic Plant
  3. 2. [Tootsie Roll ad]
  4. 3. ["While Puptent is busy here...."]
    Peter Puptent, Explorer
  5. 4. [Palisades Park ad]
  6. 5. The Enchanted Violin
  7. 6. [Tootsie Roll Pop ad]
  8. 7. Peter Porkchops Gives Tips on Summer Fun
    Peter Porkchops
  9. 8. Lifelong Trance
  10. 9. Giant in the Ground
  11. 10. They Called Me a Martian
  12. 11. [Tootsie Roll Fudge ad]
  13. 12. The Secret of the Cave Light
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