(December 1959-January 1960)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Robert Kanigher
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched (Squarebound #112-117, 120)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Creature of Ghost Lake! (Table of Contents)

Task Force X Suicide Squad / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Rick Flag; Karin Grace; monster
Keywords:
Monster; water ski

Indexer Notes

Cover pencils credit from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics (9 May 2008)

["Draw Bob Hope!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Bob Hope
Keywords:
Caricature

Indexer Notes

Ad, with response coupon, from Art Instruction, Inc.

The Creature of Ghost Lake (Table of Contents)

Task Force X Suicide Squad / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Suicide Squad [Rick Flag; Karin Grace; Jess Bright; Dr. Evans]; monster
Synopsis:
Dr. Duane is missing, apparently having created a formula that grows things to giant size. Headquarters fears that Dr. Duane has been captured by enemy agents, and orders Suicide Squad to investigate unofficially. The team books into a nearby resort so as to search surreptitiously. A giant monster seizes both Karin and a nuclear bomb being tested with a time device. Knocking the monster out with anesthetic the men free Karin, then tow the monster out to sea where the bomb explodes harmlessly. Suicide Squad regrets the monster's death, as they all surmise it was originally Dr. Duane.
Reprints:
Keywords:
A-bomb; Air force; atom bomb; atomic bomb; monster; nuclear bomb; SCUBA; water ski

Indexer Notes

Four-part book-length story.

["Everything you need to enjoy stamp collecting"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Keywords:
Philatelist; philately; stamp collecting; stamps

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for stamps and supplies from Zenith Company.

The Atom Servant of Man (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Characters:
Scientists; doctors; farmers
Synopsis:
Various scientists around the world demonstrate uses of radio-isotopes.
Keywords:
Atom

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly. Even though published in 1959 -- before decolonization and before the height of the American Civil Rights battle -- non-white scientists are shown doing the work in their own countries across the globe.

["Hi-Power Binoculars"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Keywords:
Binoculars

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for binoculars from Josely Co.

["Given!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad, with response coupon, from Wilson Chemical Co.

The Menace of the Driver Ants! (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Keywords:
Africa; ant; educational; fact

Indexer Notes

Description of driver ants and their habits.

Robot Bombs Over London! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Keywords:
Buzz bomb; Second World War; V-1; World War 2; World War II; World War Two

Indexer Notes

Description of V-1 bombs and the German attacks on London.

["Do you want spending money?"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Stephens Credit Sales

["New! 'Rocket Club' movie!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Brigadier General E. B. LeBailly, USAF
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Keywords:
Rocket

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for educational film from Daisy Manufacturing Company. Support letter from General LeBailly.

["How to gain up to 50 lbs. of mighty muscles!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
George Jowett; John Sill; Tony Pascarella; Ernest Raines; Paul Lange; Larry Campbell; Jim Morgan
Keywords:
Body builder; body building

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for information from Jowett Institute of Body Building

["Send for new free shooting books!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Keywords:
BB gun

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for information from Daisy Manufacturing Company

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Creature of Ghost Lake!
    Task Force X Suicide Squad
  2. 1. ["Draw Bob Hope!"]
  3. 2. The Creature of Ghost Lake
    Task Force X Suicide Squad
  4. 3. ["Everything you need to enjoy stamp collecting"]
  5. 4. The Atom Servant of Man
  6. 5. ["Hi-Power Binoculars"]
  7. 6. ["Given!"]
  8. 7. The Menace of the Driver Ants!
  9. 8. Robot Bombs Over London!
  10. 9. ["Do you want spending money?"]
  11. 10. ["New! 'Rocket Club' movie!"]
  12. 11. ["How to gain up to 50 lbs. of mighty muscles!"]
  13. 12. ["Send for new free shooting books!"]
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