(March 1960)

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

The Chariot in the Sky! (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Adam Strange
Reprints:
Keywords:
chariots; jetpacks; pegusi

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Index originally had Joe Giella as inker with Murphy Anderson only on Adam Strange's face (added by Gregory Fischer, June 2009).

Chariot in the Sky (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Adam Strange; Alanna; Apollo; Hercules; Jupiter
Synopsis:
Adam is transported to Rann, where he's nearly zapped by the thunderbolts of Jupiter. Fleeing in her flier, he and Alanna need to abandon ship when attacked by Apollo in his flying chariot. Using their rocket packs, they evade Apollo, and Alanna tells Adam how Jupiter, Apollo, and Hercules recently showed up on Rann, thinking it was their own planet of Olympis. They concluded that their home had been conquered while they had been away in deep space and now are looking for revenge. Calling on their sense of fair play, Adam challenges the trio to individual duels. Arming himself with a lighting rod, he takes the zap out of Jupiter's bolts. Using a vacuum gun, he steals the wind from beneath Apollo's wings. And using some judo, he lays Hercules low. With calmer heads, the trio decides that radiation from a cosmic cloud must have fouled up their navigation system, and they head for their ship, which has already corrected for the cosmic cloud and headed back into space. Adam chases down the ship and the trio prepares to depart as the Zeta-Beam wears off and Adam returns home.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (added by Gregory Fischer, June 2009).

Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
teen

Astronomical Constants (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.33 page (report information)

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

The Dancing Trees of Polaris Seven (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Teo "Ditmos" Walker (espionage agent); the Leader; General Ku-um; Fraster of the Mohr-Ban
Synopsis:
Since the Mohr-Ban offensives against Earth have been ineffectual, they eventually decide that Earth must be acting with inside information. Connecting Earth attacks on three of their planets with the visits of an entertainment troupe to each just prior, agents of the Mohr-Ban know where to start looking. Teo Walker, an earthman, has disguised himself as "Ditmos," an entertainer who can make plants "dance" by playing a small flute. When the Mohr-Ban show up at his next performance, he knows the jig is up. With the help of his dancing plants he's able to make his getaway and get his final report to Earth to end the war.

Indexer Notes

Original pencil credits of Mike Sekowsky replaced by Gil Kane based on discussion with Arthur Lortie and Phil Rushton. [MN - 12/2006]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wonders of Space / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Our Amazing Universe (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

The Amazing Journeys into Space (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Sid Greene
Inks:
Sid Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sid Greene

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ted Larkin; Colonel Edwin Blake; Stanley Adams; Frederick Tomkins
Synopsis:
Ted Larkin had three goals as he was growing up: he wanted to be first to land on Mars, the first to fly through the sun, and the first to circumnavigate the universe. But hard work and a promising career only got him to the point of watching other men attain his goals first.
Edwin Blake was the first to land on Mars after an encounter with a giant space bird that nearly killed him. Stanley Adams made it through the sun but almost perished in an electrical/magnetic vortex he found in the center. Frederick Tomkins circumnavigated the universe uneventfully, except that upon arriving home, he found that his ship's hull had been transformed into lead. Disillusioned, Ted is mulling his future when an earthquake hits and destroys his lab. In the rubble he finds a piece of metal with time travel properties and decides to go back in time and beat the other three men to their goals. His better nature prevails, however, and on his time travel jaunts he eliminates the bird that menaced Blake, frees Adams from the vortex, and, noticing that Tomkins' ship passed through a radioactive cloud which could contaminate Earth, shoots a weapon at the radioactive ship to turn the hull to lead.

Indexer Notes

Original pencil/ink credits of Murphy Anderson removed and replaced with Sid Greene based on info from Steve Grant, Arthur Lortie, Michael Evans, Merlin Haas, and Bob Bailey.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Chariot in the Sky!
    Adam Strange
  2. 1. Chariot in the Sky
    Adam Strange
  3. 2. Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz
    Buzzy
  4. 3. Astronomical Constants
  5. 4. The Dancing Trees of Polaris Seven
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Wonders of Space
  7. 6. Our Amazing Universe
  8. 7. The Amazing Journeys into Space
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ed Boner
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Bob Hughes
  • Clayton Emery
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk