(March 1960)

DC, 1950 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:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Secret of the Flying Buzz Saw! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
science fiction

Secret of the Flying Buzz-Saw (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Russ Heath
Inks:
Russ Heath
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rick Jordan
Synopsis:
An alien work crew comes to earth and starts leveling buildings, but it's all for the purpose of saving Earth. The aliens know that a white dwarf star is on a collision course with Earth so they want to mount a cannon to deflect the star from its path. But they miss. Earth's last chance is Rick Jordan, who's invented the Graviton, a device that can create a temporary zero gravity field and allow Rick to plant explosives on the dwarf star.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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?
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Letters:
?

[Showcase #25 ad] (Table of Contents)

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

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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

The Man Who Created Himself (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Sid Greene
Inks:
Sid Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Frank Barrows wakes to the sound of a voice from 3000 years in the future telling him that Earth depends on Frank following his commands. Frank finds his apartment full of advanced equipment that he uses to build an android duplicate of himself. When complete, this duplicate is transported to the future, and since their brains are identical Frank and the android can communicate with each other across time. In the future, the android is told that light-beings from Aldebaran are in Earth's atmosphere "inhaling" the argon and "exhaling" monargon, a poisonous waste. Future historical records show that Frank Barrows had developed a technology that could help deal with the problem, but there were no details. Unfortunately, the android duplicates a Frank before he had started that research. So Frank tries to figure out where his current research would have taken him. Through atomic manipulation, Frank is able to knock an electron off an argon atom and get poisonous chlorine. Poisoned, the light-beings disappear, and Earth is saved.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Amazing Ratios / filler / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?
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?
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spotlight on Science / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

The Case of the Martian Witness (Table of Contents)

Star Hawkins / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery; science fiction
Characters:
Star Hawkins (introduction): Ilda
Synopsis:
Star's luck is holding steady. He hasn't had a case in a week and he's had to pawn Ilda, his robot secretary. Luckily, Star is hired to locate a fugitive who's thought to be hiding on Vesta, an asteroid mining settlement, in the Red Jungle. But with a little tracking skill and the help of the creepy vegetation of the Red Jungle, he nabs the fugitive, gets his prisoner, and gets Ilda back from the pawn shop, promising never to pawn her again.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Secret of the Flying Buzz Saw!
  2. 1. Secret of the Flying Buzz-Saw
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Science Says You're Wrong if You Believe That...
  4. 3. [Showcase #25 ad]
  5. 4. Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz
    Buzzy
  6. 5. The Man Who Created Himself
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Amazing Ratios
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Spotlight on Science
  9. 8. The Case of the Martian Witness
    Star Hawkins
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dwayne Best
  • Ed Boner
  • Jerry Hillegas
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  • Arthur Lortie
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mark Gordon
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ed Boner
  • Bob Hughes