(March 1960)

DC, 1956 Series
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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:
Jack Schiff (Editor); Murray Boltinoff (Associate Editor); George Kashdan (Associate Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Invasion of the Jewel-Men! (Table of Contents)

Space Ranger / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero

The Man Who Stole the Solar System (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Capt. Ambers (of Solar Security); Dr. Flanders; Professor Renzell; Dr. Sprell; Charlie (Renzell's assistant)
Synopsis:
Captain Ambers has been brought in to handle security at the "Project Flanders," a miniature version of the solar system equipped with the "Flanders Ray." Whatever the Flanders Ray does to the model of the universe happens to the universe itself. When Professor Renzell hijacks the lab, moves it to another location, and proceeds to blackmail the universe, Ambers disguises his ship as a comet and makes a one-man assault on Renzells' headquarters.

The Magic Genie (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

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 Brave and the Bold #28 ad] (Table of Contents)

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

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

The Crystal Ball Planet (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake ?
Pencils:
Howard Purcell
Inks:
Howard Purcell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Captain Ken Quarles; the alien sorcerer; Lt. Haller; Evans
Synopsis:
En route to Planet Z, Captain Quarles and his crew come upon a planet sized crystal ball, projecting images of the future. The Alien Sorcerer makes his appearance and warns that the visions could come true if Quarles' ship doesn't turn back. One by one the images come to life, until Quarles determines that the images are all illusions being projected by the Alien Sorcerer using rocks with telepathic qualities from Planet Z as part of an elaborate plan to keep others away from these stones.

Indexer Notes

Writer identification from Bob Hughes.

Captives of the Moon Men (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Perilous Paintings (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.67 page (report information)

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

[Batman #130 ad] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Invasion of the Jewel Men (Table of Contents)

Space Ranger / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton ?; Gardner Fox ?
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Space Ranger; Myra Mason; Cryll; Jewel-Men
Synopsis:
When the Jewel Men land on Mars and seize large quantities of selenite, Space Ranger goes into action. Knowing that there are large quantities of selenite at Mars Harbor, Space Ranger heads there and confronts a cadre of the Jewel Men. Space Ranger goes through all of his arsenal, having some success with a sound beam that destroys a few of the Jewel Men. To distract the Ranger, the Jewel Men threaten his ship and Myra, and escape in the confusion. Cryll had been ineffective during the fight because of a coating of ammonia on the Jewel Men, which gives the Space Ranger a clue as to where the Jewel Men are hiding. At their headquarters, as they are pouring the selenite into a large jewel and creating more Jewel Men, Space Ranger gets close enough to the jewel to destroy it, but it sucks him in. Luckily, Cryll hits on the one animal that will save the day, and morphs into a Saturnian Vibro-Deer, whose vibrations destroy the jewel and the jewel men.

Indexer Notes

Writers suggested by Bob Hughes.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Invasion of the Jewel-Men!
    Space Ranger
  2. 1. The Man Who Stole the Solar System
  3. 2. The Magic Genie
  4. 3. Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz
    Buzzy
  5. 4. [The Brave and the Bold #28 ad]
  6. 5. The Crystal Ball Planet
  7. 6. Captives of the Moon Men
  8. 7. Perilous Paintings
  9. 8. [Batman #130 ad]
  10. 9. Invasion of the Jewel Men
    Space Ranger
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ed Boner
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Carl Gafford
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ed Boner