(July-August 1960)

DC, 1960 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1960-05-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Possible release date of May 24th, 1960 (based on arrival date on my copy originally purchased in early 1961). On sale date taken from house ad in House of Secrets #34.


Menace of the Giant Puppet! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]
Reprints:

Buzzy Says: Free Speech -- Free For All! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Buzzy
Synopsis:
Tom is tearing down the campaign posters of the candidate his father opposes, until Buzzy shows him that his father is much more fair-minded.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously published in DC comics cover-dated January 1953.

The Planet of Doomed Men (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (origin recap); The Guardians of the Universe (introduction for all); Green Lantern [Abin Sur] (flashback); Calorians; The Dryg (villain)
Synopsis:
Hal Jordan's energy-duplicate is summoned by the Guardians for the first time. After he is returned to Earth the Guardians send him to Calor, a nearby planet, to save the Calorians from the ape-monster Dryg.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Battery of Power; Calor (a planet); power ring

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Guardians.

["National Comics proudly presents..."] (Table of Contents)

Many Loves of Dobie Gillis / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Dobie Gillis; Thalia

Indexer Notes

House ad for The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis #2 (July-August 1960), with cover art shown. No shipping info given. Located between page eight and nine of first story.

Nobel Prize Winners (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Four panels with text regarding Marie Curie; Albert Einstein; Albert A. Michelson; and Hideki Yukawa.

Black Magic! (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Four panels with text regarding old superstitions.

["Dear Editor, I am 24 years old..."] (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern's Mail Chute / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
Gil Kane (logo illustration)
Inks:
Joe Giella (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Bob Saxon; Joseph Colasacco; Louise Lazarowics; Roy Thomas; Bob (Unsigned); and "Fatman".

Menace of the Giant Puppet! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Puppet-Master (introduction, villain); Carol Ferris; Biffy (small-time crook)
Synopsis:
The Puppet-Master invents a Hypno-Ray and commits crimes using others as puppets, until he attempts to capture Green Lantern, who instead captures him. Meanwhile, Carol Ferris daydreams of marrying Green Lantern.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Hypno-Ray is similar to an emotion controlling ray invented by Mind Games in Action Comics Weekly 611-613. Green Lantern uses a high speed stunt like The Flash.

Strange Satellites! (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Two panels with text regarding moons Jupiter IX, Phobos, and Iapetus.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Menace of the Giant Puppet!
    Green Lantern
  2. 1. Buzzy Says: Free Speech -- Free For All!
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Planet of Doomed Men
    Green Lantern
  4. 3. ["National Comics proudly presents..."]
    Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
  5. 4. Nobel Prize Winners
  6. 5. Black Magic!
  7. 6. ["Dear Editor, I am 24 years old..."]
    Green Lantern's Mail Chute
  8. 7. Menace of the Giant Puppet!
    Green Lantern
  9. 8. Strange Satellites!
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