(July 1960)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Jack Schiff; 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 Puzzle of the Plundering Creatures! (Table of Contents)

Mark Merlin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters:
Mark Merlin; Elsa
Keywords:
monsters

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 Brown; Tom Stone
Synopsis:
Tom is tearing down the campaign posters of the candidate his father opposes, until Buzzy shows Tom that his father is much more fair-minded.

Indexer Notes

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

The Puzzle of the Plundering Creatures (Table of Contents)

Mark Merlin / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller ?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters:
Mark Merlin; Elsa
Synopsis:
When Mark Merlin is called in to investigate a fantastic bank robbery, he learns that an alien child was duped into helping a crook, and now the alien parents want their child back.

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Bob Hughes 12/08

Your Passport to Amazing Adventures (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Brown; Dick Dillin; Sid Greene
Inks:
Bob Brown; Sheldon Moldoff; Sid Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Space Ranger
Synopsis:
House ad for Tales of the Unexpected #51, My Greatest Adventure #45, Strange Adventures #118.

The Eyes Have It! (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Tommy Nicolosi
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

This Is It! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern
Synopsis:
House ad for Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #1.

The Three-Headed Doom (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely
Inks:
Bill Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Synopsis:
Prince Muri's college roommate Larry appears to be menaced by legendary animal spirits when the young men visit Nuri's home country.
Reprints:

For the Very Best in Comics Reading (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris; Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical; superhero; western-frontier
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Tomahawk; Dan Hunter
Synopsis:
House ad for Detective Comics #281 and Tomahawk #69.

Curse of the Night People (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

["These natives don't look too friendly."] (Table of Contents)

Peter Puptent Explorer / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Peter Puptent
Keywords:
Egypt; Sphinx

Bodyguards to a Planet! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Roussos
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A fugitive alien begs two Earth men to hide his home planet, which he has shrunk to tiny size, from dangerous space marauders.
Keywords:
shrinking

Micro-Meteors (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Drucker
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Colors:
?
Letters:
Mort Drucker

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Puzzle of the Plundering Creatures!
    Mark Merlin
  2. 1. Free Speech -- Free For All!
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Puzzle of the Plundering Creatures
    Mark Merlin
  4. 3. Your Passport to Amazing Adventures
    DC Comics
  5. 4. The Eyes Have It!
  6. 5. This Is It!
    Green Lantern
  7. 6. The Three-Headed Doom
  8. 7. For the Very Best in Comics Reading
    DC Comics
  9. 8. Curse of the Night People
  10. 9. ["These natives don't look too friendly."]
    Peter Puptent Explorer
  11. 10. Bodyguards to a Planet!
  12. 11. Micro-Meteors
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