(September 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 Creature Costumes! (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

The Creature Costumes (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters:
Mark Merlin; Elsa; Sagonar; Lowanna
Synopsis:
Mark Merlin and Elsa travel to the Peruvian jungle to help defeat a witch doctor who controls a group of men in monster costumes. Merlin is forced to don one of the costumes and falls under the spell of the witch doctor himself.
Keywords:
monsters; Peru

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Bob Hughes 12/08

Journey Into the Fantastic New World Beneath the Earth! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Secret of the Lost Sea (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Two adventurers are hired by a rich man to help him find a hidden island.

The Haunted Caverns (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

["Oh my - a meteor falling very close to Earth!"] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Floogle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Doctor Floogle
Keywords:
telescopes

Bike Safety = Bike Fun! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
quiz based on the rules of the Bicycle Institute of America

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

The Deadly Duplicate (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Robert Steele buys a robot double of himself so that he can go on vacation and leave the robot to manage his business, but the robot's inventor plots to take over Steele's life completely.
Reprints:
Keywords:
robots
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Creature Costumes!
    Mark Merlin
  2. 1. The Creature Costumes
    Mark Merlin
  3. 2. Journey Into the Fantastic New World Beneath the Earth!
    Cave Carson
  4. 3. The Secret of the Lost Sea
  5. 4. The Haunted Caverns
  6. 5. ["Oh my - a meteor falling very close to Earth!"]
    Dr. Floogle
  7. 6. Bike Safety = Bike Fun!
  8. 7. The Deadly Duplicate
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Per Sandell
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ed Boner