(December 1960)

DC, 1951 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:
Jack Schiff (Editor); Murray Boltinoff (Associate Editor); George Kashdan (Associate Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #224-229)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Case of Creature X-14! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction

The Case of Creature X-14 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert ?; Mort Meskin
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A scientist creates a monstrous creature that will commit crimes for him.

Watch for the Second Superman Annual! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Children of Tomorrow! (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:
Celebration of United Nations Day (October 24) with a description of the U.N. Declaration of the Rights of a Child.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Later appears in DC comics cover-dated December 1964.

["Look at him put that flaming torch in his mouth!"] (Table of Contents)

Abdul the Fire Eater / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Abdul

The Man Who Breathed Doom (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely (signed)
Inks:
Bill Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman ?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A farmer tastes a strange fruit he finds in a space capsule which causes him to exhale a poisonous gas, but it turns out to be the means of destroying another deadly menace from space.

Your Passport to Amazing Adventures! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Fabulous Fingers (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction

["Here's your coffee."] (Table of Contents)

Science Shorts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science

Indexer Notes

four panels with fun science facts

["At some future date, when an Earthman will be able to..."] (Table of Contents)

Mysteries in Space / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints:
  • from ?

The Giants from the Lamp (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
Eccentric Merton Deek builds miniature robots, but one day he buys a small lantern whose rays of light cause the robots to grow to giant size, which attracts criminals who steal the robots for their own purposes.

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

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

["Boy -- no worry about having a flat tire!"] (Table of Contents)

Science Shorts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science

Indexer Notes

four panels with fun science facts

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Case of Creature X-14!
  2. 1. The Case of Creature X-14
  3. 2. Watch for the Second Superman Annual!
    Superman
  4. 3. Children of Tomorrow!
  5. 4. ["Look at him put that flaming torch in his mouth!"]
    Abdul the Fire Eater
  6. 5. The Man Who Breathed Doom
  7. 6. Your Passport to Amazing Adventures!
  8. 7. The Fabulous Fingers
  9. 8. ["Here's your coffee."]
    Science Shorts
  10. 9. ["At some future date, when an Earthman will be able to..."]
    Mysteries in Space
  11. 10. The Giants from the Lamp
  12. 11. For the Very Best in Comics Reading!
  13. 12. ["Boy -- no worry about having a flat tire!"]
    Science Shorts
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