(December 1960)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly, with the exception of Jan., April, July and October
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Radioactive Menace! (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Adam Strange
Reprints:
Keywords:
jetpacks; radioactivity

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (added by Gregory Fischer, June 2009).

The Radioactive Menace! (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Adam Strange; Alanna; Carlon Zan (first appearance; villain)
Reprints:

[Samuel A. Mitchell] (Table of Contents)

Giants of the Telescope / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Information for this sequence from Arthur Lortie, September 2008.

["The Next Giant Superman Annual..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

House ad for Superman Annual #2 (On Sale Date: November 10th, 1960), an "All-Menace Issue". Includes a coupon for readers to reserve a copy from their dealer, with the proviso that "All reservations void if not claimed within 30 days."

The Day the Earth "Dyed"! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

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

Flash; Strange Adventures / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino; Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Joe Giella; Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero

Indexer Notes

House ad for Flash #117 (December 1960) advertised as "Now On Sale"; and Strange Adventures #123 (December 1960) advertised as "On Sale Oct. 25".

["Dear Science Editor: I weigh exactly 100 pounds."] (Table of Contents)

Wonders of Space / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Science questions and answers, with one related illustration.

["One of the first maps of our Milky Way Galaxy"] (Table of Contents)

Our Strange Universe / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Four panels with scientific facts about space.

Children of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

PSA celebrating United Nations Day, October 24th.

The Luckiest Man in the Solar System! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Sid Greene
Inks:
Sid Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Sid Greene's usual depiction of Julius Schwartz as a character occurs in page 2 panel 2 (Charity Bazaar emcee).

Journey into a Fantastic New World Beneath the Earth! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bruno Premiani
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

House ad for The Brave and the Bold #31 (August-September 1960) featuring Cave Carson Adventures Inside Earth. Advertised as "Now On Sale!".

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Radioactive Menace!
    Adam Strange
  2. 1. The Radioactive Menace!
    Adam Strange
  3. 2. [Samuel A. Mitchell]
    Giants of the Telescope
  4. 3. ["The Next Giant Superman Annual..."]
    Superman Annual
  5. 4. The Day the Earth "Dyed"!
  6. 5. For the Very Best in Comics Reading!
    Flash; Strange Adventures
  7. 6. ["Dear Science Editor: I weigh exactly 100 pounds."]
    Wonders of Space
  8. 7. ["One of the first maps of our Milky Way Galaxy"]
    Our Strange Universe
  9. 8. Children of Tomorrow!
  10. 9. The Luckiest Man in the Solar System!
  11. 10. Journey into a Fantastic New World Beneath the Earth!
    Brave and the Bold
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