(March 1961)

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

Space-Island of Peril! (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Sid Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Adam Strange; Alanna; alien Corytrix
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters; space helmets

Indexer Notes

Pencil and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, August 2008. Inks previously credited to Joe Giella.

Space-Island of Peril! (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Adam Strange; Alanna; a Corytrix (alien; villain)
Synopsis:
Adam and Alanna must stop a Corytrix from destroying Rann.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil and inks credits, and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, August 2008.

For the Very Best (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern; Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane; Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Mirror Master [Sam Scudder]

Indexer Notes

House ad for Green Lantern (DC, 1960 Series) #5 (March-April 1961) and The Flash (DC, 1959 Series) #119 (March 1961), with covers shown, and both advertised as "Now On Sale".

[Walter Baade] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Information for this sequence from Arthur Lortie, September 2008.

Who is Hawkman (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Hawkgirl [Shayera Hol]; Byth

Indexer Notes

House ad for The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 Series) #34 (February-March 1961), with cover shown, and advertised as "On Sale Everywhere!".

Don't Sell Nature Short! (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

Beauty and the Robot! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Edward "Doc" Emerson; Steve Crandall; Irilene; Robotrol man

Indexer Notes

Pencil and inks credits, and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, August 2008.

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 Phobos, Deimos, and Amalthea.

["Dear Science Editor: I read with considerable interest..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Jerome Clark; and Bob (unsigned)

["With the exception of about 30 stars..."] (Table of Contents)

Our Amazing Universe! / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Who Caught the Loborilla? (Table of Contents)

Star Rovers / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
The Star Rovers (introduction) [Homer Glint; Karel Sorensen; Rick Purvis]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil and inks credits, and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, August 2008. Sid Greene's usual depiction of Julius Schwartz as a character occurs twice here, on page two panel five and page seven panel five. This story's narrative conceit is similar to that of Akira Kurosawa's 1950 film Rashomon, in which the same incident (in this case, the capture of the Loborilla) is recounted by four different characters (including the Loborilla) as well as four different perspective. Ingeniously, writer Gardner Fox also makes all four accounts internally consistent.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Space-Island of Peril!
    Adam Strange
  2. 1. Space-Island of Peril!
    Adam Strange
  3. 2. For the Very Best
    Green Lantern; Flash
  4. 3. [Walter Baade]
    Giants of the Telescope
  5. 4. Who is Hawkman
    The Brave and the Bold
  6. 5. Don't Sell Nature Short!
  7. 6. Beauty and the Robot!
  8. 7. Strange Satellites!
  9. 8. ["Dear Science Editor: I read with considerable interest..."]
    Wonders of Space
  10. 9. ["With the exception of about 30 stars..."]
    Our Amazing Universe!
  11. 10. Who Caught the Loborilla?
    Star Rovers
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Stangas
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