(April-May 1961)

DC, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Robert Kanigher
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Mission X! (Table of Contents)

War That Time Forgot / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
science fiction; war
Reprints:
Keywords:
turtles

Indexer Notes

Russ Heath is listed for pencil and ink credits in Julius Schwartz's editorial records (provided by DC Comics, August 2008) but this is an error. The published cover is by Ross Andru and Mike Esposito.

Mission X! (Table of Contents)

War That Time Forgot / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war; science fiction
Characters:
Jesse [The Professor]; Marty
Synopsis:
Marty and The Professor land on a mysterious island populated by giant animals, as the island finally sinks beneath the waves they make their escape in an oversized turtle egg shell.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dinosaurs; pterodactyls; turtles

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits, and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, August 2008. These records also give ink credits to Andru.

Here It Is (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson; Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Murphy Anderson; Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #4 [induction of Green Arrow], on sale February 23; includes both cover and some interior art

A Salute to Our American Indians! (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:
Children learn about the inventions and accomplishments of Native Americans.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

Bodyguard for a Flattop! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Jack Abel
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
Sailors on a PT boat repeatedly risk their lives to protect a giant aircraft carrier from an enemy submarine.
Keywords:
submarines; United States Navy; World War II

Indexer Notes

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

Sgt. Rock and the Combat-Happy Joes of Easy Company... (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

house ad for Our Army at War (DC, 1952 series)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Army Crests / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
military; non-fiction
Keywords:
infantry; Louisiana; Puerto Rico; United States Army; Washington

["July 27, 1775 -- Establishment of the Army Medical Department..."] (Table of Contents)

Army Almanac / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
military; non-fiction
Synopsis:
two significant dates in U.S. Army history
Keywords:
United States Army

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher [as Sgt. Rock]
Pencils:
Joe Kubert (logo illustration)
Inks:
Joe Kubert (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Jay Strauss; Wendell Peters; Joey Martin; Bruce Wheeler

The Nothing Ace! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Hank Chapman
Pencils:
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks:
Jerry Grandenetti
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
A U.S. fighter pilot fears that he won't be good enough to make the grade in his squadron but he finally has a chance to show what he can do.
Keywords:
Korean War; United States Air Force

Indexer Notes

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

[Can a Tank Without a Driver's Hands...] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
? (illustration)
Letters:
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre:
war; fantasy-supernatural

Indexer Notes

house ad for G. I. Combat (DC, 1957 series)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Mission X!
    War That Time Forgot
  2. 1. Mission X!
    War That Time Forgot
  3. 2. Here It Is
    Justice League of America
  4. 3. A Salute to Our American Indians!
  5. 4. Bodyguard for a Flattop!
  6. 5. Sgt. Rock and the Combat-Happy Joes of Easy Company...
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Army Crests
  8. 7. ["July 27, 1775 -- Establishment of the Army Medical Department..."]
    Army Almanac
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner
  10. 9. The Nothing Ace!
  11. 10. [Can a Tank Without a Driver's Hands...]
    Haunted Tank
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