(Summer 1961)

DC, 1961 Series
 
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
On-sale date:
1961-06-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julius Schwartz; Jack Schiff
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
one-shot

A Super-Collection of the Most Sought-After Stories Ever Published! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Sprang (Batman, Superman); Jack Kirby (Challengers); Gil Kane (Adam Strange and Green Lantern); Joe Certa (Martian Manhunter); Lee Elias (Green Arrow); Carmine Infantino (Flash); Ross Andru (Wonder Woman)
Inks:
Stan Kaye (Batman, Superman); Jack Kirby (Challengers); Bernard Sachs (Adam Strange); Joe Giella (Green Lantern); Joe Certa (Martian Manhunter); Lee Elias (Green Arrow); Joe Kubert (Flash); Mike Esposito (Wonder Woman)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with vignettes from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #94 (May-June 1958) [Superman, Batman & Robin vignette], from Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #53 [Adam Strange vignette], from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #225 (November 1955) [John Jones vignette], from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #4 (September-October 1956) [Flash vignette], and other sources.

The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team (Table of Contents)

Superman; Batman; Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Silver-Age team origin.

Secret of the Eternal City (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin and 1st appearance Adam Strange.

Planet of the Doomed Men (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (origin recap); The Guardians of the Universe (intro); Green Lantern [Abin Sur] (flashback); Calorians; The Dryg (villain)
Synopsis:
Hal Jordan's energy-duplicate is summoned by the Guardians for the first time. After he is returned to Earth the Guardians send him to Calor, a nearby planet, to save the Calorians from the ape-monster Dryg.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin recapped.

The Secrets of the Sorcerer's Box (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby (plot, script); Dave Wood (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby ?; Roz Kirby (blacks)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin and 1st appearance of Challengers. Partial reprint.
Credits for original printing updated 10/06 by Bob Hughes.
Letters credit 3/07 by Rodrigo Baeza.

Origin of Green Arrow and Speedy (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow; Speedy / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with two small illustrations.

Secret Origin of Wonder Woman (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Silver-Age origin.

The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel (Table of Contents)

John Jones Manhunter from Mars / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Joe Certa
Inks:
Joe Certa
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
J'Onn J'Onzz
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin and 1st appearance J'Onn J'Onzz.

Script (only) attributed to Jack Miller by Rich Morrissey, but disputed by Bob Hughes. Samachson is current DC credit, as seen in Showcase Presents: Martian Manhunter (DC, 2007 series) #1.

Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin and 1st appearance Flash [Barry Allen].

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. A Super-Collection of the Most Sought-After Stories Ever Published!
  2. 1. The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
    Superman; Batman; Robin
  3. 2. Secret of the Eternal City
    Adam Strange
  4. 3. Planet of the Doomed Men
    Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]
  5. 4. The Secrets of the Sorcerer's Box
    Challengers of the Unknown
  6. 5. Origin of Green Arrow and Speedy
    Green Arrow; Speedy
  7. 6. Secret Origin of Wonder Woman
    Wonder Woman
  8. 7. The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
    John Jones Manhunter from Mars
  9. 8. Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt
    Flash
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