(July-August 1961)

DC, 1953 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Top-Gun Ace (Table of Contents)

Lt. Johnny Cloud / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru ?; Jerry Grandenetti ?
Inks:
Jerry Grandenetti ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Lt. Johnny Cloud; Kid Cole

Indexer Notes

Original indexer credited pencils and inks to Jerry Grandenetti. Pencil credits of Andru confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, August 2008. Nick Caputo believes Schwartz's records are in error and the work is by Jerry Grandenetti.

Top-Gun Ace! (Table of Contents)

Lt. Johnny Cloud / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Irv Novick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Lt. Johnny Cloud; Kid Cole
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

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

Gifts from Your Elders! (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

Indexer Notes

Some kids discover that they can learn a lot from their elders.

The Inside Stories of Batman and Robin's Top Secrets (Table of Contents)

Batman Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin

Indexer Notes

House ad for Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #1, advertised as "On Sale June 29".

The Red Arrows! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Morris Waldinger
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Tom Nicolosi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

Battle Story of the 32nd Infantry Division

Tiptoe Thru The TNT! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Hank Chapman
Pencils:
Jack Abel
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Skinny; Sarge

Indexer Notes

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

["Hi, buddies! This is Sgt Rock, of Easy Company..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

Serious answers to military questions from readers, including John Conway; Pete Jesselring; Joe Bialek; and Bill Stein.

Colorful Service Ribbons (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Morris Waldinger
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Tom Nicolosi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Two panels with text.

Bronze Star Express! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

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

See the Many Fantastic Faces of Superman... (Table of Contents)

Superman Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

House ad for Superman Annual (DC, 1950 series) #3, advertised as "On Sale June 22nd".

At Last! (Table of Contents)

Secret Origins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

House ad for Secret Origins (DC, 1961 series) #1, advertised as "On Sale June 15th".

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Top-Gun Ace
    Lt. Johnny Cloud
  2. 1. Top-Gun Ace!
    Lt. Johnny Cloud
  3. 2. Gifts from Your Elders!
  4. 3. The Inside Stories of Batman and Robin's Top Secrets
    Batman Annual
  5. 4. The Red Arrows!
  6. 5. Tiptoe Thru The TNT!
  7. 6. ["Hi, buddies! This is Sgt Rock, of Easy Company..."]
    Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner
  8. 7. Colorful Service Ribbons
  9. 8. Bronze Star Express!
  10. 9. See the Many Fantastic Faces of Superman...
    Superman Annual
  11. 10. At Last!
    Secret Origins
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Allen Ross
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Peter Croome
  • Ed Boner