(August 1961)

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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of January, April, July and October
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #160, 169, 178, 187, 196, 214, 229, 232)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Beware the Atomic Grenade! (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]
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Indexer Notes

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

Beware the Atomic Grenade! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 14.33 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Anton Previn; The Top [Roscoe Dillon](first appearance; villain)
Synopsis:
Fashion designer Anton Previn gives Iris a make-over while Flash battles a new villain, The Top.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Top who also appears in issues 141, 155, 157, 174, 219.

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

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

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Giant Superman Annual #3, on sale June 22nd.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 8 and 9 of main story.

At Last! The Giant Comic Book You've Dreamed About Is Here! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Special Giant Issue of Secret Origins, on sale June 15th.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 8 and 9 of main story.

["Normally, it takes 26 seconds for blood..."] (Table of Contents)

Amazing Speeds / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about the circulatory system, Saturn, sound and river water.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 8 and 9 of previous story.

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

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

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Giant Batman Annual, on sale June 29th.

Flash-Grams (Table of Contents)

Flash-Grams / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Letters from Louis B. Cohen, Bill Spangler, Steve Struck, Parley Holman, Tom Quigley, Joe Garrett, Paul Gambaccini and Frederick Norwood.

The Face Behind the Mask! (Table of Contents)

Kid Flash / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Kid Flash [Wally West]; Silver Mask [Eddie Farrell]; Mrs. Carter Wright; Harry (villain)
Synopsis:
Silver Mask, a boy singer, is being blackmailed by Harry who knows that he used to be part of a gang.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Beware the Atomic Grenade!
    Flash
  2. 1. Beware the Atomic Grenade!
    Flash
  3. 2. See The Many Fantastic Faces of Superman...
    Superman
  4. 3. At Last! The Giant Comic Book You've Dreamed About Is Here!
  5. 4. ["Normally, it takes 26 seconds for blood..."]
    Amazing Speeds
  6. 5. The Inside Stories of Batman and Robin's Top Secrets
  7. 6. Flash-Grams
    Flash-Grams
  8. 7. The Face Behind the Mask!
    Kid Flash
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • David Southwood
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Ed Boner