(August 1961)

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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of January, 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

Menace of the Aqua-Ray Weapon! (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Adam Strange
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Menace of the Aqua-Ray Weapon! (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; Chunky (dog); the Kirri (first appearance; villains); Strogir Tri (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis:
The Kirri, an ancient race from Rann, is found to be alive, and they have an aqua-ray that turns the Rannians into water.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

It's Fun to Serve (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

See the Many Fantastic Feats of Superman! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan; Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Stan Kaye; George Klein; Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
House ad for Superman Annual #3.

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Sprang; Jack Kirby; Carmine Infantino; Ross Andry; Joe Certa; Gil Kane; Lee Elias
Inks:
Stan Kaye; Jack Kirby; Bernard Sachs; Mike Esposito; Joe Certa; Joe Kubert; Joe Giella; Lee Elias
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Robin; Challengers of the Unknown; Ace; Rocky; Prof; Red; Adam Strange; Wonder Woman; J'onn J'onzz; Flash; Green Lantern; Green Arrow; Speedy
Synopsis:
House ad for Secret Origins #1.

Duel of the Star Gladiators (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

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

Joseph Louis Lagrange (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Sprang; Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin
Synopsis:
House ad for Batman Annual #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Letters from Robert Golub, Lee Carskadon, Steiner Aadland, Mike Nolan, Daniel Erwine.

What Happened on Sirius-4? (Table of Contents)

Star Rovers / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Menace of the Aqua-Ray Weapon!
    Adam Strange
  2. 1. Menace of the Aqua-Ray Weapon!
    Adam Strange
  3. 2. It's Fun to Serve
  4. 3. See the Many Fantastic Feats of Superman!
    Superman
  5. 4. At Last! The Giant Comic Book You've Dreamed About Is Here!
    Secret Origins
  6. 5. Duel of the Star Gladiators
  7. 6. Joseph Louis Lagrange
    Giants of the Telescope
  8. 7. The Inside Stories of Batman and Robin's Top Secrets
    Batman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Wonders of Space
  10. 9. What Happened on Sirius-4?
    Star Rovers
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
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  • Daniel Thingvold
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