(August 1961)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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 Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Emperor of the Earth! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

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

Emperor of the Earth (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Kenneth Carey discovers that he is descended from the ruler of Zalderone, an ancient city buried under Antarctica and he must battle a modern-day usurper.
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.

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:
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis:
Debbie learns how to join the rest of her family in doing good deeds for others.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

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

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

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Superman Annual (DC, 1950 series) #3, on sale June 22

At Last! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Secret Origins (DC, 1961 series) #1, on sale June 15

The 60 Million-Mile Long Weapon! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Eric Taine
Synopsis:
Aliens begin to plow the planet Earth to grow their strange crops, but scientist Eric Taine has an idea on how to stop them from destroying the planet.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks, and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (April 2007).

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:
Curt Swan; Sheldon Moldoff; Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #1, on sale June 29

["I've often seen the term 'gamma rays' used in your stories..."] (Table of Contents)

Spotlight on Science / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz [as Science Editor]
Pencils:
? (logo illustration)
Inks:
? (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

scientific inquiries from readers

The Case of the 3-Eyed Invaders (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
detective-mystery; science fiction
Characters:
Star Hawkins; Ilda
Synopsis:
Ilda stumbles across the secret hideout of a band of alien invaders but Star shows up in time to stop their evil plans.

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. Emperor of the Earth!
  2. 1. Emperor of the Earth
  3. 2. It's Fun to Serve!
  4. 3. See the Many Fantastic Faces of Superman...
    Superman
  5. 4. At Last!
    Secret Origins
  6. 5. The 60 Million-Mile Long Weapon!
  7. 6. The Inside Stories of Batman and Robin's Top Secrets
    Batman
  8. 7. ["I've often seen the term 'gamma rays' used in your stories..."]
    Spotlight on Science
  9. 8. The Case of the 3-Eyed Invaders
    Star Hawkins
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