(September 1961)

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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1961-07-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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

Issue Notes

The Library of Congress copyright date for this issue is 07/18/1961 [Tuesday], but house ads place the on sale date as 07/20/1961 [Thursday].


Vengeance of the Dust Devil! (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; Jakarta (a dust devil)
Reprints:
Keywords:
deserts; jetpacks; monsters

Indexer Notes

The cover scene is redrawn on page 6 of the story, panel #1.

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

Honor House Products Corporation ["Complete 4 Piece Matched Set Of Luggage"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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Honor House Products Corporation ["Record Your Voice At Home"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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Vengeance of the Dust Devil! (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; Jakarta (a dust devil; name revealed in this story; last seen in Mystery In Space #68; next seen in Mystery In Space #84); unnamed citizens of Melbourne, Australia; unnamed citizens of Ranagar; a female hobby shop clerk in Melbourne
Synopsis:
Adam Strange intercepts the Zeta Beam at Lake Makadi, Tanganyica, Africa and returns to Rann, unknowingly carrying Jakarta, the last surviving Dust Devil, who had hidden in Adam's holster on the planet Rhynthar [see Mystery In Space #68]. It found a way to avoid being turned into glass like the rest of his race and, seeking revenge, he attacks Ranangar. The Zeta radiation wears off and returns the pair to Earth [which the dust devil also plans to conquer] near Melbourne, Australia. Adam accidentally discovers that static electricity can freeze Jakarta, traps him with a Wimshurst Machine [a machine that discharges electricity] and then turns the Dust Devil over to Australian authorities where [as revealed in Mystery In Space #84] he is immobilized and kept in a prison laboratory.
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Indexer Notes

Adam is given a replacement jet-rocket for the one he lost in Mystery In Space #69; its revealed that Adam has a secret hideaway in the Australian Outback; writer Fox took the name Jakarta from the capital and largest city of Indonesia. Sardath does not appear in this story. Pencil and ink credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, November 2008.

Tootsie Roll ["Tootsie Roll Makes History: Napoleon Bonaparte"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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Indexer Notes

Part of a series of ads from Tootsie Roll

The Right To Be Different (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Superman Annual #3 [Summer, 1961] On Sale Everywhere (Table of Contents)

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

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Secret Origins # 1 [Summer, 1961] On Sale Everywhere (Table of Contents)

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

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The Billion-Year Evolution! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Doctor Fred Gibson; his fiance Elsa; archeologist Phil Travis; ancient Jovian scientist Halfar Kal
Synopsis:
In the year 2178, Doctor Fred Gibson is on frozen Jupiter and searching for his fiance Elsa. His romantic rival, archeologist Phil Travis, finds her first but lacks the medical knowledge to treat her properly. Gibson, however, finds ancient Jovian technology that telepathically reveals its history: Jovian scientist Halfar Kal invented a "Droga Ray" that artificially evolved the Jovians into pure energy, allowing them to travel throughout the galaxy. Gibson uses the ray on himself and -- as an invisible energy being -- helps Travis save Elsa. Travis returns to Earth, but the grateful Elsa opts to stay with Gibson, her true love, who used the ray a second time to return to normal.
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Indexer Notes

Murphy Anderson's signature is on the last story page. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (April 2007).

Tootsie Roll ["Tootsie Roll: There's More Than Meets The Eye"] (Table of Contents)

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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Indexer Notes

Part of a series of ads from Tootsie Roll

Batman Annual #1 [Summer, 1961] On Sale Everywhere (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
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Genre:
superhero

Palisades Amusement Park (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
?
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?
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Indexer Notes

Includes a stock Superman illustration by Wayne Boring

Josely Co. [150 Civil War Soldiers for $1.49] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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Garcelon Stamp Company [Free! World Wide Stamps ... Just Released] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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Wonders Of Space (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jimmy Arnold of Norwalk, CA; Richard C West of Dorchester, MA; and Lucinda Briggs of Port Alsworth, Alaska

The Bravest Man In Space (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Space adventurer Jon Drum from the planet Ildaric; his best friend, Lars Korn; reporter Harl Vincent; dignitaries in in the Solar Hall on Earthport Los Frisco; warrior Klinn crewmen; cloud creatues on the planet Tantamar; silicon creatures from Alphard; a trapped miner
Synopsis:
We are introduced to the many heroic exploits of space adventurer Jon Drum: on the planet Tantamar he defeats cloud creatues to free the Illkanov race; on a moon in the Aldebaranian system bests silicon creatures from Alphard; he escapes from a magnetic maelstorm in the constellation Bootes; and, finally, he saves a miner on Zeta Virgo's fifth planet -- where he also finds an ancient weapon. He is about to be honored with a Space Cross for Valor at the Solar Hall on Earthport Los Frisco when reporter Harl Vincent of the Space-Time Magazine claims he witnessed an android duplicate of Drum performing at least one of Drum's adventures. Drum refuses to defend himself and leaves for home in disgrace, but is captured by the warrior race, the Klinn. But its all a ruse so that Drum can penetrate the Dissimatter barrier protecting the Klinn home world, use the ancient weapon he found to defeat them and rescue several captured scientists. Exonerated, he returns to the Solar Hall for his medals.

Indexer Notes

Sid Greene's trademark caricature of editor Julius Scwartz appears on page 3; writer Fox uses the name of several bright stars for locations in this story, most of which have Arabic roots [Aldebaran, Alphard, Zeta Virgo, Sheratan]; Fox likely took Korn's name from a small city in Russia; the real life Harl Vincent (1893 - 1968) was a pulp SF writer who wrote for Argosy, Astounding and many others, including Julius Schwartz's fanzine, Fantasy Magazine, in 1935. Pencil and ink credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, November 2008.

Tootsie Roll ["Guaranteed to Make You Smile"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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Indexer Notes

Part of a series of ads from Tootsie Roll

Frontier Cabin ["big enough for 2-3 kids"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Christmas cards from Wallace Brown Inc. ["if you know just 20 people ..."] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Zodiac ring from Wilson Chemical Co. ["boys! girls! ladies! men! Special limited offer"] (Table of Contents)

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Revolutionary War Soldiers ["204 Revolutionary War Soldiers only $1.98"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Russ Heath
Inks:
Russ Heath
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Vengeance of the Dust Devil!
    Adam Strange
  2. 1. Honor House Products Corporation ["Complete 4 Piece Matched Set Of Luggage"]
  3. 2. Honor House Products Corporation ["Record Your Voice At Home"]
  4. 3. Vengeance of the Dust Devil!
    Adam Strange
  5. 4. Tootsie Roll ["Tootsie Roll Makes History: Napoleon Bonaparte"]
  6. 5. The Right To Be Different
  7. 6. Superman Annual #3 [Summer, 1961] On Sale Everywhere
  8. 7. Secret Origins # 1 [Summer, 1961] On Sale Everywhere
  9. 8. The Billion-Year Evolution!
  10. 9. Tootsie Roll ["Tootsie Roll: There's More Than Meets The Eye"]
    Tootsie Roll
  11. 10. Batman Annual #1 [Summer, 1961] On Sale Everywhere
    Batman
  12. 11. Palisades Amusement Park
  13. 12. Josely Co. [150 Civil War Soldiers for $1.49]
  14. 13. Garcelon Stamp Company [Free! World Wide Stamps ... Just Released]
  15. 14. Wonders Of Space
    Wonders Of Space
  16. 15. The Bravest Man In Space
  17. 16. Tootsie Roll ["Guaranteed to Make You Smile"]
  18. 17. Frontier Cabin ["big enough for 2-3 kids"]
  19. 18. Christmas cards from Wallace Brown Inc. ["if you know just 20 people ..."]
  20. 19. Zodiac ring from Wilson Chemical Co. ["boys! girls! ladies! men! Special limited offer"]
  21. 20. Revolutionary War Soldiers ["204 Revolutionary War Soldiers only $1.98"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Arthur Lortie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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