(October 1961)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Jack Schiff; Murray Boltinoff (associate editor); George Kashdan (associate editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Captives of the Parallel World! (Table of Contents)

Mark Merlin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mark Merlin; Elsa Magussen

The Reluctant Sorcerer (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Howard Purcell
Pencils:
Howard Purcell (signed)
Inks:
Howard Purcell
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
occult
Synopsis:
When Tommy helps a woman in trouble, she gives him magic powers but what he really wants is for his missing parents to come home.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Big-Big-Big News about a Small-Small-Small Super-Hero (Table of Contents)

The Atom / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Showcase (DC, 1955 series) #34, featuring the Atom's first Silver Age appearance

A Message from Otto the Robot! (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
Synopsis:
Bobby dreams about the fantastic future that robots will provide, but the robot in his dream reminds him that humans will always be needed too.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

The Forbidden Stones of Zhatec (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely (signed)
Inks:
Bill Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult
Synopsis:
When an ancient temple is moved and rebuilt at a city museum, two giant phantom warriors emerge and battle each other, looking for a lost treasure.

Challenge for a Coward (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

["You lie still, Puptent."] (Table of Contents)

Peter Puptent Explorer / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Peter Puptent

Captives of the Parallel World! (Table of Contents)

Mark Merlin / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Mark Merlin; Elsa Magussen; Professor Vaar; Vic Dunn
Synopsis:
Mark and Elsa are drawn into another dimension to help capture a criminal from their own world.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Captives of the Parallel World!
    Mark Merlin
  2. 1. The Reluctant Sorcerer
  3. 2. Big-Big-Big News about a Small-Small-Small Super-Hero
    The Atom
  4. 3. A Message from Otto the Robot!
  5. 4. The Forbidden Stones of Zhatec
  6. 5. Challenge for a Coward
  7. 6. ["You lie still, Puptent."]
    Peter Puptent Explorer
  8. 7. Captives of the Parallel World!
    Mark Merlin
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