(October-November 1961)

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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Robert Kanigher
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Circus of Monsters! (Table of Contents)

War That Time Forgot / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks:
Jerry Grandenetti
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
war; science fiction
Characters:
The Flying Franks
Reprints:
Keywords:
dinosaurs

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, December 2008. Original indexer credited art to Ross Andru and Mike Esposito.

The Circus of Monsters! (Table of Contents)

War That Time Forgot / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
war; science fiction
Characters:
The Flying Franks [Steve; Henny; Tommy]
Synopsis:
Three brothers who were acrobats in civilian life join the army, and are sent to a Pacific island to locate a missing raider party. They encounter various dinosaurs, but succeed in their mission.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dinosaurs

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, December 2008. These records also credit inks to "Andru."

Mulberries! (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Morris Waldinger
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Tommy Nicolosi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
military; non-fiction
Synopsis:
explanation of wartime artificial harbors, called mulberries

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, 1956 series) #34 [first Silver Age Atom]

Blind Tank (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Hank Chapman
Pencils:
Russ Heath
Inks:
Russ Heath
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
When a tank's windows are obscured in a battle, an injured soldier outside manages to guide the men inside to victory.
Keywords:
Korean War; United States Army

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher [as Sgt. Rock]
Pencils:
Joe Kubert (logo illustration)
Inks:
Joe Kubert (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Leroy Rudloff; Tom Wilson; Jeffrey Thomas; Stan Lingle

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

Double Jinx Fort! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Jack Abel
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
A fighter pilot, believed to be a "jinx" is paired with a tail gunner who was also a jinx in his previous assignment.
Keywords:
World War II

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Circus of Monsters!
    War That Time Forgot
  2. 1. The Circus of Monsters!
    War That Time Forgot
  3. 2. Mulberries!
  4. 3. Big-Big-Big News About a Small-Small-Small Super-Hero!
    The Atom
  5. 4. Blind Tank
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner
  7. 6. A Message from Otto the Robot!
  8. 7. Double Jinx Fort!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dwayne Best
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • James Ludwig
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Ed Boner