(November 1961)

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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly with the exception of Jan., April, July, and October
On-sale date:
1961
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical 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

Issue Notes

Last 10 cent issue.


The Challenge of the Crystal Conquerors! (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:
Keywords:
imposters

Still 10c (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

This is an advertisement for DC comics: "Still 10c and still the best value in comics magazines at any price! Look for this label at your favorite newsstand... it's still your guarantee of the best in reading pleasure!" Appears on the inside front cover.

The Challenge of the Crystal Conquerors! (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / comic story / 16.33 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Adam Strange; Alanna; Akabubu (first appearance; villain); Tragdol (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis:
Adam and Alanna battle some crytal conquerors from Karalyx.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil and ink credits and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, November 2008. Story is in two parts. Pages 8 and 17 are both 0.67 pages with a Tootsie Roll advertisement appearing in lower third of each page.

["Shake Hands with a Shark!"] (Table of Contents)

Sea Devils / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Promotional ad for Sea Devils #2, November-December 1961. Appears after page 8 of the Adam Strange story.

Wanted: Safe Bus Riders! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
advocacy

Indexer Notes

This feature is between parts 1 and 2 of "Challenge of the Crystal Conquerors". This PSA ran in several DC Comics cover dated November 1961.

Nicholas-Louis De Lacaille (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Information for this sequence from Arthur Lortie, September 2008. Includes banner at the bottom of the page reading: "The Best Comics Are Still 10 Cents."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

The column includes three letters from Richard C. West of Mass.; Ken Gentry, Tenn.; and Bill Sarubbi, N.J. Replies include information on the first appearance of Adam Strange.

The Last Space-Feud! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Sid Greene
Inks:
Sid Greene
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, November 2008.

["Even though the inner Martian satellite"] (Table of Contents)

Satellite Statistics / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
Information on Martian moon Phobos, Neptune's moon Nereid, Saturn's moon Titan, and circular orbits of satellites.

Indexer Notes

This page also includes the promo across the bottom "The Best Comics are still 10c".

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

Promotional ad for Superman Annual #3, Summer 1961.

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:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Promotional ad for Batman Annual #1, 1961.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Challenge of the Crystal Conquerors!
    Adam Strange
  2. 1. Still 10c
  3. 2. The Challenge of the Crystal Conquerors!
    Adam Strange
  4. 3. ["Shake Hands with a Shark!"]
    Sea Devils
  5. 4. Wanted: Safe Bus Riders!
  6. 5. Nicholas-Louis De Lacaille
    Giants of the Telescope
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Wonders of Space
  8. 7. The Last Space-Feud!
  9. 8. ["Even though the inner Martian satellite"]
    Satellite Statistics
  10. 9. See the Many Fantastic Faces of Superman...
    Superman
  11. 10. The Inside Stories of Batman and Robin's Top Secrets
    Batman
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