(December 1961)

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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly with the exception of January, 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

The Multiple Menace Weapon! (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:
jetpacks

Indexer Notes

Original inking credit of Joe Giella changed to Murphy Anderson based on discussion on main list from Bob Bailey and Gene Reed. Pencil and ink credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, December 2008.

The Multiple Menace Weapon! (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / comic story / 14.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Adam Strange; Alanna; Traffic Patrolman (first appearance); Janna (first appearance); Julan (first appearance); Tedi (first appearance); the Klanf (first appearance; villains)
Synopsis:
Adam is pulled to Rann... 100,000 years in the future. He helps them defeat the Klanf.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The traffic patrolman shows up a few times, with Adam disappearing each time. Pencil and ink credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, December 2008. Story is in two parts. Pages 9 and 15 are both 0.67 pages with Tootsie Roll ads in the bottom third of each page.

People Are People! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Lou Cameron ?
Inks:
Lou Cameron ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy

Indexer Notes

This PSA originally ran in DC Comics cover dated April 1953 with Superman and art credits for Win Mortimer. This December 1961 version is without Superman and the art has been credited to both Don Cameron and Lou Cameron by other indexers. The art is not by Bernard Baily. Info per story title search at GCD by Bill Devine December 2014. Appears between pages 9 and 10 of the Adam Strange story.

Re-live the Adventures of Superman When He Was a Boy! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Lana Lang; Krypto

Indexer Notes

Promotional ad for Superboy #93, December 1961. Note that cover price was blanked out, as prices were being changed from 10 cents to 12 cents at that time. Appears between pages 9 and 10 of the Adam Strange story.

Richard C. Carrington (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science

Indexer Notes

Information for this sequence from Arthur Lortie, September 2008.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wonders of Space via Rocket Mail / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Bill Sarill, Mike Donnelly, G.B. Love (RBCC fanzine publisher); Richard West, Steve Rettig and Ken Gentry (who was awarded all 17 pages of the original Adam Strange art from MIS #71 for his letter).

Doom-Trap for Earth! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks, and page count, confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (April 2007). Sid Greene was also credited for the art in this issue's letter column.

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:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom

Indexer Notes

Promotional ad for Showcase #35, November-December 1961. Note that cover price was blanked out, as prices were being changed from 10 cents to 12 cents at that time.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Multiple Menace Weapon!
    Adam Strange
  2. 1. The Multiple Menace Weapon!
    Adam Strange
  3. 2. People Are People!
  4. 3. Re-live the Adventures of Superman When He Was a Boy!
    Superboy
  5. 4. Richard C. Carrington
    Giants of the Telescope
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Wonders of Space via Rocket Mail
  7. 6. Doom-Trap for Earth!
  8. 7. Big - Big - Big News About a Small - Small - Small Super-Hero
    The Atom
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bill Devine
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Daniel Thingvold
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Bob Hughes
  • Clayton Emery
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk