(December 1961 - January 1962)

DC, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical 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

Issue Notes

Note 1: Arrival date: 17 October 1961.
Note 2: First 12 cent issue.
(Notes by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005)


The Volcano of Dinosaurs! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
The Flying Boots (former civilian name The Flying Franks) [Steve Frank; Henny Frank; Tommy Frank]
Reprints:
Keywords:
dinosaurs; parachutes

Indexer Notes

Note 1: The Flying Franks are called The Flying Boots on the cover.
(Note by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005)
Note 2: Pencil and ink credits listed as "Grandy" in Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, December 2008.

The Volcano of Monsters! (Table of Contents)

The 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:
adventure; war
Characters:
The Flying Boots (former civilian name The Flying Franks) [Steve Frank; Henny Frank; Tommy Frank]
Synopsis:
The acrobatic Frank brothers once again accept a mission to an island overrun with dinosaurs.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dinosaurs; pterodactyls

Indexer Notes

Note 1: Character name change added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005.

Note 2: Pencil credits and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, December 2008. These records also list inks as "Andru."

Note 3: The Flying Franks rename themselves the Flying Boots in this issue while performing in front of their fellow soldiers.

People Are People! (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:
All races are descended from the same prehistoric ancestry, and therefore all should be considered equal.

Indexer Notes

This PSA is not a reprint of the earlier one by the same title that appeared in DC comics cover-dated April 1953.

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:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #93

The Flippers of Doom! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Hank Chapman
Pencils:
Jack Abel
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Synopsis:
A team of frogmen compete on dangerous missions to win a set of golden flippers.
Keywords:
frogmen; United States Navy; World War II

Indexer Notes

Note 1: Script added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005 (Per Sandell ed.) Note 2: Pencil and ink credits and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, December 2008.

Attack and Conquer WWII Battle Story of the 8th Air Fighter Group (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Keywords:
United States Army; World War II

[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 Peter Warlock; Bob Reidler; Len Hovick; Charles Wade

Stragglers Never Come Back! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Hank Chapman
Pencils:
Jack Abel
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
Lt. Brant and his gunner are nearly shot down during an air battle, but they eventually make it back to their base, having accidentally destroyed the disguised enemy location.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Army Air Corps; World War II

Indexer Notes

Note 1: Script added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005 (Per Sandell ed.) Note 2: Pencil and ink credits and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, December 2008.

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) #35 [second Silver Age Atom]

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Volcano of Dinosaurs!
    The War That Time Forgot
  2. 1. The Volcano of Monsters!
    The War That Time Forgot
  3. 2. People Are People!
  4. 3. Re-Live the Adventures of Superman When He Was a Boy!
    Superboy
  5. 4. The Flippers of Doom!
  6. 5. Attack and Conquer WWII Battle Story of the 8th Air Fighter Group
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner
  8. 7. Stragglers Never Come Back!
  9. 8. Big-Big-Big News About a Small-Small-Small Super-Hero!
    The Atom
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • John Censullo
  • Bob Bailey
  • Dwayne Best
  • J.D. Sebastian
  • Gary L. Watson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • James Ludwig
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Ed Boner