(January 1962)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Jack Schiff
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #224-229)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Secret of the Super-Gorillas! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction

The Secret of the Super-Gorillas (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Two apes are mutated by a meteor, gaining increased intelligence and super-powers, which enable them to foil an alien invasion.

Now In a Magazine of His Own! (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Aquaman (DC, 1962 series) #1

Another Giant Batman Collection! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan; Sheldon Moldoff; Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #2, on sale November 16

Riddle of the Boy-Genius (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Young Jimmy Gibbs is telepathically contacted by an alien boy who tells him how to create disasters, then fix them, until something goes wrong and he can't stop what he set in motion.
Reprints:

Clocks of Doom! (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Drucker
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
strange legends involving clocks
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Bob Bailey, 2005-08-12 (Per Sandell ed.)

The Secret of the Happy Pig! (Table of Contents)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Rube Grossman
Inks:
Rube Grossman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Peter Porkchops; Mervin Mouse; Wolfie
Synopsis:
Peter tells Mervin that the secret of really being happy is just to be yourself rather than trying to be like everyone else.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated April 1958.

The Mystery of the Sorcerer's Squad (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Lt. Jed Conway; Staley; Dick Larsen; Al Francis
Synopsis:
A detective tries to catch a gang of crooks by tricking them into believing that three magic wands can help them in their crimes, but then it turns out that the wands really do work.
Reprints:

Watch for the Fourth Superman Annual! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #4, on sale November 9

War Against Witchcraft (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

["It's good to get away from my work for a day."] (Table of Contents)

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Moolah the Mystic
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Secret of the Super-Gorillas!
  2. 1. The Secret of the Super-Gorillas
  3. 2. Now In a Magazine of His Own!
    Aquaman
  4. 3. Another Giant Batman Collection!
    Batman
  5. 4. Riddle of the Boy-Genius
  6. 5. Clocks of Doom!
  7. 6. The Secret of the Happy Pig!
    Peter Porkchops
  8. 7. The Mystery of the Sorcerer's Squad
  9. 8. Watch for the Fourth Superman Annual!
    Superman
  10. 9. War Against Witchcraft
  11. 10. ["It's good to get away from my work for a day."]
    Moolah the Mystic
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