(January 1962)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
color comic
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Modern US
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Arrival date: 30 November 1962 (Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005)


The Robot Who Lost Its Head! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
science fiction

The Robot Who Lost Its Head! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A robot single-handedly stops an alien invasion of Earth, even after the aliens remove its head.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Steven Grant via the GCD Error Group (gcd-error@googlegroups.com), 7 September 2008; the original indexer credited Murphy Anderson.

[Adam Strange, Earth's First Spaceman] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

house ad for Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #73

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Star Names! / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
origin of the names of the star Fomalhaut and the constellation Lyra

Lost--100,000 Years! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Two members of the Galactic Time Patrol travel back to September 28, 1961 to prevent Alan Parker from activating his solar engine, which will cause the Second Age of Barbarism.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Note 1: Letters added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spotlight on Science / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz ?
Pencils:
? (logo illustration)
Inks:
? (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

scientific inquiries from readers

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

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 Second Best Spaceman! (Table of Contents)

Space Museum / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Star Patrol officer Mike Dillon feels inferior because he always comes in second in competitions, only winning silver medals instead of gold. But on a mission to prevent an invasion from another dimension, the chemical properties of his silver medals allow him to break in to the aliens' stronghold and halt the 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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Robot Who Lost Its Head!
  2. 1. The Robot Who Lost Its Head!
  3. 2. [Adam Strange, Earth's First Spaceman]
    Adam Strange
  4. 3. Watch for the Fourth Superman Annual!
    Superman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Star Names!
  6. 5. Lost--100,000 Years!
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Spotlight on Science
  8. 7. Another Giant Batman Collection!
    Batman
  9. 8. The Secret of the Happy Pig!
    Peter Porkchops
  10. 9. The Second Best Spaceman!
    Space Museum
  11. 10. Now In a Magazine of His Own!
    Aquaman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bob Bailey
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Arthur Lortie
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mark Gordon
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ed Boner
  • Bob Hughes