(April 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

The Beam That Transformed Men! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction

Hostage of Dimension X (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A kidnapped scientist tries to help his other-dimensional captors save their universe before it is destroyed, and before they invade our dimension to take it over.

["So long, Moolah."] (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; Mrs. Moolah

Do You Know Your Neighbors? (Table of Contents)

Buzzy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction; teen
Synopsis:
Buzzy and his friends learn about the backgrounds of their neighbors through their ethnic customs.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly,
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated November 1955.

Don't Miss These Two Super-Spectaculars! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan (illustrations)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff; George Klein (illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #96 and Superman (DC, 1939 series) #152

The Giant in the Obelisk (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely
Inks:
Bill Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
adventure
Synopsis:
A legendary giant from an ancient stone obelisk comes to life.

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) #2, on sale January 25

Phantom Spectacles (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

["Professor Brainstorm, our firm is putting a new raincoat on the market!"] (Table of Contents)

Professor Brainstorm / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Irwin Hasen
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Irwin Hasen
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irwin Hasen ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Brainstorm; Mrs. Brainstorm
Reprints:

[You're hired! We like bald men."] (Table of Contents)

Science Shorts / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

fun facts

The Beam That Transformed Men (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A ray beam from an orbiting spaceship causes weird transformations in people and reporter Wes Harris tries to figure out the meaning behind the aliens' actions.

More Startling than Tomorrow's Science Fiction! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction; superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #37 [first Metal Men]

["Although the sun weighs 28 million times as much as the earth's moon..."] (Table of Contents)

Mysteries in Space / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn ?

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:
  • from ?
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Beam That Transformed Men!
  2. 1. Hostage of Dimension X
  3. 2. ["So long, Moolah."]
    Moolah the Mystic
  4. 3. Do You Know Your Neighbors?
    Buzzy
  5. 4. Don't Miss These Two Super-Spectaculars!
    Superman; Superboy
  6. 5. The Giant in the Obelisk
  7. 6. Now In a Magazine of His Own!
    Aquaman
  8. 7. Phantom Spectacles
  9. 8. ["Professor Brainstorm, our firm is putting a new raincoat on the market!"]
    Professor Brainstorm
  10. 9. [You're hired! We like bald men."]
    Science Shorts
  11. 10. The Beam That Transformed Men
  12. 11. More Startling than Tomorrow's Science Fiction!
    Metal Men
  13. 12. ["Although the sun weighs 28 million times as much as the earth's moon..."]
    Mysteries in Space
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