(April-May 1962)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1962-02-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Jack Schiff; Murray Boltinoff (Associate Editor); George Kashdan (Associate Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Space Ranger's Invincible Enemy! (Table of Contents)

Space Ranger / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Space Ranger; Cryll; Myra Mason; Xorog

The Hermit of Planetoid X (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood ?
Pencils:
Bill Ely
Inks:
Bill Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

writer id by Bob Hughes

Rocket Names (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; non-fiction
Synopsis:
The story behind names given to rockets in the US space program.

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:
teen
Characters:
Buzzy
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.

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

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Pete Ross; Superman; Lois Lane (robot); Perry White (robot); Jimmy Olsen (robot)
Synopsis:
House ad for Superboy #96 and Superman #152 (both April 1962).

Interplanetary Bodyguard (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller ?
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

writer id by Bob Hughes

The Day the Sun Dies (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
Article on how the sun will eventually burn out.

A Judy Jupiter Space Stickler (Table of Contents)

Judy Jupiter / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Judy Jupiter

Indexer Notes

A brain teaser; draw the design in one continuous line without crossing.

["Your mission is to reach Planet Earth."] (Table of Contents)

On the Planet Og / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
The Oggites want to determine how Earth governments make money.

Space Ranger's Invincible Enemy (Table of Contents)

Space Ranger / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Space Ranger; Myra Mason; Cryll; Xorog
Synopsis:
Martian criminal Xorog has gained super-powers and launches an interplanetary crime wave.

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Bob Hughes

More Startling than Tomorrow's Science Fiction Is the Metal Men (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
Characters:
Metal Men [Gold; Iron; Lead; Mercury; Platinum; Tin]

Indexer Notes

House ad for Showcase #37 (March-April 1862) featuring the first appearance of the Metal Men.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Space Ranger's Invincible Enemy!
    Space Ranger
  2. 1. The Hermit of Planetoid X
  3. 2. Rocket Names
  4. 3. Do You Know Your Neighbors?
    Buzzy
  5. 4. Don't Miss These Two Super-Spectaculars!
    Superboy; Superman
  6. 5. Interplanetary Bodyguard
  7. 6. The Day the Sun Dies
  8. 7. A Judy Jupiter Space Stickler
    Judy Jupiter
  9. 8. ["Your mission is to reach Planet Earth."]
    On the Planet Og
  10. 9. Space Ranger's Invincible Enemy
    Space Ranger
  11. 10. More Startling than Tomorrow's Science Fiction Is the Metal Men
    Metal Men
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