(May 1962)

DC, 1950 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:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Arrival date: 1962-03-27 (Bob Bailey, 2005-08-12)


Prisoner of the Space-Patch! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction

Prisoner of the Space Patch! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Astronaut Bill Morton is teleported away by aliens who need his help to save their planet, but their plan is faulty, which leaves him stuck between dimensions.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spotlight on Strange Adventures / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Melvin Herbers; Andy Wickstrom; Paul Seydor

["Water is composed of a mixture of hydrogen..."] (Table of Contents)

Science Says You're Wrong... / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
misconceptions about scientific fact
Reprints:

The Strange Adventure that Really Happened! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Sid Greene
Inks:
Sid Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sid Greene (title); ?

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Gardner Fox; Julius Schwartz; Sid Greene; General Fred Herron [writer Ed "France" Herron]; Ed Eisenberg (DC production staffer)
Synopsis:
An alien invasion begins, and DC writer Gardner Fox realizes that it is happening exactly as he just wrote it in a story for the Strange Adventures comic book, but now the pages of his story are blank and he can't remember how the aliens were defeated in the end.

Indexer Notes

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

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

Indexer Notes

house ad for Showcase (DC, 1856 series) #38 [second appearance of the Metal Men]; on sale March 29

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

scientific inquiries from readers

["Compared to the weight of the body, the hummingbird..."] (Table of Contents)

Amazing Ratios / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Just One Second! (Table of Contents)

The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #128

Surprise Story of the Year! (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction; superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #75 [Adam Strange teams with the Justice League]

Case of the Worn-Out Robot! (Table of Contents)

Star Hawkins / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
detective-mystery; science fiction
Characters:
Star Hawkins; Ilda
Synopsis:
Robot secretary Ilda is declared obsolete and must report to the junkyard for destruction, but there she stumbles on the kidbapped Mercurian diplomat that her boss, Star Hawkins, is searching for. She alerts him, the diplomat is rescued, and she receives a ten-year reprieve.

Time-Out for Talk! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis:
Tim and Mike learn to talk out their disagreements instead of fighting.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Prisoner of the Space-Patch!
  2. 1. Prisoner of the Space Patch!
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Spotlight on Strange Adventures
  4. 3. ["Water is composed of a mixture of hydrogen..."]
    Science Says You're Wrong...
  5. 4. The Strange Adventure that Really Happened!
  6. 5. More Startling than Tomorrow's Science Fiction!
    Metal Men
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Spotlight on Science
  8. 7. ["Compared to the weight of the body, the hummingbird..."]
    Amazing Ratios
  9. 8. Just One Second!
    The Flash
  10. 9. Surprise Story of the Year!
    Adam Strange
  11. 10. Case of the Worn-Out Robot!
    Star Hawkins
  12. 11. Time-Out for Talk!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bob Bailey
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Arthur Lortie
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mark Gordon
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ed Boner
  • Bob Hughes