(July 1962)

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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1962-05-10
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 (editor); Murray Boltinoff (associate editor); George Kashdan (associate editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Man Who Impersonated Villains (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Stanislaus; Chop Chop]; Anthony Marvel (as the Hoopster)

For the Best in Comics Entertainment (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Characters:
Superman (cameo); Batman (cameo); The Flash (cameo); Green Lantern (cameo); Aquaman (cameo); Bob Hope (cameo); Jerry Lewis (cameo); Fox (cameo); Crow (cameo); Sugar (cameo); Spike (cameo); Lois Lane (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Promo for DC Comics featuring head shots of all characters with their own titles.

Andre's Impossible World (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Charles Cuidera
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Hendrickson; Chop Chop; Andre; Chuck; Olaf]
Synopsis:
Andre and Hendrickson descend into an arctic crevasse and find they've been transported to another dimension, where they are leaders of opposing forces.
Keywords:
arctic; jets; rebels; strange dimension

Your Passport to Amazing Adventures (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Promo for Tales of the Unexpected #71, House of Mystery #124; and Challengers of the Unknown #26. Covers are depicted. All are labeled "now on sale."

From the Inventors' Workbench (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Panels illustrating four dubious inventions that were received by the Patent Office.
Keywords:
horseshoe pitching machine; television; vibrating couch

["I'll go over and see how the sideshow is doing!"] (Table of Contents)

Hy Wire / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hy Wire
Synopsis:
Hy visits the India Rubber Man in the sideshow.

["Be my guest at Palisades Amusement Park..."] (Table of Contents)

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Superman (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Ad for Palisades Amusement Park, N. J., with coupon good for free admission on Mondays and Fridays and free tickets to two rides.

Batman Unmasked! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Promo for Batman #148 and Detective Comics #304, with covers depicted. "On sale everywhere."

The Buildings That Went Beserk (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Charles Cuidera
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre; Chop Chop; Hendrickson; Olaf]; Blackie (hawk); Alvin Acorn (villain)
Synopsis:
Eccentric genius Alvin Acorn designs a business center, where the buildings and decorations have a sinister purpose.
Keywords:
bank; business center; gold; jets; robots

Two Spectacular Heroes! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Promo for Aquaman #4 (on sale May 22) and Rip Hunter #9 (on sale May 17), with covers depicted.

Be a Good Citizen! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
Superman teaches two kids about picking up their toys and not littering.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

War Cart to Tank (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Synopsis:
History of the evolution of the tank in war from Greece to World War I.

Hunters Without Guns (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Article on efforts to re-map the entire North and South American continents.

The Man Who Impersonated Villains (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Charles Cuidera
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Chop Chop; Chuck; Stanislaus; Hendrickson]; Anthony Marvel (as The Hoopster; as Killer Shark; as Gorilla Man)
Synopsis:
A split personality causes Anthony Marvel to commit crimes disguised as Blackhawk's foes.
Keywords:
aquarium; helicopter; impersonation; jets; split personality

Indexer Notes

cover story

For the Very Best in Comics Reading (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Promo for Tomahawk #81 and My Greatest Adventure #69, with covers depicted.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Man Who Impersonated Villains
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. For the Best in Comics Entertainment
    DC Comics
  3. 2. Andre's Impossible World
    Blackhawk
  4. 3. Your Passport to Amazing Adventures
    DC Comics
  5. 4. From the Inventors' Workbench
  6. 5. ["I'll go over and see how the sideshow is doing!"]
    Hy Wire
  7. 6. ["Be my guest at Palisades Amusement Park..."]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  8. 7. Batman Unmasked!
    Batman
  9. 8. The Buildings That Went Beserk
    Blackhawk
  10. 9. Two Spectacular Heroes!
    DC Comics
  11. 10. Be a Good Citizen!
    Superman
  12. 11. War Cart to Tank
  13. 12. Hunters Without Guns
  14. 13. The Man Who Impersonated Villains
    Blackhawk
  15. 14. For the Very Best in Comics Reading
    DC Comics
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