(July 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

Return of the Faceless Creature! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Faceless Cresture

Return of the Faceless Creature! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Chun Yull [Faceless Creature]; Klee Pan; Jim Boone; Bob Colby
Synopsis:
The Faceless Creature attempts to take revenge on his own planet and the Earth, as well as the two policemen who previously foiled his plans.

Indexer Notes

The Faceless Creature previously appeared in Strange Adventures #124, next in #153, and still later became a member of the Forgotten Villains in the 1980s.

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

Genre:
superhero
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

Batman and Robin's Most Fantastic Foes (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #3, on sale June 19

See the Many Exciting Roles of Lois Lane... (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Lois Lane Annual (DC, 1962 series) #1, on sale June 7

[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; Gardner F. Fox (Fox explains his role on the team that produces Strange Adventures each month)

Find Element X -- or Die! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Professor Ross builds a matter-transmitter that can be used for space exploration instead of space ships, but it threatens to start a chain-reaction that will destroy the Earth unless explorer Alan Pierce can travel to another planet and find Element X, which will stop the process.

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) #39 [starring the Metal Men]

["About 80% of the sea's area of earth..."] (Table of Contents)

Amazing Ratios / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[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

Prisoners of the Space Flowers! (Table of Contents)

Space Museum / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
When young Tommy Parker finds his baby picture on display in the Space Museum, his parents tell him how he once saved them from paralyzing alien pollen.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Return of the Faceless Creature!
  2. 1. Return of the Faceless Creature!
  3. 2. Be a Good Citizen!
    Superman
  4. 3. Batman and Robin's Most Fantastic Foes
    Batman and Robin
  5. 4. See the Many Exciting Roles of Lois Lane...
    Lois Lane
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Spotlight on Strange Adventures
  7. 6. Find Element X -- or Die!
  8. 7. More Startling than Tomorrow's Science Fiction!
    Metal Men
  9. 8. ["About 80% of the sea's area of earth..."]
    Amazing Ratios
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Spotlight on Science
  11. 10. Prisoners of the Space Flowers!
    Space Museum
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dwayne Best
  • 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