(August 1962)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
color comic
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Modern US
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Face in the Atom Bomb Cloud! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
Jack Adler ?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
science fiction

The Face In the Atom-Bomb Cloud! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
The Andrann, a group of alien conquerors, has been exiled on a remote planetoid. They develop a plan to blackmail Earth into giving them gold, which has chemical properties that will give them great power, but they are tricked when they receive fool's gold (iron pyrite) instead.

Not Wanted: High School Dropouts! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Alvin learns that it's hard to get a good job unless you finish school, and decides against dropping out.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Later appears in DC comics cover-dated February 1963.

Krypton, the World where Superman Was Born, Lives Again! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #5, on sale June 14

[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 Rick Wood; Windell Mabry; Doug Storer

The Two-Way Time-Traveler! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tod White (scientist); Doctor Phalaron (Doctor of Thereomatics)
Synopsis:
Scientist Tod White is inexplicably transported to different eras in time without warning and must find someone in the future who can help him before he is transported away again. Ironically enough, when Tod reaches the year 3087, they know all about him and use him to go into the past to obtain soil and rocks that had been bathed in radition to save the world of that year!
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (April 2007).

The dates mentioned when Tod awakes up on his travels are stated to be: April 6, 1917, 2007, 2187, 3087, 838, and finally back to 1962.

Have You Seen the New Comicpac (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan (illustration)
Inks:
George Klein (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Indexer Notes

house ad for the Comicpac, 4 DC comics in a plastic bag for 47 cents; shown with small cover reproduction of Action Comics #391

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

["Why are astronomers so prejudiced..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

scientific inquiries from readers

The Case of the Unwanted Robot! (Table of Contents)

Star Hawkins / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Star Hawkins; Ilda
Synopsis:
Star Hawkins gets a job from the Asteroid Tourist Bureau to find out who has been exploding small asteroids lately, but it's robot secretary Ilda who stumbles on the perpetrators, since she isn't allowed into the fancy hotel where Hawkins is distracted by several beautful women.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Face in the Atom Bomb Cloud!
  2. 1. The Face In the Atom-Bomb Cloud!
  3. 2. Not Wanted: High School Dropouts!
  4. 3. Krypton, the World where Superman Was Born, Lives Again!
    Superman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Spotlight on Strange Adventures
  6. 5. The Two-Way Time-Traveler!
  7. 6. Have You Seen the New Comicpac
  8. 7. Batman and Robin's Most Fantastic Foes!
    Batman and Robin
  9. 8. See the Many Exciting Roles of Lois Lane...
    Lois Lane
  10. 9. ["Why are astronomers so prejudiced..."]
    Spotlight on Science
  11. 10. The Case of the Unwanted Robot!
    Star Hawkins
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