(September 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

When the Earth Blacked Out! (Table of Contents)

Atomic Knights / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Atomic Knights
Reprints:

When the Earth Blacked Out! [Chapter 1] (Table of Contents)

Atomic Knights / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Douglas Herald; Bryndon Smith; Marene Herald; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard]
Synopsis:
The Knights meet a race of hostile mole-people from an underground civilization.
Reprints:

["On what basis do scientists theorize that the core of the Earth..."] (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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

scientific inquiries from readers

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

When the Earth Blacked Out! Chapter 2 (Table of Contents)

Atomic Knights / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Marene Herald; Douglas Herald; Bryndon Smith; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard]
Synopsis:
The mole-people are defeated because of their aversion to light. Later, Douglas reveals his discovery that the mole-people's first step in their plan was six years earlier when they began the nuclear war that destroyed most life on Earth.
Reprints:

[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; Danny Lasse; Paul Seydor; Rock Wood

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

What's the Difference Between / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
describes the difference between various types of stars

Buzzy's Rules of Water Safety (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 Brown; Susie Gruff; Wolfie
Synopsis:
Wolfie learns a lesson about playing pranks while swimming.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated September 1952.

The Imaginary Dooms! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A young science fiction fan is accidentally brought to the planet Kor-Am to save its people from a strange menace, and he figures out the solution that had eluded them.

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

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. When the Earth Blacked Out!
    Atomic Knights
  2. 1. When the Earth Blacked Out! [Chapter 1]
    Atomic Knights
  3. 2. ["On what basis do scientists theorize that the core of the Earth..."]
    Spotlight on Science
  4. 3. Krypton, the World where Superman Was Born, Lives Again!
    Superman
  5. 4. When the Earth Blacked Out! Chapter 2
    Atomic Knights
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Spotlight on Strange Adventures
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    What's the Difference Between
  8. 7. Buzzy's Rules of Water Safety
    Buzzy
  9. 8. The Imaginary Dooms!
  10. 9. Batman and Robin's Most Fantastic Foes!
    Batman and Robin
  11. 10. See the Many Exciting Roles of Lois Lane...
    Lois Lane
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gene Reed
  • 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