(October-November 1962)

DC, 1962 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Time Trap! (Table of Contents)

Atom / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Chronos (hands)
Reprints:

For the Best in Comics Entertainment (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
various (illustrations)
Inks:
various (illustrations)
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; house ad for DC comics

The Time Trap! (Table of Contents)

Atom / comic story / 14.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Jean Loring; Chronos [David Clinton] (villain, introduction)
Reprints:

Nature's Prize Pupil! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Humans have managed to copy some of the best protective attributes of animals.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated June 1958.

["If an atom of oxygen were placed..."] (Table of Contents)

Strange Realm of the Atom / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
educational info about atomic energy and atoms

The Last Days of Superman! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Superman (DC, 1939 series) #156

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Inside the Atom / 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 Earl Dill; PFC Ellis R. McDaniels; Don Hauptman; Lew Litziner III

The Secret of "Al Atom's" Lamp! (Table of Contents)

Atom / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Professor Alpheus V. Hyatt (introduction); Abdul the Thief (villain); Hassan; Ayesha
Synopsis:
Atom helps out Hassan, Sinbad's grandson, by pretending to be "al Atom," the genie of Sinbad's old lamp. At the end of the story, the Atom speculates that the words "al Atom's lamp" were corrupted into "Aladdin's lamp", prompting the whole Aladdin's Lamp story. [synopsis by Michael Torregrossa]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Aladdin's lamp; Time Pool; time travel

Indexer Notes

first Time Pool story

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Time Trap!
    Atom
  2. 1. For the Best in Comics Entertainment
  3. 2. The Time Trap!
    Atom
  4. 3. Nature's Prize Pupil!
  5. 4. ["If an atom of oxygen were placed..."]
    Strange Realm of the Atom
  6. 5. The Last Days of Superman!
    Superman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Inside the Atom
  8. 7. The Secret of "Al Atom's" Lamp!
    Atom
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