(October-November 1962)

DC, 1956 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:
George Kashdan
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Demon Sorcerer of Saturn! (Table of Contents)

Space Ranger / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Myra Mason; Cryll; Dr. Noho; Space Ranger robot

The Convict Defenders of Space (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake ?
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Three former space patrolmen convicted of conspiracy are being flown to prison when the transport ship is attacked by the very raider they were supposed to be helping. The convicts stay to help the crew instead of fleeing, and it is finally revealed that only one of them was truly evil and helped to frame the other two.

Indexer Notes

writer id by Bob Hughes

["It'll be easy to land here..."] (Table of Contents)

On the Planet Og / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor; science fiction

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.

Aliens For Hire (Table of Contents)

Spaceman-at-Work / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller ?
Pencils:
George Roussos
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Shloob from the planet Jorxia tries to get a job with Peters Interplanetary Employment Agency (which matches aliens with specific jobs based on their otherworldly abilities), but all he can do is deteriorate his molecular structure into fluid, and no one has any call for a "melting man."

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Bob Hughes

The Story We Never Dared Print, Until Now! (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 [The Last Days of Superman!]

Signals from the Stars (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Article about the development and use of the radio-telescope for the exploration of space.

The Demon Sorcerer of Saturn (Table of Contents)

Space Ranger / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Space Ranger; Myra Mason; Cryll; Kjorsta the Sorcerer; Dr. Noho
Synopsis:
When Space Ranger is seemingly killed in a battle with a Saturnian sorcerer, Cryll and Myra have a robot duplicate built to continue the fight. The robot locates the missing Space Ranger and helps to expose the "magic" as trickery.

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Bob Hughes

The Haunted Beach! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; war

Indexer Notes

House ad for My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #72

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Demon Sorcerer of Saturn!
    Space Ranger
  2. 1. The Convict Defenders of Space
  3. 2. ["It'll be easy to land here..."]
    On the Planet Og
  4. 3. Nature's Prize Pupil!
  5. 4. Aliens For Hire
    Spaceman-at-Work
  6. 5. The Story We Never Dared Print, Until Now!
    Superman
  7. 6. Signals from the Stars
  8. 7. The Demon Sorcerer of Saturn
    Space Ranger
  9. 8. The Haunted Beach!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Dwayne Best
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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