(December 1962-January 1963)

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 U.S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[The Man Who Petrified Heroes] (Table of Contents)

Space Ranger / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Space Ranger; Cryll; Darmbua; Njoly; Ro-Dura
Reprints:

["Hi, everybody! Meet Johnny DC..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Prison Camp on Asteroid X-3 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

writer id by Bob Hughes

["We accidentally landed on the planet Og."] (Table of Contents)

On the Planet Og / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
Two astronauts from Earth have trouble adjusting to the low gravity of Og.
Reprints:

["Hi! I'm Johnny DC..." ] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Prospector-- In Outer Space! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Miller ?
Pencils:
Sid Greene
Inks:
Sid Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Birch; W'all
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Bob Hughes

They Shoot the Stars (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Article describing the work of astronomers using observatory telescopes to map the universe.

Two Spectacular Heroes! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Aquaman; Rip Hunter / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

["How do mushrooms differ from most other plants?"] (Table of Contents)

Quick Quiz / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
H. T. Elmo
Pencils:
H. T. Elmo
Inks:
H. T. Elmo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Questions about various scientific facts.
Reprints:

["Phobos--Mars' closest satellite"] (Table of Contents)

Amazing Ratios / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
Tommy Nicolosi ?
Inks:
Morris Waldinger ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
statistical facts
Reprints:

The Man Who Petrified Heroes (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; Cryll; Darmbua; Jyno-27 of Pluto; Kikoki of Mercury; Ro-Dora of Mars; Njoly of Saturn
Synopsis:
Space Ranger and Cryll are captured by the evil Darmbua, who plans to turn all his enemies to stone.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Bob Hughes

Pennies for UNICEF! (Table of Contents)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
Joe doesn't see the purpose of collecting money for UNICEF while trick-or-treating until Superman takes him and his friend Tom on a trip around the world to see what UNICEF does for children in other lands.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover promo for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [The Man Who Petrified Heroes]
    Space Ranger
  2. 1. ["Hi, everybody! Meet Johnny DC..."]
  3. 2. Prison Camp on Asteroid X-3
  4. 3. ["We accidentally landed on the planet Og."]
    On the Planet Og
  5. 4. ["Hi! I'm Johnny DC..." ]
    Tommy Tomorrow
  6. 5. Prospector-- In Outer Space!
    Spaceman-at-Work
  7. 6. They Shoot the Stars
  8. 7. Two Spectacular Heroes!
    Aquaman; Rip Hunter
  9. 8. ["How do mushrooms differ from most other plants?"]
    Quick Quiz
  10. 9. ["Phobos--Mars' closest satellite"]
    Amazing Ratios
  11. 10. The Man Who Petrified Heroes
    Space Ranger
  12. 11. Pennies for UNICEF!
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Carl Gafford
  • Bob Hughes
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