(January 1963)

DC, 1960 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Feb., May, Aug., and Nov.
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 Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

World of Perilous Traps! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
Jack Adler ?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Sinestro
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

["Hi, Kids! I'm your friend, Johnny DC -- to tell you about the Comicpac!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The World of Perilous Traps! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 12.33 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Pieface [Tom Kalmaku]; Carol Ferris; Dusty; Frank; Magot; Sinestro (villain); subhumans of Kyrba (flashback); Qwardians (villains)
Synopsis:
In their last encounter, Sinestro implanted a telpathic command into Hal Jordan's mind, which causes him to release Sinestro from his imprisonment. Sinestro then transports Hal to Qward for a battle, where Hal tricks him into thinking he no longer has his Green Lantern Ring and then imprisons Sinestro again.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story told in two chapters, each ending in 2/3 page.
References Green Lantern #15.

Here Is Your Formula for a New Thrill in Comic Book Reading! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Featuring the Mightiest Super-heroes of All Time!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Touchdown for Picasso! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; advocacy
Characters:
Stan; friend of Stan's; Biff Drake
Synopsis:
Stan learns that his favorite football player also enjoys the fine arts.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Credits from a list by Lionel English.

[Roam the Black Gulfs of Interplanetary Space...] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[If All The Capillaries in a Human Body...] (Table of Contents)

It's Hard to Believe, But -- / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science

Indexer Notes

Science information on: blood capillaries, erosion by rain, Mars, and MASERs.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern's Mail Chute / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Green Lantern

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers Earl Dill, Jr., John Santino, Jr., Lawrence MdCave, Mark Gordon, Steve Perrin, Paul Gambaccini, Greg DeZiel, and Robert Ford, with replies from the editor.

Green Lantern vs. Power Ring! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Gil Kane (pencils pages 1-6; layouts pages 7-12); Mike Sekowsky (pencils pages 7-12)
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Pieface [Tom Kalmaku]; Bill Baggett (introduction)
Synopsis:
During a series of distance control tests, Bill Baggett finds Hal Jordan's ring and uses it for destruction before Hal overcomes him through willpower and regains the ring.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencils correction (was "Gil Kane (layouts by Sekowsky on pages 7-12") from Donald Dale Milne.

["Hi! I'm Johnny DC, the Mascot at Superman DC Publications."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

100 Toy Soldiers; 150 Civil War Soldiers! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Josely Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

World's Greatest Nuclear Naval Battle Game!! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Five Star Toys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

104 Kings' Knights (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

It Looks It Sounds It Smokes Like The Real Thing (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Daisy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. World of Perilous Traps!
    Green Lantern
  2. 1. ["Hi, Kids! I'm your friend, Johnny DC -- to tell you about the Comicpac!"]
  3. 2. The World of Perilous Traps!
    Green Lantern
  4. 3. Here Is Your Formula for a New Thrill in Comic Book Reading!
  5. 4. [Featuring the Mightiest Super-heroes of All Time!]
  6. 5. Touchdown for Picasso!
  7. 6. [Roam the Black Gulfs of Interplanetary Space...]
  8. 7. [If All The Capillaries in a Human Body...]
    It's Hard to Believe, But --
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Green Lantern's Mail Chute
  10. 9. Green Lantern vs. Power Ring!
    Green Lantern
  11. 10. ["Hi! I'm Johnny DC, the Mascot at Superman DC Publications."]
  12. 11. 100 Toy Soldiers; 150 Civil War Soldiers!
    Josely Company
  13. 12. World's Greatest Nuclear Naval Battle Game!!
    Five Star Toys
  14. 13. 104 Kings' Knights
  15. 14. It Looks It Sounds It Smokes Like The Real Thing
    Daisy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Dwayne Best
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Daniel Thingvold
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Gregory Fischer