(January-February 1963)

DC, 1956 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Murray Boltinoff
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[Trial by Fire] (Table of Contents)

Mark Merlin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Mark Merlin; Elsa; Count Myro

Trial by Fire (Table of Contents)

Mark Merlin / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake ?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Mark Merlin; Elsa; Count Myro; Merlin the Mighty (flashback)
Synopsis:
Mark Merlin relates the story of his first case: how he solved the murder of his father, a stage magician.

Indexer Notes

origin story; writer identification by Bob Hughes

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Stan is surprised to learn that his favorite football player also enjoys the fine arts.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

Featuring the Mightiest Super-Heroes of All Time! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Secret Adventures of Batman and Robin (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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

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

["Genie, go to Australia for me."] (Table of Contents)

The Magic Genie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Magic Genie
Synopsis:
The genie is worn out by his master's many requests.

Time Bomb from 1500 A.D. (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Parker
Inks:
Paul Parker
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
adventure
Synopsis:
Journalist Hal Breese discovers a buried weapon invented by Leonardo da Vinci, but it is stolen and he must find a way to keep it from being used against the world.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Leonardo da Vinci

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

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

["Coming to the museum is very educational!"] (Table of Contents)

Varsity Vic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Varsity Vic
Synopsis:
Vic thinks he sees a walking mummy in the museum's Egyptian collection.
Reprints:
  • reprint?
Keywords:
mummies; museums

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mark Merlin's Mailbox / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Murray Boltinoff
Pencils:
? (logo illustration)
Inks:
? (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Bob F., Roberta Lessing, Ronn Foss, Pete O'B., Paul Gambaccini, Orville Bancroft

The Wondrous Witch's Cauldron (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A witch's cauldron that brings its owner fame, fortune, and long life passes from owner to owner.
Reprints:

For Holiday Giving... (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Trial by Fire]
    Mark Merlin
  2. 1. Trial by Fire
    Mark Merlin
  3. 2. Touchdown for Picasso!
  4. 3. Featuring the Mightiest Super-Heroes of All Time!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Secret Adventures of Batman and Robin
    Batman and Robin
  6. 5. Here Is Your Formula for a New Thrill in Comic Book Reading!
    Strange Sports Stories
  7. 6. ["Genie, go to Australia for me."]
    The Magic Genie
  8. 7. Time Bomb from 1500 A.D.
  9. 8. ["Hi! I'm Johnny DC, the mascot at DC Publications!"]
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  10. 9. ["Coming to the museum is very educational!"]
    Varsity Vic
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Mark Merlin's Mailbox
  12. 11. The Wondrous Witch's Cauldron
  13. 12. For Holiday Giving...
    Johnny DC
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Per Sandell
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ed Boner