(May-June 1963)

DC, 1956 Series
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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

Captive of the Cat Curse! (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; Memakata; Fazir
Keywords:
black cats; flames

Countdown on Excellence (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Jerry's dad explains what would happen if people had sloppy work habits.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Later appears in DC comics cover-dated March 1967.

Captive of the Cat Curse (Table of Contents)

Mark Merlin / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Mark Merlin; Elsa; Memakata; Fazir; Gamel Saik; Lieutenant Heft; Mayor Gilbert
Synopsis:
Mark accidentally uses a mystical charm to transfer his consciousness into the body of a black cat, which helps him expose a sinister plot.
Reprints:
Keywords:
black cats; Egyptology

Indexer Notes

writer verified by Martin O'Hearn

Strange Sports Stories Is the Most... (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Box of Four Fears (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely (signed)
Inks:
Bill Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
detective-mystery
Synopsis:
Four tourists pool their funds to buy a strange sealed box, but it turns out to be a plan to trap one of them into a murder confession.

[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 Ronald Hoyt, Tilly Lohman, Jim Bryson, B.T.B.

Now! In their Own Spectacular Book! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Terrible Prophecies of the Tattooed Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
A circus performer's tattoos seem to change shape and predict catastrophe.
Keywords:
tattoos
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Captive of the Cat Curse!
    Mark Merlin
  2. 1. Countdown on Excellence
  3. 2. Captive of the Cat Curse
    Mark Merlin
  4. 3. Strange Sports Stories Is the Most...
    Strange Sports Stories
  5. 4. The Box of Four Fears
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Mark Merlin's Mailbox
  7. 6. Now! In their Own Spectacular Book!
    Metal Men
  8. 7. The Terrible Prophecies of the Tattooed Man
This issue was most recently modified by:
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