(June 1963)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
color comic
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Modern US
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Threat of the Faceless Creature (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Faceless Creature

Not Wanted: High School Dropouts! (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:
Alvin thinks about leaving school until he talks to his dropout friend George, who has to go back to night school because he can't get a good job.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated August 1962.

Threat of the Faceless Creature (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Sid Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Chan Yull [Faceless Creature]; Bob Colby; Jim Boone; Klee Pan
Synopsis:
The Faceless Creature appears again with a devious plan for revenge on Earth.

Indexer Notes

Third appearance of the Faceless Creature (previously in #124 and #142); who later becomes a member of the Forgotten Villains in the 1980s. Sid Greene's usual depiction of Julius Schwartz as a character occurs in page 6 panel 3 (bespectacled bystander).

The Swing Is to DC! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
various (illustrations)
Inks:
various (illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny DC

Indexer Notes

house ad for Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #316, Metal Men (DC, 1963 series) #2, Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #309, Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #301

Danger In Detroit [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Atomic Knights / comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson (signed) [as MA]
Inks:
Murphy Anderson (signed) [as MA]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Marlene Herald; Douglas Herald; Bryndon Smith; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard]; Dr. Abner Henderson; Organizer Kadey; Blue Belts
Synopsis:
The Knights visit Dr. Henderson in Detroit where he is trying to revive the automobile industry, and encounter Organizer Kadey and his Blue Belts, who plan to control things in their city.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Murphy Anderson's hidden signature [as MA] located on page one, in foreground.

["Dear Editor: The February Strange Adventures was magnifique."] (Table of Contents)

Spotlight on Strange Adventures / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Steve Tamerius; Timothy P. Burke; Leopold Beaudet

Danger in Detroit Part 2 (Table of Contents)

Atomic Knights / comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard; Bryndon Smith; Marlene Herald; Douglas Herald]; Dr. Abner Henderson; Organizer Kadey; Blue Belts
Synopsis:
The Knights learn that Kadey has atomic pistols, which fortunately their armor resists. They arrest him and return to Durvale in the first new automobile produced in Detroit.
Reprints:

["By the time the average human being reaches the age of 75, his backbone..."] (Table of Contents)

Amazing Ratios / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Four panels with text explaining science facts.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Threat of the Faceless Creature
  2. 1. Not Wanted: High School Dropouts!
  3. 2. Threat of the Faceless Creature
  4. 3. The Swing Is to DC!
  5. 4. Danger In Detroit [Part 1]
    Atomic Knights
  6. 5. ["Dear Editor: The February Strange Adventures was magnifique."]
    Spotlight on Strange Adventures
  7. 6. Danger in Detroit Part 2
    Atomic Knights
  8. 7. ["By the time the average human being reaches the age of 75, his backbone..."]
    Amazing Ratios
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