(July-August 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:
Murray Boltinoff
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Doctor-7, King of the Supernatural (Table of Contents)

Mark Merlin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Mark Merlin; Doctor-7; Elsa Magussen; Eclipso (inset)

Doctor-7, King of the Supernatural (Table of Contents)

Mark Merlin / comic story / 10.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake ?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
Mort Meskin
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman ?

Genre:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Mark Merlin; Doctor-7; Elsa Magusson; Memakata
Synopsis:
Doctor-7 finds a way to hypnotize Mark Merlin into stealing the ingredients he needs for his magic potions, but he is eventually outwitted by Merlin.

Indexer Notes

writer speculation by Bob Hughes

The Strange Lives of Batman and Robin (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff; Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris; Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #5 (Summer 1963)

A Tree Grows on Second Street! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
The Badger Club learns about the rules for planting trees along the streets in their town.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

Eclipso, the Genius Who Fought Himself (Table of Contents)

Eclipso / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Lee Elias (signed)
Inks:
Lee Elias (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Eclipso (introduction; origin); Bruce Gordon; Mona Bennett; Professor Simon Bennett; Mophir (flashback)
Synopsis:
Bruce Gordon becomes Eclipso for the first time, destroying Solar City. Flashback explains how Bruce Gordon was transformed into Eclipso during a solar eclipse.
Reprints:

[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 Billy McIlhany; Tom Jones; John Dunne.
Also includes brief biography of artist Lee Elias.

["You and your magic!"] (Table of Contents)

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Moolah; Mrs. Moolah
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Doctor-7, King of the Supernatural
    Mark Merlin
  2. 1. Doctor-7, King of the Supernatural
    Mark Merlin
  3. 2. The Strange Lives of Batman and Robin
    Batman
  4. 3. A Tree Grows on Second Street!
  5. 4. Eclipso, the Genius Who Fought Himself
    Eclipso
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Mark Merlin's Mailbox
  7. 6. ["You and your magic!"]
    Moolah the Mystic
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ed Boner