(August 1963)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Jan, April, July and Oct
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

The Nightmare Maker! (Table of Contents)

Doom Patrol / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bruno Premiani
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doom Patrol [Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

The Nightmare Maker [part 1] (Table of Contents)

Doom Patrol / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake; Bob Haney
Pencils:
Bruno Premiani
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Niles Caulder]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; Dr. Janus
Synopsis:
The Doom Patrol encounter strange beasts on two missions, and a TV report by Dr. Janus remarks that they are beasts from a meteorite that hit Earth fifteen years ago which, according to eyewitnesses, had living being within. Robotman doesn't remember the incident that way, however.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Based on an interview with Bob Haney by Michael Catron in "The Comics Journal" #277-278, Arnold and Bob were co-writers on this story. [added by Greg Fischer on 1/2/08 with permission from Michael Catron]

Celebrate the Silver Anniversary of Superman! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

How NOT to Enjoy a Vacation! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp
Editing:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Mr. Green; Mrs. Green; the 2 Green children; Terry (the Greens' dog)
Synopsis:
Terry relates all the results of poor planning by Mr. Green on his last vacation.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated October 1957.

Doorway to Disaster (part 2) (Table of Contents)

Doom Patrol / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake; Bob Haney
Pencils:
Bruno Premiani
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Niles Caulder]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; Dr. Janus (villain); Hitler (picture)
Synopsis:
Although news reports confirm the meteorite story, the Chief sends the Doom Patrol to the crash site, Logan City, Arizona, to investigate. The Chief discovers that Dr. Janus is an escaped Nazi war criminal, just before more strange beasts appear.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Nazi

Indexer Notes

Based on an interview with Bob Haney by Michael Catron in "The Comics Journal" #277-278, Arnold and Bob were co-writers on this story. [added by Greg Fischer on 1/2/08 with permission from Michael Catron]

See the Many Exciting Roles of Lois Lane... (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Adventurer's Club / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

letters from James E. Kunkel, Paul Gambaccini, Johnny Lopez, B. L., J. Tracy

Listen, World...I'm the Missing Link (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Toth (signed)
Inks:
Alex Toth (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
adventure
Synopsis:
Reporter Ralph Brand accompanies an expedition to Pakistan to find the missing link in the evolution of the human race, but instead he finds himself accidentally transformed into a prehistoric man.
Keywords:
evolution; Pakistan
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Nightmare Maker!
    Doom Patrol
  2. 1. The Nightmare Maker [part 1]
    Doom Patrol
  3. 2. Celebrate the Silver Anniversary of Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. How NOT to Enjoy a Vacation!
  5. 4. Doorway to Disaster (part 2)
    Doom Patrol
  6. 5. See the Many Exciting Roles of Lois Lane...
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    The Adventurer's Club
  8. 7. Listen, World...I'm the Missing Link
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dwayne Best
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  • Jim Stangas
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