(September-October 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

The Three Faces of Fear! (Table of Contents)

Mark Merlin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Mark Merlin; Elsa Magussen

The Three Faces of Fear (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Arnold Drake ?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks:
Mort Meskin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Mark Merlin; Elsa Magussen
Synopsis:
Mark Merlin is transformed into a spirit by three ghosts who need his help to move on to the next plane of existence.

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Bob Hughes

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #7, on sale June 13

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

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

Door of No Return (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Murray Boltinoff
Pencils:
George Roussos
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Don Miguel learns a valuable lesson after he tries to cheat a poor village out of a magical artifact which nearly traps him in another dimension.
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 Ronald Troyer; David Prather; Doug Barber; Roger Croy; Joan Harper

["Can you get me to speak to my brother?"] (Table of Contents)

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Moolah the Mystic

Duel of the Divided Man (Table of Contents)

Eclipso / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Eclipso; Bruce Gordon; Professor Simon Bennett; Mona Bennett; Doctor Karko; Colonel Gray
Synopsis:
Bruce Gordon and Profesor Bennett go into orbit in an experimental space capsule. When it looks like Eclipso could take over Gordon permanently, Gordon tries to sacrifice himself.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Three Faces of Fear!
    Mark Merlin
  2. 1. The Three Faces of Fear
    Mark Merlin
  3. 2. Celebrate the Silver Anniversary of Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. The Strange Lives of Batman and Robin
    Batman and Robin
  5. 4. Door of No Return
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Mark Merlin's Mailbox
  7. 6. ["Can you get me to speak to my brother?"]
    Moolah the Mystic
  8. 7. Duel of the Divided Man
    Eclipso
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