(October 1963)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Plight of the Human Cocoons! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Penciller and inker credits listed in Strange Adventures #161.

Play It Safe! (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:
A day in the life of a forest ranger (billed as a "true story from the records of the Minnesota Warden Service").

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

Plight of the Human Cocoons! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Giella; Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Four men from Earth are captured by friendly aliens who need their help to discover the reason why they are shrinking.

Indexer Notes

Script, Pencils and Inks credits listed in Strange Adventures #161, which lists ONLY Joe Giella for Inker.
Sequel to "Raiders from the Giant World" in Strange Adventures (1955 series, DC) #119 (Aug 1960).
Info by Bob Bailey, 2005-03-19 (Per Sandell ed.)

The Flashiest News of the Year (Table of Contents)

The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Flash Annual (DC, 1963 series) #1, on sale August 15

["Two pounds of feed are necessary to develop one pound of chicken-broiler!"] (Table of Contents)

Amazing Ratios / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

The Immortality Seekers! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
France Herron
Pencils:
Sid Greene
Inks:
Sid Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sid Greene

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Aliens visit Earth to rediscover the secret of immortality which was found there millions of years earlier by another member of their race, but lost before he could reveal it to his home world.

Indexer Notes

Script, Pencils and Inks credits listed in Strange Adventures #161.
Letterer: Info by Bob Bailey, 2005-03-19 (Per Sandell ed.)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
? (logo illustration)
Inks:
? (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Paul B. Schotz; Joe Finley; John Page

Rescue by Moonlight! (Table of Contents)

Space Museum / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
John Giunta; Murphy Anderson ? (narrator's head)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Alan Strange (descendant of Adam Strange in the 25th century); Tommy Parker; Howard Parker; Llalla (first appearance)
Synopsis:
Tommy's father relates the story of Alan Strange, who stopped thieves from stealing some parastil, a rare metal used to make money in the 25th century.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Script, Pencils and Inks credits listed in Strange Adventures 161.
The narrator's head in panel 3, page 2 appears to have been re-inked by Murphy Anderson to retain uniformity with previous stories. Characters and Murphy Anderson credit info by Bob Bailey, 2005-03-19 (Per Sandell ed.)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Plight of the Human Cocoons!
  2. 1. Play It Safe!
  3. 2. Plight of the Human Cocoons!
  4. 3. The Flashiest News of the Year
    The Flash
  5. 4. ["Two pounds of feed are necessary to develop one pound of chicken-broiler!"]
    Amazing Ratios
  6. 5. The Immortality Seekers!
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Spotlight on Strange Adventures
  8. 7. Rescue by Moonlight!
    Space Museum
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bob Bailey
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Arthur Lortie
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mark Gordon
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ed Boner
  • Bob Hughes