(February 1964)

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

Letters page lists writer, penciler and inker credits for Strange Adventures 157.


Earth's Frozen Heat Wave! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Earth's Frozen Heat Wave! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
France Herron
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Marvin X. Marvin (farmer); Professor Marvin X. Marvin; Dr. Adams
Synopsis:
All exposed water on earth is frozen and two men, both named Marvin X. Marvin, try to reverse the catastrophy, which is successfully reversed.
Reprints:

Dash Out of Your Foxholes! (Table of Contents)

Sgt. Rock's Prize Battle Tales / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

house ad for Sgt. Rock's Prize Battle Tales (DC, 1964 series) #1 (first DC war annual), on sale January 23

Special Christmas Quiz -- "Christmas In Many Lands!" (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Short information on global Christmas customs accompanied by illustrations.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly; previously appeared in DC comics dated February 1955
Sequence information from Donald Dale Milne. Credits from a list by Lionel English.

No Yesterday--No Tomorrow--No Nothing! (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
Characters:
Dennis; Harry; Dr. Rickson [editor Julius Schwartz]
Synopsis:
Two time-traveling scientists destroy a cosmic cloud before it destroys life on earth, using equipment and knowledge gained in 4964 A.D.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer and appearance of Julius Schwartz: Info by Bob Bailey, 2005-03-19 (Per Sandell ed.)

["In proportion to its size, the ant has a larger brain..."] (Table of Contents)

Amazing Ratios / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Tommy Nicolosi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Science information on various natural ratios accompanied by illustrations.

Indexer Notes

Sequence information from Don Milne. Credits from Bob Hughes.

Save Him -- or Kill Him! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

house ad for The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #52, on sale December 26

[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 Harold M. Smith; Bob Malisani; Ed Simpson

Space Museum of the Dead World! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino [as Rouge Enfant] (signed)
Inks:
Carmine Infantino [as Rouge Enfant] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Howard Parker; Tommy Parker; Eric Horstman; Krakkaran army personnel (death); Vipsanian bystanders (death)
Synopsis:
Eric Horstman uses weapons from a Space Museum on the dead world of Vipsania to defeat Krakkarans bent on destroying all human life.

Indexer Notes

Entire population of the planet Vipsania dies. Story occurs in flashback, told from the 25th century.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1963
No circulation information given
Owners: National Periodical Publications, Inc., Harry Donenfeld, Irwin Donenfeld, Sonia Iger, J.S. Liebowitz, P.H. Sampliner, S.U. Sampliner, Harry Donenfeld Foundation, Inc., all at 575 Lexington Avenue, New York 22, N.Y.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Earth's Frozen Heat Wave!
  2. 1. Earth's Frozen Heat Wave!
  3. 2. Dash Out of Your Foxholes!
    Sgt. Rock's Prize Battle Tales
  4. 3. Special Christmas Quiz -- "Christmas In Many Lands!"
  5. 4. No Yesterday--No Tomorrow--No Nothing!
  6. 5. ["In proportion to its size, the ant has a larger brain..."]
    Amazing Ratios
  7. 6. Save Him -- or Kill Him!
    3 Battle Stars
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Spotlight on Strange Adventures
  9. 8. Space Museum of the Dead World!
    Space Museum
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bob Bailey
  • Dwayne Best
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Arthur Lortie
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mark Gordon
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ed Boner
  • Bob Hughes