(March-April 1964)

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 Sinister Skull of Doctor-7! (Table of Contents)

Mark Merlin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

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

The Sinister Skull of Doctor-7 (Table of Contents)

Mark Merlin / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Mark Merlin; Doctor-7 (villain); Elsa Magusson; Memakata
Synopsis:
Doctor-7 escapes from prison and disguises himself as a fake phrenologist to lure Mark Merlin into a trap.

Indexer Notes

writer verified by Martin O'Hearn

["This is Sgt. Rock bringin' you DC's first Big War Annual!"] (Table of Contents)

Sgt. Rock's Prize Battle Tales / 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 Sgt. Rock's Prize Battle Tales (DC, 1964 series) #1, on sale January 23

["The car needs gas."] (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 the Mystic

[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.

The Man Who Destroyed Eclipso (Table of Contents)

Eclipso / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Eclipso; Dr. Bruce Gordon; Mona Bennett; Judson Randall (villain); Professor Simon Bennett
Synopsis:
Mona discovers that her boyfriend, Bruce Gordon, is actually Eclipso. Bruce decides to meet an old friend, Judson Randall, and he finds him apparently imprisoned within a luminous blob. He allows Judson to try to cure him of Eclipso. Eclipso is released, but he is now under Judson's control.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mark Merlin's Mailbox / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Murray Boltinoff
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Andy Zerbe; Robert A. MacAvoy; Leslie Hackett; Elaine Littlewood; Paul Gambaccini

You Demanded It, and Here It Is! (Table of Contents)

Doom Patrol / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for The Doom Patrol (DC, 1964 series) #1, on sale January 23
When published, this issue was actually numbered #86 (continuing the numbering of My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series)

Give and Take (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Children take some broken and unused toys to Mr. Craig, who helps them to repair them so they can be donated to charity.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Sinister Skull of Doctor-7!
    Mark Merlin
  2. 1. The Sinister Skull of Doctor-7
    Mark Merlin
  3. 2. ["This is Sgt. Rock bringin' you DC's first Big War Annual!"]
    Sgt. Rock's Prize Battle Tales
  4. 3. ["The car needs gas."]
    Moolah the Mystic
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. The Man Who Destroyed Eclipso
    Eclipso
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Mark Merlin's Mailbox
  8. 7. You Demanded It, and Here It Is!
    Doom Patrol
  9. 8. Give and Take
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