(December 1964)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Feb, May, Aug, and Nov
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Jack Schiff
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #224-229)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Orchestra of Doom! (Table of Contents)

J'onn J'onzz Manhunter from Mars / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Certa
Inks:
Joe Certa
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Zook
Reprints:

Children of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
celebration of United Nations Day (October 24) with a description of the U.N. Declaration of the Rights of a Child

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated December 1960.

The Cosmic Curse (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
An astronaut is captured by shape-changing aliens, who send one of their own back to Earth in his place to steal top secret scientific information.

["I was told that if I rub this lamp..."] (Table of Contents)

The Magic Genie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; fantasy
Characters:
the Magic Genie

["Mrs. Edna Howell, a housewife, was working in the garden..."] (Table of Contents)

Mysteries of the Ages / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Riddle of the Weird Warrior! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy
Synopsis:
The construction of a new road to the town of Marlton releases a giant Indian warrior from suspended animation.

Whose Face Does the Enemy See in His Smoking Sights? (Table of Contents)

G. I. Joe / 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 Showcase (DC, 1955 series) #53 [G. I. Joe]

["Why is a diploma called a sheepskin?"] (Table of Contents)

Quick Quiz / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
H. T. Elmo
Pencils:
H. T. Elmo (signed)
Inks:
H. T. Elmp
Colors:
?
Letters:
H. T. Elmo

Genre:
non-fiction

Metamorpho (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ramona Fradon
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for The Brave and the Bold (DC. 1956 series) #57 [first appearance of Metamorpho], on sale October 29

The Orchestra of Doom! (Table of Contents)

J'onn J'onzz Manhunter of Mars / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
Joe Certa
Inks:
Joe Certa
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Zook; The Orchestra of Doom (villains)
Synopsis:
The Idol-Head releases a band of living musical instruments, whose melodies have strange effects on everyone who hears them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Idol-Head of Diabolu

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/. Formerly credited to Dave Wood.

25 Years of Batman (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #5 [Batman Silver Anniversary Issue], on sale October 29

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Orchestra of Doom!
    J'onn J'onzz Manhunter from Mars
  2. 1. Children of Tomorrow!
  3. 2. The Cosmic Curse
  4. 3. ["I was told that if I rub this lamp..."]
    The Magic Genie
  5. 4. ["Mrs. Edna Howell, a housewife, was working in the garden..."]
    Mysteries of the Ages
  6. 5. The Riddle of the Weird Warrior!
  7. 6. Whose Face Does the Enemy See in His Smoking Sights?
    G. I. Joe
  8. 7. ["Why is a diploma called a sheepskin?"]
    Quick Quiz
  9. 8. Metamorpho
    Metamorpho
  10. 9. The Orchestra of Doom!
    J'onn J'onzz Manhunter of Mars
  11. 10. 25 Years of Batman
    Batman
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