(December 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:
Jack Schiff
Color:
color comic
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Modern US
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Prisoner of the Living Throne! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Purcell
Inks:
Howard Purcell
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
occult

Children of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (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 Diary of the 9-Planet Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
France Ed Herron
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
The diary of famous science fiction writer N. Arlow is discovered which reveals that he is an alien from the planet Jupiter.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

writer id by Bob Hughes. Uses "KWhAMMA" which Martin O'Hearn identifies as a Herron sound effect.

Metamorpho (Table of Contents)

Metamorpho / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 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, 1955 series) #57 [first Metamorpho], on sale October 29

["Does a dented gallon can hold exactly a gallon?"] (Table of Contents)

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
H. T. Elmo
Inks:
H. T. Elmo
Colors:
?
Letters:
H. T. Elmo ?

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:
  • from ?

The Amazing Alien Frame-Up! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Alien invaders force a scientist to find a way for them to breathe on Earth by framing him for crimes.

Indexer Notes

writer id by Bob Hughes. Uses "hapless" which is one of Miller's favorite adjectives.

["For many years a Pomeranian farmer..."] (Table of Contents)

Strange But True / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
occult

["I made the long journey here to obtain rare specimens..."] (Table of Contents)

Professor Eureka / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Eureka
Reprints:

Two Great Heroes... in One Magazine! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Purcell
Inks:
Howard Purcell
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
science fiction; superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #96, on sale October 22

Prisoner of the Living Throne (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Howard Purcell ?
Pencils:
Howard Purcell (signed)
Inks:
Howard Purcell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult
Synopsis:
Searching for his friend Ben Nevis, Harry Anderson finds him hiding among a tribe of Viking descendants whom he has convinced that Harry is a dangerous criminal. They subject him to an ancient test involving a loving statue.
Reprints:

25 Years of Batman (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #5, on sale October 29

["That's Moolah, the great mystic, standing by those hot coals."] (Table of Contents)

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Moolah
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Prisoner of the Living Throne!
  2. 1. Children of Tomorrow!
  3. 2. The Diary of the 9-Planet Man
  4. 3. Metamorpho
    Metamorpho
  5. 4. ["Does a dented gallon can hold exactly a gallon?"]
    Quick Quiz
  6. 5. The Amazing Alien Frame-Up!
  7. 6. ["For many years a Pomeranian farmer..."]
    Strange But True
  8. 7. ["I made the long journey here to obtain rare specimens..."]
    Professor Eureka
  9. 8. Two Great Heroes... in One Magazine!
    Space Ranger
  10. 9. Prisoner of the Living Throne
  11. 10. 25 Years of Batman
    Batman and Robin
  12. 11. ["That's Moolah, the great mystic, standing by those hot coals."]
    Moolah the Mystic
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