(March 1965)

DC, 1964 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
8 times yearly
On-sale date:
1965-01-14
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
All American Printing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Jack Schiff; Julius Schwartz
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

"© 1965 by All American Printing Co., Inc." at the bottom of the inside front cover (as well as in the indicia).


More Secret Origins (Table of Contents)

DC Heroes / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; The Flash [Barry Allen]]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Superbaby [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Origin of the Justice League! (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Snapper Carr; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]] (origin); Queen Hippolyta; Amazons of Paradise Island (flashback); aliens from Appellax (villains, flashback)
Synopsis:
The Justice League of America uses the occasion of its third anniversary to tell Snapper Carr and Green Arrow about the formation of the League, involving the discovery of strange meteors that nearly doomed them forever. When seven meteors are sent to Earth by aliens from the planet Appellax, six superheroes of our world individually overcome the beings that emerge from them. They then come together to combat the seventh menace and vow to form the Justice League of America.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Appellax; Batplane; golden lasso; meteors; power ring

Friends Across the Seas (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:
School children from around the world discuss letters from their pen-pals (promoting 1965 as International Cooperation Year).

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

Birth of the Atom! (Table of Contents)

The Atom / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox (signed)
Pencils:
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom [Ray Palmer] (scientist, introduction, origin); Jean Loring (attorney, introduction); un-named students
Synopsis:
Scientist Palmer is experimenting with his reducer lens to try and reduce objects in size without blowing them up, all without success. However, when he, Jean and students are trapped in a cave-in, he decides to use the lens on himself and save the others before he is destroyed. To his surprise, he is not destroyed as he becomes a human atom, and the lens later returns him to normal size.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Ivy University; White Dwarf Star

Origins of Legendary Heroes (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Mini biographies of legendary heroes through the ages.
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["This is great!"] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Pete's Dad takes over Pete's model racing car track until Pete puts up a sign saying "Turnpike Toll 25¢."
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How Aquaman Got His Powers! (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Ramona Fradon
Inks:
Ramona Fradon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (Origin); Atlanna (Tom's wife, death, flashback); Tom Curry (Arthur's father, flashback); Commander Haskel
Synopsis:
Aquaman stops the U.S. Navy from testing atomic depth charges and recounts his origin to Commander Haskel.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atlantis

Indexer Notes

Earth 1 origin of Aquaman, substantially different from More Fun Comics version.

The Man from Robin's Past (Table of Contents)

Batman; Robin / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson] (origin re-told); The Flying Graysons (Dick's parents, both die, flashback); Sando (circus friend of Dick's); Sando's son; Limey Lou (villain, fence); Lou's gang (villains, jewel thieves)
Synopsis:
When stolen goods are found in the quarters of Sando the Strongman, a friend of the Grayson family who looked after Dick after his parents were murdered, Batman and Robin have to prove his innocence.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Paris.

The Origin of Flash's Masked Identity! (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Barry Allen]; The Flash [Jay Garrick] (on a Golden Age cover that Barry Allen is holding); Dr. Bailey (Jay's physician); art thieves (villains)
Synopsis:
Barry muses to himself, while reading a Golden Age issue of Flash Comics, of what it would be like if the Scarlet Speedster would operate maskless rather than as he now does.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Central City; Keystone City; National Science Conference

Indexer Notes

The majority of this story is a daydream by Barry Allen.

The Story of Superman's Life! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent] (origin retold in detail); Jor-El; Zor-El (Jor-El's brother); Lara; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Krypto; Kal-El; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White; Lex Luthor (villain)
Synopsis:
Recap of Superman's life beginning with his escape from the destruction of Krypton, through his adoption and raising by the Kents, his training and career as Superboy, up to his leaving Smallville for Metropolis and joining the Daily Planet after the deaths of his adoptive parents.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Planet; green kryptonite; Krypton; Metropolis; Metropolis Bus Company; Smallville
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. More Secret Origins
    DC Heroes
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. The Origin of the Justice League!
    Justice League of America
  4. 3. Friends Across the Seas
  5. 4. Birth of the Atom!
    The Atom
  6. 5. Origins of Legendary Heroes
  7. 6. ["This is great!"]
    Little Pete
  8. 7. How Aquaman Got His Powers!
    Aquaman
  9. 8. The Man from Robin's Past
    Batman; Robin
  10. 9. The Origin of Flash's Masked Identity!
    The Flash
  11. 10. The Story of Superman's Life!
    Superman
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