(June-July 1965)

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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:
Robert Kanigher
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[Ghost Ace!] (Table of Contents)

Haunted Tank / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks:
Jack Adler
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
The Haunted Tank; Jeb Stuart
Reprints:

Happy Hobby Time! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Winslow Mortimer
Inks:
Winslow Mortimer
Letters:
Ira Schnapp
Editing:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Frank
Synopsis:
Superboy shows Frank that he can be creative, regardless of whether his creations are perfect, and notes an expressive hobby can be life long enjoyment.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Credits from a list by Lionel English via Donald Dale Milne, 2006-01-19.

Ghost Ace! (Table of Contents)

Haunted Tank / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Haunted Tank; Lt. Jeb Stuart; Arch Asher; Rick Rawlins; Slim Stryker; General J.E.B. Stuart (ghost); Sgt. Rock; Easy Company; Attila the Hun (ghost); Irv (Tank Commander); Lt. Johhny Cloud
Synopsis:
As the tank column is battered by the enemy, only the Haunted Tank makes it through lines to pick up Easy Co., aided by the ghost of General J.E.B. Stuart fighting the ghost of Atilla The Hun.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is in two parts. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Schwartz kept editorial records for Robert Kanigher, who edited this issue.

For the Very Best in Comics Reading (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Promo for Our Army at War #155 and Star-Spangled War Stories #121, both "now on sale" Covers are depicted.

Ghost Ace! (Part Two) (Table of Contents)

The Haunted Tank / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kaninger
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Haunted Tank; Lt. Jeb Stuart; Arch Asher; Rick Rawlins; Slim Stryker; General J.E.B. Stuart (ghost); Sgt. Rock; Easy Company; Attila the Hun (ghost); Irv (Tank Commander); Lt. Johhny Cloud
Keywords:
ghosts; tanks

Johnny Gets his Own Monster Koach! (Table of Contents)

Munsters; AMF / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
The Munsters

Indexer Notes

Ad in comic format for The Munsters' Monster Koach plastic car model kit from AMF. Comes after page 2 of Part Two of "Ghost Ace!"

Be My Guest at World's Famous Amusement Park (Table of Contents)

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Superman (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Ad for Palisades Amusement Park, N.J., with discount coupons. Comes after page 2 of Part Two of "Ghost Ace!"

["Ship ahoy.. ..what a toy!"] (Table of Contents)

Silly Putty / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for Silly Putty. Silly Putty Marketing, New Haven, Conn.

Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner (Table of Contents)

Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Sgt. Rock] (responses)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sgt. Rock (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Answers to letters on war-related questions from Nick Martini; Don Grosswirth; Terry Jones. Letters answered as "Sgt. Rock" with an logo illustration.

Bail-Out Blues! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Hank Chapman
Pencils:
Jack Abel (signed)
Inks:
Jack Abel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Barney Benson; The Blue Baron
Synopsis:
because of his barnstorming experience, Barney Benson becomes a lieutenant of the air squadron in World War I after a stint in the infantry. He ends up winning air battles with infantry skills and weapons.
Keywords:
barnstorming; bi-planes; Fokkers; hand grenade; machine gun; parachutes; Spads; World War I; zeppelin

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Schwartz kept editorial records for Robert Kanigher, who edited this issue.

["Greetings Earth People!"] (Table of Contents)

Fred Flypogger; Monogram / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Fred Flypogger; Mouse

Indexer Notes

Ad in comic format for Fred Flypogger plastic model kits: Flip Out!, Speed Shift!, and Super Fuzz!. Monogram Models, Inc., Morton Grove, Ill. Comes after page 4 of the "Bail-Out Blues" story.

Featuring 7 Epic Duels-to-the-Death...between Superman and Lex Luthor! (Table of Contents)

80 Page Giant; Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor

Indexer Notes

Promo for 80 Page Giant #11, featuring Superman, "On Sale Everywhere April 15th." Cover is depicted. Comes after page 6 of "Bail-Out Blues."

More Startling than Tomorrow's Science-Fiction are the Metal Men (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Characters:
Metal Men

Indexer Notes

Promo for Metal Men #14, "on sale Apr. 22nd," with cover depicted.

10 Issues of G.I. Combat for Only $1.00 (Table of Contents)

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Haunted Tank (cameo); Superman (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Promo for subscriptions to DC comics. 10 issues for $1.00 or 20 issues for $2.00. Titles available are G.I. Combat and Superman. Panel reprints from each title.

["Atten-shun!"] (Table of Contents)

Willy And Dilly / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Willy; Dilly
Synopsis:
Willy puts his G.I. Joe doll on K.P. duty for not following orders.
Keywords:
action figure; K.P.

American Military Ornaments (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Tom Nicolosi
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Information on emblems of the Hibernia Greens and American Militia Riflemen.

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils, inks and letters confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (May 2007).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Ghost Ace!]
    Haunted Tank
  2. 1. Happy Hobby Time!
    Superboy
  3. 2. Ghost Ace!
    Haunted Tank
  4. 3. For the Very Best in Comics Reading
    DC Comics
  5. 4. Ghost Ace! (Part Two)
    The Haunted Tank
  6. 5. Johnny Gets his Own Monster Koach!
    Munsters; AMF
  7. 6. Be My Guest at World's Famous Amusement Park
    Palisades Amusement Park
  8. 7. ["Ship ahoy.. ..what a toy!"]
    Silly Putty
  9. 8. Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner
    Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner
  10. 9. Bail-Out Blues!
  11. 10. ["Greetings Earth People!"]
    Fred Flypogger; Monogram
  12. 11. Featuring 7 Epic Duels-to-the-Death...between Superman and Lex Luthor!
    80 Page Giant; Superman
  13. 12. More Startling than Tomorrow's Science-Fiction are the Metal Men
    Metal Men
  14. 13. 10 Issues of G.I. Combat for Only $1.00
    DC Comics
  15. 14. ["Atten-shun!"]
    Willy And Dilly
  16. 15. American Military Ornaments
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Daniel Thingvold
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Ed Boner