(September 1965)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1965-07-29
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Jack Schiff
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

I Was the Man with Animal Powers! (Table of Contents)

Animal Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Buddy Baker

Indexer Notes

Anderson inks per Nick Caputo, October 2013, previously credited to Carmine Infantino.

I Was the Man with Animal Powers (Table of Contents)

Animal Man / comic story / 15.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Buddy Baker (origin); Ellen (Buddy's financee); Roger (Buddy's friend); alien creature (villain)
Synopsis:
An alien space ship temporarily gives Buddy Baker animal powers, which he uses to round up escaped circus animals and fight an alien creature with the same powers.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Story is told in two chapters each ending in 2/3 page.

Story was not originally intended as a continuing feature: Animal Man is not named, does not appear in costume, and his powers are gone at the end of the story.

["Billy is up at bat now..."] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / comic story / pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Pete

Nature's Bill of Rights (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:
Two boys who are polluting a stream are given an anti-pollution lesson by a fisherman. Includes an excerpt from an 1869 Massachusetts Board of Health document.

["In the winter of 1829, the schooner Mermaid, out of Australia..."] (Table of Contents)

Strange But True / text article / pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
occult

Achtung! Attention! (Table of Contents)

Enemy Ace / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

house ad for Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #58, on sale July 29

One Monster -- Coming Up (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Roussos
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Wildcatters drilling for oil disturb an ancient Indian treasure, which releases the giant creature that guarded it.
Keywords:
monsters

See Lois Lane Challenge Her Rivals for Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #14, on sale July 15

["At last! I have finished the perfect electronic brain!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Professor Eureka
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Was the Man with Animal Powers!
    Animal Man
  2. 1. I Was the Man with Animal Powers
    Animal Man
  3. 2. ["Billy is up at bat now..."]
    Little Pete
  4. 3. Nature's Bill of Rights
  5. 4. ["In the winter of 1829, the schooner Mermaid, out of Australia..."]
    Strange But True
  6. 5. Achtung! Attention!
    Enemy Ace
  7. 6. One Monster -- Coming Up
  8. 7. See Lois Lane Challenge Her Rivals for Superman
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  9. 8. ["At last! I have finished the perfect electronic brain!"]
    Professor Eureka
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