(January 1966)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly with the exception of Feb, May, Aug, Nov
On-sale date:
1965-11-25
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dial H for Hero / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robby Reed [also as Cometeer; Giantboy; The Mole]
Reprints:

The Magic Card! (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:
A group of kids discover the library.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated February 1959.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dial H for Hero / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robby Reed [also as Cometeer; Giantboy; The Mole] (introduction, origin); The Thunderbolt Gang (villains); Mr. Thunder; Gramps Reed; Miss Millie
Synopsis:
Teen genius Robby Reed discovers a mysterious dial that can transform him into different super-heroes when he dials the letters "H-E-R-O." He uses his newfound powers to battle the Thunderbolt Gang, but their leader, Mr. Thunder, escapes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

script credit from Rich Morrissey

They're Old! They're Worth Gold! And Now They're Re-Told! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Superman (DC, 1939 series) #183 [80 Page Giant #G-17]

The Beginning -- and the End! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #347, on sale November 25

Look What Happened to J'onn J'onzz! (Table of Contents)

J'onn J'onzz Manhunter from Mars / comic story / 10.67 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; Cobra-Beast (villain)
Synopsis:
The prophecy of the Book of Diabolu foretells that if the Manhunter touches the latest monster to appear from the Idol-Head, he will diasppear.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Idol-Head of Diabolu; monsters

Warning! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #60 [first Silver Age Spectre]

[The Rainbow Lad] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Miller ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
fantasy
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dial H for Hero
  2. 1. The Magic Card!
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Dial H for Hero
  4. 3. They're Old! They're Worth Gold! And Now They're Re-Told!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Beginning -- and the End!
    Batman and Robin
  6. 5. Look What Happened to J'onn J'onzz!
    J'onn J'onzz Manhunter from Mars
  7. 6. Warning!
    The Spectre
  8. 7. [The Rainbow Lad]
    Mysteries of the Ages
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  • Ramon Schenk
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