(March 1966)

DC, 1960 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Jan., April, July and Oct.
On-sale date:
1966-01-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint; Mando (beginning with #254)
Binding:
saddle-stitched (#s 39, 48, 58, 67, 76, 110-116, 200 squarebound)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["Nothing beats the Royal Flush Gang..."] (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Superman [Clark Kent]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Hawkman [Carter Hall; Katar Hol]]; Royal Flush Gang [Ace; Jack; King; Queen; Ten]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencilling and inking credits per Julius Schwartz's editorial records. Inking formerly credited to Murphy Anderson and Bernard Sachs. Lettering credit from reprint in JLA Archives.

Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself? (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:
Betsy tells young Bobby that he should keep his room neater but realizes that she has the same problem.

Indexer Notes

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

The Card Crimes of the Royal Flush Gang! (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Hawkman [Carter Hall; Katar Hol]; Snapper Carr]; Royal Flush Gang [Ace (introduction) [Professor Amos Fortune]; King (introduction); Queen (introduction); Jack (introduction); Ten (introduction)] (introduction) (villains); Hawkgirl [Shiera Hall; Shayera Hol]
Synopsis:
The JLA fights the Royal Flush Gang and their stellaration-powered abilities to a draw until they play their wild card...Snapper.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Absorbascon; Bat-Jet; green kryptonite; Robot Plane

Indexer Notes

Snapper Carr is hit with stellaration and becomes the Joker (not the Batman villain) for this story.
This story is only 23 pages long as pages 8, 16 and 24 are only 2/3 of a page each.
Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (May 2007).
Reprint in JLA Archives mistakenly credits the lettering to Joe Letterese.

Second Smash Issue (Table of Contents)

The Spectre / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 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) #62 [second Silver Age Spectre], on sale January 25

A Fabulous First! (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

house ad for Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1958 series) #49, on sale January 1

["Here are some tips on how to get started..."] (Table of Contents)

Cap's Hobby Hints / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff
Job Number:
6365

Genre:
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

listing of DC comics on sale in early February

Look -- Up in the Sky! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #334 [80 Page Giant #G-20], on sale January 18

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1965
No circulation information given.
Owners: National Periodical Publications, Inc., Estate of Harry Donenfeld, J. S. Liebowitz, P. H. Sampliner, Irwin Donenfeld, S. U. Sampliner, Sonia Iger, all at 575 Lexington Ave, New York, N.Y., 10022
Revised statement including circulation numbers appears in the August issue (#46).

Riddler on the Move (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Batman (DC, 1940 series) #179, on sale January 20

["An average of three eclipses..."] (Table of Contents)

Mysteries in Space / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
astronomical facts

Get With It, Cats! (Table of Contents)

Teen Titans / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nick Cardy (illustration)
Inks:
Nick Cardy (illustration)
Colors:
? (illustration)
Letters:
ira Schnapp; typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

subscription ad for DC comics (10 issues for $1.00)

Check and Double Check! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Indexer Notes

house ad for DC comics

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

JLA Mail Room / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Sal Iacopelli; William Garnett; Gary Hornback; Mark Hanerfeld; Bill Fuller

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Nothing beats the Royal Flush Gang..."]
    Justice League of America
  2. 1. Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself?
  3. 2. The Card Crimes of the Royal Flush Gang!
    Justice League of America
  4. 3. Second Smash Issue
    The Spectre
  5. 4. A Fabulous First!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  6. 5. ["Here are some tips on how to get started..."]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  8. 7. Look -- Up in the Sky!
    Supergirl
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. Riddler on the Move
    Batman
  11. 10. ["An average of three eclipses..."]
    Mysteries in Space
  12. 11. Get With It, Cats!
    Teen Titans
  13. 12. Check and Double Check!
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    JLA Mail Room
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