(May 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:
1966-03-10
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

Plague That Struck the Justice League! (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:
Superman; Batman; Wonder Woman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Arrow
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.

Watch Superman on Television! (Table of Contents)

Superman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; listing of television stations broadcasting the syndicated series The Adventures of Superman

The Plague That Struck the Justice League! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Aquaman; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Batman; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Arrow; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Superman; Wonder Woman; Snapper Carr (cameo)]; Unimaginable [Dr. Bendorion]
Synopsis:
When the JLAers who previously fought the Unimaginable suddenly double in size, the alien Dr. Bendorion comes to Earth to help cure them. But Batman suspects that Dr. Bendorion is not what he seems, and he is revealed as the Unimaginable.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is told in 3 chapters, each ending in 2/3 page.
Lettering credit from reprint in JLA Archives. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (May 2007).

Superboy Fans! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / 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 Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #129 [80 Page Giant #G-22], on sale March 10

Evil Villains Everywhere -- Relax! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Mike Esposito ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Awkwardman

Indexer Notes

house ad for Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #62 [first Inferior Five], on sale March 24

["What are you doing, Pete?"] (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:
6384

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 late March and early April 1966

Health Myths Debunked (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:
How to treat frostbite, a black eye, and does cutting your hair make it grow faster?

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in some November 1962 and in February 1963 DC titles.

Super-Hero Meets the Super-Freaks! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bruno Premiani; Gil Kane; Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Bruno Premiani; Murphy Anderson; Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #65, Batman (DC, 1940 series) #180, and Swing with Scooter, announced here for the May-June issue of Showcase (DC, 1956 series)

["If our sun were replaced by the nearest star..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Here It Is (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Mike Esposito ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Dumb Bunny

Indexer Notes

house ad for Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #62 [first Inferior Five], on sale March 24

[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 Jim Buser; Jim Williams; George Wirth; Guy H. Lillian III

Watch the Show! Build the Kit! (Table of Contents)

Aurora / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

back cover; advertisement for Aurora superhero models (Batman; Superman; Wonder Woman; Superboy)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Plague That Struck the Justice League!
    Justice League of America
  2. 1. Watch Superman on Television!
    Superman
  3. 2. The Plague That Struck the Justice League!
    Justice League of America
  4. 3. Superboy Fans!
    Superboy
  5. 4. Evil Villains Everywhere -- Relax!
    Inferior Five
  6. 5. ["What are you doing, Pete?"]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  8. 7. Health Myths Debunked
  9. 8. Super-Hero Meets the Super-Freaks!
  10. 9. ["If our sun were replaced by the nearest star..."]
    Mysteries in Space
  11. 10. Here It Is
    Inferior Five
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    JLA Mail Room
  13. 12. Watch the Show! Build the Kit!
    Aurora
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