(June-July 1966)

DC, 1963 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1966-04-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Robert Kanigher
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Birthday Cake for a Cannibal Robot! (Table of Contents)

Metal Men / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks:
Mike Esposito (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doc Magnus; Metal Men [Gold; Platinum; Lead; Iron; Tin; Mercury; Nameless]; robot
Reprints:

The Top TV Comic Stars Come From DC - The House of Hits (Table of Contents)

Superman; Superboy; Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
various; Curt Swan
Inks:
various
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Characters:
Batman; Blockbuster; Superman; Superboy; Krypto; Lois Lane

Indexer Notes

Ad for various TV shows and a Broadway Musical based on DC Comics characters. Printed in black-and-white on inside front cover.

Birthday Cake for a Cannibal Robot! (Table of Contents)

Metal Men / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doc Magnus; Metal Men [Gold; Platinum; Lead; Iron; Tin; Mercury; Nameless]; Dr. Yes's robot; Dr. Yes; unnamed friend of Doc Magnus'
Synopsis:
The Metal Men reconstruct Dr. Yes's robot with a responsometer, to have it lead them to Dr. Yes. But Dr. Yes turns the tables and the Metal Men have to fight and destroy the robot again, and still do not find his lair.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is broken into 3 parts. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (May 2007). Schwartz kept editorial records for Robert Kanigher who edited this issue.

Science Says You're Wrong If You Believe That - - (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Joseph Lister
Synopsis:
Information on bone structure of the hand and foot, and properties of the element Mercury, and compound carbolic acid.

Indexer Notes

Appears after page 6 of story sequence 1 and before story sequence 4.

Your Free Trip Around the World! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp
Editing:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
an old sea captain; two boys
Synopsis:
After telling the boys some tales, the captain takes them to the library where they can travel anywhere just by reading.

Indexer Notes

Appears after story sequence 3 and before page 7 of story sequence 1. A list by Lionel English also gives the penciller and inker as "Morris Waldinger" in one of the issues this PSA appears in. Other creator credits from a list by Lionel English.

Readers - Sound-Off! (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Appears after page 12 of story sequence 1 and before sequence 6. Letters from: Gary Rothy; Ken Nathanson; Brian Hoye.

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Cap
Synopsis:
A list of items to have handy before you start to build a plastic model.

Indexer Notes

Appears between story sequence 5 and page 13 of story sequence 1. Idea from Gerald Greitzer, who was awarded the original art.

Amazing Ratios! (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Information on ratios of paramecium division rates, thickness of the ozone layer, aging of humans vs. dogs, and sunlight over the earth's surface.

The Adventures of Andy And George In The GI Joe Club (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
G.I. Joe; Andy; George
Synopsis:
Andy and George try out G.I. Joe's new diving suit set.

Indexer Notes

Printed on inside back cover in black-and-white. Ad for G.I. Joe Diving Suit; includes a coupon to join the G.I. Joe Club.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Birthday Cake for a Cannibal Robot!
    Metal Men
  2. 1. The Top TV Comic Stars Come From DC - The House of Hits
    Superman; Superboy; Batman
  3. 2. Birthday Cake for a Cannibal Robot!
    Metal Men
  4. 3. Science Says You're Wrong If You Believe That - -
  5. 4. Your Free Trip Around the World!
  6. 5. Readers - Sound-Off!
  7. 6. [untitled]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  8. 7. Amazing Ratios!
  9. 8. The Adventures of Andy And George In The GI Joe Club
    G.I. Joe
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