(June 1966)

DC, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly; (semi-monthly, Feb.)
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Bob Kanigher
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

I Knew the Unknown Soldier! (Table of Contents)

Sgt Rock / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sgt. Rock

The Top TV Comic Stars Come from DC (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
various (illustrations)
Inks:
various (illustrations)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

House ad for the television shows Batman (ABC), The Adventures of Superman (syndicated), the New Adventures of Superman (CBS), and the Broadway musical "It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman". Black and white ad located inside front cover.

I Knew the Unknown Soldier! (Table of Contents)

Sgt. Rock / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher
Pencils:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Schwartz kept editorial records for Robert Kanigher, who edited this issue.

Said a cat suffocating in Squaresville (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

House ad for DC comics, promoting the "go-go checks" cover design, and written in limerick form.

A Super-Scoop! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

House ad for Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #187 (June 1966), with cover shown, and advertised as "On Sale Apr. 14th". A couple more blurbs were added to the final cover image that was finally released. Located between story pages 6 and 7.

This Ain't the Army! (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Four gag panels on life in the army.

["It's tough living in an apartment."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff
Job Number:
5403

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Hobby Hint from James Lovett of Ravenel, S.C.

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

A sea captain shows two boys how to travel the world, at the library. This PSA appeared previously in December 1963 DC comics.

A Showcase Disgrace (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; superhero

Indexer Notes

House ad for Showcase (DC, 1956 Series) #62 (May-June 1966), with cover shown, advertised as "Now On Sale!".

Statue of Liberty Division (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

Four panels about the 77th Infantry Division during World Wars I and II.

Second Chance for a Dead Man! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Howard Liss
Pencils:
Jack Abel
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Schwartz kept editorial records for Robert Kanigher, who edited this issue.

Scooter? Who He? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Scooter; Cynthia; Penny; Cookie; Sylvester; Malibu; Kenny

Indexer Notes

House ad for Swing with Scooter (DC, 1966 Series) #1 (June-July 1966), with cover shown, and advertised as "On Sale Apr. 7th".

Batman and Detective Comics Started Something New (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin

Indexer Notes

House ad for pinups now appearing in Batman and Detective Comics.

["Dear Editor: How about an all-Navy DC Giant?"] (Table of Contents)

Readers -- Sound Off! / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Joe Kubert (illustration)
Inks:
Joe Kubert (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Lionel Illiger; Stephen Fellerby; Marty Cummings; and Mary Michaels.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Knew the Unknown Soldier!
    Sgt Rock
  2. 1. The Top TV Comic Stars Come from DC
  3. 2. I Knew the Unknown Soldier!
    Sgt. Rock
  4. 3. Said a cat suffocating in Squaresville
  5. 4. A Super-Scoop!
    Superman
  6. 5. This Ain't the Army!
  7. 6. ["It's tough living in an apartment."]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  8. 7. Your Free Trip Around the World!
  9. 8. A Showcase Disgrace
    Inferior Five
  10. 9. Statue of Liberty Division
  11. 10. Second Chance for a Dead Man!
  12. 11. Scooter? Who He?
    Swing with Scooter
  13. 12. Batman and Detective Comics Started Something New
  14. 13. ["Dear Editor: How about an all-Navy DC Giant?"]
    Readers -- Sound Off!
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