(July 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:
1966-05-19
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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

The Wizard of Light! (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 Plastic Man; as Giantboy; as King Kandy]; The Wizard of Light [Dr. Drago]
Reprints:

Dynamite's Coming! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino; Sheldon Moldoff (illustrations)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson; Joe Giella (illustrations)
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; house ad for Batman (DC, 1940 series) #183 [second Poison Ivy], on sale June 2

The Wizard of Light (Table of Contents)

Dial H for Hero / comic story / 15.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Jim Mooney (signed)
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robby Reed [becomes Plastic Man; Giantboy; King Kandy temporarily in this story]; The Wizard of Light [Dr. Drago]; Gramps Reed; Miss Millie; Cousin Ned; Suzy; a farmer; police; bystanders
Synopsis:
While staying with his cousin Ned, Robby Reed uses his H-Dial to battle the villainous Wizard of Light in various superheroic guises, including that of Plastic Man!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Rich Morrissey.
Story is told in two chapters, each ending in 2/3 page.

Natural Beauty -- Everybody's Fight (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger ?
Inks:
Tommy Nicolosi ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
excerpts from a speech by President Lyndon Johnson regarding the preservation of nature

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

Riddle Me This! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nick Cardy; Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Nick Cardy; Joe Giella ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Riddler

Indexer Notes

house ad for Teen Titans (DC, 1966 series) #4

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dial L for Letters / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Ira Schnapp (logo illustration)
Inks:
Ira Schnapp (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Jerry Clark; Walter Smith; Jim Lyons; Irene Vartanoff; Douglas Sandy; Joe Gushue; Jeffrey W. Weiner

Manhunter's New Secret Identity (Table of Contents)

J'onn J'onzz Manhunter from Mars / comic story / 8.67 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; also as Marco Xavier (new identity)]; VULTURE (villains); Mr. V [Faceless] (first appearance; villain; Vulture's boss); Mr. Steele; Apollo Magnus; Mendez
Synopsis:
Manhunter agrees to infiltrate the criminal organizatiin calkled VULTURE. He assumes the identity of Marce Xavier, a European playboy who recently died in an accident but whose death was not reported.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

These were the usual villains until 173.

A 2nd Star Collection of the Strange Lives of Batman and Robin! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Batman (DC, 1940 series) #182 [80 Page Giant #G-24], on sale May 12

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1965
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 196,677
Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 209,720
Owners: National Periodical Publications, Inc., Estate of Harry Donenfeld, J. S. Liebowitz, P. H. Sampliner, Irwin Donenfeld, S. U. Sampliner, and Sonia Iger, all at 575 Lexington Avenue, New York, N.Y.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Wizard of Light!
    Dial H for Hero
  2. 1. Dynamite's Coming!
    Batman
  3. 2. The Wizard of Light
    Dial H for Hero
  4. 3. Natural Beauty -- Everybody's Fight
  5. 4. Riddle Me This!
    Teen Titans
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Dial L for Letters
  7. 6. Manhunter's New Secret Identity
    J'onn J'onzz Manhunter from Mars
  8. 7. A 2nd Star Collection of the Strange Lives of Batman and Robin!
    Batman and Robin
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
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