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(December-January 1967)

DC, 1963 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Bob Kanigher
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["If Tina doesn't respond to Doc -- she's dead!"] (Table of Contents)

Metal Men / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Metal Men [Gold; Iron; Mercury; Platinum; Tin; Lead; Nameless]; Doc Magnus [Dr. William Magnus]
Synopsis:
Platinum lies on a table while Doc uses a welding torch.
Reprints:

Pennies for UNICEF! (Table of Contents)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; advocacy; superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El, aka. Clark Kent]; Joe; Tom
Synopsis:
After Joe claims he's going to keep the pennies for himself, Superman takes Joe and Tom to Asia, South America and Africa to show them first-hand how much good the pennies they collect for UNICEF can do.

Indexer Notes

Printed in black-and-white on inside front cover.
Credits from a list by Lionel English.
Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

Rage of the Lizard! (Table of Contents)

Metal Men / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher
Pencils:
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
? as [HM]

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doc Magnus [Dr. William Magnus]; Metal Men [Gold; Iron; Mercury; Platinum; Lead; Tin; Nameless]; Professor Snakelocks; Professor Snakelocks' army; The Sizzler; The Lizard; The Lizard's army
Synopsis:
Professor Snakelocks' creation, The Sizzler, has been adopted by the Metal Men after changing Doc Magnus into a robot. Professor Snakelocks attempts to destroy the Metal Men but is turned into a robot by The Sizzler after being captured. Platinum is so distraught over The Sizzler's apparent affection for Doc Magnus that she runs away, where the Lizard makes her a hostage in a plan to kill Doc Magnus. Platinum saves Doc at the last minute, and the Sizzler changes both Doc and Professor Snakelocks back to humans.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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. The records list the initials HM next to the due date for the lettering of this story.

[The Most Notorious Villains in the Universe Vote...] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

On the Go with Motorific! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Ideal Motorific / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Metal Scraps / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher [as RK]
Pencils:
? (logo)
Inks:
? (logo)
Colors:
? (logo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Metal Men [Gold; Tin; Iron; Mercury; Lead; Platinum]

Indexer Notes

Letters from Greg Cross, Chuck Roth, Robin Shurtz, and Sandy Brown, with replies.
Appears after Motorific ad.

The Kat from AMT Jumps the Gun (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

AMT models / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Mike's Toy Factory (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Eminee Thermo/Craft Workshop / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Jet with the "In" Crowd (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Wow! Get Transogram's Exciting New Daredevil Trik-Trak...] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Trik-Trak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Hey, Bud...there's the train we rode out in Disneyland!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Tyco / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

An All-Star Collection of the Best of Batman (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

For the Most in Thrills... (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Captain Billy and the Kid (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Renwal Products, Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["How do you manage with all those tiny screws when you work on a model?"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Henry Boltinoff; Rick Schuman (idea)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff ?
Job Number:
6451

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
two unnamed boys
Synopsis:
One boy shows another how he avoids losing tiny model screws by magnetizing a screwdriver.

Indexer Notes

It is noted that published ideas are awarded the original art from the feature.

Electric S.O.S. Telegraph Set (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Battle Grounds of the World! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Andy and George in the G. I. Joe Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Contest is On! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Aurora Model Motoring / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["If Tina doesn't respond to Doc -- she's dead!"]
    Metal Men
  2. 1. Pennies for UNICEF!
    Superman
  3. 2. Rage of the Lizard!
    Metal Men
  4. 3. [The Most Notorious Villains in the Universe Vote...]
  5. 4. On the Go with Motorific!
    Ideal Motorific
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Metal Scraps
  7. 6. The Kat from AMT Jumps the Gun
    AMT models
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  9. 8. Mike's Toy Factory
    Eminee Thermo/Craft Workshop
  10. 9. Jet with the "In" Crowd
  11. 10. [Wow! Get Transogram's Exciting New Daredevil Trik-Trak...]
    Trik-Trak
  12. 11. ["Hey, Bud...there's the train we rode out in Disneyland!"]
    Tyco
  13. 12. An All-Star Collection of the Best of Batman
  14. 13. For the Most in Thrills...
  15. 14. Captain Billy and the Kid
    Renwal Products, Inc.
  16. 15. ["How do you manage with all those tiny screws when you work on a model?"]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  17. 16. Electric S.O.S. Telegraph Set
  18. 17. Battle Grounds of the World!
    The Adventures of Andy and George in the G. I. Joe Club
  19. 18. The Contest is On!
    Aurora Model Motoring
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mark Gordon