(March 1967)

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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of February, May, August, and November
On-sale date:
1967-01-05
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
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #224-229)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Freak Super-Heroes (Table of Contents)

Dial H for Hero / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Super-Hood; Whoozis; Howzis; Whatsis; Robby Reed (vignette)
Reprints:

Novelty Parade (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Novelty House / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Freak Super-Heroes (Table of Contents)

Dial H for Hero / comic story / 13.17 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robby Reed [also as Whoozis; Whatsis; Howzis]; Super-Hood; Dr. Rigoro Mortis; Archie; Georgie Craft; Gramps Reed; Miss Millie (cameo)
Synopsis:
Dr. Rigoro Mortis' robot Super-Hood commits several crimes and nearly kills Robby Reed (as hero Whoozis), but Robby defeats him by shrinking him into a harmless toy. He later learns that a freak electrical storm in outer space caused him to change into the weird heroes this time.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn via Ray Bottorff, Jr.

Capture Hill 79 (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Strange Coins (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Littleton Coin Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[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 Irene Vartanoff, John Sibley, Johnny Cohen, Maggie Moses, Thomas Shuler, and Bobby Stiles.

Free! Captain Action Super Hero Parachute (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Captain Action; Ideal Toys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Boy Who Can Change Into 1,000 Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents)

Dial H for Hero / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robby Reed; Castor; Pollux; Cometeer; Future-Man; Giantboy [Dial H for Hero version]; Hornet-Man; Human Bullet; Human Starfish; Hypno-Man; King Coil; King Kandy; Mighty Moppet; Mr. Echo; Plastic Man [Dial H for Hero version]; Quake-Master; Radar-Sonor Man; Shadow-Man; Super-Charge; The Mole; The Squid

Indexer Notes

Pin-up of Dial H for Hero heroes used to date. Art appears to be taken from panels in previous stories.
Sequence is in center of issue, between pages 12-13 of Dial H for Hero story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1966.
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 183,934
Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 197,220
Owners: National Periodical Publications, Inc., Estate of Harry Donenfeld; J.S. Liebowitz; P.H. Sampliner; Irwin Donenfeld; S.U. Sampliner; Sonia Mondschein, all at 575 Lexington Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022.
At bottom of last page of Dial H for Hero story.

The Deadly Martian (Table of Contents)

J'onn J'onzz Manhunter from Mars / comic story / 8.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
Joe Certa
Inks:
Joe Certa
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
J'onn J'onzz [also appears as Marco Xavier and Spiros Lasser]; Professor Arnold Hugo; at least 3 men working for Professor Hugo
Synopsis:
Professor Hugo escapes jail and uses a radiation ray to keep J'onn J'onzz at bay, but J'onn disguises himself as the professor's next victim and receives the antidote, then captures Professor Hugo.
Reprints:

Build This Really Far Out Aurora Hobby Kit (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Aurora Plastics Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Countdown on Excellence (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; advocacy
Characters:
Jerry; Jerry's father
Synopsis:
Jerry gets a lecture from his father on the importance of doing every job right.

Indexer Notes

Sequence is between pages 5 and 6 of Martian Manhunter story.
Credits from a list by Lionel English.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated May 1963.
Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

Time Is Running Out (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Clark Kent Interviews Supergirl! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Free! Kingdon of Bhutan Stamps With Offer Below (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Home Science Lab and Course] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

American Basic Science Club, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Famous Name Prizes or Cash...the Easy Olympic Way (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Olympic Sales Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Make Money Get Prizes (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Freak Super-Heroes
    Dial H for Hero
  2. 1. Novelty Parade
    Novelty House
  3. 2. The Freak Super-Heroes
    Dial H for Hero
  4. 3. Capture Hill 79
    G. I. Joe
  5. 4. Strange Coins
    Littleton Coin Co.
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Dial L for Letters
  7. 6. Free! Captain Action Super Hero Parachute
    Captain Action; Ideal Toys
  8. 7. The Boy Who Can Change Into 1,000 Super-Heroes!
    Dial H for Hero
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. The Deadly Martian
    J'onn J'onzz Manhunter from Mars
  11. 10. Build This Really Far Out Aurora Hobby Kit
    Aurora Plastics Corp.
  12. 11. Countdown on Excellence
  13. 12. Time Is Running Out
    Aquaman
  14. 13. Clark Kent Interviews Supergirl!
    Supergirl
  15. 14. Free! Kingdon of Bhutan Stamps With Offer Below
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  16. 15. [Home Science Lab and Course]
    American Basic Science Club, Inc.
  17. 16. Famous Name Prizes or Cash...the Easy Olympic Way
    Olympic Sales Club
  18. 17. Make Money Get Prizes
    American Seed Co.
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