(March-April 1968)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1968-01-11
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
George Kashdan
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

Will He Dial... G for Good? E for Evil? (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Sparling
Inks:
Jack Sparling
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robby Reed
Reprints:

Revolt of the H-Dial! (Table of Contents)

Dial H for Hero / comic story / 11.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Sal Trapani
Inks:
Sal Trapani
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robby Reed [Gill Man; Human Icicle; Strata Man]; Speed Boys; Gramps Reed
Synopsis:
The criminal Speed Boys use a jet-booster engine to travel at great speed, but the vibrations it produces turn Robby's hero personas evil.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

You Too Can Play the Game! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #360 [80 Page Giant #G-45], on sale January 8

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nick Cardy; Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Nick Cardy; Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

listing of DC comics on sale mid-January 1968; includes cover art from Teen Titans (DC, 1966 series) #14 and Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #61

["We'll try to locate the buried city."] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1967
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 158,500
Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 173,600
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

So You're Faceless! (Table of Contents)

J'onn J'onzz Manhunter from Mars / comic story / 10.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz; Marco Xavier]; Mr. V (villain) [Faceless; Marco Xavier]; VULTURE (villains)
Synopsis:
The Manhunter is captured by Faceless, who is revealed to be the real Marco Xavier, whose death was faked months ago. The untested super-weapon stolen by VULTURE explodes, defeating the organization and killing Faceless.
Reprints:

A New Star on the DC Horizon (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Beware the Creeper (DC, 1968 series)

From the Golden Age of Comics... (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for The Spectre (DC, 1968 series) #3, on sale January 16

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
George Kashdan ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Richard Struempler; Bruce O'Dell; Peter Dakutis; Keith Oltmanns; David Lewin; Joe Rusnak; Robin Murray

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Will He Dial... G for Good? E for Evil?
    Dial H for Hero
  2. 1. Revolt of the H-Dial!
    Dial H for Hero
  3. 2. You Too Can Play the Game!
    Supergirl
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  5. 4. ["We'll try to locate the buried city."]
    Shorty
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. So You're Faceless!
    J'onn J'onzz Manhunter from Mars
  8. 7. A New Star on the DC Horizon
    Beware the Creeper
  9. 8. From the Golden Age of Comics...
    The Spectre
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Dial L for Letters
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