(March-April 1968)

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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1968-01-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Murray Boltinoff
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

1) Only tryout issue. 2) Statement of Ownership (for SHOWCASE) shows Average No. Copies Each Issue During Preceding 12 Months as 364,000.


[Beware the Creeper] (Table of Contents)

Beware the Creeper / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (and logo)

Genre:
Superhero
Reprints:

The Coming of the Creeper (Table of Contents)

Beware the Creeper / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Ditko (plot); Don Segall (Dialogue)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Charlotte Jetter

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
The Creeper [Jack Ryder] (introduction, origin); Professor Yatz; gangsters; Communist agents; Dr. Clayton Wetley; TV Station Manager; Bill Brane (Chief of Network Security); Major Smel; costume shop owner; Mr. Devlin; policemen
Synopsis:
Professor Yatz is kidnapped by "Reds". Jack Ryder, mouthy TV host, is fired, then hired as a security investigator. He buys odds and ends for a bizarre costume for Devlin's society ball. He's stabbed and thrown in Yatz. Yatz hides his inventions: a molecular transmitter goes in the wound, and a healing serum in his veins. But Yatz is shot. The new "Creeper" goes wild on the villains - and accidentally, cops - laughing like a maniac to scare them. He exposes Devlin, then learns the moleculizer has healed inside. The Creeper will be back.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued in Beware the Creeper #1.

A Strange Tale Told by the Creeper (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Morris Waldinger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult
Synopsis:
In Old England, a man sees his ancestor's portrait sometimes varies from holding a wine glass to a dagger, foretelling death in the household.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This version has been heavily edited. Panels 3 and 5 of the original version have been omitted. This story appears between pages 4 and 5 of the main story.

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

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

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Supergirl; Superman
Synopsis:
Op Art ad for Action Comics #360, an 80-Page Giant featuring Supergirl.

Meet the Men Behind the Creeper (Table of Contents)

Editorial / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Murray Boltinoff ?
Letters:
Typeset; Gaspar Saladino

Synopsis:
Bios of Steve Ditko and Don Segall, although Ditko refrained from providing personal information, explaining: "I never talk about myself. My work is me. I do my best, and if I like it, I hope somebody else likes it too." The editor also requests letters for future publication.

Returning to the Savage Battle Skies of 1918 -- The Hammer of Hell -- Enemy Ace (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
War
Synopsis:
House ad for the Enemy Ace.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irv Novick; Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Irv Novick ?; Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Checklist for DC comics includes cover reproductions of Detective Comics #373 and Justice League #61.

Steve Ditko... Like Lightning -- Strikes Again! The Hawk and the Dove (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre:
Superhero
Synopsis:
Ad for Ditko's upcoming Hawk and the Dove.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Beware the Creeper]
    Beware the Creeper
  2. 1. The Coming of the Creeper
    Beware the Creeper
  3. 2. A Strange Tale Told by the Creeper
  4. 3. You Too Can Play the "Game"
    Supergirl
  5. 4. Meet the Men Behind the Creeper
    Editorial
  6. 5. Returning to the Savage Battle Skies of 1918 -- The Hammer of Hell -- Enemy Ace
    Enemy Ace
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  8. 7. Steve Ditko... Like Lightning -- Strikes Again! The Hawk and the Dove
    Hawk and Dove
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