(September 1968)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly with the exception of Jan., Apr., July and Oct.
On-sale date:
1968-07-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Joe Orlando
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

Only tryout issue


[Our First Case is Here!] (Table of Contents)

Angel and the Ape / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Oksner; Sergio Aragones (cover idea)
Inks:
Tex Blaisdell ?; Bob Oksner ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Angel and the Ape (Table of Contents)

Angel and the Ape / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell (plot) ?; Howie Post ?; Al Jaffee ?
Pencils:
Bob Oksner (signed)
Inks:
Tex Blaisdell (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Angel O'Day; Sam Simian (a gorilla); Trumbull; gangsters; cops; Stan Bragg; Tex Bumblewell (parody of inker Tex Blaisdell); a zookeeper
Synopsis:
Trumbull, with his leg in a cast, stumbles into O'DAY AND SIMEON, PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS. Angel is a crack PI and judo master. Sam is a gorilla who draws comic books. Sam delivers his latest art to Stan Bragg, publisher at BRAINPIX PUBLICATION, INC. Angel protects Trumbull from kidnapping, but they're nabbed. Sam races across the city (nobody noticing he's a gorilla in a suit) to the zoo. Angel wiggles out of her bonds as Sam avoids death traps. The zookeeper nabbed Trumbull for his cast, since the bandages contain "super rocket" plans - for a ride at Disneyland!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Series continues in Angel and the Ape (DC, 1968 series) #1 (November-December 1968).

There is no definite conclusion on who wrote this story. In Amazing World of DC Comics #10, January 1976, in "There's No Cases Like Showcases", Jack C. Harris wrote, "Orlando was up again with... Angel and the Ape... by E. Nelson Bridwell, Al Jaffee, Bob Oskner, and Tex Blaisdell... with the cover idea of [Sergio] Aragones. In the letters column of Adventure Comics #414, January 1972, when a fan recalls AATA, E. Nelson Bridwell replies, "That was a creation of Publisher Carmine Infantino, Editor Joe Orlando, and yours truly... with Bob's art." On The Drawing Board #67, June 1968, credits Bridwell with plot and Howie Post with script. Other writers cited in the past include Howie Post and Bob Kanigher (creation and writing).

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend the Wedding of Lois Lane and Superman... (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; romance
Synopsis:
House ad for Lois Lane #86, an 80-Page Giant "Featuring Lois' Schemes and Dreams to Marry Superman!"

Enemy Ace is Back! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Kubert (part)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Enemy Ace
Synopsis:
House ad for Enemy Ace in Star Spangled War Stories.

The Wonderful World of Comics: Fanzine Review and Geek Sneak Peek (Table of Contents)

DC Comics / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Review of the fanzine STAR-STUDDED COMICS, funny graffitti such as "Neal Adams is a One-Liner!", and promo for THE GEEK.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Our First Case is Here!]
    Angel and the Ape
  2. 1. Angel and the Ape
    Angel and the Ape
  3. 2. You Are Cordially Invited to Attend the Wedding of Lois Lane and Superman...
    Lois Lane
  4. 3. Enemy Ace is Back!
    Enemy Ace
  5. 4. The Wonderful World of Comics: Fanzine Review and Geek Sneak Peek
    DC Comics
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