(December 1968)

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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Jan., Apr., July and October
On-sale date:
1968-10-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Dick Giordano
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. In Amazing World of DC Comics #10, January 1976, in the article, "There's No Cases Like Showcases", Jack C. Harris notes, "J. Scott Pike, longtime romance illustrator, wrote and drew the mysterious Dolphin story for a one-shot try-out in #79 (Dec. 1968). A short story, the issue was rounded out with a reprint of the aquatic origin tale of Aqualad."


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dolphin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jay Scott Pike [as Pike] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano ?; Jay Scott Pike ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dolphin; frogmen

Indexer Notes

Nick Caputo suspects Giordano either inked the cover or provided alterations, particularly on Dolphin's face.

If 1 Super Hero Doesn't Grab You.. Try 2 (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern; Brave & Bold / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky; Neal Adams
Inks:
Joe Giella; Neal Adams
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern; Batman; Bork; Flash
Synopsis:
Inside front cover black-white house ad for Green Lantern #65 and Brave & Bold 81.

The Fantasy at 14 Fathoms! (Table of Contents)

Dolphin / comic story / 16.667 pages (report information)

Script:
Jay Scott Pike [as J. Scott Pike]
Pencils:
Jay Scott Pike [as J. Scott Pike]
Inks:
Jay Scott Pike [as J. Scott Pike]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Dolphin (intro); Chief Petty Officer Chris Landau; Seaman 1st Class Ben Harkey; Naval officers and sailors
Synopsis:
US Navy frogmen cut into a sunken WWII Navy ship to retrieve documents from a vault. And spot a white-haired girl(!) at the sea bottom. When she's brought aboard, she turns blue from suffocation - because she has gills. With regular dips in the ocean, she falls for Chris and learns some English. Her origin is a mystery. As a storm kicks up and the wreck teeters, Chris asks Dolphin to retrieve the documents, but the wreck slips into the abyss. Still, she surfaces smiling. With the mission complete, they'll return to land. Dolphin can't go, and dives overboard - into her world.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1) Full credits on page 1, "Created, written, and illustrated by J. Scott Pike. Edited by Dick Giordano." 2) Story sequence has 2 half pages and 1 two-thirds page, so sequence is 16.667 rather than 18 pages. 3) Dolphin's origin was explored later in AQUAMAN.

Captain Action and Action Boy Meet Dr. Evil (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Ad for Ideal's Captain Action, Action Boy, and Dr. Evil toys.

We Want You to Baby-Sit with the World's Mightiest Tot... Superbaby! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Various
Inks:
Various
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Superman; Supergirl
Synopsis:
House ad for 80-Page Giant Superman 212, "Adventures as Superbabies!"

The Kid from Atlantis! (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Ramona Fradon
Inks:
Ramona Fradon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth] (intro, origin); Atlantis; Topo
Synopsis:
Aquaman helps Aqualad, a rejected child from Atlantis, to overcome his fear of fish. Aquaman adopts Aqualad as his sidekick.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprint of the origin of Aqualad. Writer credit of Robert Bernstein by Martin O'Hearn. Jack Miller writer credit removed by Mike Nielsen [6/2007]

The Wonderful World of Comics (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Article on "What's In a Fanzine".

Get in on the Action (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Gil Kane
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Action
Synopsis:
Inside back cover black-white house ad for Captain Action #2.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dolphin
  2. 1. If 1 Super Hero Doesn't Grab You.. Try 2
    Green Lantern; Brave & Bold
  3. 2. The Fantasy at 14 Fathoms!
    Dolphin
  4. 3. Captain Action and Action Boy Meet Dr. Evil
    Captain Action; Ideal Toys
  5. 4. We Want You to Baby-Sit with the World's Mightiest Tot... Superbaby!
    Superman; Supergirl
  6. 5. The Kid from Atlantis!
    Aquaman
  7. 6. The Wonderful World of Comics
    DC Comics
  8. 7. Get in on the Action
    Captain Action
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dwayne Best
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Clayton Emery
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Clayton Emery
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ed Boner