(January-February 1975)

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Volume:
41
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Editing:
Joe Orlando (Editor); Paul Levitz (Assistant Editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Comic title appears (on cover only) as Weird Adventure Comics.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Spectre / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Aparo [as JA] (signed)
Inks:
Jim Aparo [as JA] (signed)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]
Reprints:
Keywords:
fish; skeletons

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Human Bombs and... the Spectre (Table of Contents)

The Spectre / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Michael Fleisher (signed); Russell Carley (script continuity) (signed)
Pencils:
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua] (signed)
Inks:
Jim Aparo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-3746

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Gwendolyn Sterling; un-named Police Captain; Mr. Vanderhaven (death); Sims (bank employee); Mr. Lynch (bank President); Smedley (bank employee); un-named scientist (villain, death); Bernie (villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Spectre must combat an evil scientist who has created a Hypno-Wheel, an invention that puts prominent people into a state of hypnosis, and whom he uses as human bombs to commit bank robberies.
Reprints:
Keywords:
alligator; barracuda

Indexer Notes

The 2005 one-shot lists Jim Aparo as letterer.

A Quiet Day in Atlantis (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
Mike Grell
Inks:
Mike Grell
Colors:
John Albano Jr.
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-3602

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman; Black Manta; Mera
Synopsis:
Aquaman is attacked by Black Manta.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Paul Levitz, in an interview with Rik Offenberger published at ComicsBulletin on August 20, 2003, talks about this story; his first solo super-hero writer assignment: "My first stories were actually in Weird Mystery and Ghost Castle; I only "graduated" to Aquaman in Adventure thanks to Bill Finger. Bill had come in on a Friday to deliver, and was supposed to have two scripts, but only had one done. The check he wanted to pick up was for both, and although Joe [Orlando] wasn't in, I wasn't going to hold back a paycheck for Batman's co-creator... even though Bill was legendary for delivering late and having excuses. But Bill never delivered that story because he died, and by the rules of the time, I was responsible for making up the pages. I asked Joe to let me do something more fun than a mystery story since I had to do it free, and he let me have the Aquaman assignment, and I got to work with Mike Grell. What fun!"

A Never Before Published Classic!!! (Table of Contents)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Jim Aparo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Vigilante; Shining Knight; Crimson Avenger; Green Arrow; Speedy; Stripesy; Star-Spangled Kid]

Indexer Notes

Promo for the never-published Golden Age story newly-drawn and starting in the next issue.

Dateline: Adventure (Table of Contents)

Dateline: Adventure / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset
Job Number:
J-3779

Indexer Notes

LOC from readers Bob Rodi, J. Edward Planck and Scott Gibson.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Spectre
  2. 1. The Human Bombs and... the Spectre
    The Spectre
  3. 2. A Quiet Day in Atlantis
    Aquaman
  4. 3. A Never Before Published Classic!!!
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  5. 4. Dateline: Adventure
    Dateline: Adventure
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