(1992)

DC, 1992 Series
 
Volume:
?
Price:
14.95 USD
Pages:
292
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
ISBN:
0930289838 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Mike Gold; Brian Augustyn (Associate Editor); Robert Greenberger (Associate Editor); Elliot Maggin (Associate Editor); Katie Main (Associate Editor); Dan Thorsland (Associate Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard modern age US
Binding:
softcover
Publishing Format:
collected edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tomahawk; Captain Comet; Sgt. Rock; Challengers of the Unknown; Blackhawk; Viking Prince; Superman and Batman and Robin; Flash; Wonder Woman; Green Lantern; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Frank Frazetta (Tomahawk); Murphy Anderson (Captain Comet [aliens in line & explosion]); Joe Kubert (Sgt. Rock; Viking Prince); Jack Kirby (Challengers of the Unknown [green face, plane & pilots]); Dick Dillin (Blackhawk); Curt Swan (Superman, Batman, and Robin; Jimmy Olsen); Carmine Infantino (Flash); Ross Andru (Wonder Woman); Gil Kane (Green Lantern); Irv Novick (romance story panel)
Inks:
Frank Frazetta (Tomahawk); Murphy Anderson (Captain Comet); Joe Kubert (Sgt. Rock; Viking Prince); Jack Kirby (Challengers of the Unknown [green face, plane & pilots]); Roz Kirby (Challengers of the Unknown [green face, plane & pilots]); Charles Cuidera (Blackhawk); Stan Kaye (Superman, Batman, and Robin); Frank Giacoia (Flash); Mike Esposito (Wonder Woman); Joe Giella (Green Lantern); Bernard Sachs (romance story panel); Ray Burnley (Jimmy Olsen)
Colors:
?

Indexer Notes

Cover is a collage of panels from Star Spangled Comics (DC, 1941 series) #113 (Tomahawk), Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #28 (Captain Comet), Girls' Love Stories (DC, 1949 series) #27 (romance story panel), World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #77 (Superman, Batman, and Robin), The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #3 (Viking Prince), Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #6 (Challengers of the Unknown), Blackhawk (DC, 1957 series) #109 (Blackhawk), Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #8 (Flash), Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #99 (Wonder Woman), Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #32 (Jimmy Olsen), Our Army at War (DC, 1952 series) #87 (Sgt. Rock), and Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #23 (Green Lantern). The Superman, Batman, and Robin illustration is created from two separate panels.

The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page.

Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Irv Novick (illustration); Joe Certa (illustration); Joe Kubert (illustration)
Inks:
Bernard Sachs (illustration); Joe Certa (illustration); Joe Kubert (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Illustrations taken from stories in Girls' Love Stories (DC, 1949 series) #27, The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #3, and Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #228.

This table of contents includes a listing for a PSA featuring Peter Porkchops that is not in the book.

[Foreword - Mike Gold] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Gold
Pencils:
Curt Swan (Action, Adventure & World's Finest covers); Sheldon Moldoff (Detective cover); Gil Kane (Strange Adventures cover); ? (Real Screen cover); Nick Cardy (My Greatest Adventure cover); Bob Brown (Showcase cover)
Inks:
Al Plastino (Action 252 cover): Sheldon Moldoff (Detective cover); Joe Giella (Strange Adventures cover); Stan Kaye (Adventure, Action 256 & World's Finest covers); ? (Real Screen cover); Nick Cardy (My Greatest Adventure cover); Bob Brown (Showcase cover)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman; Supergirl; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batman [Thomas Wayne]; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad]; Fox; Crow; Space Ranger; Lois Lane
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Indexer Notes

Mike Gold discusses the changes in pop culture in the 1950s and the challenges these changes posed for comics. Article is illustrated with several cover reproductions and includes a suggested reading list.

[Foreword - Joe Kubert] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Kubert
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff (Detective & Tales of the Unexpected covers); Ruben Moreira (Strange Adventures & House of Mystery 64 covers); Gil Kane (Western cover); Curt Swan (Adventure & Action covers); ? (Real Screen cover); Bill Ely (House of Mystery 71 cover)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff (Detective & Tales of the Unexpected covers); Ruben Moreira (Strange Adventures & House of Mystery 64 covers); Joe Giella (Western cover); Stan Kaye (Adventure & Action covers); ? (Real Screen cover); Bill Ely (House of Mystery 71 cover)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Pow Wow Smith; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Krypto; Fox; Crow; Superman; Titano
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Indexer Notes

Joe Kubert reminisces about his friends and their comics work in the 1950s. Article is illustrated with with several cover reproductions.

The Super Bat-Man! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lois Lane; Commissioner Gordon; Prof. Pender; Alfred Pennyworth
Synopsis:
Superman and Batman are both on the trail of Prof. Pender, a criminal genius. But when they find him, Pender exposes Superman to a "decharging ray," which takes away his powers, and Batman accidentally steps in front of Pender's activated super-charging machine, giving him super-powers. While Superman and Batman adjust to their new abilities, they track down Pender and stop him from re-creating his super-charging ray and using it on himself.
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Indexer Notes

Writer uncredited on item.

The Black Cougar! (Table of Contents)

Tomahawk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
George Kashdan
Pencils:
Frank Frazetta
Inks:
Frank Frazetta
Colors:
Bill Wray
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical; western-frontier
Characters:
Tomahawk; Dan Hunter; Black Cougar [Elias Bramm]
Synopsis:
Warden Elias Bramm uses his connections to the criminal element and his mastery of disguise to run guns to the Indians as Black Cougar. Tomahawk puts a stop to Black Cougar's operation, but doesn't discover his enemy's true identity.
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Indexer Notes

Writing uncredited on item.

Escape to the Stars (Table of Contents)

John Jones, Manhunter from Mars / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Joe Certa
Inks:
Joe Certa
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
John Jones; Capt. Harding; Alex Dunster
Synopsis:
John Jones discovers that Alex Dunster, who acquires and sells scientific and technical items of great value, has gotten hold of the machine that Prof. Erdel used to bring J'onn J'onzz from Mars. Jones realizes that if he uses the machine to return to Mars, however, Dunster would be free to continue his criminal ways. So Jones confronts Dunster, but Dunster destroys the machine before surrendering.
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Indexer Notes

John Jones' Martian name is spelled "J'on J'onz" and "J'onn J'onz" and Prof. Erdel's name is misspelled as "Urdle" in this story

Lobsters Away! (Table of Contents)

Sugar & Spike / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Sugar; Spike
Synopsis:
When Spike's father decides he can't eat a lobster, Spike gets to bring it home from the restaurant as a pet. Since baby animals can understand and speak baby talk, the lobster asks the kids to do him a favor, and they send him back to the sea.
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The Girl in Superman's Past (Table of Contents)

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
Katie Main
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis:
Lois meets Lana Lang for the first time, and the girls immediately compete to see whom Superman likes better. But Superman refuses to fall into their traps.
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Indexer Notes

Writing and inking uncredited on item.

The Mystery of the Giant Arrows (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Herron
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby; Roz Kirby
Colors:
Glenn Whitmore
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Prof. Riggles
Synopsis:
When Green Arrow and Speedy investigate giant arrows falling from the sky, they find themselves pulled into another dimension when an arrow they are examining is retrieved.
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Indexer Notes

Writer id from Martin O'Hearn. Writer and Roz Kirby uncredited on item.

Prisoners of Dimension Zero! (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Herron
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby; Roz Kirby
Colors:
Glenn Whitmore
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Xeen Arrow
Synopsis:
In another dimension, Green Arrow and Speedy meet GA's counterpart Xeen Arrow and discover that due to a passing comet, a gateway to their dimension has opened up, and the mysterious giant arrows they encountered on Earth are merely children's toys from this other dimension which have passed through the gateway. The mystery solved, Xeen Arrow shoots them back to Earth through the gateway before it closes.
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Indexer Notes

Writer ID by Martin O'Hearn. Writer and Roz Kirby uncredited on item.

Gorilla City! (Table of Contents)

Congo Bill with Janu the Jungle Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
George Kashdan
Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
Bill Wray
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill; Janu
Synopsis:
Congo Bill and Janu are taken as captives to a village populated by intelligent gorillas, but discover they are not what they appear.
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Indexer Notes

Writer uncredited on item.

Devil's Island in Space! (Table of Contents)

Captain Comet / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
Tom McCraw
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Comet; Mag-a-til; Prof. Zackro
Synopsis:
The ruling Septarch of the planet Lamia have chosen Earth as the place to exile their incorrigible criminals. But after the criminals steal a hydrogen bomb to fule their spacecraft in order to return to Lamia, Captain Comet tracks down the aliens and returns them to Lamia as prisoners.
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The Riddle of the Crystal Ball! (Table of Contents)

Nighthawk / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Nighthawk [Hannibal Hawkes]; Lute; Jed
Synopsis:
Nighthawk poses as a fortune teller to trap a pair of outlaws.
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Indexer Notes

Inking not credited on item. Letterer from index of original printing.

Top Secret! (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
Kathryn Mayer
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor
Synopsis:
A flashback story that tells how when Steve Trevor bet Wonder Woman that he could always pick her out in any situation, she adopted the identity of Diana Prince and concealed herself right under his nose.
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The Raid on Blackhawk Island (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Charles Cuidera
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk [also as The Question Mark]; Chuck; Andre; Olaf; Chop-Chop; Stanislaus; Hendrickson; Blackie]
Synopsis:
When Blackhawk appears to have been killed, the rest of the team must face the War Wheel, the Flying Tank and Killer Shark's octopus, all under the control of the Question Mark, without their leader. But Chuck realizes the Question Mark is Blackhawk in disguise, and Blackhawk reveals that his ruse was a test to see who could best lead the Blackhawks in his absence.
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Indexer Notes

Writing not credited on item; Charles Cuidera credited for pencilling on item.

["Three Hundred Dollars??"] (Table of Contents)

The Fox and the Crow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Cecil Beard; Alpine Harper
Pencils:
Jim Davis
Inks:
Jim Davis
Colors:
Rick Taylor
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Fauntleroy Fox; Crawford C. Crow
Synopsis:
When the Fox tries to collect a $150 debt from the Crow, the Crow swindles the Fox out of another $150, which he hands back as payment in full.
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Indexer Notes

Writing, pencilling, and inking uncredited in item.

Superboy and the Sleeping Beauty! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Herron
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Fischetti
Colors:
Danny Vozzo
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lana Lang; Prof. Lang; Org; Norg; Axel; Maxel; Jaxel; Alice
Synopsis:
When Lana brings authentic African artifacts from her father's collection for the Smallville High School Drama Club to use, she is accidentally pricked by a blow gun dart and falls asleep. Superboy must acquire the antidote within three days -- all the while convincing Prof. Lang that nothing is wrong with Lana -- or Lana will die.
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Indexer Notes

Writing uncredited on item; Inking credited to Craig Flessel on item.

The Hammer of Thor! (Table of Contents)

Viking Prince / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
Bob Le Rose
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Viking Prince [Jon]; Captain Olaf; Gunnda; Sardluk; Baron Thorvald
Synopsis:
When Captian Olaf is taken prisoner by Baron Thorvald, Jon frees him with the help of the hammer of Thor.
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Indexer Notes

Writing credited to Robert Kanigher in item.

The Sorceror of the Sea! (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Kashdan
Pencils:
Ramona Fradon
Inks:
Ramona Fradon
Colors:
Kathryn Mayer
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman; Jason Deeter
Synopsis:
When sorcerer Jason Deeter appears to be able to control Aquaman, maritime hijackers try to use Deeter to force Aquaman to help them commit crimes. But Aquaman puts down the thugs and reveals that Deeter is not a sorcerer at all and that he and Deeter came up with this ruse to smoke them out.
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Indexer Notes

Writing uncredited on item.

["I've got to watch these prisoners closely."] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
Eric Kachelhofer
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey
Synopsis:
While watching prisoners, Casey breaks up a fight, but needs help identifying one of the men.
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Indexer Notes

Identified in item as from January 1959.

The Amazing Bizarro! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Papp ?
Inks:
George Papp ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Bizarro
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  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Ad for Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #68, presumably using art from that issue.

Queen of the Snows! (Table of Contents)

Johnny Peril / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher
Pencils:
Alex Toth (signed)
Inks:
Sy Barry (signed)
Colors:
Bob Le Rose
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Johnny Peril; Lee Allen; Subara; Bill Davis; Jack Gordon
Synopsis:
Johnny Peril finds his friend Lee Allen, who just before he dies swears he has seen Subara the Ice Queen, who the natives believe lives on frozen Mt. Subara. Johnny returns to the mountain with two more friends, but only he encounters Subara. They refuse to believe he met the mythical woman until he produces her crown of roses.
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Indexer Notes

Writing uncredited on item. Pencilling and editorial credit confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Two-Face Strikes Again! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
David Vern
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
Tom McCraw
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Tarando; Charles Ford; Commissioner Gordon; John Fields Benson
Synopsis:
When the reformed Harvey Dent tries to prevent a robbery, he is caught in an explosion and reverts to Two-Face. He embarks on a new crime spree, and Batman and Robin deduce that Two-Face is going after people who commonly show two faces to the world. At a ceremony making Bruce Wayne honorary chief of a local tribe, Batman and Robin are trapped by Two-Face and strapped to a giant coin. Two-Face flips the coin over a bed of spikes, and though the gimmick is rigged to land face down, the dynamic duo manages to create a magnetic field and flip the coin so that they land safely.
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Indexer Notes

Writing uncredited on item.

Knight of the Future! (Table of Contents)

Shining Knight / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Frank Frazetta
Inks:
Frank Frazetta
Colors:
Greg Theakston
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Sir Butch; Winged Victory; Dalmar; Inger; Merlin; King Arthur
Synopsis:
When Merlin tries to bring Justin and Butch back to Camelot for a feast he accidentally sends them to the 35th century. There, they help prevent an attempt to overthrow democracy before Merlin brings them back to the past.
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Indexer Notes

Writing uncredited in item.

When Dead Men Walk! (Table of Contents)

Phantom Stranger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Brian Augustyn
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Phantom Stranger; John Martin; Bart Benson; Carson Rand; Jim Thompson; Edgar Jones; Margo Phillips; Matt Wright
Synopsis:
When three friends die in a plane crash, their spirits seem to be haunting those they left behind, but the Phantom Stranger reveals that the ghostly appearances are really the work of an embezzler attempting to cover his tracks.
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Indexer Notes

Writing uncredited in item. Inker listed as credited in item.

Marooned in the Fourth Dimension (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
Julianna Ferriter
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tommy Tomorrow; Prof. Jaxon ["Genius" Jones]; Space Looter
Synopsis:
Tommy Tomorrow checks out Prof. Jaxon's dimension cabinet, a gateway to the 4th dimension. Since Tommy suspects the cabinet is a hoax, he volunteers to test the device and is sent to the 4th dimension. But Tommy doesn't realize that he has fallen for the real plot of the professor, who actually wanted to get rid of him. When Tommy realizes that things happen a day later in the 4th dimension, Tommy takes the place of that world's Tommy Tomorrow in testing that world's dimension cabinet and returns to arrest the professor and his accomplice.
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Indexer Notes

Writing uncredited on item.

The Unmasking of Johnny Thunder (Table of Contents)

Johnny Thunder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Sy Barry
Colors:
Greg Theakston
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Johnny Thunder [John Tane]; Ma Pecos; Sheriff Tane; Arroyo Gang
Synopsis:
When the Arroyo Gang kidnaps Sheriff Tane, Johnny Thunder thinks they must have killed his father, and tells the townsfolk that he is really Sheriff Tane's son. Johnny takes out the whole Arroyo Gang single-handedly and happily finds his father alive. But his secret identity remains safe, as everyone assumes he was only honoring Sheriff Tane by his earlier declaration.
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The Coldest Man on Earth! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Glenn Whitmore
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Captain Cold [Len Snart]; Stan
Synopsis:
Flash faces off against Captain Cold, who commits crimes by using a cold-gun to freeze things and create mirages. But once Flash figures out what Captain Cold can do, he ignores the mirages and takes the villain in.
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Castoff Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
Pamela Johnson
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Nan; Nola; Bob
Synopsis:
Nan has always gotten her big sister Nola's hand-me-downs, but when Nola's boyfriend Bob shows an interest in Nan, Nola insists Bob was only trying to make her jealous. When Nan discovers a wedding dress in Nola's room, she assumes Bob and Nola have plans to marry, but Bob tells Nan that Nola manipulated situations to make it look like he was in love with her and he declares his love for only her.
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Indexer Notes

Writing uncredited in item; Art credited to Frank Giacoia in item.

Spy Train (Table of Contents)

King Faraday / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
Julianna Ferriter
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
King Faraday; Johnny Lester; Alonzo P. Davis; Vina Flora
Synopsis:
King Faraday, on the trail of a killer, rides the Orient Express, where he meets a movie starlet and a camera-happy tourist. Though two attempts are made on his life, he finds no clues as to the identity of the killer. Only when the photographer overplays his hand does Faraday realize he is behind the attacks and using his camera to transport pictures of a more sensitive nature than the candids he has been taking. Faraday puts a permanent end to the photographer in a fight atop the train.
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Indexer Notes

Inks credited in item to Sy Barry.

Summons from Space! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Carol Ferris; Brenda Brown; Susie Taft
Synopsis:
Green Lantern travels to Venus to save a blue-skinned caveman-like race from attacks by yellow Pterodactyl-like creatures.
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The World of Adventure in Books (Table of Contents)

Tomahawk; Green Arrow; Shining Knight / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
Eric Kachelhofer
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow; Tomahawk; Shining Knight
Synopsis:
Tomahawk, Green Arrow, and Shining Knight introduce some boys to books full of adventure.
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Indexer Notes

Noted in item as being used in 1959.

Calling Easy Co.! (Table of Contents)

Sgt. Rock / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
Julia Lacquement
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sgt. Rock; Easy Company; Mack; Al; Sid; Nick
Synopsis:
Sgt. Rock sends four men to hold No-Return Hill overnight until Easy Company can move up.
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The Jimmy Olsen from Jupiter (Table of Contents)

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
Katie Main
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; Edmund Willis; Barry Brand; Perry White; Vince Regan; Jeff Wacker; Dr. Wilmington
Synopsis:
Jimmy agrees to be a test subject for a week for men from Jupiter. He is granted the ability to read minds, but is also turned into a green, scaly Jovian. He uses his abilities to compete for the Newsman of the Year, though he covers his appearance. Between scoops, Jimmy reads Clark Kent's mind and "hears" him think that he is Superman. Jimmy’s rival Vince Regan plans to expose Jimmy at the ceremony, but luckily a Jovian week is equal to 5 Earth days, and Jimmy has reverted to his old self by then. The Jovians declare the experiment a success and help Superman preserve his secret identity.
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Indexer Notes

Writing credited to Otto Binder on item; Inking credited to John Forte on item.

["My uncle sent me this barometer."] (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
Eric Kachelhofer
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pete
Synopsis:
Pete misunderstands how a barometer works.
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Indexer Notes

Noted in item as coming from January 1959.

Read Titano, the Super-Ape! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wayne Boring ?
Inks:
Stan Kaye ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Titano
Reprints:
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Indexer Notes

Ad for Superman (DC, 1939 series) #127, presumably using art from that issue.

The Secrets of the Sorceror's Box! (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby (plot, script); Dave Wood (script rewrite)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby; Roz Kirby
Colors:
Lovern Kindzierski
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Rocky Davis; Professor Haley; Red Ryan; Ace Morgan]; Morelian
Synopsis:
When four men walk away from a plane crash unharmed, they decide they are now living on borrowed time and vow to use that time challenging the unknown. In their first official case, they are asked by the sorcerer Morelian to open the four chambers of an ancient box. The Challs open the first three chambers, releasing a stone giant created and destroyed by pure thought, a sentient sun that freezes by consuming all nearby heat which Red traps in a vaccuum chamber, and a device that covers things in ribbons of plastic, but which can be controlled by the dial on its container. Before the Challs can open the fourth chamber, Morelian opens it and removes a diamond ring. He points out an inscription on the box which claims the box contains immortality, and takes off with his prize. But Morelian's plane immediately stalls and crashes. The Challs decide that immortality was contained in the box itself, not its contents.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writing credited to Dave Wood only in item.

End Notes (Table of Contents)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Greenberger
Pencils:
Wayne Boring (Showcase 10 cover); Bill Ely (House of Mystery cover); Howard Purcell (Tales of the Unexpected cover); Curt Swan (Action & Detective covers); Carmine Infantino (Showcase 14 cover); Sheldon Mayer (Sugar & Spike cover)
Inks:
Stan Kaye (Showcase 10, Action & Detective (?) covers); Bill Ely (House of Mystery cover); Howard Purcell (Tales of the Unexpected cover); Frank Giacoia (Showcase 14 cover); Sheldon Mayer (Sugar & Spike cover)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Supergirl; Flash [Barry Allen]; Sugar; Spike; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Robert Greenberger discusses the major events at DC Comics during the 1950s, including the publishing of some significant comics not included in this volume. Article is illustrated with with several cover reproductions.

Just One Second! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino (cover reproduction)
Inks:
Joe Giella (cover reproduction)
Colors:
Eric Kachelhofer
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash; Mirror Master

Indexer Notes

House ad for Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #105, including reproduction of the cover. Appeared in various DC comics, February 1959.

The 1950s (Table of Contents)

Sugar & Spike; Shining Knight; Johnny Thunder; Batman; Congo Bill; John Jones, Manhunter from Mars; Tommy Tomorrow; Superman and Batman and Robin / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer (Sugar & Spike); Frank Frazetta (Shining Knight); Alex Toth (Johnny Thunder); Dick Sprang (Batman); Nick Cardy (Congo Bill); Joe Certa (John Jones, Manhunter from Mars); Jim Mooney (Tommy Tomorrow); Curt Swan (Superman and Batman and Robin)
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer (Sugar & Spike); Frank Frazetta (Shining Knight); Sy Barry (Johnny Thunder); Charles Paris (Batman); Nick Cardy (Congo Bill); Joe Certa (John Jones, Manhunter from Mars); Jim Mooney (Tommy Tomorrow); Stan Kaye (Superman and Batman and Robin)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Sugar; Spike; Shining Knight; Johnny Thunder; Two-Face; Congo Bill; John Jones; Superman

Indexer Notes

On the back cover. Illustrations taken from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #159 (Shining Knight), All-American Western (DC, 1948 series) #121 (Johnny Thunder), Batman (DC, 1940 series) #81 (Batman), Congo Bill (DC, 1954 series) #6 (Congo Bill), World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #77 (Superman and Batman and Robin), Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #228 (John Jones, Manhunter from Mars), Sugar & Spike (DC, 1956 series) #3 (Sugar & Spike), and Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #238 (Tommy Tomorrow).

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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tomahawk; Captain Comet; Sgt. Rock; Challengers of the Unknown; Blackhawk; Viking Prince; Superman and Batman and Robin; Flash; Wonder Woman; Green Lantern; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  2. 1. The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told
  3. 2. Contents
  4. 3. [Foreword - Mike Gold]
  5. 4. [Foreword - Joe Kubert]
  6. 5. The Super Bat-Man!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  7. 6. The Black Cougar!
    Tomahawk
  8. 7. Escape to the Stars
    John Jones, Manhunter from Mars
  9. 8. Lobsters Away!
    Sugar & Spike
  10. 9. The Girl in Superman's Past
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  11. 10. The Mystery of the Giant Arrows
    Green Arrow
  12. 11. Prisoners of Dimension Zero!
    Green Arrow
  13. 12. Gorilla City!
    Congo Bill with Janu the Jungle Boy
  14. 13. Devil's Island in Space!
    Captain Comet
  15. 14. The Riddle of the Crystal Ball!
    Nighthawk
  16. 15. Top Secret!
    Wonder Woman
  17. 16. The Raid on Blackhawk Island
    Blackhawk
  18. 17. ["Three Hundred Dollars??"]
    The Fox and the Crow
  19. 18. Superboy and the Sleeping Beauty!
    Superboy
  20. 19. The Hammer of Thor!
    Viking Prince
  21. 20. The Sorceror of the Sea!
    Aquaman
  22. 21. ["I've got to watch these prisoners closely."]
    Casey the Cop
  23. 22. The Amazing Bizarro!
    Superboy
  24. 23. Queen of the Snows!
    Johnny Peril
  25. 24. Two-Face Strikes Again!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  26. 25. Knight of the Future!
    Shining Knight
  27. 26. When Dead Men Walk!
    Phantom Stranger
  28. 27. Marooned in the Fourth Dimension
    Tommy Tomorrow
  29. 28. The Unmasking of Johnny Thunder
    Johnny Thunder
  30. 29. The Coldest Man on Earth!
    Flash
  31. 30. Castoff Love
  32. 31. Spy Train
    King Faraday
  33. 32. Summons from Space!
    Green Lantern
  34. 33. The World of Adventure in Books
    Tomahawk; Green Arrow; Shining Knight
  35. 34. Calling Easy Co.!
    Sgt. Rock
  36. 35. The Jimmy Olsen from Jupiter
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  37. 36. ["My uncle sent me this barometer."]
    Private Pete
  38. 37. Read Titano, the Super-Ape!
    Superman
  39. 38. The Secrets of the Sorceror's Box!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  40. 39. End Notes
  41. 40. Just One Second!
    Flash
  42. 41. The 1950s
    Sugar & Spike; Shining Knight; Johnny Thunder; Batman; Congo Bill; John Jones, Manhunter from Mars; Tommy Tomorrow; Superman and Batman and Robin
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