(January 1976)

DC, 1974 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Volume
3
Price
1.50 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1976-02-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Editing
Paul Levitz; Carl Gafford
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
Magazine size
Binding
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Official fanzine for DC Comics. Majority of magazine is articles on DC heroes and their creators.

On-sale date from copyright registration. On-sale date of January 15 in Comic Reader #126.


The individual issues of this series are each less than 50% comics. Only comics sequences are indexed and cover scans are accepted only if the issue has 10% indexed comics content.

Behind the Scene in DC's Production Department (Table of Contents: 1)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Carl Gafford (color guide & separations)
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Superman, Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Sol Harrison; Jack Adler
Synopsis
Photograph of Sol Harrison and Jack Adler in the DC production department with added art.

Indexer Notes

Cover is combination of art and black and white photograph with color overlays. Coloring information provided by Carl Gafford.

Green Lantern No. 8 (Table of Contents: 2)

Green Lantern / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Jack Adler
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 24-25. Horizontal two-page reprint of cover to Green Lantern #8.

Through the Wringer (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
David V. Reed
Pencils
Ramona Frandon
Inks
Ramona Frandon
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Synopsis
Comics writer Phil Binger hounds an editor for advances on his salary; even coming from the grave for one last handout.

Indexer Notes

Pages 38-43. Possibly an unpublished story from "The House of Mystery".

Modern Technology and the Get-Away Car! (Table of Contents: 4)

Crime Can Be Comedy? / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
John Costanza
Letters
?

Genre
crime; satire-parody
Synopsis
A parody of 1930s gangster movies, showing what would happen if they used modern technology in their get-away cars.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pages 47-48. Per Mark Evanier and Martin O'Hearn, Jack Kirby wrote and pencilled the story, not John Costanza, as original indexer listed. The story was originally intended for "In the Days of The Mob", not Plop as original indexer suspected. Title is listed as "Crime Machines" in the table of contents.

Movie Comics No. 5 (Table of Contents: 5)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Carl Gafford (color guide & separations)
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Joan Bennett; Louis Hayward
Synopsis
Cover feature is "The Man in the Iron Mask" movie adaptation.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Coloring information provided by Carl Gafford.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. Behind the Scene in DC's Production Department
  2. 2. Green Lantern No. 8
    Green Lantern
  3. 3. Through the Wringer
  4. 4. Modern Technology and the Get-Away Car!
    Crime Can Be Comedy?
  5. 5. Movie Comics No. 5
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Merlin Haas
  • Gregg Whitmore