(January 1957)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1956-11-18
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Man Who Ate Fire! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Leonard Starr
Inks
Leonard Starr
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Amazing Cube! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan ?
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Harvey Hacker meets a fellow gambler who has made his own dice from a meteor and with which he cannot lose. Following him, Hacker is able to snatch one when the other gambler crashes his car outside an atomic station. Planning to analyze the cube later, Hacker finds that it is apparently getting larger and larger through the night, nearly crushing him in his own house. But when scientists arrive from the atomic station, Hacker realizes it is he and his house that have been shrinking due to the combination of the radiation and meteor the cube was made of.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from the index for the World's Finest Comics issue reprinting this story.

Meet the League of Death-Cheaters! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Showcase; Challengers of the Unknown / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Talking Head! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; historical
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The Carbon Copy Man (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Synopsis
Frank Dorne has been faking teleportation with the help of his twin brother George, whose existence is unknown to the outside world since the brothers were brought up in separate orphanages. When a trick goes wrong and George is killed, Frank figures the gig is over until it appears that George has fulfilled his part of the act once again. Investigating, Frank is fatally wounded, but not before being meeting a third brother -- triplets all separated at birth -- who was trying to join in the scam.
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Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz (Table of Contents: 6)

Buzzy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's great, Swordo!
Genre
humor

The Day Nobody Died (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Dr. Jim Morgan is worried about performing his first surgery, but he notices an odd man about who seems to be able to ensure no one dies. He tries to get him to his surgery the next day, but Death's vacation is over.
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Mystery of the Talking Mongoose (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Kent
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; historical

The Man Who Ate Fire (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Leonard Starr
Inks
Leonard Starr
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Tommy Briggs discovers that Edward Hermes is really an alien from Mercury and sent to Earth to prepare an invasion, but Tommy and his father alert the authorities and prevent it, with the help of the Statue of Liberty.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

All-American Sports Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Nutty Putty / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Man Who Ate Fire!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products
  3. 2. The Amazing Cube!
  4. 3. Meet the League of Death-Cheaters!
    Showcase; Challengers of the Unknown
  5. 4. The Talking Head!
  6. 5. The Carbon Copy Man
  7. 6. Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz
    Buzzy
  8. 7. ["That's great, Swordo!"]
    Moolah the Mystic
  9. 8. The Day Nobody Died
  10. 9. Mystery of the Talking Mongoose
  11. 10. The Man Who Ate Fire
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    All-American Sports Club
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Nutty Putty
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Chris Boyko
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