(February 1957)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1956-12-16
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.


Slave to the Wizard's Lamp! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

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

The National Sports Council / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Strangest Show on Earth (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A failing circus takes on bizarre new acts billing themselves as the Martian Circus. Though they pretend to be faking their alien acts, they are real Martians on Earth to smoke out a Martian criminal.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Professor Eureka / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're just the man I want to see!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Winter Sports Champions of the World (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy

The Phantom Mariner (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
When Bruce Blake witnesses three captains going down with their ships in identical ways he begins to wonder about a connection. But when he sees one breathing underwater, and thinks about all three captains' initials, he realizes he might have been dealing with Davy Jones himself.
Reprints

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

Robbie the Robot / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Hi Mankin
Pencils
Hi Mankin
Inks
Hi Mankin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
$500.00 to Anyone Who Stays 2 Minutes with Battling Billy
Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
A robot wins $500 in a wrestling contest but wants his winnings in gasoline.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Co. / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

The Duplicate Man (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely
Inks
Bill Ely
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction
Synopsis
Orry Conn kills the inventor of a duplicating machine and creates a duplicate of himself to take the rap. But later he realizes that whatever happens to the original or the duplicate happens to the other, and, unfortunately for him, his duplicate is sentenced to die!
Reprints

The Man Who Hunted Witches (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

Zenith Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Have you a moment? I'll tell your fortune!
Genre
humor

I Was Slave to the Wizard's Lamp (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Emmet Mason purchases a lamp accompanied by a legend that the owner must keep it lit for ten years or be cursed with death. Mason protects the lamp at all costs until it is destroyed in a fire and a blue ruby found inside. The curse was a cover for the stolen gem, everyone is certain, except for Mason, who still wonders about the curse.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Junior Space Pilots on the Beam! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Slave to the Wizard's Lamp!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The National Sports Council
  3. 2. The Strangest Show on Earth
  4. 3. ["You're just the man I want to see!"]
    Professor Eureka
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  6. 5. Winter Sports Champions of the World
  7. 6. The Phantom Mariner
  8. 7. ["$500.00 to Anyone Who Stays 2 Minutes with Battling Billy"]
    Robbie the Robot
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Co.
  11. 10. The Duplicate Man
  12. 11. The Man Who Hunted Witches
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Co.
  14. 13. ["Have you a moment? I'll tell your fortune!"]
    Moolah the Mystic
  15. 14. I Was Slave to the Wizard's Lamp
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  18. 17. Junior Space Pilots on the Beam!
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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