(February 1957)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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

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:

["You're just the man I want to see!"] (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:
?

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:

["$500.00 to Anyone Who Stays 2 Minutes with Battling Billy"] (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:
?

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)

["Have you a moment? I'll tell your fortune!"] (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:
?

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)

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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.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Carl Gafford
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ed Boner