(May 1957)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1957-03-17
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

As billed on the cover, this issue contains three pages listing the winners of the DC Slogan Contest (whose last names begin with O, S, V or Z). These pages replace some of the usual fillers for this issue.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Face Behind the Mask! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
detective-mystery
Reprints

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

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

Weapons of Destiny (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder ?
Pencils
Bill Ely
Inks
Bill Ely
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon ?

Genre
detective-mystery
Synopsis
A man with no memory is compelled to steal three weapons, but he doesn't know why. When he sees Professor Desmond on television, he senses he can solve the mystery. And he does, by telling the man he is artist Ted Thorn and he is to draw those weapons for the professor's latest book.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from the index for the World's Finest Comics issue reprinting this story. Binder is not credited in the reprint.

The Thing from the Skies (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Rupert Corbin sees a small spaceship land, but is told by its inventor that it is only a mechanical prop. Corbin figures he can make money to pay back his gambling debts from pictures of the craft anyway, and kills Professor Lucas to do it. But Corbin is visited by small space travelers who reveal that Lucas was their contact on Earth and they take him home to their planet to face justice.
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Second Warning! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp (signed)
Inks
George Papp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; war
Synopsis
Pete Newell returns to the battlefields of World War II where he is saved from angry locals by ghostly help.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 3 pages (report information)

I Was a Prisoner of the Supernatural (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Jasper Murdock; Mr. Robley; Gilda Greene; Mephistopheles; Tom Shields
Synopsis
Jasper Murdock, an actor playing the role of Mephistopheles, agrees to a deal with the Devil, but refuses to fulfill the contract and is rewarded.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit taken from the reprint.

The Face Behind the Mask (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Zoe Ann Kerns; Freddie White; Jay Hamilton
Synopsis
Jay Hamilton woos an actress who spends each night with her face covered in bandages. She claims to be 300 years old and to have a magic potion that keeps her young for a short period of time. Since she has run out of the potion, Jay and his father accompany her to meet the sorcerer who sells her the elixir, but Zoe Ann admits it's all a scam and the men turn the "sorcerer" over to the police.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit taken from reprint.

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

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

A Date with Effie (Table of Contents: 9)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Jim and Betty Solve the "Flying Saucer" Mystery! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Face Behind the Mask!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The National Sports Council
  3. 2. Weapons of Destiny
  4. 3. The Thing from the Skies
  5. 4. Second Warning!
  6. 5. ["Here are some of the winners in the DC Slogan Contest..."]
  7. 6. I Was a Prisoner of the Supernatural
  8. 7. The Face Behind the Mask
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  10. 9. A Date with Effie
  11. 10. Jim and Betty Solve the "Flying Saucer" Mystery!
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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