(August 1957)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1957-06-16
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.


The Interplanetary Line-Up! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A man accuses one of the people from a masquerade ball of being an actual alien.
Reprints

Yogi Berra Homers in the 9th - Wins Big Game! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Magic Hammer (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Gerald Bard; Thor; Loki
Synopsis
Gerald Bard finds Thor's hammer and uses it as a rainmaker, but Thor arrives to retrieve it. The story explains that Thor’s hammer was stolen from him by Loki.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Thor precursor. Jack Kirby designs Thor’s Hammer, Mjolnir the same exact way he would design Marvel Thor’s Mjolnir in Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #83 and tests both Mjolnir’s against a tree as per Comic Book Historians article researched by Alex Grand.

Loki story precursor. Jack Kirby reuses this story of Loki stealing the Hammer for the plot of Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #92 as per Comic Book Historians article researched by Alex Grand.

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

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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
Oh, it isn't so bad lying here!
Genre
humor
Reprints

I Was a Spy for Them (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Aliens use a scientist to do research on Earth for them before their invasion, but they don't count on him having a secret weapon to stop them.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Brainstorm / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Irwin Hasen
Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Irwin Hasen
Colors
?
Letters
Irwin Hasen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Professor Brainstorm, I have constructed a rocket that will travel to the moon
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Professor Brainstorm
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Feature is titled Professor Brainstorm in its original printing.

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Earn While You Learn! (Table of Contents: 8)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy

The Exile from Earth (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Kirk Randall
Synopsis
Kirk Randall uses an ancient Egyptian ring to makes himself invulnerable -- as long as he doesn't touch the ground -- to commit a string of robberies, but he falls onto a roof garden and is caught.
Reprints
Keywords
Eiffel Tower

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Professor Eureka / 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
I did it! The first man to reach Mars
Genre
humor; science fiction
Reprints

Meeting-Ground of the Spirits (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

The Interplanetary Line-Up (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Inks
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A detective searches a science-fiction writers' masquerade ball for an alien. After several mistakes, he finally spots the tell-tale clue giving the alien away.
Reprints

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

Josely Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Junior Sales Club Batting Tips (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Interplanetary Line-Up!
  2. 1. Yogi Berra Homers in the 9th - Wins Big Game!
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  3. 2. The Magic Hammer
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  5. 4. ["Oh, it isn't so bad lying here!"]
    Moolah the Mystic
  6. 5. I Was a Spy for Them
  7. 6. ["Professor Brainstorm, I have constructed a rocket that will travel to the moon"]
    Brainstorm
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  9. 8. Earn While You Learn!
  10. 9. The Exile from Earth
  11. 10. ["I did it! The first man to reach Mars"]
    Professor Eureka
  12. 11. Meeting-Ground of the Spirits
  13. 12. The Interplanetary Line-Up
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Josely Co.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  16. 15. Junior Sales Club Batting Tips
    Junior Sales Club of America
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Alex Grand
  • Gene Reed
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  • Denys Howard
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