(November 1958)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1958-09-23
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); Jack Schiff (actual)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Man Who Stole Air! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Great Scott! So that's what was in the samples of air that Fowler was collecting--tiny spaceships manned by tiny aliens!
Genre
science fiction

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

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

The Curse of the Fire God (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
Howard Purcell
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pete Marek thought he had it made!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Pete Marek
Synopsis
Pete Marek has stolen a million dollars and escapes to Peru where he is pursued by detectives. He plunges into the jungle but his path is blocked by a festival to the Fire God. Told that the alternative route is 5 miles away he pushes through despite warnings the Fire God will seek him out. Further along a bolt of lightning sets fire to the track forcing him to change course. He then tries to cross a rope bridge which catches fire. He decides to go further up into the snow. The detectives see smoke coming from a hut and find Marek. His glasses have focused the sun's rays causing a fire.
Reprints
Keywords
Fire God; glasses

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Showcase; Adam Strange / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Look to the Stars! (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Lou Cameron
Inks
Lou Cameron
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh Bob, we're lost! What do we do now?
Genre
advocacy; math & science
Characters
Bob; Ted
Synopsis
Bob and his friends are saved from being lost in the woods because Bob knows how to find Polaris, the North Star.

Indexer Notes

Appeared across a range of DC comics in November/December 1958.

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

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
Well, this is our camping site for the next several weeks...
Genre
humor
Reprints

The Swami of Broadway (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the mysterious jungles of Bengal to the glittering lights of an American city came the Swami--bringing with him a magic emerald possessing the power to unlock the forbidden secrets of the future!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dean Hall; Orry Kane; swami [Jones]
Synopsis
Dean Hall and Orry Kane are on a trip in Bengal. Kane tries again to persuade Hall to sell him his theater, Hall again refuses. They enter a village and see a swami who predicts an elephant stampede. The square is emptied just in time. A month later Hall auditions acts for his theater when the swami appears on stage. He makes two predictions which comes true. Later the swami is asked to appear at the theater and he says he will not enter as it will be struck by a meteor. Hall sells the theatre to Kane and leaves. The swami is then revealed to be a fake. Then a meteor hits the theatre.
Reprints
Keywords
swami

The Fantastic Wishing Well (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos; Mort Meskin ?
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you'd have told me some time ago I'd find a wishing well that actually worked, I'd have laughed at you.
Genre
crime; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Brad Horton
Synopsis
Brad Horton has stolen $150,000 in marked money. He jumps from a train into some woods looking for a place to bury the money until it is safe to spend. He trips and falls into an old well. He wishes he never left the train and suddenly finds himself back there. Leaving the train again he finds his way back to the well where a stone tells him that wishes cost a nickel. He wishes for a million dollars and uses this to buy up the well and surrounding land. Officials visit and want to know the source of his wealth. He makes a wish to escape but the nickel is fake and he is arrested.
Reprints
Keywords
marked money; nickel; wishing well

Indexer Notes

Signature (Meskin) on lower edge of splash panel.

Following discussion on GCD Main, inker changed from Mort Meskin to George Roussos with a query on Meskin as inker. Meskin and Roussos had a collaborative relationship from the 1940s onwards (information from Lambiek).

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

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

I Haunted Corby Castle (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Nature's Lucky Family! (Table of Contents: 11)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Tommy Nicolosi
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

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

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

The Man Who Stole Air (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy [as NC] (signed)
Inks
Nick Cardy [as NC] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What strange things did Eric Fowler see in the air around us.. which no one else saw?
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Eric Fowler; Harry (G.S.A. Agent - voice on radio only); George Croft (G.S.A. Agent)
Synopsis
Former scientist Eric Fowler is seen collecting samples of air. George Croft is assigned and tails him back to his house. Inside he sees Fowler talking to tiny aliens. Suddenly the tiny aliens are giants and they head towards the nearby army base. Fowler recovers from being stunned and tells Croft that he tried to trick the aliens into giving him their secrets by promising them helium which they need for fuel. The aliens have a magnifying device which created the giant images. Croft disables the device and the giants disappear. The aliens are given helium and leave Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
giant aliens; helium; spaceship; tiny aliens

Indexer Notes

Nick Cardy NC monogram in the lower right splash panel.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Man Who Stole Air!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. The Curse of the Fire God
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Showcase; Adam Strange
  6. 5. Look to the Stars!
  7. 6. ["Well, this is our camping site for the next several weeks..."]
    Professor Eureka
  8. 7. The Swami of Broadway
  9. 8. The Fantastic Wishing Well
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  11. 10. I Haunted Corby Castle
  12. 11. Nature's Lucky Family!
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  14. 13. The Man Who Stole Air
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    American Specialty Co.
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