(December 1958)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1958-10-02
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor); Jack Schiff (credited) (actual editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Menace of the Alien Test Tubes! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Great scott! When you mixed those outer-space chemicals...
Genre
science fiction
Reprints

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

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Man Who Made Utopia (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
Shades of tomorrow!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mayor (unnamed); Mr. T. Erutuf
Synopsis
The mysterious Mr. Erutuf builds a futuristic city of houses for sale, but the people of Earth prove themselves unready for its scientific advances.
Reprints
Keywords
Futureville

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

Tootsie Roll / comics-form advertising / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Commercial Trades Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Sharing -- the United Nations Way! (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is a good market day, Papa!
Genre
non-fiction; advocacy
Synopsis
The International Labor Organization of the United Nations teaches various trades to the people of a Mexican village, who pass on their new knowledge to others.

Indexer Notes

Subtitled "A true story from the files of the International Labor Organization."
The PSA is produced in sequential-arts comics format and published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

The Prisoners of the Paints (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thank you for releasing me, my friend!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Struggling artist Warren Dale finds an old box of oil paints that magically allow him to paint a picture of a sorcerer who then steps out of the painting.
Reprints

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

Tootsie Roll Pop / comics-form advertising / 0.33 page (report information)

This Famous Symbol Is Your Guarantee (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Strange Adventures; House of Secrets / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Boy with the Super Powers! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
L-look, Fred! Billy is blowing a cushion of air under the tractor making it fly!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Billy; Fred; Ann
Synopsis
Two strange men ask a farmer and his wife to take in a young boy, who is eventually revealed to be the heir to the throne of a faraway planet, in hiding from enemies who want to assume power.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; tractors

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

City of Hallucinations (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When a single caller rings up police headquarters to report that he has just seen a skyscraper take off...
Genre
science fiction
Reprints

The Menace of the Alien Test Tubes! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was your idea to fool around with those outer-space chemicals, Burke!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Burke; Watkins; Colonel Stryker
Synopsis
An alien missile comes to Earth containing four unknown chemicals in test-tubes which cause powerful and dangerous reactions, and serve as a warning to two scientists who have developed a miraculous invention of their own.
Reprints

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Menace of the Alien Test Tubes!
  2. 1. ["Are you skinny like I was?"]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Man Who Made Utopia
  4. 3. ["To win the game is fun and dandy when you score the winning goal..."]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Get yourself "off the hook""]
    Commercial Trades Institute
  6. 5. Sharing -- the United Nations Way!
  7. 6. The Prisoners of the Paints
  8. 7. ["On Hallowe'en when witches meet and green-eyed goblins roam the scene though their cry is "Trick or Treat" Tootsie Roll Pop is what they mean!"]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. This Famous Symbol Is Your Guarantee
    Strange Adventures; House of Secrets
  10. 9. The Boy with the Super Powers!
  11. 10. ["Boys and girls- please, give me a name.."]
    Tootsie Roll
  12. 11. City of Hallucinations
  13. 12. The Menace of the Alien Test Tubes!
  14. 13. ["To the boys and girls of America..."]
  15. 14. ["Treasure chest of prized stamps from pirate strongholds!"]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  16. 15. ["Dad! read this...decide "Yes" on that Daisy Air Rifle!"]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  17. 16. ["Do you want spending money? Sell these popular patriotic and religious mottoes"]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  18. 17. ["Fun shootin' all year round!"]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mark Muller
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