(January-February 1959)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-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); Julie Schwartz (actual)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Dozen Dooms of Adam Strange! (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Adam Strange; Alanna
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics; original indexer credited the inks to Bernard Sachs.

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

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

Invaders from the Atom Universe (Table of Contents: 2)

Adam Strange / comic story / 14.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Adam Strange; Rann; Alanna; Vrenn chieftain; The Vrenn
Synopsis:
Adam is zeta-beamed to Rann, but pop-eyed green aliens inhabit the city! Adam is thrown into an "Orkinomikron" to wake on a desolate atomic world, having been shrunk. The Rannians will perish. He finds the original transfer machine hanging over a bottomless pit. Color streaks tell him the fuel was phosphorous. Scraping matches, he transports himself and Alanna back home, except they're tiny spies. Back on the desolate world, he rallies the Rannians and teleports to Rann. Belt units make the Rannians giants who send the Vrenn packing. And Adam is zapped away to Earth.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Rann; Zeta-Beam

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics. Pages 8 and 15 are 2/3 pages.

Adam wears his traditional uniform, but it's colored all red.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Formula for Success! (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
Jimmy is a natural-born musician, but his father demands he take Engineering courses. A kind teacher intervenes. "I think young people need a chance to develop all their talents!"

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately following page 8 of the previous story sequence.

["Amalthea -- closest of Jupiter's satellites..."] (Table of Contents: 5)

Strange Satellites! / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
Facts about Jupiter's and Uranus's satellites.

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 9 of the previous story sequence.

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

Columbia / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

[Bernard Lyot] (Table of Contents: 8)

Giants of the Telescope / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
Bernard Lyot built the first coronagraph to study the solar corona, and made observations of Mercury and Mars.
Reprints:

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

Bunker Hill Sporting Goods Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Prize Stars! (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
Facts about Proxima Centauri, Sirius, Beta Orionis, and other stars.
Reprints:

The Dozen Dooms of Adam Strange! (Table of Contents: 11)

Adam Strange / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Adam Strange; Alanna; Tak Vall (first appearance, villain); Moora (first appearance, villain)
Synopsis:
Adam rockets over a cop to meet the zeta beam. The new rage in Ranagar is Adam Strange full-size dolls. Alanna wants to send 11 - plus Adam! - to isolationist Dys, who may be planning an invasion. Alanna fakes an emergency landing. Tak Vall, Chief Scientist, will plant "KLY" bombs in the dolls and destroy Ranagar. Adam sneaks to find Alanna. He jet-packs after a flier - as (wind-up doll) Alanna is pitched over the Flaming Sea. Alanna sees Adam blown up, but he rushes in. The doll didn't perspire. Adam sent the bomb-dolls into the ocean. At the honors dinner - he's zeta-beamed away!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Ranagar; Rann; Zeta-Beam

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics.

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

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

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

Giant Dinosaurs / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Dozen Dooms of Adam Strange!
    Adam Strange
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  3. 2. Invaders from the Atom Universe
    Adam Strange
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Formula for Success!
  6. 5. ["Amalthea -- closest of Jupiter's satellites..."]
    Strange Satellites!
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. [Bernard Lyot]
    Giants of the Telescope
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Bunker Hill Sporting Goods Co.
  11. 10. Prize Stars!
  12. 11. The Dozen Dooms of Adam Strange!
    Adam Strange
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Giant Dinosaurs
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
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