(February 1959)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1958-12-09
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 (editor, credited); Jack Schiff (associate); Murray Boltinoff (associate); George Kashdan (associate)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


We Wore the Forbidden Masks! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
Jack Adler
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprints

The Magic Card! (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

I Stalked the Camouflage Creatures (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Doug Wildey
Inks
Doug Wildey
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Weird enough were the strange disappearances of our country's most guarded secrets...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Doctor Munston; Special Agent Blake
Synopsis
Munston cannot find out who is stealing from the missile testing base so calls in help. Blake arrives but finds nothing wrong with security and so sets up cameras to trap the thief. The film shows furniture coming to life and stealing items. They approach a couch which fights and almost defeats them until it is stunned when it falls onto a generator. Outside more creatures come to life and the captured creature shrinks out of sight. The creatures are followed to a crevice caused by a recent earthquake. They send a signal down the crevice which blows up some explosive in a stolen warhead.
Reprints
Keywords
shape shifters; underground aliens

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Professor Eureka / comic story / 2 pages (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
Yes, Dr. Floogle, I'm retiring at last!
Genre
humor
Reprints

We Battled the Microscopic Menace! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At first, it was a tiny speck--almost a nothingness--seen only through a powerful microscope!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Professor Elliott Saunders; Marcus Drake; Tom (caretaker); newspaper reporter
Synopsis
Saunders and Drake find a microscopic animal that has been destroying their mineral specimens. They try to kill it and after many attempts leave it overnight under a positive ion beam. Next morning the lab is destroyed and footsteps lead through a hole in the wall. They follow the trail to a town under construction. The town caretaker escapes and warns them but then a ray from the creature melts their Jeep. Bullets also melt but then they notice that the windscreen of the jeep hasn't melted. They use a portable negative ion generator behind glass to shrink and destroy the creature.
Reprints
Keywords
ion generator; negative ions; positive ions

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

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

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

Newspaper Items / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Mort Drucker
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Colors
?
Letters
Mort Drucker

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The modern newspaper is believed to have had its origin almost 400 years ago...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

The Dust Demon (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Even my closest co-workers were puzzled, as the three of us gazed across the dry, barren valley where I was about to launch the experiment.
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Scientist tries to make dry soil extract moisture with an injection of an experimental chemical. This creates a mud creature which grows in size sucking water out of trees and plants in its path. He defeats this first creature by creating a second creature which is attracted to the first creature and then they destroy each other.
Reprints

We Wore the Forbidden Masks (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To me, they appeared to be three odd, but rather interesting fiesta masks--
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Martin; Parker; Ellis; Jose
Synopsis
In South America Martin buys three fiesta masks from a street hawker. Jose tells Martin that his mask is the Mask of Mastery and there were two more masks, of Fear and Doom, made at the same time. Martin dons his mask and finds he can control animals. He sees Parker wearing the Mask of Fear and surrounded by fearful demons. He trips Parker up and the mask falls off and then he stamps it to pieces. They then see a train accident and a cart on fire caused by Ellis wearing the Mask of Doom. Martin dons his mask and orders animals to remove the other mask. Later all masks are destroyed.
Reprints
Keywords
fiesta; mask

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

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

The Superstitious Mine Owner! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oll Sparks was only an ordinary prospector--till something happened in Cripple Creek, Colorado, that turned him into one of the most extraordinary gold-hunters of all time...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Oll Sparks
Synopsis
Miner Oll Sparks finds plenty of gold after making a lucky charm from a piece of iron pyrites (Fools Gold). Then one day it is smashed and Sparks finds no more gold. Eventually he loses his fortune and retires.
Reprints
Keywords
Fools Gold; gold mine; iron pyrites

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

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

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

Jowett Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. We Wore the Forbidden Masks!
  2. 1. The Magic Card!
  3. 2. I Stalked the Camouflage Creatures
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  6. 5. ["Yes, Dr. Floogle, I'm retiring at last!"]
    Professor Eureka
  7. 6. We Battled the Microscopic Menace!
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. ["The modern newspaper is believed to have had its origin almost 400 years ago..."]
    Newspaper Items
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. The Dust Demon
  12. 11. We Wore the Forbidden Masks
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  14. 13. The Superstitious Mine Owner!
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
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