(April 1959)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Jack Schiff; Murray Boltinoff (associate); George Kashdan (associate)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #224-229)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Stone Sentinels of Giant Island! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
Jack Kirby
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover colors credit from Greg Theakston, via the GCD Error List.

Draw Lincoln (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Earth's Strangest Salesman (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Duffy ?

Synopsis:
Aliens are using a salesman to plant weapons on Earth, but when a man throws the salesman out, the salesman suddenly recalls the aliens' plans and stops an invasion.
Reprints:

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["Amazing hieroglyphics, Mr. Puptent..."] (Table of Contents: 4)

Peter Puptent, Explorer / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

Genre:
humor

["Why does the Viking Prince risk his life time and time again..."] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

The Brave and the Bold; The Viking Prince / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

What's Your B.Q.*? (* Brotherhood Quotient) (Table of Contents: 6)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
advocacy

The Man with the Double Destiny (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
When Mr. Clyde discovers that he has been hired to guide gun runner Verrill through the Peruvian jungle, he refuses to help him. But he doesn't know that Verrill has enlisted a witch doctor, so that whatever happens to Verrill happens to Clyde.
Reprints:

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

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

They Live on Borrowed Time! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Challengers of the Unknown / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

["In their great anxiety to find a gold mine..."] (Table of Contents: 10)

Curious Names of Western Mines / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Reprints:
Keywords:
Neversweat Mine; The Snowstorm Mine; Wake-Up Jim Mine

"Ghost" in the Doorway (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

The Stone Sentinels of Giant Island (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milton Snapinn ?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Professor Spears; Morgan; Drew; Harry
Synopsis:
A scientific expedition comes across an unknown island with stone statues resembling those on Easter Island. After one of the statues comes to life, Prof. Spears deciphers an tablet and discovers that the statues are sentries for an ancient alien base under the island. Luckily, the tablet also tells the scientists how to deactivate the sentries, and they are able to escape before the island submerges.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monster; Pacific Ocean

Indexer Notes

1) On the cover of this issue, and in the DC Special reprint, Prof. Spears has white hair. In this version, he has brown hair, looking much younger. 2) The stone sentinels, created by aliens, are similar to the giant stone heads of Easter Island, as cited in the story. Kirby would reuse the design in the first appearance of Thor, Journey into Mystery #83, as The Stone Men of Saturn.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Stone Sentinels of Giant Island!
  2. 1. Draw Lincoln
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. Earth's Strangest Salesman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Amazing hieroglyphics, Mr. Puptent..."]
    Peter Puptent, Explorer
  6. 5. ["Why does the Viking Prince risk his life time and time again..."]
    The Brave and the Bold; The Viking Prince
  7. 6. What's Your B.Q.*? (* Brotherhood Quotient)
  8. 7. The Man with the Double Destiny
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. They Live on Borrowed Time!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  11. 10. ["In their great anxiety to find a gold mine..."]
    Curious Names of Western Mines
  12. 11. "Ghost" in the Doorway
  13. 12. The Stone Sentinels of Giant Island
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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