(April 1959)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1959-02-03
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


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)

[no title indexed] (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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Amazing hieroglyphics, Mr. Puptent...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (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)

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In their great anxiety to find a gold mine...
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)

Editing
Related Scans
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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