(May 1959)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Jan., April, July and October
On-sale date
1959-03-03
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Julius Schwartz
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy covers; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Battle of the Moon Monsters! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints
Keywords
spacecraft; spacesuits

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Battle of the Moon Monsters! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
After multiple expeditions to other worlds in our solar system, and multiple encounters with other forms of life, Earthmen find a new specimen on Saturn's moon, Titan.
Reprints

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: 3) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[Frederich Wilhelm Struve] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Frederich Wilhelm Struve (1793 - 1864)
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis
One page potted biography of the German astronomer Frederich Wilhelm Struve, one of the chief founders of Double-Star Astronomy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Information for this sequence from Arthur Lortie.

The Man Who Conquered Time! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Showcase; Rip Hunter... Time Master / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself? (Table of Contents: 6)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy

The Man Who Discovered the "Earth"! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Manny Stallman
Inks
John Giunta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
An explorer finds a planet very similar to Earth except for some distinct differences. Attempting to bring its inhabitants technology from Earth, the explorer runs into roadblocks at every turn, until he sees the light.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

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

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

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

Our Amazing Universe! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As a result of star motions...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

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

Wonders of Space / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Lighthouse of Space! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The mystery ship came from the great depths of space beyond the solar system!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Commander Eric Mann; Captain Alan Carter; Zarran Commander (aggressive alien); Kull Council speaker (peaceful alien)
Synopsis
The Kull are a peaceful people who have discovered random anti-matter blotches throughout space. To warn travelers of the blotches they station lighthouses in their vicinity. One of the lighthouses drifts into our solar system. Two Earthmen investigate the lighthouse and become prisoners when it is retrieved by the Zarran, enemies of the Kull. The Zarrans rig the lighthouse with crystals to absorb the deadly radiation from the blotches and beam it onto the Kull planet. The Earthmen help the Zarran defeat the effects of the radiation and are rewarded with knowledge to take back to Earth.
Reprints

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) /

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 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) /

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Battle of the Moon Monsters!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  3. 2. Battle of the Moon Monsters!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [Frederich Wilhelm Struve]
    Giants of the Telescope
  6. 5. The Man Who Conquered Time!
    Showcase; Rip Hunter... Time Master
  7. 6. Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself?
  8. 7. The Man Who Discovered the "Earth"!
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. ["As a result of star motions..."]
    Our Amazing Universe!
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Wonders of Space
  12. 11. Lighthouse of Space!
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Joe Weider
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
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