(May 1959)

DC, 1956 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 (Editor); Murray Boltinoff (Associate Editor); George Kashdan (Associate Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Ad sequences, story synopses, and some other information from Ed Boner.


The Alien King from Earth! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

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

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

The Secret Prisoners of Planet 13 (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Three Earthmen are shocked to encounter "themselves" when their expeditionary force arrives on the planet Xanra. As part of a military coup, natives of the planet have disguised themselves as the three Earthmen as part of a plot to imprison the real expedition and convince their government that Earth was there to take over.

["A great circus clown they call Andy..."] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Man Who Conquered Time! (Table of Contents: 4) (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: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
advocacy

["Boy! Look at that home run Mantle just hit!"] (Table of Contents: 6)

Space Shorts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Illustrated space facts.

The Quiz Kids of Space (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Roussos
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
In far-off 1995, young Earthboy Tommy Keen has won the right to represent Earth in the Interplanetary Quiz Kid Competition. The contest involves a race to the "Black Planet," picking up objects along the way, and avoiding interstellar obstacles. Tricky enough to do on its own, but when Tommy finds thieves trying to steal the planet Venus, things get even more complicated.
Reprints:

["I'm a pole-vaulting champ named O'Dwyer..."] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Be My Guest at the Clyde Beatty & Cole Bros. Combined Shows Circus at Palisades Amusement Park N. J. (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fantastic! Mysterious! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Tomahawk / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

["This is the largest rocket testing area in the country."] (Table of Contents: 11)

Doctor Rocket / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Mystical Manhunt (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery
Reprints:

The Alien King from Earth! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Aliens convince an Earthman drifter that he is their legendary king, who one day would return to them. As their king, they take him to the sacred gem garden to collect (what else?) gems. But the "king" figures out it's a scam, and has to figure out how to escape.
Reprints:

["A young baseball player named Paul..."] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Alien King from Earth!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  3. 2. The Secret Prisoners of Planet 13
  4. 3. ["A great circus clown they call Andy..."]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. The Man Who Conquered Time!
    Showcase; Rip Hunter... Time Master
  6. 5. Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself?
  7. 6. ["Boy! Look at that home run Mantle just hit!"]
    Space Shorts
  8. 7. The Quiz Kids of Space
  9. 8. ["I'm a pole-vaulting champ named O'Dwyer..."]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. Be My Guest at the Clyde Beatty & Cole Bros. Combined Shows Circus at Palisades Amusement Park N. J.
    Palisades Amusement Park
  11. 10. Fantastic! Mysterious!
    Tomahawk
  12. 11. ["This is the largest rocket testing area in the country."]
    Doctor Rocket
  13. 12. The Mystical Manhunt
  14. 13. The Alien King from Earth!
  15. 14. ["A young baseball player named Paul..."]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Joe Weider
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Head
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Carl Gafford
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ed Boner