(August 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 (Editor); George Kashdan (Associate Editor); Murray Boltinoff (Associate Editor)
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

Secret of the Cave Light! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

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

The National Sports Council / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Cosmic Plant! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
A mysterious plant grows up, right through a city street, on a quest to absorb every bit of water it can find. The authorities determine that they can kill the plant if they poison its supply of water. But more plants appear and the plant develops the ability to separate the poison out of the water.
Reprints:

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["While Puptent is busy here...."] (Table of Contents: 4)

Peter Puptent, Explorer / 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

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

The Enchanted Violin (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Paul Drake
Synopsis:
Paul Drake wants to be respected as a concert violinist, but due to his average performance skills only gets offers to be a musical clown. When he hears the legend of the violin of Lajos, he decides that it will change his destiny. Little does he know how right he is.
Reprints:
Keywords:
violin

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

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

Peter Porkchops Gives Tips on Summer Fun! (Table of Contents: 9)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Rube Grossman
Inks:
Rube Grossman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Lifelong Trance (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Morris Waldinger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Morris Waldinger

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Giant in the Ground (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

They Called Me a Martian! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bruno Premiani
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Jay Drews, billed as the Man of 1000 Faces, does a quick-change act. After a performance, he's approached by a stranger selling him a realistic Martian costume, claiming he found it in a chest that fell out of the sky. Jay purchases the costume, tries it on, and then finds he can't take it off. The costume seems to have other plans for Jay...
Reprints:

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

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

The Secret of the Cave Light (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
On an archaeological dig, mysterious lights start emanating from caves, having dramatic effects on the men on the dig, changing them into strange creatures.
Reprints:

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

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

Bill's Vacation Gift from Dad! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Secret of the Cave Light!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The National Sports Council
  3. 2. The Cosmic Plant!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["While Puptent is busy here...."]
    Peter Puptent, Explorer
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  8. 7. The Enchanted Violin
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. Peter Porkchops Gives Tips on Summer Fun!
    Peter Porkchops
  11. 10. Lifelong Trance
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  13. 12. Giant in the Ground
  14. 13. They Called Me a Martian!
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  16. 15. The Secret of the Cave Light
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  18. 17. Bill's Vacation Gift from Dad!
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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