(August 1959)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1959-06-18
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 editor); George Kashdan (associate editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Curse of the Prophetic Pencil! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprints
Keywords
pencils

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

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I Scout Earth's Strangest Secrets! (Table of Contents: 2)

A Mark Merlin Mystery / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller ?
Pencils
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mark Merlin (introduction); Elsa (introduction)
Synopsis
Mark Merlin describes three recent cases that he took on in his job as a supernatural investigator.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer suggestion by Bob Hughes.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

Professor Eureka / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't want to be disturbed!
Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Eureka; Mrs. Eureka
Reprints

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

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

The Creeping Creatures of Steel (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman ?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Giant metal creatures at the Legend Land amusement park come to life and menace the patrons.
Reprints
Keywords
amusement parks

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

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

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

Nichols Industries, Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

The Brief Life of Mr. Mechano (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Miller ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural

The Crazy House! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mort Drucker
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Colors
?
Letters
Mort Drucker

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

Peter Porkchops Gives Tips on Summer Fun! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Otto Feuer
Inks
Otto Feuer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Peter Porkchops; Wolfie

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previusly appeared in DC comics cover-dated August 1954.

The Curse of the Prophetic Pencil (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A pencil inexplicably writes messages to a group of scientists, warning them that their experiments in teleportation will draw an other-dimensional creature to Earth.
Reprints

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

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

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

Flying Jet / 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)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Curse of the Prophetic Pencil!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. I Scout Earth's Strangest Secrets!
    A Mark Merlin Mystery
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  6. 5. ["I don't want to be disturbed!"]
    Professor Eureka
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  8. 7. The Creeping Creatures of Steel
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Nichols Industries, Inc.
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  12. 11. The Brief Life of Mr. Mechano
  13. 12. The Crazy House!
  14. 13. Peter Porkchops Gives Tips on Summer Fun!
    Peter Porkchops
  15. 14. The Curse of the Prophetic Pencil
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Flying Jet
  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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