(August 1959)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1959-06-11
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 US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Story synopses and some other information from Ed Boner. On-sale date from copyright registration.


I Was Earth's Strangest Prisoner! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

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

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

We Unleashed the Cloud Creatures! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lee Elias
Inks
Lee Elias
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
An experiment to try to create "portable cloud" technology -- move a raincloud somewhere where rain is needed, for example -- goes awry, and creates cloud creatures capable of absorbing huge supplies of water.
Reprints

[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)

Peter Porkchops Gives Tips on Summer Fun! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Dr. Floogle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've been working on this ray-gun to make moving things immobile!
Genre
humor

I Fought the 100-Year Gold Curse! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
It's just after midnight when Mike hears of his inheritance from his great-grandfather. It includes a curse from the sorcerer Chokoal, that in the 59th year of the century, death will follow any ancestor in the presence of gold. Mike thinks it bunk until his fiance almost dies while he's wearing a gold watch and a gold statue almost kills one of the servants in his house.
Reprints

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

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

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

Bill / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Hy Mankin
Pencils
Hy Mankin
Inks
Hy Mankin
Colors
?
Letters
Hy Mankin

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's that twig you're selling, friend?
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

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

The Haunted Airfield (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense; war
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Alien's Bodyguard (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction

I Was Earth's Strangest Prisoner (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Wallace in on site for the construction of a new bridge, but the workers won't work because of reports of an alien with a weapon that's attacked some of the workers. Wallace intends to see for himself, and when he tries to capture the alien, ends up captured himself.
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) /

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)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. I Was Earth's Strangest Prisoner!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The National Sports Council
  3. 2. We Unleashed the Cloud Creatures!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  6. 5. Peter Porkchops Gives Tips on Summer Fun!
    Peter Porkchops
  7. 6. ["I've been working on this ray-gun to make moving things immobile!"]
    Dr. Floogle
  8. 7. I Fought the 100-Year Gold Curse!
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. ["What's that twig you're selling, friend?"]
    Bill
  11. 10. ["Be my guest at Palisades Amusement Park, New Jersey."]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  12. 11. The Haunted Airfield
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  14. 13. Alien's Bodyguard
  15. 14. I Was Earth's Strangest Prisoner
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  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
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
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