(December 1959-January 1960)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale date
1959-10-27
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Robert Kanigher
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched (Squarebound #112-117, 120, 200)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Creature of Ghost Lake! (Table of Contents)

Task Force X; Suicide Squad / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Colonel Rick Flag; Karin Grace; monster
Reprints
Keywords
Monster; water ski

Indexer Notes

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

Draw Bob Hope! (Table of Contents: 1)

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Bob Hope
Keywords
Caricature

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Ad, with response coupon, from Art Instruction, Inc.

The Creature of Ghost Lake! (Table of Contents: 2)

Task Force X; Suicide Squad / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Suicide Squad [Task Force X] [Colonel Rick Flag; Jess Bright; Dr. Hugh Evans; Karin Grace]; Dr. Mace; monster
Synopsis
Dr. Duane is missing, apparently having created a formula that grows things to giant size. Headquarters fears that Dr. Duane has been captured by enemy agents, and orders Suicide Squad to investigate unofficially. The team books into a nearby resort so as to search surreptitiously. A giant monster seizes both Karin and a nuclear bomb being tested with a time device. Knocking the monster out with anesthetic the men free Karin, then tow the monster out to sea where the bomb explodes harmlessly. Suicide Squad regrets the monster's death, as they all surmise it was originally Dr. Duane.
Reprints
Keywords
A-bomb; Air force; atom bomb; atomic bomb; monster; nuclear bomb; SCUBA; water ski

Indexer Notes

Book-length story in four parts of 6, 6, 6, and 7 pages.

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Everything you need to enjoy stamp collecting...
Keywords
Philatelist; philately; stamp collecting; stamps

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately following page 6 of the main story sequence. Ad, with order coupon, for stamps and supplies from Zenith Company.

The Atom Servant of Man (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy; math & science
Characters
Scientists; doctors; farmers
Synopsis
Various scientists around the world demonstrate uses of radio-isotopes.
Keywords
Atom

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 7 of the main story sequence. Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly. Even though published in 1959 -- before decolonization and before the height of the American Civil Rights battle -- non-white scientists are shown doing the work in their own countries across the globe.

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi-Power Binoculars
Keywords
Binoculars

Indexer Notes

On the page between page 12 and page 13 of the main story sequence. Ad, with order coupon, for binoculars from Josely Co.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Given!

Indexer Notes

On the page between page 12 and page 13 of the main story sequence. Ad, with response coupon, from Wilson Chemical Co.

The Menace of the Driver Ants! (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction; nature
Keywords
Africa; ant; educational; fact

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately following page 18 of the main story sequence. Description of driver ants and their habits.

Robot Bombs Over London! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; war
Keywords
Buzz bomb; Second World War; V-1; World War 2; World War II; World War Two

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 19 of the main story sequence. Description of V-1 bombs and the German attacks on London.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do you want spending money?

Indexer Notes

Ad for Stephens Credit Sales.

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

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

Script
Brigadier General E. B. LeBailly, USAF
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
New! 'Rocket Club' movie!
Keywords
Rocket

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for educational film from Daisy Manufacturing Company. Support letter from General LeBailly.

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

Jowett Institute of Body Building / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How to gain up to 50 lbs. of mighty muscles!
Characters
George Jowett; John Sill; Tony Pascarella; Ernest Raines; Paul Lange; Larry Campbell; Jim Morgan
Keywords
Body builder; body building

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Ad, with order coupon, for information from Jowett Institute of Body Building

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Send for new free shooting books!
Keywords
BB gun

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad, with order coupon, for information from Daisy Manufacturing Company.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Creature of Ghost Lake!
    Task Force X; Suicide Squad
  2. 1. Draw Bob Hope!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. The Creature of Ghost Lake!
    Task Force X; Suicide Squad
  4. 3. ["Everything you need to enjoy stamp collecting..."]
    Zenith Company
  5. 4. The Atom Servant of Man
  6. 5. ["Hi-Power Binoculars"]
  7. 6. ["Given!"]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  8. 7. The Menace of the Driver Ants!
  9. 8. Robot Bombs Over London!
  10. 9. ["Do you want spending money?"]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  11. 10. ["New! 'Rocket Club' movie!"]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  12. 11. ["How to gain up to 50 lbs. of mighty muscles!"]
    Jowett Institute of Body Building
  13. 12. ["Send for new free shooting books!"]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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