(December 1959)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1959-10-22
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)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Secret of the Fossil Egg! (Table of Contents)

Mark Merlin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction; adventure
Characters
Mark Merlin; Elsa
Reprints
Keywords
eggs; monsters

Draw Bob Hope! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Killer from Space (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Purcell (signed)
Inks
Howard Purcell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Thad Hollister witnesses a murder of one alien by another, then has to convince everyone that his life is in danger from the killer alien.
Reprints

Your Passport to Amazing Adventures! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tales of the Unexpected; House of Secrets; My Greatest Adventure / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Atom: Servant of Man (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Tom Nicolosi
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy
Characters
The development of radio-isotopes has led to many scientific advances throughout the world.
Reprints
Keywords
atomic energy; radioactivity

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

The Riddle of Hazard Isle! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely (signed)
Inks
Bill Ely (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bob Southey; Rolfe Andrews; Sam Andrews
Synopsis
Three cousins must embark upon a strange treasure hunt to receive an inheritance from their eccentric uncle after his death.
Reprints
Keywords
treasure hunts

Hawk-A-A-A! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Blackhawk / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Hi-Power Binoculars / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

The Steel Impostor (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction

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

Peter Puptent, Explorer / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There might be some ancient hidden treasure behind these walls!
Genre
humor
Characters
Peter Puptent; Beagle
Keywords
pyramids

The Secret of the Fossil Egg (Table of Contents: 12)

Mark Merlin / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin (signed as Meskin)
Inks
Mort Meskin (signed as Meskin)
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction; adventure
Characters
Mark Merlin; Elsa; Dan Wile
Synopsis
Mark Merlin tries to stop a creature that can alter its form to overcome any obstacle.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

World's Finest Comics; Superman and Batman with Robin / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Secret of the Fossil Egg!
    Mark Merlin
  2. 1. Draw Bob Hope!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. The Killer from Space
  4. 3. Your Passport to Amazing Adventures!
    Tales of the Unexpected; House of Secrets; My Greatest Adventure
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  6. 5. The Atom: Servant of Man
  7. 6. The Riddle of Hazard Isle!
  8. 7. Hawk-A-A-A!
    Blackhawk
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Hi-Power Binoculars
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  11. 10. The Steel Impostor
  12. 11. ["There might be some ancient hidden treasure behind these walls!"]
    Peter Puptent, Explorer
  13. 12. The Secret of the Fossil Egg
    Mark Merlin
  14. 13. ["Your favorite heroes..."]
    World's Finest Comics; Superman and Batman with Robin
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Body Building
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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