(December 1959)

DC, 1956 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; 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

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

A Mark Merlin Mystery / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters:
Mark Merlin; Elsa
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
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:
Tommy 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
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Three cousins must embark upon a strange treasure hunt to receive an inheritance from their eccentric uncle after his death.

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

["There might be some ancient hidden treasure behind these walls!"] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Peter Puptent; Beagle
Keywords:
pyramids

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

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

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

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

["Your favorite heroes..."] (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)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Secret of the Fossil Egg!
    A Mark Merlin Mystery
  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
    A Mark Merlin Mystery
  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
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
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