(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; 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)

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
Reprints
Keywords
eggs; monsters

Draw Bob Hope! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

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)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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 (signed)
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.
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Charles Cuidera
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

house ad for Blackhawk (DC, 1957 series) #143

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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)

A Mark Merlin Mystery / 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
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)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your favorite heroes...
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #106

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
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
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