(February 1960)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1959-12-22
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Jack Schiff (credited) (editor); Murray Boltinoff (credited) (associate editor); George Kashdan (credited) (associate editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Queen of the Beasts! (Table of Contents)

Mark Merlin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; science fiction

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

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

The Curse of the Forbidden Flora (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely
Inks
Bill Ely
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Adventurers are sent to collect specimens of flora grown by Tibetan wild men, but the specimens are protected by high priests who have placed a curse on anyone who picks their flowers.
Reprints

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

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

Hi-Power Binoculars (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

150 Civil War Soldiers! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

John C. Adams (Table of Contents: 6)

Giants of the Telescope / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Colors
?
Letters
Mort Drucker

Genre
non-fiction; math & science; biography
Reprints

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 7)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Superboy Says: "It's Fun to Help Others!" (Table of Contents: 8)

Superboy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, you brother Frank sure is in a hurry to get to his volunteer job at the hospital!
Genre
advocacy; superhero

Indexer Notes

The PSA is produced in sequential-arts comics format.

The Mystery of the Man-Made Monsters (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis
A scientist has been experimenting on animals using radioactive isotopes, which cause a sheep to grow gold wool, spiders to spin webs made of silver, and caterpillars to weave indestructible cocoons. And that's before they increased in size...

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

World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Secret of the Wood Wizard (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sheer nonsense!

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

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is time now!
Genre
humor
Reprints
Keywords
Pyramids

The Queen of the Beasts (Table of Contents: 13)

Mark Merlin / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Synopsis
While investigating reports of strange creatures, Mark and Elsa discover a crack in a mountainside that leads to a hidden valley. In the valley they find creatures that appear to have come from underground. Elsa, overpowered by fumes from the plant life, finds she can communicate with the creatures, and determines that together they can take over the earth.

Frontier Cabin (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

100 Toy Soldiers $1.00 (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Space Shoes (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Space Shoes / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas Dynamic Tension System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Company Cloverine Brand Salve / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Queen of the Beasts!
    Mark Merlin
  2. 1. ["Let us pack your body with the muscle power you've always wanted!"]
    The National Sports Council Books
  3. 2. The Curse of the Forbidden Flora
  4. 3. ["Your passport to amazing adventures!"]
    Tales of the Unexpected; My Greatest Adventure; House of Mystery
  5. 4. Hi-Power Binoculars
    Hi-Power Binoculars
  6. 5. 150 Civil War Soldiers!
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  7. 6. John C. Adams
    Giants of the Telescope
  8. 7. Statement of Ownership
  9. 8. Superboy Says: "It's Fun to Help Others!"
    Superboy
  10. 9. The Mystery of the Man-Made Monsters
  11. 10. ["Your favorite heroes..."]
    World's Finest Comics
  12. 11. Secret of the Wood Wizard
  13. 12. ["It is time now!"]
    Moolah the Mystic
  14. 13. The Queen of the Beasts
    Mark Merlin
  15. 14. Frontier Cabin
    Frontier Cabin
  16. 15. 100 Toy Soldiers $1.00
    100 Toy Soldiers
  17. 16. Space Shoes
    Space Shoes
  18. 17. ["Do you want spending money?"]
    Stephens Credit Sales Mottoes
  19. 18. ["Dear friend - My name is Charles Atlas."]
    Charles Atlas Dynamic Tension System
  20. 19. ["Win a big prize!"]
    Wilson Chemical Company Cloverine Brand Salve
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Ed Boner
  • Chris Boyko
  • Nick Caputo
  • Peter Croome
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Matthew Head
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Bob Hughes
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mark Muller
  • Per Sandell
  • Jim Stangas
  • Brian Stewart
  • Jim Van Dore