(March 1960)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Jan., April, July and October
On-sale date
1960-01-14
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Julius Schwartz
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy covers; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Chariot in the Sky! (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Adam Strange
Reprints
Keywords
chariots; jetpacks; pegusi

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Index originally had Joe Giella as inker with Murphy Anderson only on Adam Strange's face.

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

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

Chariot in the Sky (Table of Contents: 2)

Adam Strange / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Adam Strange; Alanna; Apollo; Hercules; Jupiter
Synopsis
Adam is transported to Rann where he's nearly zapped by the thunderbolts of Jupiter. Fleeing, he and Alanna are attacked by Apollo in his flying chariot. They evade Apollo, and Alanna tells Adam how Jupiter, Apollo, and Hercules recently arrived on Rann, thinking it was their planet Olympia, conquered while they were away. Adam challenges the trio to individual duels. Defeated by Adam, and with calmer heads, the trio realize that their navigation system was fouled up just as their ship heads back into space without them. Adam helps the trio catch up to their ship before he returns home.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy

Astronomical Constants! (Table of Contents: 4)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

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

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

The Dancing Trees of Polaris-Seven! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Teo "Ditmos" Walker (espionage agent); the Leader; General Ku-um; Fraster of the Mohr-Ban
Synopsis
Since the Mohr-Ban offensives against Earth have been ineffectual, they eventually decide that Earth must be acting with inside information. Connecting Earth attacks on three of their planets with the visits of an entertainment troupe, agents of the Mohr-Ban know where to start looking. Teo Walker, an earthman, has disguised himself as "Ditmos," an entertainer who can make plants "dance" by playing a small flute. When the Mohr-Ban show up at his next performance, he knows the jig is up. With the help of his dancing plants he's able to make his getaway and get his final report to Earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original pencil credits of Mike Sekowsky replaced by Gil Kane based on discussion with Arthur Lortie and Phil Rushton.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Wonders of Space / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

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

Our Amazing Universe! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A dark band -- the obscuring effect of the huge dust clouds -- in front of Galaxy NGC 4594...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science

The Amazing Journeys into Space! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Sid Greene
Inks
Sid Greene
Colors
?
Letters
Sid Greene

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Ted Larkin; Colonel Edwin Blake; Stanley Adams; Frederick Tomkins
Synopsis
Ted Larkin had three goals growing up: he wanted to be first to land on Mars, the first to fly through the sun, and the first to circumnavigate the universe. But hard work only let him watch Edwin Blake, Stanley Adams, and Frederick Tomkins attain his goals. Disillusioned, Ted is mulling his future when he finds a piece of metal with time travel properties and decides to go back in time and beat the other three men to their goals. His better nature prevails, however, and on his time travel jaunts he instead helps the three other men accomplish their feats.

Indexer Notes

Original pencil/ink credits of Murphy Anderson removed and replaced with Sid Greene based on info from Steve Grant, Arthur Lortie, Michael Evans, Merlin Haas, and Bob Bailey.

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

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Chariot in the Sky!
    Adam Strange
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Body Building
  3. 2. Chariot in the Sky
    Adam Strange
  4. 3. Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz
    Buzzy
  5. 4. Astronomical Constants!
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  7. 6. The Dancing Trees of Polaris-Seven!
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Wonders of Space
  9. 8. ["A dark band -- the obscuring effect of the huge dust clouds -- in front of Galaxy NGC 4594..."]
    Our Amazing Universe!
  10. 9. The Amazing Journeys into Space!
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products Corp.
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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