(March 1960)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Jan., April, July and October
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
Paper Stock:
Glossy covers; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

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) (Expand) /

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

Chariot in the Sky (Table of Contents)

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)

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)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

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

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

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.

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)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

["A dark band -- the obscuring effect of the huge dust clouds -- in front of Galaxy NGC 4594..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science

The Amazing Journeys into Space! (Table of Contents)

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.

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

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

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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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.
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ed Boner
  • Jerry Hillegas
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