(March 1960)

DC, 1950 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:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Secret of the Flying Buzz Saw! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Secret of the Flying Buzz Saw! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Russ Heath
Inks:
Russ Heath
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rick Jordan
Synopsis:
An alien work crew comes to earth and starts leveling buildings, but it's all for the purpose of saving Earth. The aliens know that a white dwarf star is on a collision course with Earth so they want to mount a cannon to deflect the star from its path. But they miss. Earth's last chance is Rick Jordan, who's invented the Graviton, a device that can create a temporary zero gravity field and allow Rick to plant explosives on the dwarf star.
Reprints:

["Whales drink water..."] (Table of Contents: 3)

Science Says You're Wrong If You Believe That-- / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints:

The Man Who Conquered Time! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Showcase; Rip Hunter... Time Master / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz (Table of Contents: 5)

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

The Man Who Created Himself! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Sid Greene
Inks:
Sid Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Frank Barrows wakes to a voice telling him that the future depends on him. Frank builds an android duplicate of himself which is sent to the future, but Frank and the android can communicate with each other across time. In the future, light-beings from Aldebaran are "inhaling" argon and "exhaling" monargon, a poisonous waste. Future historical records show that Barrows had developed a technology that could help, but the android duplicates a Frank before he had started that research. Frank is able to knock an electron off an argon atom and get poisonous chlorine and chase away the light-beings.
Reprints:

["If the Earth were placed inside a prominence..."] (Table of Contents: 7)

Amazing Ratios / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science

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

Spotlight on Science / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from B.H., A.W., M.E., H.B.

The Case of the Martian Witness! (Table of Contents: 9)

Star Hawkins / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery; science fiction
Characters:
Star Hawkins (introduction); Ilda
Synopsis:
Star's luck is holding steady. He hasn't had a case in a week and he's had to pawn Ilda, his robot secretary. Luckily, Star is hired to locate a fugitive who's thought to be hiding on Vesta, an asteroid mining settlement, in the Red Jungle. But with a little tracking skill and the help of the creepy vegetation of the Red Jungle, he nabs the fugitive, gets his prisoner, and gets Ilda back from the pawn shop, promising never to pawn her again.
Reprints:

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

Pyro Plastics Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Jaro Stamp Co.; Maxim Stamp Co. Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Secret of the Flying Buzz Saw!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  3. 2. Secret of the Flying Buzz Saw!
  4. 3. ["Whales drink water..."]
    Science Says You're Wrong If You Believe That--
  5. 4. The Man Who Conquered Time!
    Showcase; Rip Hunter... Time Master
  6. 5. Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz
    Buzzy
  7. 6. The Man Who Created Himself!
  8. 7. ["If the Earth were placed inside a prominence..."]
    Amazing Ratios
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Spotlight on Science
  10. 9. The Case of the Martian Witness!
    Star Hawkins
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Pyro Plastics Corp.
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Jaro Stamp Co.; Maxim Stamp Co. Inc.
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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