(March 1960)

DC, 1956 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:
Jack Schiff (Editor); Murray Boltinoff (Associate Editor); George Kashdan (Associate Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Invasion of the Jewel-Men! (Table of Contents)

The Space Ranger / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Reprints:

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

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

The Man Who Stole the Solar System! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Capt. Ambers (of Solar Security); Dr. Flanders; Professor Renzell; Dr. Sprell; Charlie (Renzell's assistant)
Synopsis:
Captain Ambers has been brought in to handle security at the "Project Flanders," a miniature version of the solar system equipped with the "Flanders Ray." Whatever the Flanders Ray does to the model of the universe happens to the universe itself. When Professor Renzell hijacks the lab, moves it to another location, and proceeds to blackmail the universe, Ambers disguises his ship as a comet and makes a one-man assault on Renzells' headquarters.

["I'll get my magic genie!"] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Magic Genie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural

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

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 0.5 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

Introducing... The Justice League of America (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Justice League of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Crystal Ball Planet! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake ?
Pencils:
Howard Purcell
Inks:
Howard Purcell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Captain Ken Quarles; the alien sorcerer; Lt. Haller; Evans
Synopsis:
En route to Planet Z, Captain Quarles and his crew come upon a planet sized crystal ball, projecting images of the future. The Alien Sorcerer makes his appearance and warns that the visions could come true if Quarles' ship doesn't turn back. One by one the images come to life, until Quarles determines that the images are all illusions being projected by the Alien Sorcerer using rocks with telepathic qualities from Planet Z as part of an elaborate plan to keep others away from these stones.

Indexer Notes

Writer identification from Bob Hughes.

Captives of the Moon Men (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
science fiction

Perilous Painting! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

Three Exciting New Adventures (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

The Invasion of the Jewel-Men (Table of Contents: 11)

The Space Ranger / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton ?; Gardner Fox ?
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Space Ranger; Myra Mason; Cryll; Jewel-Men
Synopsis:
When the Jewel Men land on Mars and seize large quantities of selenite, Space Ranger goes into action. Knowing that there are large quantities of selenite at Mars Harbor, Space Ranger heads there and confronts a cadre of the Jewel Men. Space Ranger goes through all of his arsenal, having some success with a sound beam that destroys a few of the Jewel Men. To distract the Ranger, the Jewel Men threaten his ship and Myra, and escape in the confusion. Cryll had been ineffective during the fight because of a coating of ammonia on the Jewel Men, which gives the Space Ranger a clue as to where the Jewel Men are hiding. At their headquarters, as they are pouring the selenite into a large jewel and creating more Jewel Men, Space Ranger gets close enough to the jewel to destroy it, but it sucks him in. Luckily, Cryll hits on the one animal that will save the day, and morphs into a Saturnian Vibro-Deer, whose vibrations destroy the jewel and the jewel men.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writers suggested by Bob Hughes.

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Invasion of the Jewel-Men!
    The Space Ranger
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Body Building
  3. 2. The Man Who Stole the Solar System!
  4. 3. ["I'll get my magic genie!"]
    The Magic Genie
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  6. 5. Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz
    Buzzy
  7. 6. Introducing... The Justice League of America
    Justice League of America
  8. 7. The Crystal Ball Planet!
  9. 8. Captives of the Moon Men
  10. 9. Perilous Painting!
  11. 10. Three Exciting New Adventures
    Batman
  12. 11. The Invasion of the Jewel-Men
    The Space Ranger
  13. 12. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Products Corp.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Chris Boyko
  • Ed Boner
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Carl Gafford
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ed Boner