(July-August 1960)

DC, 1960 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1960-05-24
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
Julius Schwartz (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in House of Secrets #34 and copyright registration. Bruno Andreacchi also reports his copy, originally purchased in early 1961, has that arrival date.

Menace of the Giant Puppet! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Jack Adler ?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An unknown enemy--manipulating a monstrous puppet to fire deadly ray-blasts at me!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]
Reprints

Buzzy Says: "Free Speech -- Free for All!" (Table of Contents: 1)

Buzzy [DC] / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, look at what Tom Stone is doing -- tearing down the posters we've been putting up!
Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy; Tom Stone; Mr. Brown
Synopsis
Tom is tearing down the campaign posters of the candidate his father opposes, until Buzzy shows him that his father is much more fair-minded.
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Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; The PSA is produced in sequential comics-art style and published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously published in DC comics cover-dated January 1953.

The Planet of Doomed Men (Table of Contents: 2)

Green Lantern / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An incredible mental force from this huge creature... affecting me... weakening my will power... so that I can't get my power-ring beam to reach him!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (origin recap); The Guardians of the Universe (introduction for all); Green Lantern [Abin Sur] (flashback); Calorians; The Dryg (villain)
Synopsis
Hal Jordan's energy-duplicate is summoned by the Guardians for the first time. After he is returned to Earth the Guardians send him to Calor, a nearby planet, to save the Calorians from the ape-monster Dryg.
Reprints
Keywords
Battery of Power; Calor (a planet); power ring

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Guardians.

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

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Nobel Science Winners (Table of Contents: 4)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different science categories is Marie Curie!
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
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Indexer Notes

Four panels with text regarding Nobel Prize winners Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Albert A. Michelson, and Hideki Yukawa.

On the page immediately preceding page 9 of the previous story sequence.

Black Magic! (Table of Contents: 5)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In certain rural ares of England, when cattle became demented, a black penny was dipped into a well whose water ran southward.
Genre
non-fiction; fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Four panels with text regarding old superstitions.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Green Lantern's Mail Chute / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Gil Kane (logo illustration)
Inks
Joe Giella (logo illustration)
Colors
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Editor, I am 24 years old...
Feature Logo
Green Lantern's Mail Chute
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Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Bob Saxon; Joseph Colasacco; Louise Lazarowics; Roy Thomas; Bob (Unsigned); and "Fatman".

Menace of the Giant Puppet! (Table of Contents: 7)

Green Lantern / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A tremendous force--yanking on every part of my body--as if I were a puppet!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Puppet-Master (introduction, villain); Carol Ferris; Biffy (small-time crook)
Synopsis
The Puppet-Master invents a Hypno-Ray and commits crimes using others as puppets, until he attempts to capture Green Lantern, who instead captures him. Meanwhile, Carol Ferris daydreams of marrying Green Lantern.
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Indexer Notes

The Hypno-Ray is similar to an emotion controlling ray invented by Mind Games in Action Comics Weekly 611-613. Green Lantern uses a high speed stunt like The Flash.

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

Strange Satellites! / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The most distant satellite from its mother planet is Jupiter IX--14,700,000 miles distant from Jupiter.
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Two panels with text regarding moons Jupiter IX, Phobos, and Iapetus.

Be My Guest at Palisades Amusement Park, New Jersey (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park Admission / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

How to Gain Up to 50 lbs. of Mighty Muscles! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Boys! Girls! Ladies! Men! Win a Beautiful Signet Ring (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Menace of the Giant Puppet!
    Green Lantern
  2. 1. Buzzy Says: "Free Speech -- Free for All!"
    Buzzy [DC]
  3. 2. The Planet of Doomed Men
    Green Lantern
  4. 3. ["National Comics proudly presents..."]
    The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
  5. 4. Nobel Science Winners
  6. 5. Black Magic!
  7. 6. ["Dear Editor, I am 24 years old..."]
    Green Lantern's Mail Chute
  8. 7. Menace of the Giant Puppet!
    Green Lantern
  9. 8. ["The most distant satellite from its mother planet is Jupiter IX--14,700,000 miles distant from Jupiter."]
    Strange Satellites!
  10. 9. Be My Guest at Palisades Amusement Park, New Jersey
    Palisades Amusement Park Admission
  11. 10. ["Do you want spending money? Sell these popular Patriotic and Religious Mottoes"]
    Stephens Credit Sales Mottoes
  12. 11. How to Gain Up to 50 lbs. of Mighty Muscles!
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  13. 12. Boys! Girls! Ladies! Men! Win a Beautiful Signet Ring
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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