(July 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; Murray Boltinoff (associate editor); George Kashdan (associate editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Puzzle of the Plundering Creatures! (Table of Contents)

A Mark Merlin Mystery / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters:
Mark Merlin; Elsa
Keywords:
monsters

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

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

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

Genre:
advocacy; teen
Characters:
Buzzy Brown; Tom Stone
Synopsis:
Tom is tearing down the campaign posters of the candidate his father opposes, until Buzzy shows Tom that his father is much more fair-minded.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated January 1953.

The Puzzle of the Plundering Creatures (Table of Contents: 2)

A Mark Merlin Mystery / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller ?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters:
Mark Merlin; Elsa
Synopsis:
When Mark Merlin is called in to investigate a fantastic bank robbery, he learns that an alien child was duped into helping a crook, and now the alien parents want their child back.

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Bob Hughes

Your Passport to Amazing Adventures! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tales of the Unexpected; My Greatest Adventure; Strange Adventures / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Eyes Have It! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Tommy Nicolosi
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
non-fiction; animal
Reprints:

This Is It! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Green Lantern / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Three-Headed Doom (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely
Inks:
Bill Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Synopsis:
Prince Muri's college roommate Larry appears to be menaced by legendary animal spirits when the young men visit Nuri's home country.
Reprints:

For the Very Best in Comics Reading (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Detective Comics; Tomahawk / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Curse of the Night People (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

["These natives don't look too friendly."] (Table of Contents: 9)

Peter Puptent Explorer / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Peter Puptent
Keywords:
Egypt; Sphinx

Bodyguards to a Planet! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Roussos
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A fugitive alien begs two Earth men to hide his home planet, which he has shrunk to tiny size, from dangerous space marauders.
Keywords:
shrinking

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Micro-Meteors (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Drucker
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Colors:
?
Letters:
Mort Drucker

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Puzzle of the Plundering Creatures!
    A Mark Merlin Mystery
  2. 1. Buzzy Says: "Free Speech -- Free For All!"
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Puzzle of the Plundering Creatures
    A Mark Merlin Mystery
  4. 3. Your Passport to Amazing Adventures!
    Tales of the Unexpected; My Greatest Adventure; Strange Adventures
  5. 4. The Eyes Have It!
  6. 5. This Is It!
    Green Lantern
  7. 6. The Three-Headed Doom
  8. 7. For the Very Best in Comics Reading
    Detective Comics; Tomahawk
  9. 8. Curse of the Night People
  10. 9. ["These natives don't look too friendly."]
    Peter Puptent Explorer
  11. 10. Bodyguards to a Planet!
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  13. 12. Micro-Meteors
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gene Reed
  • James Zee
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
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