(July 1960)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
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
Editing
Jack Schiff; Murray Boltinoff (associate editor); George Kashdan (associate editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

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

[no title indexed] (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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
These natives don't look too friendly.
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)

Editing
Related Scans
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.
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