(July-August 1960)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Robert Kanigher
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

First Sea Devils.


The Golden Monster! (Table of Contents)

Sea Devils / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks:
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; Ira Schnapp (Sea Devils logo design)

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Sea Devils [Dane Dorrance; Judy Walton; Nicky Walton; Biff Bailey]; a Godzilla-like golden monster
Synopsis:
The Sea Devils recoil from a giant golden claw bursting from a sunken treasure galleon.
Reprints:
Keywords:
scuba diver

Indexer Notes

Wash cover. Logo design credit from Todd Klein.

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Golden Monster! (Table of Contents: 2)

Sea Devils / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks:
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dane Dorrance; "Dad" Dorrance (in flashback); Judy Walton; Nicky Walton (Judy's kid brother); Biff Bailey; Biff's girlfriend; WWII UDT frogmen and Nazi frogmen; movie producer; weightlifting coach
Synopsis:
SCUBA diver Dane Dorrance hopes to earn his Dad's UDT flippers. Judy Walton hopes to land the lead in the movie "Sea Devils". Biff Bailey hopes to prove he's not a "clumsy ox". Nicky Walton hopes to prove he's a man. Working together, they find a sunken galleon and treasure, fight off a shark, octopus, and Godzilla-monster; and discover they really want to be a team of "underwater trouble shooters" called Sea Devils.
Reprints:
Keywords:
frogmen; manta ray; octopus; PT boat; scuba diver; shark; submarine

Indexer Notes

1) A 1953 movie, "Sea Devils", starred Rock Hudson and Yvonne DeCarlo. The subject was 1800's smuggling and Napoleonic plots, but the title might have inspired the DC comic. 2) The last panel announces, "More titanic adventures of 'Sea Devils' in the next issue of Showcase!"

Story in three parts of 6, 6, and 14 pages.

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

The A-B-Seas of Skin Diving! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; sports
Synopsis:
Information on scuba diving, equipment, mysteries and joys. And "Never dive alone!"
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

On the two pages immediately preceding page 7 of the main story sequence.

Monsters of the Seven Seas! (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis:
"Many scientists believe that survivors of these strange prehistoric creatures still exist in the depths of the sea... reported as a 'sea serpent'."

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately following page 12 of the main story sequence.

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Dobie Gillis / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Golden Monster!
    Sea Devils
  2. 1. Buzzy Says: "Free Speech-- Free for All!"
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Golden Monster!
    Sea Devils
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  6. 5. The A-B-Seas of Skin Diving!
  7. 6. Monsters of the Seven Seas!
  8. 7. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
    Dobie Gillis
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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