(August 1960)

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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly with the exception of January, April, July and October
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julie Schwartz
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy covers; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Threat of the Tornado Tyrant! (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Adam Strange; Tornado Tyrant [Ulthoon]
Reprints:
Keywords:
jetpacks; tornados

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (added by Gregory Fischer, June 2009).

Threat of the Tornado Tyrant! (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / comic story / 8.6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Adam Strange; Alanna; Tornado Tyrant [Ulthoon] (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis:
Adam Strange versus the Tornado Tyrant.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Ranagar; Rann; Xalthor

Indexer Notes

Tornado Tyrant also in JLA 17 and later connected to the origin of the Red Tornado.

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

Flash; Green Lantern / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.4 page (report information)

[James Edward Keeler] (Table of Contents)

Giants of the Telescope / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science

Indexer Notes

Information for this sequence from Arthur Lortie.

Shake Hands with a Shark! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Sea Devils / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Superman Says ... "Lend a Friendly Hand!" (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy
Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
Superman advises two boys to welcome war refugees like their new neighbor Sandor.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly. Commemorates the United Nations World Refugee Year.

The Sleeping War (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.7 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
President Majj Lorian; Commander Travis; Uranians; Yllaronians; Yoris Parl
Synopsis:
Earthmen use a strange spaceship to journey to Yllaron and save the inhabitants from a deep sleep.
Keywords:
aliens; diatron; spaceships; Uranus; Yllaron

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.3 page (report information)

Changing Corona of the Sun (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wonders of Space / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Julie Schwartz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from: P.R., S.C., R.D., R.A.

Escape from Earth (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.6 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Vestos; Clark Demming; Dor Demming; Jon Dwight; Sue Dwight
Synopsis:
The Dwights and the Demmings flee their perfect society of immortality and become pioneers on a new planet.
Reprints:
Keywords:
robots; spaceships

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (April 2007).

["Be my guest at Palisades Amusement Park,"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Superman / advertisement / 0.4 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 5.5 pages (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Threat of the Tornado Tyrant!
    Adam Strange
  2. 1. Threat of the Tornado Tyrant!
    Adam Strange
  3. 2. For the Very Best in Comics Reading!
    Flash; Green Lantern
  4. 3. [James Edward Keeler]
    Giants of the Telescope
  5. 4. Shake Hands with a Shark!
    Sea Devils
  6. 5. Superman Says ... "Lend a Friendly Hand!"
    Superman
  7. 6. The Sleeping War
  8. 7. Your Passport to Amazing Adventures!
  9. 8. Changing Corona of the Sun
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Wonders of Space
  11. 10. Escape from Earth
  12. 11. ["Be my guest at Palisades Amusement Park,"]
    Superman
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
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