(August 1960)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1960-06-14
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 U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Guardian Beasts of the Life Stone! (Table of Contents)

The Space Ranger / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Space Ranger; Myra Mason
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

The National Sports Council / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Prisoner on Pluto (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Walt Coates helps Weeb, a Plutonian who crash-landed near his home. However, Weeb is a wanted criminal on Pluto and Walt is arrested and taken there to stand trial as an accomplice.
Reprints

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

House of Secrets; My Greatest Adventure; Mystery in Space / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Doctor Rocket / comic story / 1 page (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
Another missile lost in the ocean, Dr. Rocket!
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Doctor Rocket
Synopsis
Dr. Rocket figures out a way to keep his missiles from being lost.
Reprints

Superman Says... "Lend a Friendly Hand!" (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superman
Synopsis
When he sees some boys being unfriendly to a refugee boy, Superman takes them across the world to see the conditions refugees have come from and tells them that they need to be nicer.

Presenting the Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

The Chameleon of Space (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake ?
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Astronaut York Barton tests the Cellulizer, an invention that can transform men into creatures that are able to adapt to other planetary conditions.

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

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

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

Last Man on the Moon (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction

First Into Space (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis
facts about flight
Reprints

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

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Guardian Beasts of the Life Stone (Table of Contents: 12)

The Space Ranger / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Space Ranger; Myra Mason; Cryll; Mr. Gorba (villain); Bart Jeffers; Dr. Pedri
Synopsis
An old space prospector tells Space Ranger and his crew about the mysterious Life Stone which has kept him alive for 200 years. The villainous Gorba plots to acquire the Life Stone for himself.

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

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

Blackhawk; Challengers of the Unknown / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Midwest Card Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Guardian Beasts of the Life Stone!
    The Space Ranger
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The National Sports Council
  3. 2. Prisoner on Pluto
  4. 3. Your Passport to Amazing Adventures!
    House of Secrets; My Greatest Adventure; Mystery in Space
  5. 4. ["Another missile lost in the ocean, Dr. Rocket!"]
    Doctor Rocket
  6. 5. Superman Says... "Lend a Friendly Hand!"
    Superman
  7. 6. Presenting the Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told!
    Superman
  8. 7. The Chameleon of Space
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  10. 9. Last Man on the Moon
  11. 10. First Into Space
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  13. 12. The Guardian Beasts of the Life Stone
    The Space Ranger
  14. 13. ["For the very best..."]
    Blackhawk; Challengers of the Unknown
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Midwest Card Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Carl Gafford
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ed Boner