(August 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 U.S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

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

[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)

["Another missile lost in the ocean, Dr. Rocket!"] (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)

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.

["For the very best..."] (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)

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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