(September 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 US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Creature Costumes! (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

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

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

The Creature Costumes (Table of Contents: 2)

A Mark Merlin Mystery / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller ?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters:
Mark Merlin; Elsa; Sagonar; Lowanna
Synopsis:
Mark Merlin and Elsa travel to the Peruvian jungle to help defeat a witch doctor who controls a group of men in monster costumes. Merlin is forced to don one of the costumes and falls under the spell of the witch doctor himself.
Keywords:
monsters; Peru

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Bob Hughes

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

Mystery in Space; House of Mystery; Strange Adventures / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Journey Into a Fantastic New World Beneath the Earth! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The Brave and the Bold; Cave Carson / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

What's Wrong Here? (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Artistic Card Co., Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Secret of the Lost Sea (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Two adventurers are hired by a rich man to help him find a hidden island.

The Haunted Caverns (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

["Oh my - a meteor falling very close to Earth!"] (Table of Contents: 8)

Dr. Floogle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Doctor Floogle
Keywords:
telescopes

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Bike Safety = Bike Fun! (Table of Contents: 10)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction; advocacy
Synopsis:
quiz based on the rules of the Bicycle Institute of America

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

The Deadly Duplicate (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely
Inks:
Bill Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Robert Steele buys a robot double of himself so that he can go on vacation and leave the robot to manage his business, but the robot's inventor plots to take over Steele's life completely.
Reprints:
Keywords:
robots

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

The Audubon Nature Program / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Creature Costumes!
    A Mark Merlin Mystery
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Creature Costumes
    A Mark Merlin Mystery
  4. 3. Your Passport to Amazing Adventures!
    Mystery in Space; House of Mystery; Strange Adventures
  5. 4. Journey Into a Fantastic New World Beneath the Earth!
    The Brave and the Bold; Cave Carson
  6. 5. What's Wrong Here?
    Artistic Card Co., Inc.
  7. 6. The Secret of the Lost Sea
  8. 7. The Haunted Caverns
  9. 8. ["Oh my - a meteor falling very close to Earth!"]
    Dr. Floogle
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  11. 10. Bike Safety = Bike Fun!
  12. 11. The Deadly Duplicate
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    The Audubon Nature Program
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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