(November 1960)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Jan., April, July and October
On-sale date
1960-09-01
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Julius Schwartz
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy covers; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Weapon That Swallowed Men! (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Adam Strange
Reprints
Keywords
vacuums

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Weapon That Swallowed Men! (Table of Contents: 2)

Adam Strange / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Adam Strange; Alanna; councilors and warriors of Ranagar; Vacuumizers (first appearance, villains, unnamed, later named Vantor)
Synopsis
When Adam Strange beams to Rann, Alanna tells him that aliens demand Rann's surrender. At dawn, Adam leads an army against the aliens, but they use their vacuumizers to turn the army into gas. When Adam materializes on Earth, he has nine days to form a plan. Returning to Rann, Adam finds Ranagar gone, but the Ranagarians restored. Realizing the vaccumizers only affect one element at a time, Adam has the Ranagarians cover themselves in several different metals so they can get close enough to the aliens to defeat them in hand-to-hand combat. The aliens surrender and leave without their weapons.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Vacuumizers return as the Vantor in Mystery in Space #78.

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

The Flash; Green Lantern / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Our Amazing Universe / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Tommy Nicolosi
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Meteors occasionally leave phosphorescent trails in the sky...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

Just Imagine! The Mightiest Heroes of Our Time... (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Justice League of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Keep Learning -- the Key to Success! (Table of Contents: 6)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy

Indexer Notes

This PSA ran in several DC Comics cover dated November 1960.

Mutiny in High Space! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Sid Greene
Inks
Sid Greene
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A spaceship captain faces down "mutiny on the high seas".
Reprints

Your Passport to Amazing Adventures! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

House of Mystery; My Greatest Adventure; Strange Adventures / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Earth to Mars! (Table of Contents: 9)

illustration / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Tommy Nicolosi
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

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

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

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

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

Script
Julius Schwartz [as Science Editor]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Science Editor: Assuming that flying saucers don't really exist...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Letters from W.A. and N.T.

Quest of the Star-Flowers! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Marty Bell; Captain Dave Parker; Azzizza of Sarmiram
Synopsis
Two spacemen search for "star-flowers" in an alien temple, but an amphibious monster guards the water lily-like treasures.
Reprints
Keywords
Mars

Indexer Notes

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

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

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 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) /

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

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

Motor's Auto Repair Manual / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Weapon That Swallowed Men!
    Adam Strange
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  3. 2. The Weapon That Swallowed Men!
    Adam Strange
  4. 3. ["For the very best..."]
    The Flash; Green Lantern
  5. 4. ["Meteors occasionally leave phosphorescent trails in the sky..."]
    Our Amazing Universe
  6. 5. Just Imagine! The Mightiest Heroes of Our Time...
    Justice League of America
  7. 6. Keep Learning -- the Key to Success!
  8. 7. Mutiny in High Space!
  9. 8. Your Passport to Amazing Adventures!
    House of Mystery; My Greatest Adventure; Strange Adventures
  10. 9. Earth to Mars!
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  12. 11. ["Dear Science Editor: Assuming that flying saucers don't really exist..."]
    Wonders of Space
  13. 12. Quest of the Star-Flowers!
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
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