(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
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

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.

["For the very best..."] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

["Meteors occasionally leave phosphorescent trails in the sky..."] (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

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)

["Dear Science Editor: Assuming that flying saucers don't really exist..."] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

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)

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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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