(December 1960)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1960-10-20
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)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Alien Bird of Prey! (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; Saar
Keywords
monsters

Test Your Talent (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Dramas of Doom (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Synopsis
Larry's theater is about to close down when he decides to mount a fourteenth-century play by a cursed playwright. The play is a success but the curse seems to have taken hold of Larry.

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

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

The Next Giant Superman Annual (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Moolah, we can't get this huge door open...
Genre
humor
Characters
Moolah the Mystic
Keywords
Egypt; pyramids

The Fabulous Eye of Fevos (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Purcell (signed)
Inks
Howard Purcell
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Two explorers searching for a vast radium deposit encounter an amnesiac man with super-powers and enlist him to help them retrieve the radium.
Keywords
amnesia; radium

Mechanical Monsters on the Loose! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

The Brave and the Bold; Cave Carson / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Solar System Sizes / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Of the 1600 minor planets (asteroids) discovered to date...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis
Comparisons between the size of Mercury and Australia, the Moon and Europe, and the Sun against other stars.
Reprints

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Flight to Nowhere (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Miller ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

The Alien Bird of Prey (Table of Contents: 11)

A Mark Merlin Mystery / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller ?
Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman ?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters
Mark Merlin; Elsa; Jim Prescott; Saar; Koog
Synopsis
Mark Merlin meets two Plutonian explorers who have brought a giant space bird to Earth, and then the bird goes berserk.
Keywords
monsters; Pluto

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Bob Hughes

Children of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 12)

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
celebration of United Nations Day (October 24) with a description of the U.N. Declaration of the Rights of a Child

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Later appears in DC comics cover-dated December 1964.

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

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

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

Padell Book Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Alien Bird of Prey!
    A Mark Merlin Mystery
  2. 1. Test Your Talent
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. Dramas of Doom
  4. 3. Your Passport to Amazing Adventures!
    House of Mystery; Mystery in Space; Tales of the Unexpected
  5. 4. The Next Giant Superman Annual
    Superman
  6. 5. ["Moolah, we can't get this huge door open..."]
    Moolah the Mystic
  7. 6. The Fabulous Eye of Fevos
  8. 7. Mechanical Monsters on the Loose!
    The Brave and the Bold; Cave Carson
  9. 8. ["Of the 1600 minor planets (asteroids) discovered to date..."]
    Solar System Sizes
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  11. 10. Flight to Nowhere
  12. 11. The Alien Bird of Prey
    A Mark Merlin Mystery
  13. 12. Children of Tomorrow!
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Padell Book Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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