(February-March 1961)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1960-12-29
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 Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched (Squarebound #112-117, 120, 200)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Creature of a Thousand Shapes! (Table of Contents)

Hawkman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Hawkgirl [Shayera Hol]; Byth
Reprints

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

The National Sports Council / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Creature of a Thousand Shapes! (Table of Contents: 2)

Hawkman / comic story / 24.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Joe Kubert (credited)
Inks
Joe Kubert (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman [Katar Hol] (introduction, interplanetary Policeman, origin); Hawkgirl [Shayera Hol] (introduction, Katar's wife, interplanetary Policewoman, origin); Commissioner George Emmett (introduction); Mavis Trent (introduction); Joe Tracy (introduction); Krotan (introduction, scientist, death, flashback); Byth (villain, introduction, origin)
Synopsis
Katar and his wife Shayera, Police officers from the Planet Thanagar, come to Earth in pursuit of a shape-shifting criminal from their world. Police Commissioner Emmett helps them to establish secret identities, and, after they have succeeded in their mission, helps convince them to stay on Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
Evening Clarion; Midway City; Polaris; Thanagar

Indexer Notes

Introduction and origin of Hawkman and Hawkgirl (revival), told in four parts of 7, 5, 6, and 6.67 pages.

Page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Our American Heritage (Table of Contents: 3)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately following page 7 of the main story sequence.

Just Imagine! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

Hawkman's Roost / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Joe Kubert (illustration)
Inks
Joe Kubert (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes an essay by Gardner Fox on his involvement in the creation of Hawkman and a letter by Roy Thomas. Appears between page 12 and page 13 of the main story sequence.

Weather Birds! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Reprints

Indexer Notes

On the page between page 18 and page 19 of the main story sequence.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

You Asked for It! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Showcase; Aquaman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Creature of a Thousand Shapes!
    Hawkman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The National Sports Council
  3. 2. Creature of a Thousand Shapes!
    Hawkman
  4. 3. Our American Heritage
  5. 4. Just Imagine!
    Justice League of America
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Hawkman's Roost
  7. 6. Weather Birds!
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  12. 11. You Asked for It!
    Showcase; Aquaman
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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