(March 1961)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1961-01-19
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Man with the Alien Identity! (Table of Contents)

A Mark Merlin Mystery / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mark Merlin; Elsa; Rej
Reprints

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

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Man with the Alien Identity (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mark Merlin; Elsa; Rej; Vorl
Synopsis
Mark is enlisted to assume temporarily the identity of Rej, an alien leader but soon realizes that it's a plot to overthrow Rej.

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

Doctor Rocket / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This missile will be fired tomorrow!
Genre
humor; math & science
Characters
Doctor Rocket
Keywords
flying saucers; rockets

Now in a Magazine of His Own! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Rip Hunter... Time Master / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Don't Sell Nature Short! (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
A wildlife preserve wins out over plans to build a new shopping center.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

Prisoner of Sorcerers' City (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Researcher Edwin Locke finds himself transported to Marsus, the fabled City of Sorcerers, where he must find the spell that will free several sorcerers that have been imprisoned there.
Reprints

Your Passport to Amazing Adventures! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

Strange Satellites / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Because of the absence of any atmosphere...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

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

Grit Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Forest of Captive Creatures (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Miller ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural

The Thief of Time (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Harry Logan steals an invention that allows him to see into other time periods, but he discovers a giant alien in each of them, and then the alien is drawn into Harry's time.
Keywords
Egypt; England; pirates; San Francisco; time travel; World War II

The Sea Beasts from One Billion B. C.! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

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

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

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Man with the Alien Identity!
    A Mark Merlin Mystery
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Joe Weider
  3. 2. The Man with the Alien Identity
    A Mark Merlin Mystery
  4. 3. ["This missile will be fired tomorrow!"]
    Doctor Rocket
  5. 4. Now in a Magazine of His Own!
    Rip Hunter... Time Master
  6. 5. Don't Sell Nature Short!
  7. 6. Prisoner of Sorcerers' City
  8. 7. Your Passport to Amazing Adventures!
    House of Mystery; My Greatest Adventure; Tales of the Unexpected
  9. 8. ["Because of the absence of any atmosphere..."]
    Strange Satellites
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Grit Publishing Co.
  11. 10. The Forest of Captive Creatures
  12. 11. The Thief of Time
  13. 12. The Sea Beasts from One Billion B. C.!
    Showcase; Aquaman and Aqualad
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Matthew Head
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Chris Boyko
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
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  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
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