(March 1961)

DC, 1951 Series
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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
1961-01-17
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.


Space-Island of Peril! (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Sid Greene
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Adam Strange; Alanna; alien Corytrix
Reprints
Keywords
monsters; space helmets

Indexer Notes

Pencil and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Inks previously credited to Joe Giella.

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

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

Space-Island of Peril! (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; a Corytrix (alien, villain)
Synopsis
Adam and Alanna must stop a Corytrix from destroying Rann.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencil and inks credits, and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

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

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

[Walter Baade] (Table of Contents: 4)

Giants of the Telescope / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; math & science

Indexer Notes

Information for this sequence from Arthur Lortie.

Who Is Hawkman-- (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

The Brave and the Bold; Hawkman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Don't Sell Nature Short! (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

Beauty and the Robot! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Edward "Doc" Emerson; Steve Crandall; Irilene; Robotrol man
Synopsis
In the first contact with an alien ship, two explorers discover hibernation chambers: one with a beautiful girl, the other with a robot - who shouldn't need to hibernate. Waking the girl, she claims to be a space policewoman, while the robot is a prisoner. But her odd queries about "Earth's rarest treasures" raise red flags as the explorers escort her to her home planet...
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencil and inks credits, and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

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

Strange Satellites! / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The two satellites of Mars...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science

Indexer Notes

Two panels with text regarding moons Phobos, Deimos, and Amalthea.

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

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Science Editor: I read with considerable interest...

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Jerome Clark; and Bob (unsigned)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With the exception of about 30 stars...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science

Who Caught the Loborilla? (Table of Contents: 12)

Star Rovers / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
The Star Rovers (introduction) [Homer Glint; Karel Sorensen; Rick Purvis]
Synopsis
Three famed adventurers compete for a $10,000 prize to capture the one-and-only loborilla on a distant planet. Each one captures the unique creature (they think) and claims the prize. But their varied accounts conflict, and soon all three are surprised about who really caught the beast!
Reprints
Keywords
Star Rovers

Indexer Notes

1) Pencil and inks credits, and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. 2) Sid Greene's usual depiction of Julius Schwartz as a character occurs twice here, on page two panel five and page seven panel five. 3) This story's narrative conceit is similar to that of Akira Kurosawa's 1950 film Rashomon, in which the same incident (in this case, the capture of the Loborilla) is recounted by four different characters (including the Loborilla) as well as four different perspectives. Ingeniously, writer Gardner Fox also makes all four accounts internally consistent. 4) This is the first "Star Rovers" story, although their group name "Star Rovers" does not appear. 5) The Rovers are, oddly, not a team, because, in every story, all three are in competition for some prize or goal. 6) The Rovers continued in Mystery in Space and later switched to Strange Adventures.

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

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

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

Zenith Company / 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. Space-Island of Peril!
    Adam Strange
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. Space-Island of Peril!
    Adam Strange
  4. 3. ["For the very best..."]
    Green Lantern; The Flash
  5. 4. [Walter Baade]
    Giants of the Telescope
  6. 5. Who Is Hawkman--
    The Brave and the Bold; Hawkman
  7. 6. Don't Sell Nature Short!
  8. 7. Beauty and the Robot!
  9. 8. ["The two satellites of Mars..."]
    Strange Satellites!
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Grit Publishing Co.
  11. 10. ["Dear Science Editor: I read with considerable interest..."]
    Wonders of Space
  12. 11. ["With the exception of about 30 stars..."]
    Our Amazing Universe!
  13. 12. Who Caught the Loborilla?
    Star Rovers
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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