(September-October 1961)

DC, 1961 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1961-07-11
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Robert Kanigher

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Octopus Man! (Table of Contents)

Sea Devils / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Russ Heath
Inks
Russ Heath
Colors
Jack Adler (color and wash effects)
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sea Devils [Dane Dorrance; Judy Walton; Nicky Walton; Biff Bailey]; Octopus Man
Reprints
Keywords
frogmen; octopus

Indexer Notes

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

How to Gain up to 50 Lbs. of Mighty Muscles! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Sea Devils vs. the Octopus Man! (Table of Contents: 2)

Sea Devils / comic story / 12.34 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Russ Heath (signed) [as R. H.]
Inks
Russ Heath (signed) [as R. H.]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sea Devils [Dane Dorrance; Judy Walton; Nicky Walton; Biff Bailey]; Wendel Wales; Octopus Man
Synopsis
Producer Wendel Wales is shooting a movie about the Sea Devils. His mechanical Octopus Man is destroyed when the real version appears and attacks the movie set.
Reprints
Keywords
frogmen; hydra; kraken; Loch Ness Monster; octopus; shark; siren

Tootsie Roll Makes History! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

See the Many Fantastic Faces of Superman… (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

DC Comics; Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

At Last! The Giant Comic Book You've Dreamed About Is Here! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

You, Too, Can Be Tough! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

There's More Than Meets the Eye… (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll Pops / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Inside Stories of Batman and Robin's Top Secrets (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

DC Comics; Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Be My Guest at Palisades Amusement Park, New Jersey. (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Palisades Park; Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Cloud... Fog...] (Table of Contents: 10)

What's the Difference Between... / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Two panels with text, comparing scientific principles.
On top half of second page following end of first story.

150 Civil War Soldiers! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Josely Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Undersea Breezes / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Aqua-fans of the Sea Devils!
Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment and questions regarding skin diving from David S. Novak; M.J. Braun; and George Wheeler.

Secret of the Emerald Whale! (Table of Contents: 13)

Sea Devils / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Russ Heath (signed) [as R. H.]
Inks
Russ Heath (signed) [as R. H.]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sea Devils [Dane Dorrance; Judy Walton; Nicky Walton; Biff Bailey]; Mira Bedford; Lars the Red; Captain Shark
Synopsis
The Sea Devils find an iceberg with the Emerald Whale and Captain Shark frozen inside.
Reprints
Keywords
electric eel; frogmen; Vikings; whale; whaling

Indexer Notes

Page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics, November 2008.

Guaranteed to Make You Smile… (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Frontier Cabin (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

America's Most Exciting War Game (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Helen of Toy Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

If You Know Just 20 People… (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

204 Revolutionary War Soldiers (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Octopus Man!
    Sea Devils
  2. 1. How to Gain up to 50 Lbs. of Mighty Muscles!
    Jowett Institutue of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Sea Devils vs. the Octopus Man!
    Sea Devils
  4. 3. Tootsie Roll Makes History!
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. See the Many Fantastic Faces of Superman…
    DC Comics; Superman
  6. 5. At Last! The Giant Comic Book You've Dreamed About Is Here!
    DC Comics
  7. 6. You, Too, Can Be Tough!
    Padell Book Co.
  8. 7. There's More Than Meets the Eye…
    Tootsie Roll Pops
  9. 8. The Inside Stories of Batman and Robin's Top Secrets
    DC Comics; Batman
  10. 9. Be My Guest at Palisades Amusement Park, New Jersey.
    Palisades Park; Superman
  11. 10. [Cloud... Fog...]
    What's the Difference Between...
  12. 11. 150 Civil War Soldiers!
    Josely Co.
  13. 12. ["Hi, Aqua-fans of the Sea Devils!"]
    Undersea Breezes
  14. 13. Secret of the Emerald Whale!
    Sea Devils
  15. 14. Guaranteed to Make You Smile…
    Tootsie Roll
  16. 15. Frontier Cabin
    Frontier Cabin
  17. 16. America's Most Exciting War Game
    Helen of Toy Co.
  18. 17. If You Know Just 20 People…
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  19. 18. 204 Revolutionary War Soldiers
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
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