(September-October 1961)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
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 US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

1st Silver Age Atom.


Battle of the Tiny Titans! (Table of Contents)

The Atom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp (and logo ?)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Kulan Dar
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

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

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Birth of the Atom! (Table of Contents)

The Atom / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils:
Gil Kane (credited)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom [Ray Palmer] (scientist, introduction, origin); Jean Loring (attorney, introduction); un-named students
Synopsis:
Scientist Palmer is experimenting with his reducer lens to try and reduce objects in size without blowing them up, all without success. However, when he, Jean and students are trapped in a cave-in, he decides to use the lens on himself and save the others before he is destroyed. To his surprise, he is not destroyed as he becomes a human atom, and the lens later returns him to normal size.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Ivy University; White Dwarf Star

Indexer Notes

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

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Garcelon Stamp Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Giant Superman Annual; Secret Origins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Battle of the Tiny Titans! (Table of Contents)

The Atom / comic story / 14.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils:
Gil Kane (credited)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Kulan Dar; Alma Wilson; Jean Loring; Carl Ballard (villain)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Pages 10 and 15 are 2/3 pages.

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

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

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

Giant Batman Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Inside the Atom (Table of Contents)

The Atom / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
Ben Flinton; E. E. Hibbard
Inks:
Ben Flinton; E. E. Hibbard
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Atom [Al Pratt]; Justice Society of America [JSA; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Fate; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with artwork from All-American Comics (DC, 1939 series) #19 (October 1940) and All-Star Comics (DC, 1940 series) #3 (Winter 1940-1941). On the two pages immediately preceding page 11 of the previous story sequence.

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

Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Battle of the Tiny Titans!
    The Atom
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. Birth of the Atom!
    The Atom
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Company
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Giant Superman Annual; Secret Origins
  8. 7. Battle of the Tiny Titans!
    The Atom
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batman Annual
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  12. 11. Inside the Atom
    The Atom
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
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