(October 1961)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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

Captives of the Parallel World! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mark Merlin; Elsa Magussen

Test Your Talent (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Reluctant Sorcerer (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Howard Purcell
Pencils:
Howard Purcell (signed)
Inks:
Howard Purcell
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
When Tommy helps a woman in trouble, she gives him magic powers but what he really wants is for his missing parents to come home.
Reprints:

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Big-Big-Big News about a Small-Small-Small Super-Hero (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

A Message from Otto the Robot! (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:
Bobby dreams about the fantastic future that robots will provide, but the robot in his dream reminds him that humans will always be needed too.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

The Forbidden Stones of Zhatec (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely (signed)
Inks:
Bill Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
When an ancient temple is moved and rebuilt at a city museum, two giant phantom warriors emerge and battle each other, looking for a lost treasure.

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

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

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

Centre Coin Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Challenge for a Coward (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

["You lie still, Puptent."] (Table of Contents: 11)

Peter Puptent Explorer / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Peter Puptent

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

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

Captives of the Parallel World! (Table of Contents: 13)

A Mark Merlin Mystery / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Mark Merlin; Elsa Magussen; Professor Vaar; Vic Dunn
Synopsis:
Mark and Elsa are drawn into another dimension to help capture a criminal from their own world.

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

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

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Captives of the Parallel World!
    A Mark Merlin Mystery
  2. 1. Test Your Talent
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. The Reluctant Sorcerer
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Big-Big-Big News about a Small-Small-Small Super-Hero
    Showcase; The Atom
  6. 5. A Message from Otto the Robot!
  7. 6. The Forbidden Stones of Zhatec
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Centre Coin Company
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  11. 10. Challenge for a Coward
  12. 11. ["You lie still, Puptent."]
    Peter Puptent Explorer
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  14. 13. Captives of the Parallel World!
    A Mark Merlin Mystery
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
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