(January 1962)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1961-11-28
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Julius Schwartz
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration. Bob Bailey reported copy with arrival date of 30 November 1962.


The Robot Who Lost Its Head! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
science fiction

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

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

The Robot Who Lost Its Head! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A robot single-handedly stops an alien invasion of Earth, even after the aliens remove its head.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Steven Grant via the GCD Error Tracker; the original indexer credited Murphy Anderson.

[Adam Strange, Earth's First Spaceman] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Adam Strange / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Watch for the Fourth Superman Annual! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Fomalhaut, Lyra] (Table of Contents: 5)

Star Names! / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Morris Waldinger ?
Inks
Tommy Nicolosi ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
origin of the names of the star Fomalhaut and the constellation Lyra

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Lost--100,000 Years! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Two members of the Galactic Time Patrol travel back to September 28, 1961 to prevent Alan Parker from activating his solar engine, which will cause the Second Age of Barbarism.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Bob Bailey.

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

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

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

Spotlight on Science / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

scientific inquiries from readers J.D., A.L., C.C.

Another Giant Batman Collection! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Secret of the Happy Pig! (Table of Contents: 11)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Rube Grossman
Inks
Rube Grossman
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Peter Porkchops; Mervin Mouse; Wolfie
Synopsis
Peter tells Mervin that the secret of really being happy is just to be yourself rather than trying to be like everyone else.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated April 1958.

Second-Best Spaceman! (Table of Contents: 12)

Space Museum / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Carmine Infantino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Star Patrol officer Mike Dillon feels inferior because he always comes in second in competitions, only winning silver medals instead of gold. But on a mission to prevent an invasion from another dimension, the chemical properties of his silver medals allow him to break in to the aliens' stronghold and halt the invasion.
Reprints

Now in a Magazine of His Own! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Aquaman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Task Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Robot Who Lost Its Head!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. The Robot Who Lost Its Head!
  4. 3. [Adam Strange, Earth's First Spaceman]
    Adam Strange
  5. 4. Watch for the Fourth Superman Annual!
    Superman
  6. 5. [Fomalhaut, Lyra]
    Star Names!
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  8. 7. Lost--100,000 Years!
  9. 8. ["For the very best..."]
    The Flash; Green Lantern
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Spotlight on Science
  11. 10. Another Giant Batman Collection!
    Batman
  12. 11. The Secret of the Happy Pig!
    Peter Porkchops
  13. 12. Second-Best Spaceman!
    Space Museum
  14. 13. Now in a Magazine of His Own!
    Aquaman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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