(January 1962)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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

Copy with arrival date of 30 November 1962 reported by Bob Bailey.


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:
Julie 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.

["For the very best..."] (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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