(April 1962)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1962-02-27
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. Copy with arrival date of 1962-02-27 also reported by Bob Bailey.


The Space-Roots of Evil! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Space-Roots of Evil! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
An expedition to Venus returns to Earth and inadvertently brings back seeds which produce giant plants which threaten to absorb all moisture on the planet.
Reprints

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Spotlight on Strange Adventures / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

First letters page with letters of comment on the preceding issues. Letters submitted by Paul Gambaccini and Paul Seydor.

Don't Miss These Two Super-Spectaculars! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Buzzy Asks: "Do You Know Your Neighbors?" (Table of Contents: 6)

Buzzy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy; Suzie
Synopsis
Buzzy and his friends learn about the backgrounds of their neighbors through their ethnic customs.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated November 1955.

The World Without Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Sid Greene
Inks
Sid Greene
Colors
?
Letters
Sid Greene

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Engineer Neil Hammond is transported to the planet Basna to help its people escape from a state of suspended animation caused by a strange gas cloud in space.

Indexer Notes

Julius Schwartz appears on page 2, panel 2 as a policeman. Letters credit and characters added by Bob Bailey.

Surprise Story of the Year! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Adam Strange / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[Draco and Sagittarius] (Table of Contents: 9)

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 constellations Draco and Sagittarius

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Julius Schwartz
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
scientific inquiries from readers O.F., W.A., O.L., G.R., K.R.

Secret of the Energy Weapon! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A tree branch exhibited in the Space Museum relates to the successful defeat of an alien invasion.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Showcase; Metal Men / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Amazing Ratios! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One ampere (unit of measure of electric current)...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science

[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) /

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Space-Roots of Evil!
  2. 1. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  3. 2. Space-Roots of Evil!
  4. 3. ["For the very best..."]
    Green Lantern; The Flash
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Spotlight on Strange Adventures
  6. 5. Don't Miss These Two Super-Spectaculars!
    Superboy; Superman
  7. 6. Buzzy Asks: "Do You Know Your Neighbors?"
    Buzzy
  8. 7. The World Without Tomorrow!
  9. 8. Surprise Story of the Year!
    Adam Strange
  10. 9. [Draco and Sagittarius]
    Star Names!
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Spotlight on Science
  13. 12. Secret of the Energy Weapon!
    Space Museum
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Showcase; Metal Men
  15. 14. ["One ampere (unit of measure of electric current)..."]
    Amazing Ratios!
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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