(April-May 1962)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1962-02-15
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Jack Schiff; Murray Boltinoff (Associate Editor); George Kashdan (Associate Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in Challengers of the Unknown #25.


Space Ranger's Invincible Enemy! (Table of Contents)

The Space Ranger / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Space Ranger; Cryll; Myra Mason; Xorog

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

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

The Hermit of Planetoid X (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood ?
Pencils:
Bill Ely
Inks:
Bill Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Bob Hughes

Your Passport to Amazing Adventures! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

My Greatest Adventure; Challengers of the Unknown; Blackhawk / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Rocket Names (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff ?
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor; non-fiction
Synopsis:
The story behind names given to rockets in the US space program.

Buzzy Asks: "Do You Know Your Neighbors?" (Table of Contents: 5)

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
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.

Don't Miss These Two Super-Spectaculars! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Interplanetary Bodyguard (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller ?
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Bob Hughes

["For the very best..."] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

The Brave and the Bold; Detective Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Day the Sun Dies (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
Article on how the sun will eventually burn out.

A Judy Jupiter Space Stickler (Table of Contents: 10)

Judy Jupiter / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Judy Jupiter

Indexer Notes

A brain teaser; draw the design in one continuous line without crossing.

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

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

["Your mission is to reach Planet Earth."] (Table of Contents: 12)

On the Planet Og / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
The Oggites want to determine how Earth governments make money.

Space Ranger's Invincible Enemy (Table of Contents: 13)

The Space Ranger / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Space Ranger; Myra Mason; Cryll; Xorog
Synopsis:
Martian criminal Xorog has gained super-powers and launches an interplanetary crime wave.

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Bob Hughes

More Startling than Tomorrow's Science Fiction Is the Metal Men (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

Task Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Space Ranger's Invincible Enemy!
    The Space Ranger
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  3. 2. The Hermit of Planetoid X
  4. 3. Your Passport to Amazing Adventures!
    My Greatest Adventure; Challengers of the Unknown; Blackhawk
  5. 4. Rocket Names
  6. 5. Buzzy Asks: "Do You Know Your Neighbors?"
    Buzzy
  7. 6. Don't Miss These Two Super-Spectaculars!
    Superboy; Superman
  8. 7. Interplanetary Bodyguard
  9. 8. ["For the very best..."]
    The Brave and the Bold; Detective Comics
  10. 9. The Day the Sun Dies
  11. 10. A Judy Jupiter Space Stickler
    Judy Jupiter
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  13. 12. ["Your mission is to reach Planet Earth."]
    On the Planet Og
  14. 13. Space Ranger's Invincible Enemy
    The Space Ranger
  15. 14. More Startling than Tomorrow's Science Fiction Is the Metal Men
    Metal Men
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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