(May 1962)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1962-03-01
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); George Kashdan (associate)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #224-229)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in Batman #147 and copyright registration.


Menace of the Alien Hero! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction

For the Best in Comics Entertainment (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Mystery of the Magic Museum (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
crime; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
The proprietors of the Mystery Museum are about to close it down due to bad business, but a man shows up who agrees to do demonstrations of real magic. However, he really only wants access to the magic cauldron on display, which will give him fantastic powers he can use for criminal purposes.

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

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

Just One Second! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Triple Life of Green Lantern! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Green Lantern / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Time-Out for Talk! (Table of Contents: 6)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
Tim and Mike learn to talk out their disagreements instead of fighting.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

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

The Magic Genie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's this? Some kind of lamp!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural

Clash of the Clan Masters (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Purcell (signed) [as H. P.]
Inks
Howard Purcell
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
An ancient feud between two Scottish clans re-emerges in the present, with the head of each clan using hereditary magical powers in the fight.
Keywords
Scotland

The Story of the Year! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Strange Mysteries of the Moon (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Menace of the Alien Hero (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Aliens plot to turn humans into water-breathers, then to force them into the ocean so that the surface world can be occupied.

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

Blackhawk; Tomahawk / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Jaro Stamp Co.; Maxim Stamp Co. Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Best Foot Forward... (Table of Contents: 15)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Mort Drucker
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Colors
?
Letters
Mort Drucker

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The custom of getting off on the right foot.

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

Science Says You're Wrong if You Believe That -- / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The height of the Eiffel Tower never changes...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Information and illustrations on: the height of the Eiffel Tower contracting in cold weather; members of the animal kingdom do not sleep on there backs; Solar rays contain no heat; Winter and Summer halves of the year are not an equal number of days.

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

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Menace of the Alien Hero!
  2. 1. For the Best in Comics Entertainment
  3. 2. The Mystery of the Magic Museum
  4. 3. Your Passport to Amazing Adventures!
    Tales of the Unexpected; Challengers of the Unknown; My Greatest Adventure
  5. 4. Just One Second!
    The Flash
  6. 5. The Triple Life of Green Lantern!
    Green Lantern
  7. 6. Time-Out for Talk!
  8. 7. ["What's this? Some kind of lamp!"]
    The Magic Genie
  9. 8. Clash of the Clan Masters
  10. 9. The Story of the Year!
    Batman
  11. 10. Strange Mysteries of the Moon
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  13. 12. Menace of the Alien Hero
  14. 13. ["For the very best..."]
    Blackhawk; Tomahawk
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Jaro Stamp Co.; Maxim Stamp Co. Inc.
  16. 15. Best Foot Forward...
  17. 16. ["The height of the Eiffel Tower never changes..."]
    Science Says You're Wrong if You Believe That --
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
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