(May 1962)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1962-03-26
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 1962-03-27 reported by Bob Bailey.


Prisoner of the Space-Patch! (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) /

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

Prisoner of the Space Patch! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Astronaut Bill Morton is teleported away by aliens who need his help to save their planet, but their plan is faulty, which leaves him stuck between dimensions.

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 1 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

Letters submitted by Melvin Herbers; Andy Wickstrom; Paul Seydor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Science Says You're Wrong If You Believe That-- / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Water is composed of a mixture of hydrogen...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis
misconceptions about scientific fact
Reprints

The Strange Adventure that Really Happened! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Sid Greene
Inks
Sid Greene
Colors
?
Letters
Sid Greene (title); ?

Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Gardner Fox; Julius Schwartz; Sid Greene; General Fred Herron [writer Ed "France" Herron]; Ed Eisenberg (DC production staffer)
Synopsis
An alien invasion begins, and DC writer Gardner Fox realizes that it is happening exactly as he just wrote it in a story for the Strange Adventures comic book, but now the pages of his story are blank and he can't remember how the aliens were defeated in the end.

Indexer Notes

Letters credit added by Bob Bailey.

More Startling than Tomorrow's Science Fiction! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
Julius Schwartz
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

scientific inquiries from readers A.T., I.L., E.R., O.W., L. F.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Compared to the weight of the body, the hummingbird...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science

Just One Second! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Surprise Story of the Year! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

The Case of the Worn-Out Robot! (Table of Contents: 12)

Star Hawkins / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
detective-mystery; science fiction
Characters
Star Hawkins; Ilda
Synopsis
Robot secretary Ilda is declared obsolete and must report to the junkyard for destruction, but there she stumbles on the kidbapped Mercurian diplomat that her boss, Star Hawkins, is searching for. She alerts him, the diplomat is rescued, and she receives a ten-year reprieve.

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

Justice League of America; Green Lantern / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Time-Out for Talk! (Table of Contents: 14)

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: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Prisoner of the Space-Patch!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
  3. 2. Prisoner of the Space Patch!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Spotlight on Strange Adventures
  6. 5. ["Water is composed of a mixture of hydrogen..."]
    Science Says You're Wrong If You Believe That--
  7. 6. The Strange Adventure that Really Happened!
  8. 7. More Startling than Tomorrow's Science Fiction!
    Metal Men
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Spotlight on Science
  10. 9. ["Compared to the weight of the body, the hummingbird..."]
    Amazing Ratios!
  11. 10. Just One Second!
    The Flash
  12. 11. Surprise Story of the Year!
    Adam Strange
  13. 12. The Case of the Worn-Out Robot!
    Star Hawkins
  14. 13. ["For the very best..."]
    Justice League of America; Green Lantern
  15. 14. Time-Out for Talk!
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
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  • Chris Boyko
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