(May 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 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

["Water is composed of a mixture of hydrogen..."] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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.

["Compared to the weight of the body, the hummingbird..."] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

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.

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

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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
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Bailey
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Per Sandell
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Chris Boyko
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