(September-October 1962)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Murray Boltinoff
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Secret of the Spectral Crimes! (Table of Contents)

Mark Merlin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Mark Merlin; Elsa

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

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

The Secret of the Spectral Crimes (Table of Contents: 2)

Mark Merlin / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Mark Merlin; Elsa
Synopsis:
Mark and Elsa try to solve the mystery of three crimes seemingly committed by ghosts from the past.

Indexer Notes

writer verified by Martin O'Hearn

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["I'm sorry, I can't seem to see anything clearly in my crystal ball!"] (Table of Contents: 4)

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Moolah the Mystic
Synopsis:
Moolah takes his crystal ball to a television repairman.
Keywords:
crystal balls; fortune-telling; television

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Kyypton, the World Where Superman Was Born, Lives Again! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

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

Littleton Coin Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Prisoner of the Sub-Microscopic World! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Roger Manfried is exposed to a mysterious gas that causes him to shrink into a microscopic world, where he helps the people there to fight a giant monster.
Keywords:
shrinking

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

Tootsie Roll Fudge / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Buzzy's Rules of Water Safety! (Table of Contents: 10)

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 Brown; Wolfert the Wolf; Susie Gruff
Synopsis:
Wolfie learns a lesson about playing pranks while swimming.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated September 1952.

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

Task Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Mark Merlin's Mailbox / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Murray Boltinoff
Pencils:
? (logo illustration)
Inks:
? (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

factual questions from readers answered; also includes brief biography of artist Lee Elias

The Tiger-Man of the Desert (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Purcell
Inks:
Howard Purcell
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
Harry Judson travels to the distant city of Majpol to find his missing cousin and is changed into a tiger-man by a magic amulet.

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

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Chet Atkins Method / 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) /

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Secret of the Spectral Crimes!
    Mark Merlin
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  3. 2. The Secret of the Spectral Crimes
    Mark Merlin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["I'm sorry, I can't seem to see anything clearly in my crystal ball!"]
    Moolah the Mystic
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  7. 6. Kyypton, the World Where Superman Was Born, Lives Again!
    Superman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Coin Co.
  9. 8. Prisoner of the Sub-Microscopic World!
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  11. 10. Buzzy's Rules of Water Safety!
    Buzzy
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Mark Merlin's Mailbox
  14. 13. The Tiger-Man of the Desert
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Chet Atkins Method
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
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