(September 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

When the Earth Blacked Out! (Table of Contents)

The Atomic Knights / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Atomic Knights
Reprints:

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

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

When the Earth Blacked Out! [Chapter 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Atomic Knights / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Douglas Herald; Bryndon Smith; Marene Herald; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard]
Synopsis:
The Knights meet a race of hostile mole-people from an underground civilization.
Reprints:

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["On what basis do scientists theorize that the core of the Earth..."] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script:
Julius Schwartz ?
Pencils:
? (logo illustration)
Inks:
? (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

scientific inquiries from readers

Krypton, the World where Superman Was Born, Lives Again! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

When the Earth Blacked Out! Chapter 2 (Table of Contents: 7)

The Atomic Knights / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Marene Herald; Douglas Herald; Bryndon Smith; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard]
Synopsis:
The mole-people are defeated because of their aversion to light. Later, Douglas reveals his discovery that the mole-people's first step in their plan was six years earlier when they began the nuclear war that destroyed most life on Earth.
Reprints:

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

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

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

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; Danny Lasse; Paul Seydor; Rock Wood

[Optical -- Visual -- Spectroscopic -- Eclipsing Binary Stars] (Table of Contents: 10)

What's the Difference Between-- / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
describes the difference between various types of stars

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Buzzy's Rules of Water Safety! (Table of Contents: 12)

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; Susie Gruff; Wolfie
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.

The Imaginary Dooms! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A young science fiction fan is accidentally brought to the planet Kor-Am to save its people from a strange menace, and he figures out the solution that had eluded them.

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

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

Batman and Robin's Most Fantastic Foes! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Batman and Robin / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

See the Many Exciting Roles of Lois Lane... (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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

Chet Atkins Method / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Convoy Terror / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. When the Earth Blacked Out!
    The Atomic Knights
  2. 1. For the Best in Comics Entertainment
  3. 2. When the Earth Blacked Out! [Chapter 1]
    The Atomic Knights
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["On what basis do scientists theorize that the core of the Earth..."]
    Spotlight on Science
  6. 5. Krypton, the World where Superman Was Born, Lives Again!
    Superman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  8. 7. When the Earth Blacked Out! Chapter 2
    The Atomic Knights
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Spotlight on Strange Adventures
  11. 10. [Optical -- Visual -- Spectroscopic -- Eclipsing Binary Stars]
    What's the Difference Between--
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  13. 12. Buzzy's Rules of Water Safety!
    Buzzy
  14. 13. The Imaginary Dooms!
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  16. 15. Batman and Robin's Most Fantastic Foes!
    Batman and Robin
  17. 16. See the Many Exciting Roles of Lois Lane...
    Lois Lane
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Chet Atkins Method
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Convoy Terror
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gene Reed
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
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  • Mike Tiefenbacher
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mark Gordon
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