(October-November 1962)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1962-08-16
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
George Kashdan
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver 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.


The Demon Sorcerer of Saturn! (Table of Contents)

The Space Ranger / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Myra Mason; Cryll; Dr. Noho; Space Ranger robot

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

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

The Convict Defenders of Space! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake ?
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Three former space patrolmen convicted of conspiracy are being flown to prison when the transport ship is attacked by the very raider they were supposed to be helping. The convicts stay to help the crew instead of fleeing, and it is finally revealed that only one of them was truly evil and helped to frame the other two.

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Bob Hughes

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

On the Planet Og / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It'll be easy to land here...
Genre
humor; science fiction
Reprints

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Nature's Prize Pupil! (Table of Contents: 6)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy
Synopsis
Humans have managed to copy some of the best protective attributes of animals.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

Aliens for Hire (Table of Contents: 7)

A Spaceman-at-Work Feature / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller ?
Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Shloob from the planet Jorxia tries to get a job with Peters Interplanetary Employment Agency (which matches aliens with specific jobs based on their otherworldly abilities), but all he can do is deteriorate his molecular structure into fluid, and no one has any call for a "melting man."

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

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

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

The Story We Never Dared Print, Until Now! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Signals from the Stars (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Article about the development and use of the radio-telescope for the exploration of space.

The Demon Sorcerer of Saturn (Table of Contents: 11)

The Space Ranger / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Space Ranger; Myra Mason; Cryll; Kjorsta the Sorcerer; Dr. Noho
Synopsis
When Space Ranger is seemingly killed in a battle with a Saturnian sorcerer, Cryll and Myra have a robot duplicate built to continue the fight. The robot locates the missing Space Ranger and helps to expose the "magic" as trickery.

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Bob Hughes

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

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

The Haunted Beach! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

My Greatest Adventure / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Demon Sorcerer of Saturn!
    The Space Ranger
  2. 1. For the Best in Comics Entertainment
  3. 2. The Convict Defenders of Space!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["It'll be easy to land here..."]
    On the Planet Og
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  7. 6. Nature's Prize Pupil!
  8. 7. Aliens for Hire
    A Spaceman-at-Work Feature
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  10. 9. The Story We Never Dared Print, Until Now!
    Superman
  11. 10. Signals from the Stars
  12. 11. The Demon Sorcerer of Saturn
    The Space Ranger
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  14. 13. The Haunted Beach!
    My Greatest Adventure
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Chet Atkins Method
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Dwayne Best
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Chris Boyko
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Carl Gafford
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ed Boner