(November-December 1962)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1962-09-20
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Invasion from the Shadow World! (Table of Contents)

Mark Merlin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mark Merlin; Elsa Magussen; Dr. Frank Gunther
Keywords
shadows

Tomorrow's Stars Appear Today! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Invader from the Shadow World (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Arnold Drake ?
Pencils
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mark Merlin; Elsa; Dr. Frank Gunther
Synopsis
Mark Merlin's shadow becomes possessed by a being from another dimension, separates itself from Mark, and then goes on a rampage
Keywords
shadows

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)

The Magic Genie / comic story / 1 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
I am your Genie! What do you wish, Master?
Genre
humor
Characters
Magic Genie
Synopsis
The Genie's new master wants precious stones, and the Genie gets arrested for taking them.

Batman's New Secret Identity! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Batman; World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

25 Cents to Nowhere (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
Howard Purcell
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Four people on a roller coaster are transported to another world and each must display an individual talent to find the way home.
Keywords
roller coasters

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revealed in the letters section of issue # 59.

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

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

The Mysterious Painting! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Morris Waldinger
Colors
?
Letters
Morris Waldinger

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credit by Bob Rozakis and Gene Reed.

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

Professor Eureka / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, we finished this rocket. Let's get in and try it out!
Genre
humor; math & science
Characters
Professor Eureka
Synopsis
The Professor can make a rocket blast off but the return to Earth is still a problem.
Reprints
Keywords
rockets

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Tiki Gods / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

104 Kings' Knights / advertisement / 0.5 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

Synopsis
Boltinoff answers readers' questions about the supernatural.

Indexer Notes

Letters from T.J.K., Sue Lyons, Larry Edwards, Fred Rice.

The Spectral Sniper in Kronen Castle (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely
Inks
Bill Ely
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; war
Synopsis
During World War II, Private Curt Vogel's life is saved when he miraculously finds a spare bullet. Years later, the man who provided the bullet demands a favor in return.
Keywords
World War II

[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) /

Norton Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Invasion from the Shadow World!
    Mark Merlin
  2. 1. Tomorrow's Stars Appear Today!
  3. 2. The Invader from the Shadow World
    Mark Merlin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["I am your Genie! What do you wish, Master?"]
    The Magic Genie
  6. 5. Batman's New Secret Identity!
    Batman; World's Finest Comics
  7. 6. 25 Cents to Nowhere
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  9. 8. The Mysterious Painting!
  10. 9. ["Well, we finished this rocket. Let's get in and try it out!"]
    Professor Eureka
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Tiki Gods
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    104 Kings' Knights
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Mark Merlin's Mailbox
  14. 13. The Spectral Sniper in Kronen Castle
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Norton Products
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Nick Caputo
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Chris Boyko
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gene Reed
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Ed Boner