(December 1962)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1962-10-30
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Julius Schwartz (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Dawn-World Menace! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Two cavemen riding flying pterodactyls throw spears at fighter jets.
Reprints

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

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

The Dawn-World Menace! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The prehistoric creatures survived the atomic bomb blast!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Ogg; Magog; Toni Harrow; Bill Webster
Synopsis
A time-space warp brings two savage cavemen riding pterodactyls into the present day.
Reprints
Keywords
mushroom cloud; pterodactyls

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Here Is Your Formula for a New Thrill in Comic Book Reading! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

American Specialty Company Christmas Cards & Seals / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Spotlight on Strange Adventures / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Fred Bronson, Leopold Beaudet, Doug Storer, Melvin Herbers, and Paul Seydor.

The King of New Orleans! [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Atomic Knights / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We made it, Gardner!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Marene Herald; Douglas Herald; Bryndon Smith; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard]
Synopsis
The Knights go on an expedition to New Orleans in search of doctors, but they receive an unfriendly reception when they arrive.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

According to the letter column in Strange Adventures #151, the original artwork for "The King of New Orleans" was presented as a gift to the New Orleans Jazz Museum. H. Clay Wilson, Director of the museum, wrote to thank Editor Julius Schwartz for the story and requested extra copies of the issue to hand out to museum patrons. The museum was originally in the French Quarter and eventually became part of the Louisiana State Museum.

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

Tootsie Roll Fudge / comics-form advertising / 0.33 page (report information)

Featuring the Mightiest Super-Heroes of All Time! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

The Secret Adventures of Batman and Robin! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

[Camelopardalis and Corona Borealis] (Table of Contents: 11)

Star Names / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Because a northern constellation was fancied to have the outline of a giraffe...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The King of New Orleans! Part 2 (Table of Contents: 13)

The Atomic Knights / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We've brought in one of the doctors, Gardner!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Bryndon Smith; Douglas Herald; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard; Marene Herald]; King Touro
Synopsis
The Knights confront King Touro, who has brainwashed all the doctors in New Orleans, and depose him.
Reprints

[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) /

Convoy Terror / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Task Force / advertisement / 0.5 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) /

Schwinn Hollywood / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Dawn-World Menace!
  2. 1. ["Hi, everybody! Meet Johnny DC our mascot at Superman DC Publications!"]
  3. 2. The Dawn-World Menace!
  4. 3. ["History says tricks on Hallowe'en Eve are great fun for each goblin and ghost..."]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Here Is Your Formula for a New Thrill in Comic Book Reading!
    Strange Sports Stories
  6. 5. ["Make money get prizes with fast selling 50¢ Xmas packs"]
    American Specialty Company Christmas Cards & Seals
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Spotlight on Strange Adventures
  8. 7. The King of New Orleans! [Part 1]
    The Atomic Knights
  9. 8. ["I'm a basketball referee who has to make a lot of close decisions."]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  10. 9. Featuring the Mightiest Super-Heroes of All Time!
    Superman
  11. 10. The Secret Adventures of Batman and Robin!
    Batman and Robin
  12. 11. [Camelopardalis and Corona Borealis]
    Star Names
  13. 12. ["207 stamps yours only for 25¢ plus 88 flags of the world..."]
    Zenith Company
  14. 13. The King of New Orleans! Part 2
    The Atomic Knights
  15. 14. ["Hold this picture about 8 inches from you at eye-level."]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  16. 15. ["Nuclear naval battle game!!"]
    Convoy Terror
  17. 16. ["America's most exciting war game only $1.00 plus postage"]
    Task Force
  18. 17. ["The world's greatest molder of handsome he-men and champs out of weaklings says..."]
    American Body Building Club
  19. 18. ["Never before! So many great Schwinn features at such a low price!"]
    Schwinn Hollywood
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Dwayne Best
  • Chris Boyko
  • Peter Croome
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Matthew Head
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Brian Stewart
  • Jim Van Dore