(December 1962)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of January, April, July and October
On-sale date
1962-10-25
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Jack Schiff
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #161, 170, 179, 188, 223-228, 230)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in Blackhawk #179 and copyright registration.


The Riddle of the Four Planets! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman and Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit per Bob Klein, Gene Reed, Mike Tiefenbacher, and Bob Hughes. Craig Delich and Pat Lang credit Jim Mooney. Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (18 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-1/).

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

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

Riddle of the Four Planets! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Zelaphod; Indal; Thrikor; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Synopsis
Superman, Batman and Robin must help an alien race stop the Zelaphod, an alien beast that is loose on Earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (19 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-2/).

Tootsie Roll Makes History! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Giant Batman Annual; Giant Lois Lane Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Superman Talks About... "Pennies for UNICEF!" (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superman
Synopsis
Joe doesn't see the purpose of collecting money for UNICEF while trick-or-treating until Superman takes him and his friend Tom on a trip around the world to see what UNICEF does for children in other lands.

King of the Land Beasts! (Table of Contents: 7)

Aquaman and Aqualad / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney ?
Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Ramona Fradon
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Aqualad
Synopsis
Strange chemicals cause Aquaman to turn green and lose his ability to live underwater.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes. Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (19 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-2/).

Diptych with the Green Arrow story in this issue.

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

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

The War Against the Weather (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

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

Homer / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Watch out for that car, Homer!
Genre
humor

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Human Sharks (Table of Contents: 12)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney ?
Pencils
Lee Elias (signed)
Inks
Lee Elias (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Arrow-Cave; Arrow-Sub; Shark Gang
Synopsis
Green Arrow and Speedy must stop a gang of thieves who operate underwater.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

Diptych with the Aquaman story in this issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

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

Convoy Terror / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Task Force / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

Schwinn Hollywood / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Riddle of the Four Planets!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  2. 1. ["Hi, everybody! Meet Johnny DC..."]
  3. 2. Riddle of the Four Planets!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  4. 3. Tootsie Roll Makes History!
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batman Annual; Giant Lois Lane Annual
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    American Specialty Co.
  7. 6. Superman Talks About... "Pennies for UNICEF!"
    Superman
  8. 7. King of the Land Beasts!
    Aquaman and Aqualad
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  10. 9. The War Against the Weather
  11. 10. ["Watch out for that car, Homer!"]
    Homer
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  13. 12. The Human Sharks
    The Green Arrow
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Convoy Terror
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn Hollywood
This issue was most recently modified by:
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