(January-February 1963)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1962-11-22
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[Trial by Fire] (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; Count Myro

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

104 Kings' Knights / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Trial by Fire (Table of Contents: 2)

Mark Merlin / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mark Merlin; Elsa; Count Myro; Merlin the Mighty (flashback)
Synopsis
Mark Merlin relates the story of his first case: how he solved the murder of his father, a stage magician.

Indexer Notes

origin story; writer identification by Bob Hughes

Touchdown for Picasso! (Table of Contents: 3)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
Stan is surprised to learn that his favorite football player also enjoys the fine arts.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

On the page immediately following page 5 of the previous story sequence.

Featuring the Mightiest Super-Heroes of All Time! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

The Secret Adventures of Batman and Robin (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Here Is Your Formula for a New Thrill in Comic Book Reading! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

The Brave and the Bold; Strange Sports Stories / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

The Magic Genie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Genie, go to Australia for me.
Genre
humor
Characters
Magic Genie
Synopsis
The genie is worn out by his master's many requests.

Time Bomb from 1500 A.D. (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Parker
Inks
Paul Parker
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
adventure
Synopsis
Journalist Hal Breese discovers a buried weapon invented by Leonardo da Vinci, but it is stolen and he must find a way to keep it from being used against the world.
Reprints
Keywords
Leonardo da Vinci

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

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Varsity Vic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Coming to the museum is very educational!
Genre
teen
Characters
Varsity Vic
Synopsis
Vic thinks he sees a walking mummy in the museum's Egyptian collection.
Reprints
Keywords
mummies; museums

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

Mark Merlin's Mailbox / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Murray Boltinoff
Pencils
? (logo illustration)
Inks
? (logo illustration)
Colors
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Bob F., Roberta Lessing, Ronn Foss, Pete O'B., Paul Gambaccini, and Orville Bancroft.

The Wondrous Witch's Cauldron (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 3.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lee Elias
Inks
Lee Elias
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A witch's cauldron that brings its owner fame, fortune, and long life passes from owner to owner.
Reprints

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

Johnny DC / promo (ad from the publisher) / 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) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Trial by Fire]
    Mark Merlin
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    104 Kings' Knights
  3. 2. Trial by Fire
    Mark Merlin
  4. 3. Touchdown for Picasso!
  5. 4. Featuring the Mightiest Super-Heroes of All Time!
    Superman
  6. 5. The Secret Adventures of Batman and Robin
    Batman and Robin
  7. 6. Here Is Your Formula for a New Thrill in Comic Book Reading!
    The Brave and the Bold; Strange Sports Stories
  8. 7. ["Genie, go to Australia for me."]
    The Magic Genie
  9. 8. Time Bomb from 1500 A.D.
  10. 9. ["Hi! I'm Johnny DC, the mascot at DC Publications!"]
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  11. 10. ["Coming to the museum is very educational!"]
    Varsity Vic
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Mark Merlin's Mailbox
  13. 12. The Wondrous Witch's Cauldron
  14. 13. ["For holiday giving..."]
    Johnny DC
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Convoy Terror
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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