(March 1963)

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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1963-01-31
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Julius Schwartz
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in Mystery in Space #82 and copyright registration.


When Earth Turned Into a Comet! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Jack Adler (wash)
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
science fiction

Indexer Notes

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

Safety First -- All Year! (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
Johnny discovers the hazards of leaving things lying around the home.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

When Earth Turned Into a Comet! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Astronauts on the moon see a strange mirage, then encounter aliens who plan to destroy the Earth.
Reprints

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) /

The Flash; Mystery in Space / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Amazing Ratios! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The erosive process of rain water...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science

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

Zenith Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Plant That Hated Humans! [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Atomic Knights / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Bryndon Smith; Marene Herald; Douglas Herald; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard]; Dr. Henderson
Synopsis
Bryndon tells Gardner about a strange plant species he encountered during his travels, telepathic plants that have human characteristics. Later, the Knights learn that these plants have been attacking people.
Reprints

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

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 Steve Stern; Doug Storer; Paul Gambaccini; Lee Greathouse; Rosemary Guthrie; James Morrison; Rick Wood

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

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Plant That Hated Humans! Part 2 (Table of Contents: 9)

The Atomic Knights / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Marene Herald; Douglas Herald; Bryndon Smith; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard]; Dr. Henderson
Synopsis
The Knights battle the rapidly-reproducing sentient plants, finally defeating them by cutting off their source of water.
Reprints

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

The Atom; Justice League of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Kings' Knights / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

147 Famous Automobiles / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. When Earth Turned Into a Comet!
  2. 1. Safety First -- All Year!
  3. 2. When Earth Turned Into a Comet!
  4. 3. ["For the very best..."]
    The Flash; Mystery in Space
  5. 4. ["The erosive process of rain water..."]
    Amazing Ratios!
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Co.
  7. 6. The Plant That Hated Humans! [Part 1]
    The Atomic Knights
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Spotlight on Strange Adventures
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  10. 9. The Plant That Hated Humans! Part 2
    The Atomic Knights
  11. 10. ["For the very best..."]
    The Atom; Justice League of America
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Kings' Knights
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    147 Famous Automobiles
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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