(April-May 1963)

DC, 1963 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
On-sale date:
1963-02-28
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Bob Kanigher [as Robert Kanigher]
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Rain of the Missile Men! (Table of Contents)

Metal Men / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp (lettering, logo design)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Metal Men [Gold; Iron; Lead; Mercury; Platinum; Tin]; Doc Magnus [Dr. Will Magnus]; the Missile Men
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Schwartz kept editorial records for Robert Kanigher who edited this issue.

Credits for cover scripts and letters from Carl Gafford via the GCD Error Tracker. Todd Klein confirmed the cover lettering of Ira Schnapp and that Schnapp created the logo design too (posting on Comic Book Historians page in Facebook, 8 October 2018).

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

Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Rain of the Missile Men! (Table of Contents: 2)

Metal Men / comic story / 24.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher
Pencils:
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks:
Mike Esposito (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Metal Men [Gold; Iron; Lead; Mercury; Platinum; Tin]; Dr. Will Magnus; the Missile Men
Synopsis:
The Metal Men battle the Missile Men.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1st mention of "responsometers." Letters credit from Carl Gafford via the GCD Error Tracker. Story in 4 parts: unnumbered part I (5.67 pp.), Part II (5.67 pp., titled "The Metal Men vs the Rain of the Missile Men!"), Part III (6 pp., titled same as Part II), Part IV (7 pp., titled same as Part II)

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

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

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (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: 6)

Metal Facts & Fancies / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher ?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
If you wonder whether there is enough room...
Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits per Nick Caputo, February 2018. On the page immediately following page 12 of the main story sequence.

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

Missile Attack! / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Metal Scraps / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Ross Andru (illustration)
Inks:
Mike Esposito (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Mrs. Gilbert Bogs, Ray Gardner, Richard West, Terry McBain, Bill Heskins.

On the page immediately following page 18 of the main story sequence.

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

Grit Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Jaro Stamp Co.; Maxim Stamp Co., Inc. / 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) (Expand) /

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

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

147 Famous Automobiles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

American Body Building Club / 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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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Rain of the Missile Men!
    Metal Men
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia
  3. 2. Rain of the Missile Men!
    Metal Men
  4. 3. ["For the very best..."]
    Justice League of America; The Flash
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    The Brave and the Bold; Strange Sports Stories
  7. 6. ["If you wonder whether there is enough room..."]
    Metal Facts & Fancies
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Missile Attack!
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Metal Scraps
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Grit Publishing Co.
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Jaro Stamp Co.; Maxim Stamp Co., Inc.
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    104 Kings' Knights
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    147 Famous Automobiles
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Matthew Head
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Dwayne Best
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mark Gordon