(May-June 1963)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1963-03-21
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 (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Captive of the Cat Curse! (Table of Contents)

Mark Merlin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; adventure; science fiction
Characters
Mark Merlin; Elsa; Memakata; Fazir
Reprints
Keywords
black cats; flames

Countdown on Excellence (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
Jerry's dad explains what would happen if people had sloppy work habits.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Later appears in DC comics cover-dated March 1967.

Captive of the Cat Curse (Table of Contents: 2)

Mark Merlin / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; adventure; science fiction
Characters
Mark Merlin; Elsa; Memakata; Fazir; Gamel Saik; Lieutenant Heft; Mayor Gilbert
Synopsis
Mark accidentally uses a mystical charm to transfer his consciousness into the body of a black cat, which helps him expose a sinister plot.
Reprints
Keywords
black cats; Egyptology

Indexer Notes

writer verified by Martin O'Hearn

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) /

The Brave and the Bold; Strange Sports Stories / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Box of Four Fears (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely (signed)
Inks
Bill Ely
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
detective-mystery
Synopsis
Four tourists pool their funds to buy a strange sealed box, but it turns out to be a plan to trap one of them into a murder confession.

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

Tootsie [all other candies] / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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 Ronald Hoyt, Tilly Lohman, Jim Bryson, and B.T.B.

204 Revolutionary War Soldiers (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Zenith Co. [stamps] / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

The Terrible Prophecies of the Tattooed Man (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis
A circus performer's tattoos seem to change shape and predict catastrophe.
Keywords
tattoos

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

Tootsie [all other candies] / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Missile Attack! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Strathmore Toys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Palisades Amusement Park Admission / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

147 Famous Automobiles (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Auto Models / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Captive of the Cat Curse!
    Mark Merlin
  2. 1. Countdown on Excellence
  3. 2. Captive of the Cat Curse
    Mark Merlin
  4. 3. Tootsie Roll Makes History
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Strange Sports Stories is the most..."]
    The Brave and the Bold; Strange Sports Stories
  6. 5. The Box of Four Fears
  7. 6. ["Your eyes may play tricks... but not your taste!"]
    Tootsie [all other candies]
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Mark Merlin's Mailbox
  9. 8. 204 Revolutionary War Soldiers
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  10. 9. ["Zenith's amazing U.S. stamp offer..."]
    Zenith Co. [stamps]
  11. 10. ["Metal Men Now! In their own spectacular book!"]
    Metal Men
  12. 11. The Terrible Prophecies of the Tattooed Man
  13. 12. ["Kids!! Blast off your own space capsule"]
    Tootsie [all other candies]
  14. 13. Missile Attack!
    Strathmore Toys
  15. 14. ["Be my guest at the Hippodrome International 3 Ring Circus..."]
    Palisades Amusement Park Admission
  16. 15. ["Reward $11,750.00 for this coin!"]
    Best Values Co.
  17. 16. 147 Famous Automobiles
    Auto Models
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