(May 1963)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1963-03-07
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 (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Countdown in Dinosaur Valley! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
science fiction
Reprints
Keywords
dinosaurs; rockets

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 gets a lecture from his father on the importance of doing every job right.

Indexer Notes

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

Countdown in Dinosaur Valley (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Scientists building a rocket base in the desert encounter a hidden colony of descendants from an expedition lost a century earlier.
Reprints

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Missile Attack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Strange Sports Stories Is the Most... (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Return to Black Gold Oasis! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
An amnesiac soldier tries to find the meaning of the only phrase he remembers: "black gold."
Reprints
Keywords
Africa; amnesia; World War II

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

The Adventurers’ Club / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Questions about "Spook Trees", how to talk on the moon, and which animal is most dangerous. Includes "Announcement to Our Readers: The next issue... will be devoted entirely to a full-length, three-part action-packed blockbuster. This is by way of introducing a new, unique team called "The Legion of the Strange"." Cites Arnold Drake and Bruno Premiani. "... We promise you, you'll find reading "The Legion of the Strange" a compelling, thrilling experience!" The next issue debuted The Doom Patrol with a name change.
Keywords
The Doom Patrol; The Legion of the Strange

Indexer Notes

The Adventurers' Club mailbox logo. Letters from Jess Brady, Marv Dalyrymple, Tom Baker, Barry Klein and listing of many names of fans who wrote to the magazine.

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

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

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Peter Puptent, Explorer / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the way to go exploring in the desert!
Genre
humor
Reprints

I Was a Prisoner of the Magic Mirror (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
Howard Purcell
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A detective searching for several missing men learns that they have been sent through a funhouse mirror to another dimension, where they are forced to mine valuable ore.
Reprints
Keywords
carnival

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Now! In Their Own Spectacular Book! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

The Cowboys Had a Word for It! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mort Drucker
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Colors
?
Letters
Mort Drucker

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

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

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

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Countdown in Dinosaur Valley!
  2. 1. Countdown on Excellence
  3. 2. Countdown in Dinosaur Valley
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Missile Attack
  6. 5. Strange Sports Stories Is the Most...
    Strange Sports Stories
  7. 6. Return to Black Gold Oasis!
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    The Adventurers’ Club
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  12. 11. ["This is the way to go exploring in the desert!"]
    Peter Puptent, Explorer
  13. 12. I Was a Prisoner of the Magic Mirror
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  15. 14. Now! In Their Own Spectacular Book!
    Metal Men
  16. 15. The Cowboys Had a Word for It!
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    147 Famous Automobiles
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