(May 1963)

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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of January, April, July and October
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:
Jack Schiff
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #161, 170, 179, 188, 223-228, 230)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On sale date as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, January-June 1963, page 191, registration number B26159.


Beasts of the Supernatural! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Bob Klein, Gene Reed, Mike Tiefenbacher, and Bob Hughes credit pencils to Dick Dillin. Craig Delich and Pat Lang credit pencils to Jim Mooney.
Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (18 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-1/).

Countdown on Excellence (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
advocacy
Characters:
Jerry; Jerry's father
Synopsis:
Jerry gets a lecture from his father on the importance of doing every job right.

Indexer Notes

Public service announcement that ran in the March 1963 (cover dates May and June) issues of DC Comics. Printed in black-and-white on inside front cover.

The Beasts of the Supernatural (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Gault; Professor Paul Bowles; Jazub the Sorceror; Norah Carter; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Synopsis:
A radio telescope brings alien supernatural monsters to earth from the constellation of Scorpio.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Craig Delich and Pat Lang say Jim Mooney inks. 2/05

Tootsie Roll Makes History! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Metal Men Now! In Their Own Spectacular Book! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Missile Attack!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Strathmore Toys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Aquaman's New Partner-- Aqua-Girl (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
Ramona Fradon
Inks:
Ramona Fradon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aqua-Girl [Selena] (intro, only appearance); Aqualad; Merlon; Topo
Synopsis:
Aquaman takes an Atlantean girl as his new partner, which makes both Aqualad and her former boyfriend jealous.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atlantis

Indexer Notes

The Aqua-Girl in this story is not the one who would later become a regular supporting character.

Which Tootsie Roll Is the Tallest? (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

204 Revoltionary War Soldiers Only $1.98 (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[207 Stamps Yours for only 25¢] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Whales That Fly (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Informative article regarding lighter-than-air airships.
Keywords:
blimp; world war 2; ZPG-2

The Thing In The Arrowcave (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Herron
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Prof Franklin
Synopsis:
Thieves steal a scientist's earth-boring machine and accidentally break into the Arrow-Cave.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Arrow-Car; Arrow-Cave; Earth-boring machine; Vulcan

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Martin O'Hearn. On page 4, panel 4, Speedy's costume is mistakenly colored green with red gloves instead of red with yellow gloves.

Kids!! Blast Off Your Own Space Capsule (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[Strange Sports Stories] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Convoy Terror] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Five Star Toys / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Task Force] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Helen of Toy Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Are You Skinny Like I Was? (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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

Auto Models / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Beasts of the Supernatural!
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. Countdown on Excellence
  3. 2. The Beasts of the Supernatural
    Superman and Batman
  4. 3. Tootsie Roll Makes History!
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Metal Men Now! In Their Own Spectacular Book!
    Metal Men
  6. 5. [Missile Attack!]
    Strathmore Toys
  7. 6. Aquaman's New Partner-- Aqua-Girl
    Aquaman
  8. 7. Which Tootsie Roll Is the Tallest?
    Tootsie Roll
  9. 8. 204 Revoltionary War Soldiers Only $1.98
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  10. 9. [207 Stamps Yours for only 25¢]
  11. 10. Whales That Fly
  12. 11. The Thing In The Arrowcave
    Green Arrow
  13. 12. Kids!! Blast Off Your Own Space Capsule
    Tootsie Roll
  14. 13. [Strange Sports Stories]
    Strange Sports Stories
  15. 14. [Convoy Terror]
    Five Star Toys
  16. 15. [Task Force]
    Helen of Toy Company
  17. 16. Are You Skinny Like I Was?
    American Body Building Club
  18. 17. 147 Famous Automobiles
    Auto Models
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