(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 and Robin / 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

Pencils credit per Bob Klein, Gene Reed, Mike Tiefenbacher, and Bob Hughes. 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: 1)

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: 2)

Superman and Batman and Robin / 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.

Tootsie Roll Makes History! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Metal Men Now! In Their Own Spectacular Book! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Missile Attack! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Strathmore Toys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Aquaman's New Partner-- Aqua-Girl (Table of Contents: 6)

Aquaman and Aqualad / 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 Pop Is the Tallest? (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

204 Revoltionary War Soldiers Only $1.98 (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

207 Stamps (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Whales That Fly (Table of Contents: 10)

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: 11)

The 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: 12) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Strange Sports Stories Is the Most (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Convoy Terror (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Task Force (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

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

147 Famous Automobiles (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Auto Models / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Beasts of the Supernatural!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Countdown on Excellence
  3. 2. The Beasts of the Supernatural
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  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 and Aqualad
  8. 7. Which Tootsie Roll Pop Is the Tallest?
    Tootsie Roll
  9. 8. 204 Revoltionary War Soldiers Only $1.98
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  10. 9. 207 Stamps
  11. 10. Whales That Fly
  12. 11. The Thing in the Arrowcave
    The Green Arrow
  13. 12. Kids!! Blast Off Your Own Space Capsule
    Tootsie Roll
  14. 13. Strange Sports Stories Is the Most
    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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