(June 1963)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Threat of the Faceless Creature (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Faceless Creature

Not Wanted: High School Dropouts! (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:
Alvin thinks about leaving school until he talks to his dropout friend George, who has to go back to night school because he can't get a good job.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated August 1962.

Threat of the Faceless Creature (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Sid Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Chan Yull [Faceless Creature]; Bob Colby; Jim Boone; Klee Pan
Synopsis:
The Faceless Creature appears again with a devious plan for revenge on Earth.

Indexer Notes

Third appearance of the Faceless Creature (previously in #124 and #142), who later becomes a member of the Forgotten Villains in the 1980s. Sid Greene's usual depiction of Julius Schwartz as a character occurs in page 6 panel 3 (bespectacled bystander).

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

Littleton Coin Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Swing Is to DC! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Danger in Detroit [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Atomic Knights / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson (signed) [as MA]
Inks:
Murphy Anderson (signed) [as MA]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Marlene Herald; Douglas Herald; Bryndon Smith; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard]; Dr. Abner Henderson; Organizer Kadey; Blue Belts
Synopsis:
The Knights visit Dr. Henderson in Detroit where he is trying to revive the automobile industry, and encounter Organizer Kadey and his Blue Belts, who plan to control things in their city.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Murphy Anderson's hidden signature [as MA] located on page one, in foreground.

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

Tootsie Roll Fudge / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["Dear Editor: The February Strange Adventures was magnifique."] (Table of Contents: 11)

Spotlight on Strange Adventures / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Steve Tamerius; Timothy P. Burke; Leopold Beaudet

Danger in Detroit, Part 2 (Table of Contents: 12)

The Atomic Knights / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard; Bryndon Smith; Marlene Herald; Douglas Herald]; Dr. Abner Henderson; Organizer Kadey; Blue Belts
Synopsis:
The Knights learn that Kadey has atomic pistols, which fortunately their armor resists. They arrest him and return to Durvale in the first new automobile produced in Detroit.
Reprints:

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

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["By the time the average human being reaches the age of 75, his backbone..."] (Table of Contents: 14)

Amazing Ratios! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science

Indexer Notes

Four panels with text explaining science facts.

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

Missile Attack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

["Hi! Boys and girls, here is your big chance..."] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Threat of the Faceless Creature
  2. 1. Not Wanted: High School Dropouts!
  3. 2. Threat of the Faceless Creature
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Grit Publishing Co.
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Coin Co.
  7. 6. The Swing Is to DC!
  8. 7. Danger in Detroit [Part 1]
    The Atomic Knights
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  12. 11. ["Dear Editor: The February Strange Adventures was magnifique."]
    Spotlight on Strange Adventures
  13. 12. Danger in Detroit, Part 2
    The Atomic Knights
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  15. 14. ["By the time the average human being reaches the age of 75, his backbone..."]
    Amazing Ratios!
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Missile Attack
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    147 Famous Automobiles
  18. 17. ["Hi! Boys and girls, here is your big chance..."]
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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