(August 1963)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Jan., April, July and Oct.
On-sale Date
1963-06-06
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Nightmare Maker! (Table of Contents)

Doom Patrol / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Arnold Drake (sourced); Bruno Premiani
Inks
Bruno Premiani
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doom Patrol [Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Dinosaurs / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Nightmare Maker, Part 1 (Table of Contents: 2)

Doom Patrol / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake; Bob Haney
Pencils
Bruno Premiani
Inks
Bruno Premiani
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Niles Caulder]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; Dr. Janus [Josef Kreutz]
Synopsis
The Doom Patrol encounter strange beasts on two missions, and a TV report by Dr. Janus remarks that they are beasts from a meteorite that hit Earth fifteen years ago which, according to eyewitnesses, had living being within. Robotman doesn't remember the incident that way, however.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Based on an interview with Bob Haney by Michael Catron in "The Comics Journal" #277-278, Arnold and Bob were co-writers on this story. [added by Greg Fischer on 1/2/08 with permission from Michael Catron]

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

How Not to Enjoy a Vacation! (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
?

Genre
advocacy
Characters
Mr. Green; Mrs. Green; the 2 Green children; Terry (the Greens' dog)
Synopsis
Terry relates all the results of poor planning by Mr. Green on his last vacation.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated October 1957.

[The Nightmare Maker] Part 2: Doorway to Disaster (Table of Contents: 6)

Doom Patrol / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake; Bob Haney
Pencils
Bruno Premiani
Inks
Bruno Premiani
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Niles Caulder]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; Dr. Janus [Josef Kreutz] (villain); Hitler (picture)
Synopsis
Although news reports confirm the meteorite story, the Chief sends the Doom Patrol to the crash site, Logan City, Arizona, to investigate. The Chief discovers that Dr. Janus is an escaped Nazi war criminal, just before more strange beasts appear.
Reprints
Keywords
Nazi

Indexer Notes

Based on an interview with Bob Haney by Michael Catron in "The Comics Journal" #277-278, Arnold and Bob were co-writers on this story. [added by Greg Fischer on 1/2/08 with permission from Michael Catron]

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

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

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

Lois Lane / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

The Adventurer's Club / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Murray Boltinoff
Pencils
? (logo illustration)
Inks
? (logo illustration)
Colors
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from James E. Kunkel, Paul Gambaccini, Johnny Lopez, B. L., and J. Tracy.

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

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

Listen, World... I'm the Missing Link (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Toth (signed)
Inks
Alex Toth (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
adventure
Synopsis
Reporter Ralph Brand accompanies an expedition to Pakistan to find the missing link in the evolution of the human race, but instead he finds himself accidentally transformed into a prehistoric man.
Keywords
ape-beast; cavemen; evolution; Pakistan; saber-tooth

Great Masterpieces (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

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

Helen of Toy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

147 Famous Automobiles (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Auto Models / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

100 Toy Soldiers $1.25 (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

104 Kings' Knights (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Plastic Kings' Knights / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Nightmare Maker!
    Doom Patrol
  2. 1. ["Amazing book about prehistoric animals"]
    Dinosaurs
  3. 2. The Nightmare Maker, Part 1
    Doom Patrol
  4. 3. ["Try a tongue teaser!"]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Celebrate the silver anniversary of Superman!"]
    Superman
  6. 5. How Not to Enjoy a Vacation!
  7. 6. [The Nightmare Maker] Part 2: Doorway to Disaster
    Doom Patrol
  8. 7. ["Your eyes may play tricks... but not your taste!"]
    Tootsie [all other candies]
  9. 8. ["See the many exciting roles of Lois Lane..."]
    Lois Lane
  10. 9. ["Be my guest at Palisades Amusement Park..."]
    Palisades Amusement Park Admission
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    The Adventurer's Club
  12. 11. ["Hi! Boys and girls, here is your big chance..."]
  13. 12. Listen, World... I'm the Missing Link
  14. 13. Great Masterpieces
    Tootsie [all other candies]
  15. 14. Convoy Terror
    Helen of Toy
  16. 15. 147 Famous Automobiles
    Auto Models
  17. 16. 100 Toy Soldiers $1.25
    100 Toy Soldiers
  18. 17. ["Nationally famous prizes at no cost to you!"]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  19. 18. 104 Kings' Knights
    Plastic Kings' Knights
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