(August-September 1963)

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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Robert Kanigher
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
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Suicide Squadron's Mystery Mission! (Table of Contents)

The War That Time Forgot / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
adventure; war
Reprints:

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

Mike Marvel System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tunnel of Terror! The Suicide Squadron's Mystery Mission! (Table of Contents: 2)

The War That Time Forgot / comic story / 14.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks:
Mike Esposito (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
"Skipper" Allan (captain of PT Boat 102, intro, resembles Robert Kanigher with scar); "Professor" (intro, resembles Julius Schwartz); the Great White Ape (intro and death)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

DC considers this story and the main story in the following issue as pseudo-Suicide Squad stories, as witness their inclusion is DC's collection of Silver Age Suicide Squad stories. But these stories do not resemble the contemporary Suicide Squad which previously appeared in The Brave and the Bold or the World War II-set Suicide Squad starting in this series beginning with #116.

The PT boat squadron in this issue is referred to as a "suicide squadron" in the title only. When the same characters return in #111, there is no mention of this phrase at all. More importantly, no group with that name appears in issue #110 or #111.

The PT boat captain is called "Skipper" throughout the two stories (referred to as "Allan" once in #110) and the other character is always called "Professor."

Story in three parts of 5.67 pages, 3.67 pages, and 5 pages.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Giant Superman Annual; Giant Batman Annual / 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

Genre:
advocacy

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 7 of the previous story sequence.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

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

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

80 Page Giant Magazine; Lois Lane / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Fight Global Air Battles with Planes of All Nations (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Sausage Flier! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Abel (signed)
Inks:
Jack Abel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Harrigan

Indexer Notes

Protagonist known as Harrigan is a play on the name of the aviator comics hero Hop Harrigan. (Bob Bailey)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Blast Off / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Suicide Squadron's Mystery Mission!
    The War That Time Forgot
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Mike Marvel System
  3. 2. Tunnel of Terror! The Suicide Squadron's Mystery Mission!
    The War That Time Forgot
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Giant Superman Annual; Giant Batman Annual
  6. 5. How Not to Enjoy a Vacation!
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    80 Page Giant Magazine; Lois Lane
  11. 10. Fight Global Air Battles with Planes of All Nations
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner
  13. 12. Sausage Flier!
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Blast Off
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • John Censullo
  • Bob Bailey
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • James Ludwig
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Ed Boner