(September-October 1963)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1963-07-11
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 Three Faces of Fear! (Table of Contents)

Mark Merlin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mark Merlin; Elsa Magussen

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

Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Three Faces of Fear (Table of Contents: 2)

Mark Merlin / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake ?
Pencils
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mark Merlin; Elsa Magussen
Synopsis
Mark Merlin is transformed into a spirit by three ghosts who need his help to move on to the next plane of existence.

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Bob Hughes

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Celebrate the Silver Anniversary of Superman! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

The Strange Lives of Batman and Robin (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Batman and Robin / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Door of No Return (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Murray Boltinoff
Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Don Miguel learns a valuable lesson after he tries to cheat a poor village out of a magical artifact which nearly traps him in another dimension.
Reprints

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

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

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

Task Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Mark Merlin's Mailbox / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Ronald Troyer; David Prather; Doug Barber; Roger Croy; Joan Harper

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

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can you get me to speak to my brother?
Genre
humor
Characters
Moolah the Mystic

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Duel of the Divided Man (Table of Contents: 13)

Eclipso / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Lee Elias (signed)
Inks
Lee Elias (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Eclipso; Bruce Gordon; Professor Simon Bennett; Mona Bennett; Doctor Karko; Colonel Gray
Synopsis
Bruce Gordon and Profesor Bennett go into orbit in an experimental space capsule. When it looks like Eclipso could take over Gordon permanently, Gordon tries to sacrifice himself.
Reprints

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

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

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

104 Kings' Knights / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Three Faces of Fear!
    Mark Merlin
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia
  3. 2. The Three Faces of Fear
    Mark Merlin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Celebrate the Silver Anniversary of Superman!
    Superman
  6. 5. The Strange Lives of Batman and Robin
    Batman and Robin
  7. 6. ["Hi! Boys and girls, here is your big chance..."]
  8. 7. Door of No Return
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Mark Merlin's Mailbox
  12. 11. ["Can you get me to speak to my brother?"]
    Moolah the Mystic
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  14. 13. Duel of the Divided Man
    Eclipso
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    104 Kings' Knights
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
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