(October 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

Script, pencils, and inks credits for cover and main stories listed in letter column of #161.


Plight of the Human Cocoons! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Reprints:

Play It Safe! (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:
A day in the life of a forest ranger (billed as a "true story from the records of the Minnesota Warden Service").

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

Plight of the Human Cocoons! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Giella; Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Four men from Earth are captured by friendly aliens who need their help to discover the reason why they are shrinking.

Indexer Notes

Strange Adventures #161 lists only Joe Giella as inker.

Sequel to "Raiders from the Giant World" in Strange Adventures (DC, 1955 series) #119 (August 1960). Information from Bob Bailey.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Flashiest News of the Year (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["Two pounds of feed are necessary to develop one pound of chicken-broiler..."] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science

The Immortality Seekers! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Herron
Pencils:
Sid Greene
Inks:
Sid Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sid Greene

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Aliens visit Earth to rediscover the secret of immortality which was found there millions of years earlier by another member of their race, but lost before he could reveal it to his home world.

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Bob Bailey.

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

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

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

Spotlight On... Strange Adventures / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
? (logo illustration)
Inks:
? (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Paul B. Schotz; Joe Finley; John Page

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) (Expand) /

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Rescue by Moonlight! (Table of Contents: 12)

Space Museum / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
John Giunta; Murphy Anderson ? (narrator's head)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Alan Strange (descendant of Adam Strange in the 25th century); Tommy Parker; Howard Parker; Llalla (first appearance)
Synopsis:
Tommy's father relates the story of Alan Strange, who stopped thieves from stealing some parastil, a rare metal used to make money in the 25th century.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The narrator's head in panel 3, page 2 appears to have been re-inked by Murphy Anderson to retain uniformity with previous stories. Characters and Murphy Anderson credit info from Bob Bailey.

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

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

["Get these favorite, exciting and entertaining comics magazines..."] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

Blast Off / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Task Force / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Plight of the Human Cocoons!
  2. 1. Play It Safe!
  3. 2. Plight of the Human Cocoons!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. The Flashiest News of the Year
    The Flash
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  7. 6. ["Two pounds of feed are necessary to develop one pound of chicken-broiler..."]
    Amazing Ratios!
  8. 7. The Immortality Seekers!
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Spotlight On... Strange Adventures
  11. 10. Fight Global Air Battles with Planes of All Nations
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  13. 12. Rescue by Moonlight!
    Space Museum
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  15. 14. ["Get these favorite, exciting and entertaining comics magazines..."]
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Blast Off
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    104 Kings' Knights
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Dwayne Best
  • Bob Bailey
  • Jerry Hillegas
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