(October 1963)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1963-08-29
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

On-sale date from copyright registration.

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)

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Flash Annual (DC, 1963 series) #1, on sale August 15

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Two pounds of feed are necessary to develop one pound of chicken-broiler...
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)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[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)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Get these favorite, exciting and entertaining comics magazines...

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

Blast Off / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Task Force / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
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:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bob Bailey
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Arthur Lortie
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mark Gordon
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ed Boner
  • Bob Hughes