The Atom #10
(December 1963-January 1964)

DC, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1963-10-17
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 Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Ride a Deadly Grenade! (Table of Contents)

The Atom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]
Reprints
Keywords
hand grenades

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

Norton Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Ride a Deadly Grenade! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Atom / comic story / 12.33 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Gil Kane (credited)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Ferdinand Alt; Jean Loring; foreign agents (villains); a C.I.A. agent
Synopsis
The CIA recruits the Atom to recover an invention in Europe that has been taken by enemy spies.
Reprints
Keywords
Cavorite; Central Intelligence Agency; CIA; Vienna

Indexer Notes

Sequel to "Prisoner in a Test Tube!" from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #36.

Story in two parts of 5.67 pages and 6.67 pages.

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

The Flash; Justice League of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Your Free Trip Around the World! (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
An old sea captain shows some kids how they too can learn more about foreign countries by visiting the local library.
Keywords
libraries

Indexer Notes

On the page between page 6 and page 7 of the previous story sequence.

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly. Later appears in DC comics cover-dated June 1966.

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

Mystery in Space; Strange Adventures / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Inside the Atom / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from Larry Brown, John Page, Joe Epstein, Robert Malisani, and Leonard Berman.

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

It's a Small World! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz ?
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A 'census' of bacteria in the United States...
Genre
non-fiction

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

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

The Mysterious Swan-Maiden! (Table of Contents: 9)

The Atom / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Gil Kane (credited)
Inks
Sid Greene (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Jean Loring; Judge Emil Potter; Johnny Trent; Rutherford Toller; Bill Cook; The Swan-Maiden [Doro Briggs] (villain)
Synopsis
Jean Loring's latest court case concerns a woman who can turn into a swan, but the Atom uncovers the truth behind the transformation.
Reprints
Keywords
swans

Now -- Together -- In One Great Magazine! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Aquaman; Hawkman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Untold Stories of Superman! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Batman and Robin's Most Thrilling Mystery Cases! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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

Littleton Coin Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Zenith Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Task Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

126 World War II Fighting G.I.'s and Commandos / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fly-Over Chicane (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Gilbert Auto-rama / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Ride a Deadly Grenade!
    The Atom
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Norton Products
  3. 2. Ride a Deadly Grenade!
    The Atom
  4. 3. ["For the very best..."]
    The Flash; Justice League of America
  5. 4. Your Free Trip Around the World!
  6. 5. ["For the very best..."]
    Mystery in Space; Strange Adventures
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Inside the Atom
  8. 7. ["A 'census' of bacteria in the United States..."]
    It's a Small World!
  9. 8. ["Get these favorite, exciting and entertaining comics magazines..."]
  10. 9. The Mysterious Swan-Maiden!
    The Atom
  11. 10. Now -- Together -- In One Great Magazine!
    Aquaman; Hawkman
  12. 11. The Untold Stories of Superman!
    Superman
  13. 12. Batman and Robin's Most Thrilling Mystery Cases!
    Batman and Robin
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Coin Co.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    126 World War II Fighting G.I.'s and Commandos
  18. 17. Fly-Over Chicane
    Gilbert Auto-rama
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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