(January 1964)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1963-11-27
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.


Captives of the Eclipse! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
science fiction

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

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

Here Come the Wild Ones! [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Atomic Knights / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Of all the tragedies caused by the Hydrogen War of 1986, one of the most heart rendering [sic] was the band of homeless, hungry boys who charged into isolated villages, terrorizing the inhabitants!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Bryndon Smith; Douglas Herald; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard; Marene Herald]; Organizer Kadey; Mrs. Porter (carpenter's wife - mentioned); wild ones [Ken; Danny; Pete]
Synopsis
The Knights encounter a roving band of boys who want to become outlaws when they grow up. Marene disguises herself as a boy and infiltrates the group.
Reprints
Keywords
armor; Blue Belts

The Untold Stories of Superman! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Here Come the Wild Ones! Part 2 (Table of Contents: 4)

The Atomic Knights / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Murphy Anderson (signed - see Notes)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (signed - see Notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Marene Herald; Douglas Herald; Hollis Hobard; Wayne Hobard; Bryndon Smith]; Organizer Kadey; Blue Belt six; Dr. Howard Melton (mentioned); wild ones [Ken; Danny; Pete]
Synopsis
Kadey and his Blue Belts stumble upon a pre-war invention that turns people into automatons. They use it to enslave the rebel boys until the Knights defeat them.
Reprints
Keywords
atomic pistol; Blue Belts; Durvale

Indexer Notes

Signed in panel 3 on (last) page 15. Also included under the signature is "30" which is typographical shorthand in journalism for "End" indicating that Anderson knew this was the last Atomic Knights story he would illustrate.

This is the last Atomic Knights story despite an enticement at the very end of the story "Watch for another exciting Atomic Knights adventure in a forthcoming issue of Strange Adventures".

Source - Interview with Murphy Anderson in "The Silver Age Sci-Fi Companion" by Mike W. Barr. Page 13 LH column.

Batman and Robin's Most Thrilling Mystery Cases! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Batman and Robin / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Aurora Model Motoring / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

You Get What You Vote For! (Table of Contents: 7)

Buzzy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Joe; Buzzy Brown; Mr. Brown
Synopsis
Joe discovers you can't get what you want if you don't vote.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated November 1952.

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

Jaro Stamp Co.; Stamp Specialties; Anca Stamp Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Fred Bronner Corporation / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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 Cecil Nichols; D. Bruce Berry; Guy H. Lillian III; George Inzer

Captives of the Eclipse! (Table of Contents: 11)

Darwin Jones / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Darwin Jones; Tommy Dane; Dr. Sanford; Prof. Mark Colby (deceased)
Synopsis
An invention gone wrong infuses everyone on Earth with a strange glow which will kill them in 24 hours and Darwin Smith must figure out how to reverse the effects.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Cameo drawing of Julius Schwartz in last panel on Page 6.

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

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

For Holiday Giving & Holiday Getting! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

126 World War II Fighting G.I.'s and Commandos (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

American Bodybuilding Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Captives of the Eclipse!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Mike Marvel System
  3. 2. Here Come the Wild Ones! [Part 1]
    The Atomic Knights
  4. 3. The Untold Stories of Superman!
    Superman
  5. 4. Here Come the Wild Ones! Part 2
    The Atomic Knights
  6. 5. Batman and Robin's Most Thrilling Mystery Cases!
    Batman and Robin
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Aurora Model Motoring
  8. 7. You Get What You Vote For!
    Buzzy
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Jaro Stamp Co.; Stamp Specialties; Anca Stamp Co.
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Fred Bronner Corporation
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Spotlight On... Strange Adventures
  12. 11. Captives of the Eclipse!
    Darwin Jones
  13. 12. ["For the very best..."]
    The Flash; Justice League of America
  14. 13. For Holiday Giving & Holiday Getting!
  15. 14. 126 World War II Fighting G.I.'s and Commandos
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Bodybuilding Club
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Gilbert Auto-rama
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