(April 1964)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1964-02-27
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 ad in Hawkman #1 and copyright registration.


Creature in the Black Light! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction

The Golden Rule (Table of Contents: 1)

Bob Hope / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy
Characters
Bob Hope
Synopsis
The Golden Rule is universal.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Later appears in DC comics cover-dated April 1967.

The Creature in the Black Light! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A scientist tries to discover the secret of an invisible alien that can only be seen in black light.
Reprints

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

104 Cars / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There are 35,000 taste bud receptors on the tongue of an ox...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science

Electrifying Announcement! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

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

Spotlight on Strange Adventures / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Marvin Sandler; Bruce Yunker.
Editor Schwartz talks about leaving this title and taking on Batman (DC, 1940 series) and Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series).

How Can Time Be Stopped? (Table of Contents: 7)

Star Rovers / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Sid Greene (signed)
Inks
Sid Greene (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Sid Greene

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Star Rovers [Homer Glint; Karel Sorenson; Rick Purvis]
Synopsis
The Rovers must figure out how to stop the lizard aliens who are planning to conquer Earth with a time-weapon that has already turned Homer into an old man and Karel into a teenager.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

The Atom; The Flash / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

Helen of Toy, Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Creature in the Black Light!
  2. 1. The Golden Rule
    Bob Hope
  3. 2. The Creature in the Black Light!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    104 Cars
  5. 4. ["There are 35,000 taste bud receptors on the tongue of an ox..."]
    Amazing Ratios!
  6. 5. Electrifying Announcement!
    Hawkman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Spotlight on Strange Adventures
  8. 7. How Can Time Be Stopped?
    Star Rovers
  9. 8. ["For the very best..."]
    The Atom; The Flash
  10. 9. ["Be first in your neighborhood..."]
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Helen of Toy, Co.
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Dwayne Best
  • Per Sandell
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