(June-July 1964)

DC, 1963 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1964-04-30
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Bob Kanigher [as Robert Kanigher]
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in Star Spangled War Stories #115.


Playground of Terror! (Table of Contents)

Metal Men / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks:
Mike Esposito (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Are You a Good Neighbor? (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters:
?

Genre:
advocacy

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Playground of Terror! (Table of Contents: 2)

Metal Men / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher
Pencils:
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks:
Mike Esposito (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Metal Men (Gold; Iron; Platinum; Tin; Mercury; Lead); Doc Magnus; Timmy; evil robots
Synopsis:
The Metal Men fly to put on a show for children, but Tina stops for one lonely boy who refuses to come. The show is a hit. Iron makes a horseshoe of Lead and throws a "ringer" around Doc. Mercury bends like a pretzel. But sentimental Tina can't forget that lonely boy and zings away. She finds Timmy is blind. His mother hopes that, in the future, "chemical compounds" will cure his blindness. The other Metal Men show up. Even Doc is moved, so Timmy gets to spend the day with the Metal Men. Tina blurts that Doc, a genius, can probably cure his blindness. She gives Doc a big kiss, but "it tastes like being smacked by a cold, wet platinum bracelet!" Timmy visits a rocket ready to launch, and Tina insists on a short flight. But a "cosmic turbulence" hurls them through space. Back on Earth, Doc hides in his lab: finding a cure for blindness is hopeless. The Metal Men land on an eerie planet with a deserted amusement park. They board the roller coaster, but it turns lethal. The "rides" are evil robots who killed their masters. The Metal Men dodge a rolling ferris wheel, plunging rockets, and other juggernauts, but are blinded by a giant take-your-own-photo camera. Blind Timmy takes charge and leads the Metal Men toward the rocket, because he counted the steps earlier. But the murderous rides are getting closer, closer...
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

"Timmy" inexplicably becomes "Billy" in the next issue. Continued in next issue.

Story across 25 pages in three parts of 5.67 pages, 5.67 pages, 5.67 pages, and 7 pages

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

Giant Superboy Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

What's New? (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Batman; Detective Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["For the very best..."] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

["Arsenic is a deadly poison for both humans and..."] (Table of Contents: 6)

Metal Facts and Fancies! / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science

Indexer Notes

On the two pages between page 12 and page 13 of the main story sequence.

["For the very best..."] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Our Army at War; G.I. Combat / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Metal Scraps / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately following page 18 of the main story sequence.

["Be first in your neighborhood to read each issue..."] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

100 Magnets / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Astroforce / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Task Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Playground of Terror!
    Metal Men
  2. 1. Are You a Good Neighbor?
  3. 2. The Playground of Terror!
    Metal Men
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Giant Superboy Annual
  5. 4. What's New?
    Batman; Detective Comics
  6. 5. ["For the very best..."]
    Justice League of America; Hawkman
  7. 6. ["Arsenic is a deadly poison for both humans and..."]
    Metal Facts and Fancies!
  8. 7. ["For the very best..."]
    Our Army at War; G.I. Combat
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Metal Scraps
  10. 9. ["Be first in your neighborhood to read each issue..."]
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    100 Magnets
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Astroforce
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Mike Marvel System
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
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