The Atom #15
(October-November 1964)

DC, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1964-08-06
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 (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Super-Safecracker Who Defied the Law! (Table of Contents)

The Atom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Jack Adler ?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Hyper-Thief
Reprints

Smoking Is for Squares! (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
Characters
Paulette Breen; Bob; Bob's friends
Synopsis
Paulette Breen (real-life winner of the Palisades Amusement Park's Miss American Teenager contest) tells Bob and his friends that girls don't like guys who smoke.

Indexer Notes

On the inside front cover. Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

Illusions for Sale! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Atom / comic story / 11.33 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Gil Kane (credited)
Inks
Sid Greene (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Jean Loring; Dr. Ed Thayer (cameo); Chief Baxter
Synopsis
A friend of Ray Palmer accidentally invents a machine that can create powerful illusions and two criminals try to steal it for their own purposes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story in two parts of 7.67 pages and 3.67 pages.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

L.C. Leprechaun; Lucky Charms / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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

100 Magnets / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Tootsie [all other candies] / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

letters from: Norman R. Doerner, Kenneth S. Gallagher, Vincent C. Stuart II

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

Cheerios; Rocky & Bullwinkle / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

[Dip... Immerse... Plunge...] (Table of Contents: 11)

What's the Difference Between / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction

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

Silly Putty / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Super-Safecracker Who Defied the Law! (Table of Contents: 13)

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]; The Hyper-Thief (villain); Enrichetta Negrini; Jean Loring; Chief Baxter
Synopsis
The Hyper-Thief brags to the Ivy Town police that he can travel through hyperspace and steal anything he wants=, but the Atom proves that he is a fraud.
Reprints
Keywords
hyperspace

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

Tootsie [all other candies] / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Trix; Trix Rabbit / comics-form advertising / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Scienti-Fact / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The masses of some asteroids are so small...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

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

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

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

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Wallace Brown Greeting Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Super-Safecracker Who Defied the Law!
    The Atom
  2. 1. Smoking Is for Squares!
  3. 2. Illusions for Sale!
    The Atom
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    L.C. Leprechaun; Lucky Charms
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    100 Magnets
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie [all other candies]
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park Admission
  9. 8. ["Use coupon below and The Atom will be delivered to you regularly..."]
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Inside the Atom
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Cheerios; Rocky & Bullwinkle
  12. 11. [Dip... Immerse... Plunge...]
    What's the Difference Between
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Silly Putty
  14. 13. The Super-Safecracker Who Defied the Law!
    The Atom
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie [all other candies]
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Trix; Trix Rabbit
  17. 16. ["The masses of some asteroids are so small..."]
    Scienti-Fact
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    104 Kings' Knights
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Wallace Brown Greeting Cards
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
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