(December 1964)

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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of February, May, August and November
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Jack Schiff
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #224-229)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Orchestra of Doom! (Table of Contents)

J'onn J'onzz, Manhunter from Mars / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Certa
Inks:
Joe Certa
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Zook
Reprints:

Children of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction; advocacy
Synopsis:
celebration of United Nations Day (October 24) with a description of the U.N. Declaration of the Rights of a Child

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated December 1960.

The Cosmic Curse (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
An astronaut is captured by shape-changing aliens, who send one of their own back to Earth in his place to steal top secret scientific information.
Reprints:

["For the very best..."] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Strange Adventures; Tales of the Unexpected / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

["I was told that if I rub this lamp..."] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Magic Genie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
the Magic Genie

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

Monogram / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["Mrs. Edna Howell, a housewife, was working in the garden..."] (Table of Contents: 6)

Mysteries of the Ages / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Riddle of the Weird Warrior! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
The construction of a new road to the town of Marlton releases a giant Indian warrior from suspended animation.

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

Silly Putty / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["Whose face does the enemy see in his smoking sights?"] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Showcase; G. I. Joe / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["Why is a diploma called a sheepskin?"] (Table of Contents: 10)

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
H. T. Elmo
Pencils:
H. T. Elmo (signed)
Inks:
H. T. Elmp
Colors:
?
Letters:
H. T. Elmo

Genre:
non-fiction

Metamorpho (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

The Orchestra of Doom! (Table of Contents: 12)

J'onn J'onzz, Manhunter of Mars / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
Joe Certa
Inks:
Joe Certa
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Zook; The Orchestra of Doom (villains)
Synopsis:
The Idol-Head releases a band of living musical instruments, whose melodies have strange effects on everyone who hears them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Idol-Head of Diabolu

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/. Formerly credited to Dave Wood.

25 Years of Batman (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

["Be first in your neighborhood..."] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

Electric Engine / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Hasbro's G. I. Joe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Aurora / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Orchestra of Doom!
    J'onn J'onzz, Manhunter from Mars
  2. 1. Children of Tomorrow!
  3. 2. The Cosmic Curse
  4. 3. ["For the very best..."]
    Strange Adventures; Tales of the Unexpected
  5. 4. ["I was told that if I rub this lamp..."]
    The Magic Genie
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Monogram
  7. 6. ["Mrs. Edna Howell, a housewife, was working in the garden..."]
    Mysteries of the Ages
  8. 7. The Riddle of the Weird Warrior!
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Silly Putty
  10. 9. ["Whose face does the enemy see in his smoking sights?"]
    Showcase; G. I. Joe
  11. 10. ["Why is a diploma called a sheepskin?"]
    Quick Quiz
  12. 11. Metamorpho
    Metamorpho
  13. 12. The Orchestra of Doom!
    J'onn J'onzz, Manhunter of Mars
  14. 13. 25 Years of Batman
    Batman
  15. 14. ["Be first in your neighborhood..."]
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Electric Engine
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Hasbro's G. I. Joe
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Aurora
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