(December 1964)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1964-10-29
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 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 house ad in Tales of the Unexpected #86 and copyright registration.


Prisoner of the Living Throne! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
Howard Purcell
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural

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

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

The Diary of the 9-Planet Man (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Lee Elias
Inks
Lee Elias
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
The diary of famous science fiction writer N. Arlow is discovered which reveals that he is an alien from the planet Jupiter.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes. Uses "KWHAMMA," which Martin O'Hearn identifies as a Herron sound effect.

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

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

Metamorpho (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The Brave and the Bold; Metamorpho / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
H. T. Elmo
Inks
H. T. Elmo
Colors
?
Letters
H. T. Elmo ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Does a dented gallon can hold exactly a gallon?
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
  • from ?

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

Monogram / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Amazing Alien Frame-Up! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Alien invaders force a scientist to find a way for them to breathe on Earth by framing him for crimes.

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes. Uses "hapless," which is one of Miller's favorite adjectives.

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

Silly Putty / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Strange but True / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For many years a Pomeranian farmer...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural

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

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

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

Professor Eureka / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I made the long journey here to obtain rare specimens...
Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Eureka
Reprints

Two Great Heroes... in One Magazine! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Prisoner of the Living Throne (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Purcell ?
Pencils
Howard Purcell (signed)
Inks
Howard Purcell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Searching for his friend Ben Nevis, Harry Anderson finds him hiding among a tribe of Viking descendants whom he has convinced that Harry is a dangerous criminal. They subject him to an ancient test involving a loving statue.
Reprints

25 Years of Batman (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's Moolah, the great mystic, standing by those hot coals.
Genre
humor
Characters
Moolah
Reprints

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

Electric Engine / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Aurora / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Prisoner of the Living Throne!
  2. 1. Children of Tomorrow!
  3. 2. The Diary of the 9-Planet Man
  4. 3. ["For the very best..."]
    House of Mystery; Tales of the Unexpected
  5. 4. Metamorpho
    The Brave and the Bold; Metamorpho
  6. 5. ["Does a dented gallon can hold exactly a gallon?"]
    Quick Quiz
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Monogram
  8. 7. The Amazing Alien Frame-Up!
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Silly Putty
  10. 9. ["For many years a Pomeranian farmer..."]
    Strange but True
  11. 10. ["Be first in your neighborhood..."]
  12. 11. ["I made the long journey here to obtain rare specimens..."]
    Professor Eureka
  13. 12. Two Great Heroes... in One Magazine!
    Space Ranger
  14. 13. Prisoner of the Living Throne
  15. 14. 25 Years of Batman
    Batman and Robin
  16. 15. ["That's Moolah, the great mystic, standing by those hot coals."]
    Moolah the Mystic
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Electric Engine
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Hasbro's G. I. Joe
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Aurora
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Arthur Lortie
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mark Gordon
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ed Boner
  • Bob Hughes