(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.


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.

["For the very best..."] (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)

["Does a dented gallon can hold exactly a gallon?"] (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 ?

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)

["For many years a Pomeranian farmer..."] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

["Be first in your neighborhood..."] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

["I made the long journey here to obtain rare specimens..."] (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

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)

["That's Moolah, the great mystic, standing by those hot coals."] (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

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)

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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