The Atom #17
(February-March 1965)

DC, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1964-12-03
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
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in Batman #169 and copyright registration.


Case of the Hooded Hijackers! (Table of Contents)

The Atom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]
Reprints
Keywords
tires

Superboy Says: "Don't Give Fire a Place to Start!" (Table of Contents: 1)

Superboy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superboy
Synopsis
Superboy puts out a fire at the Smallville Teen-Age Club which inspires them to start a project to educate people about fire prevention.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously published in DC comics cover-dated July 1954.

Case of the Hooded Hijackers! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Atom / comic story / 13.33 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 "Highbrow" Dillon Gang (villains); Jean Loring; Bullets Andrews (villain); Hooded Hijackers (villains)
Synopsis
The Atom and Jean Loring become embroiled in a struggle between rival criminal gangs.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Story in two parts of 5.67 pages and 7.67 pages.

Whose Face Does the Enemy See in His Smoking Sights? (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

G. I. Joe / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Silly Putty / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Coming Your Way in '65- The Greatest Superman Products Ever! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Inside The Atom / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

letters from: Sal Iacopelli, Paul Bakulski, Bob Butts, Sherman Howard, Ronald Myers

Jules Verne's Crystal Ball! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Atom / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Jules Verne; Professor Alpheus V. Hyatt
Synopsis
The Atom travels back to the year 1888 and helps writer Jules Verne recover the crystal ball of Nostradamus from a gang of thieves.
Reprints
Keywords
Nostradamus; Time Pool; time travel

Indexer Notes

A "Time Pool" story. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

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

Missile Attack! / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

80 Page Giant Magazine / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

It's a Small World / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Weighing an average of 85 pounds, the sea otter...
Genre
non-fiction; animal
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Make It a Happy Holiday -- With the Best in Comics (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Aurora; Gigantic Frankenstein / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Case of the Hooded Hijackers!
    The Atom
  2. 1. Superboy Says: "Don't Give Fire a Place to Start!"
    Superboy
  3. 2. Case of the Hooded Hijackers!
    The Atom
  4. 3. Whose Face Does the Enemy See in His Smoking Sights?
    G. I. Joe
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Silly Putty
  6. 5. Coming Your Way in '65- The Greatest Superman Products Ever!
  7. 6. ["For the very best..."]
    Batman; The Flash
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Inside The Atom
  9. 8. Jules Verne's Crystal Ball!
    The Atom
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Missile Attack!
  11. 10. ["Readers... The most sensational bargains in thrilling stories today..."]
    80 Page Giant Magazine
  12. 11. ["For the very best..."]
    Justice League of America; Hawkman
  13. 12. ["Weighing an average of 85 pounds, the sea otter..."]
    It's a Small World
  14. 13. Make It a Happy Holiday -- With the Best in Comics
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Mike Marvel System
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Aurora; Gigantic Frankenstein
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Matthew Head
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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