(March-April 1965)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1965-01-14
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 Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in Strange Adventures #173 and copyright registration.


The Giant Who Once Ruled Earth! (Table of Contents)

Mark Merlin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mark Merlin; Elsa Magussen; Eclipso (inset)

Friends Across the Seas (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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Trial of Eclipso (Table of Contents: 2)

Eclipso / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
superhero
Characters
Eclipso; Bruce Gordon; Mona Bennet; Professor Bennet; Officer Simmons; Zarnik; Emil; Warden Scott
Synopsis
Eclipso is captured by police and Bruce Gordon is asked to testify against him. Eclipso blackmails Gordon to keep him from testifying.
Reprints

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

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

The Magazine You Asked For! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

Willy and Dilly / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay. Your eyesight is good.
Genre
humor

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

The Testor Corporation / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Giant Who Once Ruled Earth (Table of Contents: 7)

Mark Merlin / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mark Merlin; Elsa Magussen; T. T. Baxter; Mr. Cathcart; Wally Lake
Synopsis
Mark thinks he has done his work when he exposes a hoax, but then the same supernatural menace appears again, and this time it's genuine.

Indexer Notes

Writer verified by Martin O'Hearn.

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

Astroforce / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Silly Putty / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Norton Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

World of the Weird / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Jack Miller ?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Possession is the magical term signifying the taking over...
Genre
non-fiction; fantasy-supernatural

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1964
No circulation information given.
Owners: National Periodical Publications, Inc., Harry Donenfeld, J.S. Liebowitz; P.H. Sampliner, Irwin Donenfeld, S.U. Sampliner, and Sonia Iger, all at 575 Lexington Avenue, New York, N.Y.

10 Issues of House of Secrets for Only $1.00 (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

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

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Giant Who Once Ruled Earth!
    Mark Merlin
  2. 1. Friends Across the Seas
  3. 2. The Trial of Eclipso
    Eclipso
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Hasbro's G. I. Joe
  5. 4. The Magazine You Asked For!
    Secret Origins
  6. 5. ["Okay. Your eyesight is good."]
    Willy and Dilly
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    The Testor Corporation
  8. 7. The Giant Who Once Ruled Earth
    Mark Merlin
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Astroforce
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Silly Putty
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Norton Products
  12. 11. ["Possession is the magical term signifying the taking over..."]
    World of the Weird
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. 10 Issues of House of Secrets for Only $1.00
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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