The Atom #18
(April-May 1965)

DC, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1965-02-04
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 80 Page Giant Magazine #8 and copyright registration.


The Hole-in-the-Wall Lawman! (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
cash; safes

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Honor House Prod. Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Hole-in-the-Wall Lawman! (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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; The Black Phantom (villain); Professor Morton Oldham; Jean Loring
Synopsis
A strange side-effect from the Atom's trips through the Time Pool causes trouble for him in the present as he tries to defeat the Black Phantom.
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.

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

Silly Putty / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

It Started with the Flash! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Doctor Fate and Hourman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Our Strange Universe / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Astronomers estimate that of the millions of galaxies...
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A spiral-type galaxy colliding with an elliptical-type Galaxy and the constellation Cygnus.

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 7 of the previous story sequence. Two panels.

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

Hawkman; Green Lantern / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[Mend... Darn... Patch...] (Table of Contents: 8)

What's the Difference Between-- / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

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) /

Lucky Charms / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Inside the Atom / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz [as The Editor]
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Paul Bakulski and Guy H. Lillian III, with replies from Schwartz.

The Atomic Flea! (Table of Contents: 11)

The Atom / comic story / 10.67 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]; Jean Loring; Hightop Harry (villain); Melissa
Synopsis
Momentary amnesia makes the Atom believe he is a flea in a flea circus.
Reprints
Keywords
amnesia; flea circus

Indexer Notes

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

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1964
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 265,304
Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 280,938
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.

At the bottom of the last page of the previous sequence.

10 Issues of The Atom 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) /

80 Page Giant Magazine; The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Space Explorers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

100 Magnets / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

104 Cars / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Hole-in-the-Wall Lawman!
    The Atom
  2. 1. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  3. 2. The Hole-in-the-Wall Lawman!
    The Atom
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Silly Putty
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Hasbro's G.I. Joe
  6. 5. It Started with the Flash!
    Doctor Fate and Hourman
  7. 6. ["Astronomers estimate that of the millions of galaxies..."]
    Our Strange Universe
  8. 7. ["For the very best..."]
    Hawkman; Green Lantern
  9. 8. [Mend... Darn... Patch...]
    What's the Difference Between--
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Lucky Charms
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Inside the Atom
  12. 11. The Atomic Flea!
    The Atom
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. 10 Issues of The Atom for Only $1.00
  15. 14. ["If you missed the most famous Flash story ever printed..."]
    80 Page Giant Magazine; The Flash
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Space Explorers
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    100 Magnets
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    104 Cars
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Matthew Head
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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