The Atom #20
(August-September 1965)

DC, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1965-06-03
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in Green Lantern #38 and copyright registration.

The Challenge of the Computer Crooks! (Table of Contents)

The Atom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Jack Adler ?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

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

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

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

Challenge of the Computer Crooks (Table of Contents: 2)

The Atom / comic story / 12.33 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]; Jean Loring; Rod Mack (villain)
Synopsis
Rod Mack and his gang plot to use the new computer Ray Palmer has developed to help them evade the law by suggesting new tactics to use in their crimes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 8 and page 13 are 2/3 pages.

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

Flight of the P-26 (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wen-Mac / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

How to Build Prrrrfect Models (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

AMT Corporation / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Palisades Amusement Park Admission / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

How's Trix? (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Trix / advertisement / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Scienti-Fact / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Should the space between the atoms comprising a human adult...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 9 of the previous story sequence.

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

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

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

Cheerios; Rocky & Bullwinkle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Julius Schwartz
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Sal Iacopelli, Richard Flinchbaugh, Frank Tower, Tommy Maniscalo, and Walt Smith.

The Night of the Little People! (Table of Contents: 12)

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]; Arthur Ennis; Dave Jones; Maya; "Sandy" Shore (villain)
Synopsis
The Atom disguises himself as a leprechaun and enlists the help of his friends the Flower Sprites to convince an eyewitness to a crime to come forward and testify.
Reprints
Keywords
leprechauns

Indexer Notes

Maya and the Flower Sprites first appeared in The Atom (DC, 1962 series) #1.

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

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

Jimmy Olsen / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Cuckoo Bird Yuks It Up! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Cocoa Puffs / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

10 Issues of The Atom for Only $1.00 (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Challenge of the Computer Crooks!
    The Atom
  2. 1. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  3. 2. Challenge of the Computer Crooks
    The Atom
  4. 3. Flight of the P-26
    Wen-Mac
  5. 4. ["Put your nose to the dot"]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  6. 5. How to Build Prrrrfect Models
    AMT Corporation
  7. 6. ["Be my guest at world's famous amusement park"]
    Palisades Amusement Park Admission
  8. 7. How's Trix?
    Trix
  9. 8. ["Should the space between the atoms comprising a human adult..."]
    Scienti-Fact
  10. 9. ["For the very best..."]
    Hawkman; Justice League of America
  11. 10. ["Are Cheerios your favorite cereal, Bullwinkle?"]
    Cheerios; Rocky & Bullwinkle
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Inside the Atom
  13. 12. The Night of the Little People!
    The Atom
  14. 13. ["Join the fun with G.I. Joe!"]
    G.I. Joe
  15. 14. ["We screened hundreds of Olsen adventures!"]
    Jimmy Olsen
  16. 15. ["Fooey! Fooey! Chewy!"]
    Tootsie Roll
  17. 16. ["What do you have when you cut a Tootsie Pop in half?"]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  18. 17. The Cuckoo Bird Yuks It Up!
    Cocoa Puffs
  19. 18. 10 Issues of The Atom for Only $1.00
  20. 19. ["Nationally famous prizes at no cost to you!"]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  21. 20. ["Boys, girls, men, women..."]
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
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