The Atom #21
(October-November 1965)

DC, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1965-08-05
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 Detective Comics #343 and copyright registration.


Combat Under Glass! (Table of Contents)

The Atom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Jack Adler ?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Combat Under Glass! (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]; Dr. Loring; Jean Loring; Professor Vasiliev (villain)
Synopsis
The Atom thinks he's protecting Jean's scientist father from spies, but their real target is the Atom's size-changing belt.
Reprints
Keywords
spies

Indexer Notes

Story in two parts of 5.67 pages and 6.67 pages.

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

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

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

[Economical... Thrifty... Frugal...] (Table of Contents: 4)

What's the Difference Between... / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately following page 6 of the previous story sequence.

A Laugh a Minute with the Cuckoo Bird! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Cocoa Puffs / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Are You a Litter-Bug? (Table of Contents: 6)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; advocacy

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

On the page immediately following the previous two sequences.

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

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

Kat Korners the King! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Kat from AMT; AMT Corporation / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

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, Mike Friedrich and Andrew Fraknoi, with replies from Schwartz.

The Adventure of the Canceled Birthday! (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]; Henry Fielding; Professor Alpheus V. Hyatt; Theodore Hyatt; Alfred Hyatt; Reddy Bolins (villain); John Fielding
Synopsis
In a "Time Pool" story, the Atom meets Henry Fielding.
Reprints
Keywords
Time Pool; time travel

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: 13) (Expand) /

80 Page Giant Magazine; Superman and Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

Worth Shopping Around For... (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

How's Trix? / advertisement / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Cap's Hobby Center / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I want to return this weather kit I bought last week.
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Cap

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

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

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

Aurora / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Combat Under Glass!
    The Atom
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    G.I. Joe
  3. 2. Combat Under Glass!
    The Atom
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  5. 4. [Economical... Thrifty... Frugal...]
    What's the Difference Between...
  6. 5. A Laugh a Minute with the Cuckoo Bird!
    Cocoa Puffs
  7. 6. Are You a Litter-Bug?
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  9. 8. Kat Korners the King!
    Kat from AMT; AMT Corporation
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  11. 10. ["Are Cheerios your favorite cereal, Bullwinkle?"]
    Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Inside the Atom
  13. 12. The Adventure of the Canceled Birthday!
    The Atom
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    80 Page Giant Magazine; Superman and Batman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  16. 15. ["Boys & girls.."]
  17. 16. ["For the very best..."]
    Hawkman; Green Lantern
  18. 17. Worth Shopping Around For...
    How's Trix?
  19. 18. ["I want to return this weather kit I bought last week."]
    Cap's Hobby Center
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Aurora
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