The Atom #25
(June-July 1966)

DC, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1966-04-07
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 copyright registration.


The Man in the Ion Mask! (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]; Man in the Ion Mask
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Keywords
go-go checks

The Man in the Ion Mask! (Table of Contents: 1)

The Atom / comic story / 12.34 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; Ed Jameson; The Man in the Ion Mask [Bill Jameson] (villain)
Synopsis
The Atom fights a crook who wears a metal mask that emits ionic energy.
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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 and 6.67 pages. Fox adopts a camp writing style through issue #28.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Kat Visits AMT's new Trophy "Hall of Fame" (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

A Super-Scoop! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

Cap's Hobby Hints / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Job Number
6404
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mom, can I have these scraps of material?
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Indexer Notes

hint submitted by Dennis Bova

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

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

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

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

Your Free Trip Around the World! (Table of Contents: 8)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy
Characters
an old sea captain; two boys
Synopsis
After telling the boys some tales, the captain takes them to the library where they can travel anywhere just by reading.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated December 1963.

A Showcase Disgrace (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

The Inferior Five / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 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]
Pencils
Ira Schnapp ? (logo illustration)
Inks
Ira Schnapp ? (logo illustration)
Colors
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Bob Butts, Marshall Lanz, John F. Lebar and Sal Iacopelli, with replies from Schwartz.

The Spy Who Went Out for the Gold! (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]; Agent 237X (villain); Boris Kalumchuk (villain); Jean Loring
Synopsis
When Communist countries suddenly agree to pay their outstanding debts in gold, the Atom figures out that the gold is contaminated with deadly radiation.
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Indexer Notes

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

Scooter? Who He? (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Batman and Detective Comics Started Something New (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Man in the Ion Mask!
    The Atom
  2. 1. The Man in the Ion Mask!
    The Atom
  3. 2. ["Said a cat suffocating in Squaresville..."]
  4. 3. The Kat Visits AMT's new Trophy "Hall of Fame"
    AMT Corporation; AMT Kat
  5. 4. A Super-Scoop!
    Superman
  6. 5. ["Mom, can I have these scraps of material?"]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  8. 7. ["Are Cheerios your favorite cereal, Bullwinkle?"]
    Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios
  9. 8. Your Free Trip Around the World!
  10. 9. A Showcase Disgrace
    The Inferior Five
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Inside the Atom
  12. 11. The Spy Who Went Out for the Gold!
    The Atom
  13. 12. Scooter? Who He?
    Swing with Scooter
  14. 13. Batman and Detective Comics Started Something New
    Batman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • 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:
  • Jon Ingersoll