The Atom #31
(June-July 1967)

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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1967-04-04
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 copyright registration.


Good Man, Bad Man -- Turnabout Thief! (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]; Hawkman [Katar Hol; Carter Hall]
Reprints
Keywords
flaming arrows; slingshots

Indexer Notes

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

Good Man, Bad Man -- Turnabout Thief! (Table of Contents: 1)

The Atom / comic story / 22 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]; Hawkman [Katar Hol; Carter Hall] (guest star); Mrs. Burns; Hawkgirl [Shayera Thal; Shiera Hall]; Toyboy [Johnny Burns] (villain); Jean Loring
Synopsis
A mother's wish for her delinquent son creates a challenging mystery for the Atom and Hawkman.
Reprints
Keywords
split personalities; toys

Indexer Notes

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

Story across 23 pages in three parts of 7.5, 7.5, and 7 pages.

The Battle that Rocks the Universe! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

The Spectre; The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Julius Schwartz
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Joseph Arul, Bill Mantlo, Richard H. Volbrecht Jr., Frank Tower, Mike Friedrich, and Earl Krizek.

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

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

Presenting the Man of the Hour -- Clark Kent! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

He's "In"! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Dial H for Hero / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

Job Number
6516
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I have a beautiful road raceway...

Indexer Notes

hint submitted by David Sardicha of Fall River, Massachusetts

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

Inside the Atom -- Extra / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Al Pratt] (origin); Justice Society of America [Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; The Spectre; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Fate; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hourman]; Mary James

Indexer Notes

Text article about the original Atom.

Mystery of the Million-Dollar Briefcase! (Table of Contents: 9)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
Dick wonders why Ed knows so much about everything, and Ed explains it's because he visits the library regularly.

Indexer Notes

inside back cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Good Man, Bad Man -- Turnabout Thief!
    The Atom
  2. 1. Good Man, Bad Man -- Turnabout Thief!
    The Atom
  3. 2. The Battle that Rocks the Universe!
    The Spectre; The Flash
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Inside the Atom
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  6. 5. Presenting the Man of the Hour -- Clark Kent!
    Superman
  7. 6. He's "In"!
    Dial H for Hero
  8. 7. ["I have a beautiful road raceway..."]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Inside the Atom -- Extra
  10. 9. Mystery of the Million-Dollar Briefcase!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Matthew Head
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Peter Croome
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