(March-April 1969)

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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1969-01-21
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; Dick Giordano (in statement of ownership)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

New Logo. This issue introduces a run of reprints of the classic stories of Adam Strange and the Atomic Knights, as well as other stories.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Adam Strange
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Secret of the Eternal City (Table of Contents: 1)

Adam Strange / comic story / 14.33 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox; Edmond Hamilton (co-plot, uncredited)
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Frank Giacoia; Joe Giella (uncredited)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Adam Strange (origin); Alanna; Sardath
Synopsis
An Earth archaeologist is caught by a "zeta-beam" and teleported to Rann near Alpha Centauri. He meets Alanna and Sardath. Alien invaders called The Eternals attack the planet. Adam and Alanna journey to the Brigadoon-like city of Samakand to locate a life-metal called "vitatron". Adam tricks the aliens so they're stuck in Samakand. Then he fades away, back to Earth! And waits for the next zeta-beam...
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pages 8 and 15 are 2/3-pages.

This begins a run of reprints. See notes at original printing for the creative credits listed.

The Brand Rustlers (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Lee Rider; H. D. Lee Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Three-in-One Star (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; math & science

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Bernard Kashdan (business manager)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Date of Filing: October 1, 1968.
Office of Publication: 575 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022.

A. Total Number Copies Printed (Net Print Run):
Average Number Copies Each Issue During Proceeding 12 Months: 312,000
Actual Number of Copies of Single Issue Published Nearest to Filing Date: 350,000

B. Paid Circulation:
1. Sales Through Dealers and Carriers, Street Vendors and Counter Sales:
Average Number Copies Each Issue During Proceeding 12 Months: 165,000
Actual Number of Copies of Single Issue Published Nearest to Filing Date: 182,000
2. Mail Subscriptions:
Average Number Copies Each Issue During Proceeding 12 Months: 190
Actual Number of Copies of Single Issue Published Nearest to Filing Date: 213

C. Total Paid Circulation:
Average Number Copies Each Issue During Proceeding 12 Months: 165,190
Actual Number of Copies of Single Issue Published Nearest to Filing Date: 182,213

D. Free Distribution (Including Samples) by Mail Carrier or Other Means:
Average Number Copies Each Issue During Proceeding 12 Months: 386
Actual Number of Copies of Single Issue Published Nearest to Filing Date: 386

E. Total Distribution (Sum of C and D):
Average Number Copies Each Issue During Proceeding 12 Months: 165,576
Actual Number of Copies of Single Issue Published Nearest to Filing Date: 182,599

F. Office Use, Left-Over, Unaccounted, Spoiled After Printing:
Average Number Copies Each Issue During Proceeding 12 Months: 146,424
Actual Number of Copies of Single Issue Published Nearest to Filing Date: 167,401

G. Total (Sum of E and F - Should Equal Net Press Run Shown in A:
Average Number Copies Each Issue During Proceeding 12 Months: 312,000
Actual Number of Copies of Single Issue Published Nearest to Filing Date: 350,000

The Rise of the Atomic Knights! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Atomic Knights / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in the next issue.

The Zeroids Are Here! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Zeroids; Ideal / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Adam Strange
  2. 1. Secret of the Eternal City
    Adam Strange
  3. 2. The Brand Rustlers
    Lee Rider; H. D. Lee Company
  4. 3. The Three-in-One Star
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. The Rise of the Atomic Knights!
    The Atomic Knights
  7. 6. The Zeroids Are Here!
    Zeroids; Ideal
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