(March-April 1969)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1969-01-27
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): Bernard Kashdan (business manager)
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.


[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 (added by Gregory Fischer, June 2009).

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

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 / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science

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

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Bernard Kashdan
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)

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

Continued in 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!
    Atomic Knights
  7. 6. The Zeroids Are Here!
    Zeroids; Ideal
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Arthur Lortie
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mark Gordon
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ed Boner
  • Bob Hughes