(April-June 1969)

DC, 1968 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1969-02-11
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Mort Weisinger (credited); E. Nelson Bridwell (credited) (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

All-Girl Issue (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy; Neal Adams (see notes)
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl; Wonder Woman; Black Canary; Star Sapphire; Cheetah; Flora (flower girl)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original indexer credited Neal Adams on pencils but Nick Caputo believes Adams only redrew the Supergirl figure and the rest of the cover is Cardy pencils and inks.

DC's Fabulous Females! (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
various (illustrations)
Inks
various (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?; ?

Characters
Wonder Woman; Cheetah; Supergirl; Black Flame; Black Canary; Flora (flower girl); Star Sapphire

Indexer Notes

Contents listing with small illustrations of characters.

The Cheetah's Thought Prisoners (Table of Contents: 2)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
William Marston
Pencils
Harry Peter (as H. G. Peter) (signed)
Inks
Harry Peter (as H. G. Peter) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Wonder Woman; Cheetah [Priscilla Rich]; Steve Trevor; Baroness Paula von Gunter; Queen Hippolyte; Etta Candy; Judge Strait; Nadine Petit; Alumna Banker
Synopsis
When a judge orders Priscilla Rich back from Reform Island for a legal proceeding, she seizes the opportunity to steal Paula's Thought Prism, which allows her to control the minds of others and to cast illusions, powers that she uses for a new crime spree.
Keywords
ballet; Holliday Girls; mind control; Paradise Island; Reform Island

Indexer Notes

A previously unpublished story, written and drawn in the 1940s.
Script credit from The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore (Alfred A. Knopf, 2014).

The Classic Giant (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

The Maid of Menace! (Table of Contents: 4)

Supergirl / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Jim Mooney (signed)
Inks
Jim Mooney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl; Black Flame; Comet; Dick Malverne; Bal-Korin (census chief of Kandor); Edna Danvers; Fred Danvers (cameo); Phantom Zone inhabitants [Jax-Ur; General Zod; Professor Vakox; Kru-El; five unnamed prisoners]
Synopsis
Black Flame, a super-powered villainess, tells Supergirl she is her descendant from the 40th century, but Supergirl eventually deduces that she is really from Kandor.
Reprints

Special Delivery Death! (Table of Contents: 5)

Black Canary / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen ?; Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Larry Lance; J.J. Marvin (villain, death); Nifty (villain); Bobo (villain)
Synopsis
Larry is called in to the offices of J.J. Marvin and handed an envelope, contents unknown. If he will meet Marvin at 5pm in his office, Lance will be given $1000 cash. However, Marvin is murdered right afterwards, and when the Canary rounds up the true killers, Larry is blamed for the murder by the Police.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Previously unpublished. Script, pencils, and inks credits from the reprint in Black Canary Archives.
Tom Orzechowski believes the lettering is by Gaspar Saladino.

Girl in the Golden Flower! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited as Robert Starr)
Pencils
Alex Toth (signed)
Inks
Sy Barry (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Flora
Synopsis
An alien spore takes root in Brad Mulford's windowbox, blooming into a peculiar flower. Soon after he begins to have strange dreams of a girl who takes him on various alien travels, but when the flower eventually dies, so does the girl in the dreams.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit verified via Julius Schwartz's records. Story page credits a "Robert Starr" which was a pseudonym Julius Schwartz used to make it look like he had more writers. (Bob Hughes via email.)

The Witching Hour! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Incredible? Yes! Impossible? No! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Defend Yourself! with Ketsugo (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

239 Magic Tricks (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Secret Life of Star Sapphire! (Table of Contents: 11)

Green Lantern / comic story / 14.34 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Star Sapphire [Carol Ferris] (villain, introduction); Zamarons; Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]; Anamede (Zamoron)
Synopsis
Zamoran warriors travel to Earth to make Carol Ferris their new queen. They turn Carol into Star Sapphire and test her by having her defeat Green Lantern.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pages 6 and 15 are 2/3-pages.

#6 [Sargon the Sorcerer] (Table of Contents: 12)

Fact File [DC] / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Hanerfeld ?
Pencils
Joe Kubert (illustration)
Inks
Joe Kubert (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Illustration is a panel from the Sargon story in Sensation Comics (DC, 1942 series) #57, which is signed by Joe Kubert.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. All-Girl Issue
  2. 1. DC's Fabulous Females!
  3. 2. The Cheetah's Thought Prisoners
    Wonder Woman
  4. 3. The Classic Giant
    The Flash
  5. 4. The Maid of Menace!
    Supergirl
  6. 5. Special Delivery Death!
    Black Canary
  7. 6. Girl in the Golden Flower!
  8. 7. The Witching Hour!
  9. 8. Incredible? Yes! Impossible? No!
  10. 9. Defend Yourself! with Ketsugo
  11. 10. 239 Magic Tricks
  12. 11. The Secret Life of Star Sapphire!
    Green Lantern
  13. 12. #6 [Sargon the Sorcerer]
    Fact File [DC]
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