Aquaman #56
(March-April 1971)

DC, 1962 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1971-01-05
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [character]
Editing
Dick Giordano; Bernard Kashdan (business manager)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Final issue of original run.

Printed in the U.S.A.

On sale date from the publication date reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Volume 25, Part 2, Periodicals, January-December 1969. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B640206.


The Creature That Devoured Detroit! (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?

Job Number
G-1149
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman
Reprints

The Creature That Devoured Detroit! (Table of Contents: 1)

Aquaman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
G-953
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Crusader [Don Powers] (death); George; Ethel; Don (looks like Ed McMahon); Warren Savin (looks like Johnny Carson); Denise Lovely; Marvin Walson; Dr. William Neilson; "Shorty" Thomas; unnamed police officer; unnamed security guard; unnamed scientists; Karen; Karen's mother; Mrs. Selma Mae Stanley
Synopsis
A green slime coming out of Lake Erie threatens to overrun Detroit. Aquaman visits an old friend, Don Powers, owner of Powers Investigations, an investigation firm helping Detroit police fight crime. Powers' firm is also responsible for a satellite meant to stop crime but is also the cause of the slime. Powers is the Crusader, though losing his eyesight, he wants to continue fighting crime using the satellite. On a last patrol, Crusader dies from a fall from a building due to his deteriorating eyesight. Aquaman discovers his death, then breaks into Powers' business and destroys the satellite
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The story refers to the City of Detroit bordering Lake Erie. Detroit actually borders the Detroit River, which connects Lake St. Clair with Lake Erie.

The Cave of Death! (Table of Contents: 2)

Aquagirl / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates [as S-A-G]
Pencils
Jim Aparo [as S-A-G]
Inks
Jim Aparo [as S-A-G]
Colors
? [as S-A-G]
Letters
Jim Aparo [as S-A-G]

Job Number
G-806
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquagirl; unnamed boy
Synopsis
Aquagirl saves a boy falling into the Cave of Death.

Indexer Notes

The "G" in S-A-G is editor Dick Giordano.

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

Direct Currents / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (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 1st, 1970.
Average number of copies of each issue during preceding 12 months (net press run): 285,554.
Average number of copies of each issue during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 141,210.
Single issue nearest to filing date (net press run): 301,500.
Single issue nearest to filing date (total paid circulation): 159,599.

Survey Winners (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Listing DC survey winners, their names and locations.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Creature That Devoured Detroit!
    Aquaman
  2. 1. The Creature That Devoured Detroit!
    Aquaman
  3. 2. The Cave of Death!
    Aquagirl
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  5. 4. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  6. 5. Survey Winners
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Rivard
  • Carl Gafford