(March 1973)

DC, 1973 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
100
On-sale Date
1973-01-11
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [block]
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #92 and copyright registration. On-sale date of February 6 in ad in G.I. War Tales #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Aquaman and Aqualad; The Boy Commandos; Dial "H" for Hero; The Hawk and the Dove; The Sandman [DC, traditional costumed hero]; Superboy / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?; typeset

Job Number
N-592
Genre
superhero; war
Characters
Superboy; Aquaman; Aqualad; Hawk; Dove; Boy Commandos; Sandman; Sandy

Indexer Notes

Wrap-around cover.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
N-600
Characters
Superboy; Boy Commandos; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad; Hawk [Hank Hall]; Dove [Dawn Granger]; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sanderson Hawkins]

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Boy Who Was Stronger Than Superboy! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-576
First Line of Dialogue or Text
For many years, Superboy has won justly deserved fame and renown as the strongest boy in the world!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Ted Grahame; Lana Lang; Pa Kent; Mr. Grahame; Mrs. Grahame
Synopsis
A Smallville boy gains super strength from a mysterious meteor.
Reprints

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

Batman and Robin; The Boy Commandos / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby (Boy Commandos); Jerry Robinson (Batman and Robin)
Inks
Joe Simon (Boy Commandos); Jerry Robinson (Batman and Robin)
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Job Number
X-310
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Robin and I want to welcome you Boy Commandos to Detective Comics!
Genre
children; superhero; war
Characters
Batman; Robin; Boy Commandos
Reprints

[Nostradamus Predicts] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon ?
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Order of the day - All commando units stand by for action...
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Andre Chavard; Alfy Twidgett; Jan Haasen]; Nostradamus; Catherine, Queen of France; Bathingham; Marshal Goering
Reprints
Keywords
Easton School for Boys; France; prophecy; World War II

The Boy of the Year Contest (Table of Contents: 5)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-594
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, stop showing off Superboy!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Officer Clancy
Synopsis
Superboy is accused of sabotaging the Boy of the Year Contest for other contestants when Superboy himself is ruled ineligible to compete.
Reprints
Keywords
Smallville Stadium; super-magnet

The Menace of Aqualad! (Table of Contents: 6)

Aquaman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Ramona Fradon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-597
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aqualad is hunting for me with a spear-gun!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Aqua-Cave (Intro); Gypsy Fortune Teller; Topo; Professor Tyson; Underwater Pirates
Synopsis
A fortune teller tells that Aquaman will someday be replaced and Aqualad seems to by trying to fulfill the prophecy.
Reprints
Keywords
fortune-telling

Twice Burned! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Hawk and the Dove / comic story / 10.5 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Sal Trapani
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Dick Giordano

Job Number
N-595
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawk; Dove; Irwin Hall; Mark Kieves; Linda Kieves
Reprints

The Trial of Superboy (Table of Contents: 8)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman ?
Pencils
Creig Flessel
Inks
Creig Flessel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-596
First Line of Dialogue or Text
You must now decide whether Superboy is innocent or guilty!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Mr. Fenton; Thomas Aldrich; Dr. Milton Rush
Synopsis
Superboy is put on trial for inadvertantly burning down the house of Mr. Fenton when his rocket first landed from Krypton.
Reprints
Keywords
Smallville Glass Works

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes.

A Drama in Dreams (Table of Contents: 9)

The Sandman [DC, traditional costumed hero] / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Job Number
X-312
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dreams of hope for the oppressed...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy Hawkins; Actor; Mopey; Mr. Bright; Mr. Stark
Reprints

Dr. Cyclops -- The Villain with the Doomsday Stare (Table of Contents: 10)

Dial "H" for Hero / comic story / 14.34 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-598
First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's happening to me?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Robby Reed; Dr. Cyclops; Gramps; Miss Millie
Reprints
Keywords
Zenith City

Indexer Notes

Story in two parts of 7.67 and 6.67 pages.

Superbaby's Search for a Pet! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-577
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good heavens! That poor child will be eaten alive!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Martha Kent; Krypto (dog); Jonathan Kent; Tom
Synopsis
Superboy searches for a pet.
Reprints
Keywords
battery beast; sea creatures

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

A Look through the Super Spectacles / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
N-599
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, in the last Spec, I told you this one was coming in April.

Indexer Notes

Letter by Chris Bryant.

Meet the Super-Stars (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
N-626
First Line of Dialogue or Text
What is it that every super-hero must have?

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Aquaman and Aqualad; The Boy Commandos; Dial "H" for Hero; The Hawk and the Dove; The Sandman [DC, traditional costumed hero]; Superboy
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. The Boy Who Was Stronger Than Superboy!
    Superboy
  4. 3. ["Robin and I want to welcome you Boy Commandos to Detective Comics!"]
    Batman and Robin; The Boy Commandos
  5. 4. [Nostradamus Predicts]
    The Boy Commandos
  6. 5. The Boy of the Year Contest
    Superboy
  7. 6. The Menace of Aqualad!
    Aquaman
  8. 7. Twice Burned!
    The Hawk and the Dove
  9. 8. The Trial of Superboy
    Superboy
  10. 9. A Drama in Dreams
    The Sandman [DC, traditional costumed hero]
  11. 10. Dr. Cyclops -- The Villain with the Doomsday Stare
    Dial "H" for Hero
  12. 11. Superbaby's Search for a Pet!
    Superboy
  13. 12. ["Well, in the last Spec, I told you this one was coming in April."]
    A Look through the Super Spectacles
  14. 13. Meet the Super-Stars
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