(January-February 1975)

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Volume
41
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1974-10-31
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Editing
Joe Orlando (editor); Paul Levitz (assistant editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #111.

Comic title appears (on cover only) as Weird Adventure Comics.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Spectre / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo [as JA] (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo [as JA] (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]
Reprints
Keywords
fish; skeletons

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Human Bombs and... the Spectre (Table of Contents: 1)

The Spectre / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher (credited); Russell Carley (script continuity, credited)
Pencils
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua] (credited)
Inks
Jim Aparo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-3746
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Gwendolyn Sterling; unnamed Police Captain; Mr. Vanderhaven (death); Sims (bank employee); Mr. Lynch (bank President); Smedley (bank employee); unnamed scientist (villain, death); Bernie (villain, death)
Synopsis
The Spectre must combat an evil scientist who has created a Hypno-Wheel, an invention that puts prominent people into a state of hypnosis, and whom he uses as human bombs to commit bank robberies.
Reprints
Keywords
alligator; barracuda

Indexer Notes

The 2005 collected edition lists Jim Aparo as letterer.

A Quiet Day in Atlantis (Table of Contents: 2)

Aquaman / comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Mike Grell
Inks
Mike Grell
Colors
John Albano Jr.
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3602
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Black Manta; Mera
Synopsis
Aquaman is attacked by Black Manta.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Paul Levitz, in an interview with Rik Offenberger published at ComicsBulletin on August 20, 2003, talks about this story; his first solo super-hero writer assignment: "My first stories were actually in Weird Mystery and Ghost Castle; I only "graduated" to Aquaman in Adventure thanks to Bill Finger. Bill had come in on a Friday to deliver, and was supposed to have two scripts, but only had one done. The check he wanted to pick up was for both, and although Joe [Orlando] wasn't in, I wasn't going to hold back a paycheck for Batman's co-creator... even though Bill was legendary for delivering late and having excuses. But Bill never delivered that story because he died, and by the rules of the time, I was responsible for making up the pages. I asked Joe to let me do something more fun than a mystery story since I had to do it free, and he let me have the Aquaman assignment, and I got to work with Mike Grell. What fun!"

A Never Before Published Classic!!! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Seven Soldiers of Victory / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Dateline: Adventure / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Job Number
J-3779

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Bob Rodi, J. Edward Planck and Scott Gibson.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Spectre
  2. 1. The Human Bombs and... the Spectre
    The Spectre
  3. 2. A Quiet Day in Atlantis
    Aquaman
  4. 3. A Never Before Published Classic!!!
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Dateline: Adventure
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