(December 1976)

DC, 1976 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1976-09-23
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Barcode
0709893166012
Editing
Julius Schwartz; E. Nelson Bridwell (associate editor)

Issue Notes

On sale date from promotional ad in Isis #2 and from Comic Reader #135.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Strange Sports Stories / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ernie Chan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
S464-A
Genre
sports; superhero; science fiction
Characters
Superman; Batman; Joker; Lex Luthor; Wonder Woman; Black Canary; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. Polaris; Sportsmaster; Weather Wizard
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors and letters credits from Carl Gafford via the GCD error list. Inks credit per Nick Caputo and The Comic Reader #135; we previously credited Ernie Chan.

Twinkies and Kelp (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Aquaman; Hostess Twinkies / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Strange Sports Stories Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-2464; S-2464-A

The Great Super-Star Game! (Table of Contents: 3)

Strange Sports Stories / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-2446
Genre
superhero; science fiction; sports
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Plastic Man; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Black Canary [Dinah Laurel Lance]; Huntress [Paula Brooks] (villain); Uncle Sam; Lex Luthor; Joker; Chronos [David Clinton]; Weather Wizard [Mark Mardon]; Dr. Polaris [Neal Emerson]; Matter Master [Mark Mandrill]; Felix Faust; Tattooed Man [Abel Tarrant]; Sportsmaster [Crusher Crock]; Amazo
Synopsis
Mr. and Mrs. Menace -- namely The Sportsmaster and the Huntress -- decide on a "friendly" contest of baseball to decide whether they should remain crooks or become crimefighters. Huntress picks a team of heroes for her team, while Sportsmaster selects some villains. Although both teams forswear using their powers, Sportsmaster's team ignores that rule when the villains begin losing.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Despite the bet, the Sportsmaster and The Huntress remain villains.

Play-by-Play of the Great Super-Star Game (Table of Contents: 4)

Strange Sports Stories / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-2465
Genre
science fiction; sports

The Super-Athletes from Outer Space! (Table of Contents: 5)

Strange Sports Stories / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Job Number
N-1655
Genre
science fiction; sports
Synopsis
A coach helps alien athletes train for an interplanetary track meet.
Reprints

The Fight for the Championship of the Universe! (Table of Contents: 6)

Green Lantern; Strange Sports Stories / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Sid Greene
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Job Number
N-1652
Genre
superhero; science fiction; sports
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Brutus Force
Synopsis
An alien fighter comes to Earth and challenges Green Lantern to a fight.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Strange Sports Stories
  2. 1. Twinkies and Kelp
    Aquaman; Hostess Twinkies
  3. 2. Strange Sports Stories Contents
  4. 3. The Great Super-Star Game!
    Strange Sports Stories
  5. 4. Play-by-Play of the Great Super-Star Game
    Strange Sports Stories
  6. 5. The Super-Athletes from Outer Space!
    Strange Sports Stories
  7. 6. The Fight for the Championship of the Universe!
    Green Lantern; Strange Sports Stories
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