(1992)

DC, 1992 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
14.95 USD
Pages
292
On-sale date
1992-03-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
ISBN
0-930289-83-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
?
Editing
Mike Gold; Brian Augustyn (Associate Editor); Robert Greenberger (Associate Editor); Elliot Maggin (Associate Editor); Katie Main (Associate Editor); Dan Thorsland (Associate Editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
cardstock cover
Binding
softcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

On-sale date listed is solicited release date.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tomahawk; Captain Comet; Sgt. Rock; Challengers of the Unknown; Blackhawk; Viking Prince; Superman and Batman and Robin; Flash; Wonder Woman; Green Lantern; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Frazetta (Tomahawk); Murphy Anderson (Captain Comet [aliens in line & explosion]); Joe Kubert (Sgt. Rock; Viking Prince); Jack Kirby (Challengers of the Unknown [green face, plane & pilots]); Dick Dillin (Blackhawk); Curt Swan (Superman, Batman, and Robin; Jimmy Olsen); Carmine Infantino (Flash); Ross Andru (Wonder Woman); Gil Kane (Green Lantern); Irv Novick (romance story panel)
Inks
Frank Frazetta (Tomahawk); Murphy Anderson (Captain Comet); Joe Kubert (Sgt. Rock; Viking Prince); Jack Kirby (Challengers of the Unknown [green face, plane & pilots]); Roz Kirby (Challengers of the Unknown [green face, plane & pilots]); Charles Cuidera (Blackhawk); Stan Kaye (Superman, Batman, and Robin); Frank Giacoia (Flash); Mike Esposito (Wonder Woman); Joe Giella (Green Lantern); Bernard Sachs (romance story panel); Ray Burnley (Jimmy Olsen)
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Cover is a collage of panels from Star Spangled Comics (DC, 1941 series) #113 (Tomahawk), Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #28 (Captain Comet), Girls' Love Stories (DC, 1949 series) #27 (romance story panel), World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #77 (Superman, Batman, and Robin), The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #3 (Viking Prince), Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #6 (Challengers of the Unknown), Blackhawk (DC, 1957 series) #109 (Blackhawk), Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #8 (Flash), Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #99 (Wonder Woman), Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #32 (Jimmy Olsen), Our Army at War (DC, 1952 series) #87 (Sgt. Rock), and Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #23 (Green Lantern). The Superman, Batman, and Robin illustration is created from two separate panels.

The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page.

Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick (illustration); Joe Certa (illustration); Joe Kubert (illustration)
Inks
Bernard Sachs (illustration); Joe Certa (illustration); Joe Kubert (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Illustrations taken from stories in Girls' Love Stories (DC, 1949 series) #27, The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #3, and Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #228.

This table of contents includes a listing for a PSA featuring Peter Porkchops that is not in the book.

[Foreword - Mike Gold] (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Gold
Pencils
Curt Swan (Action, Adventure & World's Finest covers); Sheldon Moldoff (Detective cover); Gil Kane (Strange Adventures cover); ? (Real Screen cover); Nick Cardy (My Greatest Adventure cover); Bob Brown (Showcase cover)
Inks
Al Plastino (Action 252 cover); Sheldon Moldoff (Detective cover); Joe Giella (Strange Adventures cover); Stan Kaye (Adventure, Action 256 & World's Finest covers); ? (Real Screen cover); Nick Cardy (My Greatest Adventure cover); Bob Brown (Showcase cover)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman; Supergirl; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batman [Thomas Wayne]; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad]; Fox; Crow; Space Ranger; Lois Lane
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Indexer Notes

Mike Gold discusses the changes in pop culture in the 1950s and the challenges these changes posed for comics. Article is illustrated with several cover reproductions and includes a suggested reading list.

[Foreword - Joe Kubert] (Table of Contents: 4)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Kubert
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (Detective & Tales of the Unexpected covers); Ruben Moreira (Strange Adventures & House of Mystery 64 covers); Gil Kane (Western cover); Curt Swan (Adventure & Action covers); ? (Real Screen cover); Bill Ely (House of Mystery 71 cover)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff (Detective & Tales of the Unexpected covers); Ruben Moreira (Strange Adventures & House of Mystery 64 covers); Joe Giella (Western cover); Stan Kaye (Adventure & Action covers); ? (Real Screen cover); Bill Ely (House of Mystery 71 cover)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Pow Wow Smith; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Krypto; Fox; Crow; Superman; Titano
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Indexer Notes

Joe Kubert reminisces about his friends and their comics work in the 1950s. Article is illustrated with with several cover reproductions.

The Super Bat-Man! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lois Lane; Commissioner Gordon; Prof. Pender; Alfred Pennyworth
Synopsis
Superman and Batman are both on the trail of Prof. Pender, a criminal genius. But when they find him, Pender exposes Superman to a "decharging ray," which takes away his powers, and Batman accidentally steps in front of Pender's activated super-charging machine, giving him super-powers. While Superman and Batman adjust to their new abilities, they track down Pender and stop him from re-creating his super-charging ray and using it on himself.
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Indexer Notes

Writer uncredited on item.

The Black Cougar! (Table of Contents: 6)

Tomahawk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
Frank Frazetta
Colors
Bill Wray
Letters
?

Genre
historical; western-frontier
Characters
Tomahawk; Dan Hunter; Black Cougar [Elias Bramm]
Synopsis
Warden Elias Bramm uses his connections to the criminal element and his mastery of disguise to run guns to the Indians as Black Cougar. Tomahawk puts a stop to Black Cougar's operation, but doesn't discover his enemy's true identity.
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Indexer Notes

Writing uncredited on item.

Escape to the Stars (Table of Contents: 7)

John Jones, Manhunter from Mars / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
John Jones; Capt. Harding; Alex Dunster
Synopsis
John Jones discovers that Alex Dunster, who acquires and sells scientific and technical items of great value, has gotten hold of the machine that Prof. Erdel used to bring J'onn J'onzz from Mars. Jones realizes that if he uses the machine to return to Mars, however, Dunster would be free to continue his criminal ways. So Jones confronts Dunster, but Dunster destroys the machine before surrendering.
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Indexer Notes

John Jones' Martian name is spelled "J'on J'onz" and "J'onn J'onz" and Prof. Erdel's name is misspelled as "Urdle" in this story

Lobsters Away! (Table of Contents: 8)

Sugar & Spike / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer
Inks
Sheldon Mayer
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Sugar; Spike
Synopsis
When Spike's father decides he can't eat a lobster, Spike gets to bring it home from the restaurant as a pet. Since baby animals can understand and speak baby talk, the lobster asks the kids to do him a favor, and they send him back to the sea.
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The Girl in Superman's Past (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
Katie Main
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
Lois meets Lana Lang for the first time, and the girls immediately compete to see whom Superman likes better. But Superman refuses to fall into their traps.
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Indexer Notes

Writing and inking uncredited on item.

The Mystery of the Giant Arrows (Table of Contents: 10)

Green Arrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby; Roz Kirby
Colors
Glenn Whitmore
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Prof. Riggles
Synopsis
When Green Arrow and Speedy investigate giant arrows falling from the sky, they find themselves pulled into another dimension when an arrow they are examining is retrieved.
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Indexer Notes

Writer id from Martin O'Hearn. Writer and Roz Kirby uncredited on item.

Prisoners of Dimension Zero! (Table of Contents: 11)

Green Arrow / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby; Roz Kirby
Colors
Glenn Whitmore
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Xeen Arrow
Synopsis
In another dimension, Green Arrow and Speedy meet GA's counterpart Xeen Arrow and discover that due to a passing comet, a gateway to their dimension has opened up, and the mysterious giant arrows they encountered on Earth are merely children's toys from this other dimension which have passed through the gateway. The mystery solved, Xeen Arrow shoots them back to Earth through the gateway before it closes.
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Indexer Notes

Writer ID by Martin O'Hearn. Writer and Roz Kirby uncredited on item.

Gorilla City! (Table of Contents: 12)

Congo Bill with Janu the Jungle Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
Bill Wray
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Janu
Synopsis
Congo Bill and Janu are taken as captives to a village populated by intelligent gorillas, but discover they are not what they appear.
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Indexer Notes

Writer uncredited on item.

Devil's Island in Space! (Table of Contents: 13)

Captain Comet / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Comet; Mag-a-til; Prof. Zackro
Synopsis
The ruling Septarch of the planet Lamia have chosen Earth as the place to exile their incorrigible criminals. But after the criminals steal a hydrogen bomb to fule their spacecraft in order to return to Lamia, Captain Comet tracks down the aliens and returns them to Lamia as prisoners.
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The Riddle of the Crystal Ball! (Table of Contents: 14)

Nighthawk / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Nighthawk [Hannibal Hawkes]; Lute; Jed
Synopsis
Nighthawk poses as a fortune teller to trap a pair of outlaws.
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Indexer Notes

Inking not credited on item. Letterer from index of original printing.

Top Secret! (Table of Contents: 15)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Kathryn Mayer
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor
Synopsis
A flashback story that tells how when Steve Trevor bet Wonder Woman that he could always pick her out in any situation, she adopted the identity of Diana Prince and concealed herself right under his nose.
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The Raid on Blackhawk Island (Table of Contents: 16)

Blackhawk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Charles Cuidera
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Blackhawks [Blackhawk [also as The Question Mark]; Chuck; Andre; Olaf; Chop-Chop; Stanislaus; Hendrickson; Blackie]
Synopsis
When Blackhawk appears to have been killed, the rest of the team must face the War Wheel, the Flying Tank and Killer Shark's octopus, all under the control of the Question Mark, without their leader. But Chuck realizes the Question Mark is Blackhawk in disguise, and Blackhawk reveals that his ruse was a test to see who could best lead the Blackhawks in his absence.
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Indexer Notes

Writing not credited on item; Charles Cuidera credited for pencilling on item.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

The Fox and the Crow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Cecil Beard; Alpine Harper
Pencils
Jim Davis
Inks
Jim Davis
Colors
Rick Taylor
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Three Hundred Dollars??
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Fauntleroy Fox; Crawford C. Crow
Synopsis
When the Fox tries to collect a $150 debt from the Crow, the Crow swindles the Fox out of another $150, which he hands back as payment in full.
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Indexer Notes

Writing, pencilling, and inking uncredited in item.

Superboy and the Sleeping Beauty! (Table of Contents: 18)

Superboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Fischetti
Colors
Danny Vozzo
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lana Lang; Prof. Lang; Org; Norg; Axel; Maxel; Jaxel; Alice
Synopsis
When Lana brings authentic African artifacts from her father's collection for the Smallville High School Drama Club to use, she is accidentally pricked by a blow gun dart and falls asleep. Superboy must acquire the antidote within three days -- all the while convincing Prof. Lang that nothing is wrong with Lana -- or Lana will die.
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Indexer Notes

Writing uncredited on item; Inking credited to Craig Flessel on item.

The Hammer of Thor! (Table of Contents: 19)

Viking Prince / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
Bob Le Rose
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Viking Prince [Jon]; Captain Olaf; Gunnda; Sardluk; Baron Thorvald
Synopsis
When Captain Olaf is taken prisoner by Baron Thorvald, Jon frees him with the help of the hammer of Thor.
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Indexer Notes

Writing credited to Robert Kanigher in item.

The Sorceror of the Sea! (Table of Contents: 20)

Aquaman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Ramona Fradon
Colors
Kathryn Mayer
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Jason Deeter
Synopsis
When sorcerer Jason Deeter appears to be able to control Aquaman, maritime hijackers try to use Deeter to force Aquaman to help them commit crimes. But Aquaman puts down the thugs and reveals that Deeter is not a sorcerer at all and that he and Deeter came up with this ruse to smoke them out.
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Indexer Notes

Writing uncredited on item.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
Eric Kachelhofer
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've got to watch these prisoners closely.
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey
Synopsis
While watching prisoners, Casey breaks up a fight, but needs help identifying one of the men.
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Indexer Notes

Identified in item as from January 1959.

The Amazing Bizarro! (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Superboy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Queen of the Snows! (Table of Contents: 23)

Johnny Peril / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Alex Toth (signed)
Inks
Sy Barry (signed)
Colors
Bob Le Rose
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Johnny Peril; Lee Allen; Subara; Bill Davis; Jack Gordon
Synopsis
Johnny Peril finds his friend Lee Allen, who just before he dies swears he has seen Subara the Ice Queen, who the natives believe lives on frozen Mt. Subara. Johnny returns to the mountain with two more friends, but only he encounters Subara. They refuse to believe he met the mythical woman until he produces her crown of roses.
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Indexer Notes

Writing uncredited on item. Pencilling and editorial credit confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Two-Face Strikes Again! (Table of Contents: 24)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
David Vern
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Tarando; Charles Ford; Commissioner Gordon; John Fields Benson
Synopsis
When the reformed Harvey Dent tries to prevent a robbery, he is caught in an explosion and reverts to Two-Face. He embarks on a new crime spree, and Batman and Robin deduce that Two-Face is going after people who commonly show two faces to the world. At a ceremony making Bruce Wayne honorary chief of a local tribe, Batman and Robin are trapped by Two-Face and strapped to a giant coin. Two-Face flips the coin over a bed of spikes, and though the gimmick is rigged to land face down, the dynamic duo manages to create a magnetic field and flip the coin so that they land safely.
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Indexer Notes

Writing uncredited on item.

Knight of the Future! (Table of Contents: 25)

Shining Knight / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
Frank Frazetta
Colors
Greg Theakston
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Sir Butch; Winged Victory; Dalmar; Inger; Merlin; King Arthur
Synopsis
When Merlin tries to bring Justin and Butch back to Camelot for a feast he accidentally sends them to the 35th century. There, they help prevent an attempt to overthrow democracy before Merlin brings them back to the past.
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Indexer Notes

Writing uncredited in item.

When Dead Men Walk! (Table of Contents: 26)

Phantom Stranger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Brian Augustyn
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Phantom Stranger; John Martin; Bart Benson; Carson Rand; Jim Thompson; Edgar Jones; Margo Phillips; Matt Wright
Synopsis
When three friends die in a plane crash, their spirits seem to be haunting those they left behind, but the Phantom Stranger reveals that the ghostly appearances are really the work of an embezzler attempting to cover his tracks.
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Indexer Notes

Writing uncredited in item. Inker listed as credited in item.

Marooned in the Fourth Dimension (Table of Contents: 27)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
Julianna Ferriter
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tommy Tomorrow; Prof. Jaxon ["Genius" Jones]; Space Looter
Synopsis
Tommy Tomorrow checks out Prof. Jaxon's dimension cabinet, a gateway to the 4th dimension. Since Tommy suspects the cabinet is a hoax, he volunteers to test the device and is sent to the 4th dimension. But Tommy doesn't realize that he has fallen for the real plot of the professor, who actually wanted to get rid of him. When Tommy realizes that things happen a day later in the 4th dimension, Tommy takes the place of that world's Tommy Tomorrow in testing that world's dimension cabinet and returns to arrest the professor and his accomplice.
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Indexer Notes

Writing uncredited on item.

The Unmasking of Johnny Thunder (Table of Contents: 28)

Johnny Thunder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
Greg Theakston
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Johnny Thunder [John Tane]; Ma Pecos; Sheriff Tane; Arroyo Gang
Synopsis
When the Arroyo Gang kidnaps Sheriff Tane, Johnny Thunder thinks they must have killed his father, and tells the townsfolk that he is really Sheriff Tane's son. Johnny takes out the whole Arroyo Gang single-handedly and happily finds his father alive. But his secret identity remains safe, as everyone assumes he was only honoring Sheriff Tane by his earlier declaration.
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The Coldest Man on Earth! (Table of Contents: 29)

Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Glenn Whitmore
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Captain Cold [Len Snart]; Stan
Synopsis
Flash faces off against Captain Cold, who commits crimes by using a cold-gun to freeze things and create mirages. But once Flash figures out what Captain Cold can do, he ignores the mirages and takes the villain in.
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Castoff Love (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
Pamela Johnson
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Nan; Nola; Bob
Synopsis
Nan has always gotten her big sister Nola's hand-me-downs, but when Nola's boyfriend Bob shows an interest in Nan, Nola insists Bob was only trying to make her jealous. When Nan discovers a wedding dress in Nola's room, she assumes Bob and Nola have plans to marry, but Bob tells Nan that Nola manipulated situations to make it look like he was in love with her and he declares his love for only her.
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Indexer Notes

Writing uncredited in item; Art credited to Frank Giacoia in item.

Spy Train (Table of Contents: 31)

King Faraday / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Julianna Ferriter
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
King Faraday; Johnny Lester; Alonzo P. Davis; Vina Flora
Synopsis
King Faraday, on the trail of a killer, rides the Orient Express, where he meets a movie starlet and a camera-happy tourist. Though two attempts are made on his life, he finds no clues as to the identity of the killer. Only when the photographer overplays his hand does Faraday realize he is behind the attacks and using his camera to transport pictures of a more sensitive nature than the candids he has been taking. Faraday puts a permanent end to the photographer in a fight atop the train.
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Indexer Notes

Inks credited in item to Sy Barry.

Summons from Space! (Table of Contents: 32)

Green Lantern / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Carol Ferris; Brenda Brown; Susie Taft
Synopsis
Green Lantern travels to Venus to save a blue-skinned caveman-like race from attacks by yellow Pterodactyl-like creatures.
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The World of Adventure in Books (Table of Contents: 33)

Tomahawk; Green Arrow; Shining Knight / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
Eric Kachelhofer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow; Tomahawk; Shining Knight
Synopsis
Tomahawk, Green Arrow, and Shining Knight introduce some boys to books full of adventure.
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Indexer Notes

Noted in item as being used in 1959.

Calling Easy Co.! (Table of Contents: 34)

Sgt. Rock / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
Julia Lacquement
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Sgt. Rock; Easy Company; Mack; Al; Sid; Nick
Synopsis
Sgt. Rock sends four men to hold No-Return Hill overnight until Easy Company can move up.
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The Jimmy Olsen from Jupiter (Table of Contents: 35)

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
Katie Main
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]; Edmund Willis; Barry Brand; Perry White; Vince Regan; Jeff Wacker; Dr. Wilmington
Synopsis
Jimmy agrees to be a test subject for a week for men from Jupiter. He is granted the ability to read minds, but is also turned into a green, scaly Jovian. He uses his abilities to compete for the Newsman of the Year, though he covers his appearance. Between scoops, Jimmy reads Clark Kent's mind and "hears" him think that he is Superman. Jimmy’s rival Vince Regan plans to expose Jimmy at the ceremony, but luckily a Jovian week is equal to 5 Earth days, and Jimmy has reverted to his old self by then. The Jovians declare the experiment a success and help Superman preserve his secret identity.
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Indexer Notes

Writing credited to Otto Binder on item; Inking credited to John Forte on item.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Private Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
Eric Kachelhofer
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My uncle sent me this barometer.
Genre
humor
Characters
Pete
Synopsis
Pete misunderstands how a barometer works.
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Indexer Notes

Noted in item as coming from January 1959.

Read Titano, the Super-Ape! (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

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

The Secrets of the Sorceror's Box! (Table of Contents: 38)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby (plot, script); Dave Wood (script rewrite)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby; Roz Kirby
Colors
Lovern Kindzierski
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Rocky Davis; Professor Haley; Red Ryan; Ace Morgan]; Morelian
Synopsis
When four men walk away from a plane crash unharmed, they decide they are now living on borrowed time and vow to use that time challenging the unknown. In their first official case, they are asked by the sorcerer Morelian to open the four chambers of an ancient box. The Challs open the first three chambers, releasing a stone giant created and destroyed by pure thought, a sentient sun that freezes by consuming all nearby heat which Red traps in a vaccuum chamber, and a device that covers things in ribbons of plastic, but which can be controlled by the dial on its container. Before the Challs can open the fourth chamber, Morelian opens it and removes a diamond ring. He points out an inscription on the box which claims the box contains immortality, and takes off with his prize. But Morelian's plane immediately stalls and crashes. The Challs decide that immortality was contained in the box itself, not its contents.
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Indexer Notes

Writing credited to Dave Wood only in item.

End Notes (Table of Contents: 39)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Greenberger
Pencils
Wayne Boring (Showcase 10 cover); Bill Ely (House of Mystery cover); Howard Purcell (Tales of the Unexpected cover); Curt Swan (Action & Detective covers); Carmine Infantino (Showcase 14 cover); Sheldon Mayer (Sugar & Spike cover)
Inks
Stan Kaye (Showcase 10, Action & Detective (?) covers); Bill Ely (House of Mystery cover); Howard Purcell (Tales of the Unexpected cover); Frank Giacoia (Showcase 14 cover); Sheldon Mayer (Sugar & Spike cover)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Supergirl; Flash [Barry Allen]; Sugar; Spike; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
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Indexer Notes

Robert Greenberger discusses the major events at DC Comics during the 1950s, including the publishing of some significant comics not included in this volume. Article is illustrated with with several cover reproductions.

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Sugar & Spike; Shining Knight; Johnny Thunder; Batman; Congo Bill; John Jones, Manhunter from Mars; Tommy Tomorrow; Superman and Batman and Robin / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tomahawk; Captain Comet; Sgt. Rock; Challengers of the Unknown; Blackhawk; Viking Prince; Superman and Batman and Robin; Flash; Wonder Woman; Green Lantern; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  2. 1. The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told
  3. 2. Contents
  4. 3. [Foreword - Mike Gold]
  5. 4. [Foreword - Joe Kubert]
  6. 5. The Super Bat-Man!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  7. 6. The Black Cougar!
    Tomahawk
  8. 7. Escape to the Stars
    John Jones, Manhunter from Mars
  9. 8. Lobsters Away!
    Sugar & Spike
  10. 9. The Girl in Superman's Past
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  11. 10. The Mystery of the Giant Arrows
    Green Arrow
  12. 11. Prisoners of Dimension Zero!
    Green Arrow
  13. 12. Gorilla City!
    Congo Bill with Janu the Jungle Boy
  14. 13. Devil's Island in Space!
    Captain Comet
  15. 14. The Riddle of the Crystal Ball!
    Nighthawk
  16. 15. Top Secret!
    Wonder Woman
  17. 16. The Raid on Blackhawk Island
    Blackhawk
  18. 17. ["Three Hundred Dollars??"]
    The Fox and the Crow
  19. 18. Superboy and the Sleeping Beauty!
    Superboy
  20. 19. The Hammer of Thor!
    Viking Prince
  21. 20. The Sorceror of the Sea!
    Aquaman
  22. 21. ["I've got to watch these prisoners closely."]
    Casey the Cop
  23. 22. The Amazing Bizarro!
    Superboy
  24. 23. Queen of the Snows!
    Johnny Peril
  25. 24. Two-Face Strikes Again!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  26. 25. Knight of the Future!
    Shining Knight
  27. 26. When Dead Men Walk!
    Phantom Stranger
  28. 27. Marooned in the Fourth Dimension
    Tommy Tomorrow
  29. 28. The Unmasking of Johnny Thunder
    Johnny Thunder
  30. 29. The Coldest Man on Earth!
    Flash
  31. 30. Castoff Love
  32. 31. Spy Train
    King Faraday
  33. 32. Summons from Space!
    Green Lantern
  34. 33. The World of Adventure in Books
    Tomahawk; Green Arrow; Shining Knight
  35. 34. Calling Easy Co.!
    Sgt. Rock
  36. 35. The Jimmy Olsen from Jupiter
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  37. 36. ["My uncle sent me this barometer."]
    Private Pete
  38. 37. Read Titano, the Super-Ape!
    Superman
  39. 38. The Secrets of the Sorceror's Box!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  40. 39. End Notes
  41. 40. Just One Second!
    Flash
  42. 41. The 1950s
    Sugar & Spike; Shining Knight; Johnny Thunder; Batman; Congo Bill; John Jones, Manhunter from Mars; Tommy Tomorrow; Superman and Batman and Robin
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