Strange Adventures #68

DC Comics

United States

Published
May 1956
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/12802

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, Editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, editor (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Man Who Couldn't Drown! Cover, 1 page

"Pour in the whole bag, professor! He's telling us he can't breathe under water unless it's as salty as the ocean!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ruben Moreira, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #24 ([August 1956?])
The Man Who Couldn't Drown
 
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #24 ([August 1956?])
Worlds Within Worlds!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)
The Man Who Couldn't Drown
Adapted
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #77 ([October 1972])
The Man Who Couldn't Drown
Printed in
Showcase Presents: Strange Adventures (DC, 2008 series) #1 (2008 [March 2009])
 
Strange Adventures (K. G. Murray, 1954 series) #24 ([August 1956])
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #58 (1 de agosto de 1958)

Notes

Cover pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 1. Untitled (Honor House Products Corp.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Honor House Products Corp.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Man Who Couldn't Drown! Comic story, 6 pages

"One hundred hours under-water! He's a human fish!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Paul Browning

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #24 ([August 1956?])
The Man Who Couldn't Drown
 
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #24 ([August 1956?])
Worlds Within Worlds!
 
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #227 (November-December 1970)
The Man Who Couldn't Drown!
 
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #227 (November-December 1970)
 
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #77 ([October 1972])
The Man Who Couldn't Drown!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)
The Man Who Couldn't Drown
 
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)
Printed in
Showcase Presents: Strange Adventures (DC, 2008 series) #1 (2008 [March 2009])
 
All Star Adventure Comic (K. G. Murray, 1959 series) #77 ([October 1972] ?)
 
Strange Adventures (K. G. Murray, 1954 series) #24 ([August 1956])
 
Green Lantern (Arédit-Artima, 1972 series) #5 (avril 1974)
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #58 (1 de agosto de 1958)
From GCD
From Strange Adventures #68 (DC, May 1956).

Notes

Pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Zenith Co.) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"331 stamps all different yours for only 25¢"

Featuring

Feature
Zenith Co.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 4. Untitled (Solar System Sizes!) Cartoon, 0.5 pages

"Of the 1600 minor planets (asteroids) discovered to date..."

Featuring

Feature
Solar System Sizes!
Genre
Non-fiction; math & science

Credits

Writing
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Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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Printed in
House of Secrets (DC, 1956 series) #39 (December 1960)
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #58 (1 de agosto de 1958)

Synopsis

Comparisons between the size of Mercury and Australia, the Moon and Europe, and the Sun against other stars.

Show/hide 5. Get Your Ticket to the Treasury of Books! (Superman) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Advocacy; superhero

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 6. Strange Gift From Space! Comic story, 6 pages

"That man is going to be hit by a falling meteor!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Joe Samachson, scripter
Art
Sid Greene, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #25 ([September 1956?])
Strange Gift from Space
 
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #25 ([September 1956?])
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #39 ([November 1966?])
Strange Gift from Space
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #39 ([November 1966?])
 
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)
Strange Gift from Space
 
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)
Printed in
Showcase Presents: Strange Adventures (DC, 2008 series) #1 (2008 [March 2009])
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #58 (1 de agosto de 1958)
From GCD
in Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2008 series) #1

Notes

Pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Satellite Statistics!) Cartoon, 0.5 pages

"From Phoebe, the outermost satellite of Saturn..."

Featuring

Feature
Satellite Statistics!
Genre
Non-fiction; math & science

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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Also printed
United States
Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1958 series) #17 (December 1960-January 1961)
Satellite Statistics!
Printed in
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #58 (1 de agosto de 1958)
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Palisades Amusement Park Admission) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Be my guest at Palisades Amusement Park, New Jersey."

Featuring

Feature
Palisades Amusement Park Admission
Characters
Superman (cameo)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 9. Untitled (Science Says You're Wrong If You Believe That) Comic story, 1 page

"The stripes on a zebra are black..."

Featuring

Feature
Science Says You're Wrong If You Believe That
Genre
Non-fiction; math & science

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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Also printed
Australia
My Greatest Adventure (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #29 ([August 1957?])
Untitled
Printed in
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #109 (April 1961)
 
Superboy Annual (Atlas Publishing, 1953 series) #1958-59 ([1958])
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #58 (1 de agosto de 1958)
Show/hide 10. The Balloons That Lifted A City! Comic story, 6 pages

"Mom, can I have a ride on this merry-go-round?"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Ned Mason

Credits

Writing
Joe Samachson, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #26 ([October 1956?])
The Balloons That Lifted a City
 
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)
The Balloons that Lifted a City
Printed in
Showcase Presents: Strange Adventures (DC, 2008 series) #1 (2008 [March 2009])
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #58 (1 de agosto de 1958)
From GCD
in Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2008 series) #1

Notes

Pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Spotlight on Science) Text article, 2 pages

"Anyone who has ever had the unfortunate experience of being lost in a dense fog..."

Featuring

Feature
Spotlight on Science

Credits

Writing
, author
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

This feature contains two articles:

1. Walking Around In Circles!

2. Wonder of Surface Tension!

Show/hide 12. Untitled (Amazing Ratios!) Cartoon, 1 page

"A football composed of the same material as that of an average-type star would weigh 1000 pounds..."

Featuring

Feature
Amazing Ratios!
Genre
Non-fiction; math & science

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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Printed in
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #58 (1 de agosto de 1958)
Show/hide 13. The Game of Science! Comic story, 6 pages

"Kenton's crossing this bridge!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Dr. Mark Carwell; Peter Kenton

Credits

Writing
Joe Samachson, scripter
Art
Sid Greene, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Showcase Presents: Strange Adventures (DC, 2008 series) #1 (2008 [March 2009])
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #58 (1 de agosto de 1958)
From GCD
in Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2008 series) #1

Notes

Pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics; the original indexer credited the pencils to Manny Stallman.

Show/hide 14. Untitled (Showcase; Kings of the Wild) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Showcase; Kings of the Wild

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
, letterer
Show/hide 15. Untitled (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 16. Davy to the Rescue! (Wilson Chemical Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chemical Co.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ray Thompson, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 32146

Entry created

  • 13/07/2007

Index completed

  • 06/12/2021

Last updated

  • 06/12/2021