Strange Adventures #227

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
November-December 1970
Page count
68
Cover price
0.25 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
DC [character]
 
DC [character]
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/23821

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz, Editor

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
S-542

Credits

Art
Joe Kubert, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #77 ([October 1972])
The Man Who Couldn't Drown
Based on
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #68 (May 1956)
The Man Who Couldn't Drown!

Notes

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

Show/hide 1. The Man Who Couldn't Drown! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #68 (May 1956)
The Man Who Couldn't Drown!
Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #24 ([August 1956?])
The Man Who Couldn't Drown
 
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

Notes

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

Show/hide 2. Earth... Condemned World! Comic story, 7.67 pages

"Why that Earth-city shows no color on your television screen! It receives only in black and white!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
S-570
Characters
Daryl Halbert

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
John Giunta, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #50 (March 1959)
Earth...Condemned World!
Also printed
Australia
Mighty The 100-Page Comic! (Colour Comics, 1957 series) #12 ([July 1959?])
Earth... Condemned World
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #80 (December 1971)
Earth… Condemned World!
Printed in
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (K. G. Murray, 1965 series) #80 ([December 1971])

Synopsis

Daryl Halbert records the albedo (reflectivity) of planets. He receives a message to return to Earth quickly. His spaceship is damaged on his way back and he is rescued by aliens. He is told that they are on their way to Earth to destroy it! Earth's albedo is falling and when it reaches zero it will break free from the Sun and become an undetectable space menace. Halbert asks for time to find a cure and is given 7 hours. He discovers that Earth has a covering of glassy space dust. A test bomb clears a small hole and proves that the Earth, and other planets in the future, can be saved.

Notes

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

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Scienti-Fact) Cartoon, 0.33 pages

"The strange shadow effects of Saturn visible on its rings..."

Featuring

Feature
Scienti-Fact
Genre
Non-fiction; math & science
Code
S-576

Credits

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

Reprint history

Based on
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #15 (July 1966)
Untitled
First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #332 (October 1964)
Scienti-Fact
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #80 (December 1971)
Scienti-Fact
Original
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #333 (November 1964)
Show/hide 4. Challenge of the Giant Fireflies! (Adam Strange) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Adam Strange
Genre
Science fiction
Code
S-568
Characters
Adam Strange; Alanna

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Murphy Anderson, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #67 (May 1961)
Challenge of the Giant Fireflies!
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #27 ([January 1962])
Challenge of the Giant Fireflies
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #80 (December 1971)
Challenge of the Giant Fireflies!
 
United States
The Adam Strange Archives (DC, 2004 series) #2 ([November] 2006)
Challenge of the Giant Fireflies!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Adam Strange (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([August] 2007)
Challenge of the Giant Fireflies!  (black and white)
Printed in
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (K. G. Murray, 1965 series) #80 ([December 1971])

Notes

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

Show/hide 5. Untitled (Scienti-Fact) Cartoon, 0.33 pages

"In 1868, during an eclipse in India..."

Featuring

Feature
Scienti-Fact
Genre
Non-fiction; math & science
Code
S-574

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #150 (November 1964)
Scienti-Fact
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #80 (December 1971)
Scienti-Fact
Printed in
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (K. G. Murray, 1965 series) #80 ([December 1971])
Original
Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #150 (November 1964)

Notes

About the discovery of the element helium.

Show/hide 6. The Time Killer Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
S-572

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Sy Barry, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #35 (August 1953)
The Time Killer
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #81 ([January 1972?])
The Time Killer

Notes

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

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Scienti-Fact) Cartoon, 0.33 pages

"It has been estimated that when 12,000 people..."

Featuring

Feature
Scienti-Fact
Genre
Non-fiction; math & science
Code
S-575

Credits

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

Reprint history

Original
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #126 (March 1961)

Notes

12,000 people in an arena generate enough heat to cook 15,000 hot dogs per hour.

Show/hide 8. The Winner Text story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
S-536

Credits

Writing
Denny O'Neil, author
Art
Murphy Anderson, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

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

New story, primarily prose with some illustrations.

Show/hide 9. Calling Space-Doctor Duncan! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
S-569

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Gene Colan, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #26 (June-July 1955)
Calling Space-Doctor Duncan
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #3 ([July 1965?])
Calling Space-Doctor Duncan!
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #83 ([March 1972])
Calling Space-Doctor Duncan

Notes

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

Show/hide 10. Untitled (Direct Currents) In-house column, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Direct Currents

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 11. The King of New Orleans! (The Atomic Knights) Comic story, 15.34 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Atomic Knights
Genre
Science fiction
Code
S-573
Characters
Atomic Knights [Gayle Crayle; Douglas Herald; Marene; Bryndon; Wayne Hobard; Holis Hobard]

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Murphy Anderson, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #147 (December 1962)
The King of New Orleans
Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #86 ([September 1971])
The King of New Orleans!
 
United States
The Atomic Knights (DC, 2010 series) (April 2010)
The King of New Orleans!
Original
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #147 (December 1962)

Notes

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

Story in two parts of 7.67 pages each.

Show/hide 12. Untitled (Scienti-Fact) Cartoon, 0.33 pages

"The brain area concerned with the sense of smell..."

Featuring

Feature
Scienti-Fact
Genre
Non-fiction; math & science
Code
S-577

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #124 (January 1961)
Untitled  (top tier only)

Notes

Compares brains of a man and a dog. On bottom third of page 8 of the previous story sequence.

Show/hide 13. Untitled (Scienti-Fact) Text article, 0.33 pages

"Neptune's smallest satellite -- Nereid..."

Featuring

Feature
Scienti-Fact
Code
S-578

Credits

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

Reprint history

Original
Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #31 (November 1964)

Notes

Information on the planet Neptune and its two satellites. On bottom third of the last page of the previous story sequence.

Show/hide 14. Untitled (Spotlight on Strange Adventures) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Spotlight on Strange Adventures
Code
S-567

Credits

Writing
Julius Schwartz , scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Illustrated title header with letters of comment from Duane Jepsen, Bill Sherman and Michael N. Tierstein.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

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  • 32147

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