Strange Adventures #21

DC Comics

United States

Published
June 1952
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
Branding
DC: Superman National Comics
 
DC: Superman National Comics
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/9683

Credits

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

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Monster That Fished for Men! Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Murphy Anderson, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Show/hide 1. Superman Says: "Hop on the Welfare Wagon!" (Superman) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Advocacy; superhero

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Eyes of Other Worlds! (Captain Comet) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Captain Comet
Genre
Science fiction; superhero

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter [credited as Edgar Ray Merritt]
Art
Murphy Anderson, penciller
 
Sy Barry, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 3. What Sparks a Champion Sparks You! (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

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Feature
Wheaties

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Show/hide 4. Untitled (Dubble Bubble Gum) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Boy! He's excited!"

Featuring

Feature
Dubble Bubble Gum
Genre
Children

Credits

Writing
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Art
Ray Thompson, line art
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Text
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Show/hide 5. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

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Notes

Includes a plug for A Date with Judy.

Show/hide 6. The Genius Epidemic! Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
the 3 Herbert brothers; U.S. Army doctors; hermit; U.S. government investigators

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter [credited as Gardner F. Fox]
Art
Irwin Hasen, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #61 ([October 1961?])
The Genius Epidemic
 
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #223 (March-April 1970)
The Genius Epidemic!
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #63 ([July 1970])
The Genius Epidemic
From GCD
 
From Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #21.

Synopsis

The Herbert brothers have absorbed radiation from a meteorite and become scientific geniuses, so the Army puts them to work solving problems and inventing until they vanish.

Notes

One of the Herbert brothers is named Jeb.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Wildroot Cream-Oil) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

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Feature
Wildroot Cream-Oil

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Show/hide 8. Case of the Crossed-Up Car Crook (Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
Genre
Adventure

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Show/hide 9. Untitled (Science Says You're Wrong If You Believe That--) Cartoon, 1 page

"All meteors enter the Earth's atmosphere at the same velocity..."

Featuring

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

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Writing
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Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1955 series) ([July 1956?])
Untitled
 
Australia
Mighty The 100-Page Comic! (Colour Comics, 1957 series) #5 ([May 1958?])
Untitled
Printed in
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #236 (January 1958)
Show/hide 10. The Monster That Fished for Men! Comic story, 3.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Paul Martin; Lois

Credits

Writing
Jack Miller, scripter [credited]
Art
Murphy Anderson, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
From Beyond the Unknown (DC, 1969 series) #13 (October-November 1971)
The Monster that Fished for Men
Printed in
Die Grüne Laterne (BSV - Williams, 1975 series) #2 (November 1975)
From GCD
 
from Strange Adventures #21 (DC, June 1952)

Synopsis

Paul Martin is convinced that something is living in a poisonous lake.

Notes

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

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Out of This World; Necco) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

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Feature
Out of This World; Necco

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Show/hide 12. Untitled (General Science Quiz) Text article, 2 pages

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Feature
General Science Quiz

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Show/hide 13. The Boy Who Changed the Future! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter [credited as John Osgood]
Art
Bob Oksner, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #153 (November 1965)
The Boy Who Changed the Future
Printed in
Flash Gordon - Magazine (Rio Gráfica Editora, 1956 series) #13 (1° trimestre 1959)
From GCD
Show/hide 14. Untitled (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties

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Show/hide 15. Untitled [Dr. Robert G. Aiken] (Giants of the Telescope) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Giants of the Telescope
Genre
Non-fiction; math & science

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #42 (February-March 1958)
Dr. Robert G. Aiken  (recolored)
Printed in
Superman Supacomic (K. G. Murray, 1959 series) #156 (Circa August 1972)
From GCD
 
from Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #21 [recolored]

Notes

Some information for this sequence provided by Arthur Lortie.

Show/hide 16. Untitled (Star Spangled Comics; Adventure Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"The oldest symbol in comics..."

Featuring

Feature
Star Spangled Comics; Adventure Comics

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 17. Untitled (Daisy Air Rifles) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Air Rifles

Credits

Writing
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Art
Fred Harman, line art [signed]
Colours
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Text
, letterer

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33011

Entry created

  • 04/08/2007

Cover added

  • 25/04/2022

Index completed

  • 25/04/2022

Last updated

  • 25/04/2022