Mystery in Space #53

DC Comics

United States

Published
August 1959
Page count
36?
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/15153

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Menace of the Robot Raiders! (Adam Strange) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Adam Strange
Genre
Adventure; science fiction
Characters
Adam Strange; Alanna

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Bernard Sachs

Notes

Cover pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics (2 February 2008)

Show/hide 1. Menace of the Robot Raiders! (Adam Strange) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Adam Strange
Genre
Adventure; science fiction
Characters
Adam Strange; Alanna; Zagar (first appearance; a robot); Vor Kan (first appearance; villain); Kal Jat (first appearance)

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Bernard Sachs

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Mighty Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #15 ([January 1960?])
Menace of the Robot Raiders
 
Australia
Mighty Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #15 ([January 1960?])
 
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #61 (February 1970)
Menace of the Robot Raiders!
 
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #61 (February 1970)
 
United States
The Adam Strange Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 1 ([February] 2004)
Menace of the Robot Raiders!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Adam Strange (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([August] 2007)
Menace of the Robot Raiders!
From GCD
from Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #53 (August 1959)
 
from Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #53.

Notes

Pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics (2 February 2008)

Show/hide 2. Peter Porkchops Gives Tips on Summer Fun! (Peter Porkchops) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Peter Porkchops
Genre
Anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Peter Porkchops

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Rube Grossman
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 3. "The Corona -- outermost layer..." (Our Amazing Universe!) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Our Amazing Universe!
Genre
Math & science

Notes

Four panels with text on astronomical matters including corona, nebulae, Hermes asteroid, and Biela's Comet.

Show/hide 4. Prisoner of the Electric Eye! Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Kly Toler; Jedro

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (April 2007).

Show/hide 5. Sir David Gill (Giants of the Telescope) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Giants of the Telescope
Genre
Non-fiction

Notes

Information for this sequence from Arthur Lortie, September 2008.

Show/hide 6. "(Editor's note: The letter presented below is representative..." (Wonders of Space) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wonders of Space

Credits

Script
Julius Schwartz
Art
? (logo illustration)
Colours
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Editor Schwartz gives background information on Adam Strange and the zeta-beam.

Show/hide 7. Earth's Secret Space-War! Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Howard Melville; alien from Omeron

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Manny Stallman
Inks
John Giunta

Notes

Pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics (2 February 2008)


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33558

Entry created

  • 04/09/2007

Index completed

  • 18/07/2015

Last updated

  • 18/07/2015