Strange Adventures #230

DC Comics

United States

Published
May-June 1971
Page count
64
Cover price
0.25
Colour
Unknown
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/24213

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Secret of the Moon Spinx! Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
S-751

Credits

Art
Murphy Anderson (wash)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #79 ([February 1973?])
Secret of the Moon Sphinx!

Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [July 2007]

Show/hide 1. Secret of the Moon-Sphinx Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella

Reprint history

First print
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #36 (February-March 1957)
Secret of the Moon Sphinx
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #24 ([May 1958])
Secret of the Moon Sphinx!
 
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #79 ([February 1973?])
Secret of the Moon Sphinx!

Notes

Cover Story. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [July 2007] Book mistakenly credits Bernard Sachs as inker.

Show/hide 2. Threat of the Witch Woman (Atomic Knights) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Atomic Knights
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Script
John Broome
Art
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #156 (September 1963)
Threat of the Witch-Woman
Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #93 ([November 1972])
Threat of the Witch-Woman
 
United States
The Atomic Knights (DC, 2010 series) (April 2010)
Threat of the Witch-Woman
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The Great Disaster Featuring the Atomic Knights (DC, 2016) (2014)
Threat of the Witch-Woman
From GCD
From Strange Adventures #156 (September 1963)

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [July 2007]

Show/hide 3. Search For A Lost World Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Sid Greene
Inks
Joe Giella

Reprint history

From GCD
From Strange Adventures #67 (April 1956).

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [July 2007]

Show/hide 4. The Life Battery Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #78 (March 1957)
The Life Battery!
Also printed
Australia
Five-Score Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #3 ([July 1958])
The Life Battery!
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #85 ([October 1971?])
The Life Battery

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [July 2007]

Show/hide 5. Prisoner of Two Worlds (Darwin Jones) Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 6. Riddle of the Runaway Earth Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Sid Greene
Inks
John Giunta

Reprint history

First print
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #40 (October-November 1957)
Riddle of the Runaway Earth
Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #27 ([December 1958])
Riddle of the Runaway Earth
 
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #71 (October 1971)
Riddle of the Runaway Earth
From GCD
From Mystery In Space #40 (October-November, 1957)

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [July 2007]

Show/hide 7. Vengeance of the Dust Devil (Adam Strange) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Adam Strange
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Adam Strange; Alanna; Jakarta (a dust devil; name revealed in this story; last seen in Mystery In Space #68; next seen in Mystery In Space #84); unnamed citizens of Melbourne, Australia; unnamed citizens of Ranagar; a female hobby shop clerk in Melbourne

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

From GCD
From Mystery In Space #70 (September 1961).

Synopsis

Adam Strange intercepts the Zeta Beam at Lake Makadi, Tanganyica, Africa and returns to Rann, unknowingly carrying Jakarta, the last surviving Dust Devil, who had hidden in Adam's holster on the planet Rhynthar [see Mystery In Space #68]. It found a way to avoid being turned into glass like the rest of his race and, seeking revenge, he attacks Ranangar. The Zeta radiation wears off and returns the pair to Earth [which the dust devil also plans to conquer] near Melbourne, Australia. Adam accidentally discovers that static electricity can freeze Jakarta, traps him with a Wimshurst Machine [a machine that discharges electricity] and then turns the Dust Devil over to Australian authorities where [as revealed in Mystery In Space #84] he is immobilized and kept in a prison laboratory.

Notes

Adam is given a replacement jet-rocket for the one he lost in Mystery In Space #69. It's revealed that Adam has a secret hideaway in the Australian Outback. Writer Fox took the name Jakarta from the capital and largest city of Indonesia. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [July 2007]


Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [July 2007]

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33884

Entry created

  • 16/09/2007

Cover added

  • 13/02/2010

Index completed

  • 13/02/2010

Last updated

  • 04/09/2011