Mysteries in Space: The Best of DC Science Fiction Comics

United States

Simon and Schuster

United States

Published
October 1980
Page count
252
Cover price
7.95 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/34758

Credits

Editing
Michael Uslan

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page
Show/hide 1. Introduction Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 10 pages

Credits

Script
Michael Uslan
Pencils
? (various covers)
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 2. Tales of the Unexpected No. 84 Aug-Sept 1964 Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Credits

Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff

Notes

intro to Aliens Visit Earth Today

Show/hide 3. Spores from Space Comic story, 8 pages

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Frank Frazetta
Show/hide 4. Do Not Open Till Doomsday Comic story, 6 pages

Credits

Script
Sid Gerson
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #36 (September 1953)
Do Not Open Till Doomsday!
Also printed
Australia
Century Comic (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #101 ([November 1964?])
Do Not Open Till Doomsday!
 
United States
From Beyond the Unknown (DC, 1969 series) #7 (October-November 1970)
Do Not Open Till Doomsday

Notes

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

Show/hide 5. The Unknown Spaceman Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 6. Missing: One Alien Comic story, 9 pages

Credits

Script
France Herron
Art
Howard Sherman
Show/hide 7. From Beyond the Unknown No. 17 Jun-Jul 1972 Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Credits

Script
Julius Schwawrtz
Art
Murphy Anderson
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Notes

intro to Life in Space Today

Show/hide 8. The Aliens Who Raided New York Comic story, 9 pages

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Show/hide 9. House of Mystery No. 151 June 1965 Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Joe Certa

Notes

intro to Contemporary Space Heroes

Show/hide 10. The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel (John Jones Manhunter from Mars) Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 11. The Guardians of the Clockwork Universe (Captain Comet) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 12. Brave and the Bold No. 47 Apr-May 1963 Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Credits

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Notes

intro to Future Life on Earth

Show/hide 13. Escape from Earth Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Script
John Broome
Art
Murphy Anderson
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Notes

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

Show/hide 14. It's a Woman's World Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 15. Saga of the Secret Sportsmen Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 16. The Last Television Broadcast on Earth Comic story, 6 pages

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sid Greene
Inks
Joe Giella
Show/hide 17. Revolt of the Spaceships! (Space Museum) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 18. Mystery in Space No. 35 Dec-Jan 1956-57 Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Credits

Script
Julius Schwartz
Art
Gil Kane

Notes

intro to Future Life in Space

Show/hide 19. The Sky-High Man Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Joe Giella
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

First print
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #49 (February 1959)
The Sky-High Man!
Also printed
United States
From Beyond the Unknown (DC, 1969 series) #9 (February-March 1971)
The Sky-High Man!

Notes

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

Show/hide 20. The Counterfeit Earth Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 21. The Mad Planet Comic story, 6 pages

Credits

Script
Sid Gerson
Art
Virgil Finlay
Show/hide 22. Tales of the Unexpected No. 78 Aug-Sep 1963 Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Bob Brown

Notes

intro to Space Heroes of the Future

Show/hide 23. Follow the Space-Leader (Space Cabby) Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 24. The Case of the Vanishing Robots (Star Hawkins) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Star Hawkins

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Show/hide 25. Columbus of Space (Tommy Tomorrow) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tommy Tomorrow
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Tommy Tomorrow

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
George Kashdan
Bernie Breslauer
Art
Virgil Finlay?
Howard Sherman?
Letters
Howard Sherman (Logo)
?

Synopsis

In a fictional "forecast", the first astronaut travels to Mars and back.

Notes

Pencils info from Gene Reed (Per Sandell)

Inks info from Gene Reed (Per Sandell)

Show/hide 26. The Super Planeteers (Tommy Tomorrow) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tommy Tomorrow
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Jim Mooney
Show/hide 27. The Rise of the Atomic Knights (Atomic Knights) Comic story, 16 pages
Show/hide 28. Where Is the Paradise of Space (Star Rovers) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Star Rovers

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Sid Greene
Show/hide 29. The Great Plutonium Plot (Space Ranger) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Space Ranger

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox (plot)
Edmond Hamilton (script)
Art
Bob Brown

Reprint history

First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #15 (July-August 1958)
The Great Plutonium Plot
Also printed
Australia
Mighty The 100-Page Comic! (Colour Comics, 1957 series) #8 ([November 1958?])
The Great Plutonium Plot
 
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Mighty the 100-Page Comic! (KG Murray (NZ), 1959? series) #8 ([March 1959?])
The Great Plutonium Plot
 
United States
DC Super Stars (DC, 1976 series) #8 (October 1976)
The Great Plutonium Plot
 
Australia
Super Heroes Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #6 ([June 1977?])
The Great Plutonium Plot
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Showcase (DC, 2012 series) #1 ([September] 2012)
The Great Plutonium Plot

Notes

Script credit revised 18 January 2006, Denys Howard, editor. Was credited to Arnold Drake but Mr. Drake confirmed in an email message to Mike Catron that he did not write this story.

Show/hide 30. Mystery in Space No. 75 May 1962 Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page
Show/hide 31. Secret of the Eternal City (Adam Strange) Comic story, 15 pages
Show/hide 32. The Planet That Came to a Standstill (Adam Strange) Comic story, 25 pages
Show/hide 33. DC Science-Fiction Comic Book BIbliography Text article, 2 pages

Credits

Author
Michael Uslan
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 34. DC Science-Fiction Series Checklist Text article, 2 pages

Credits

Author
Michael Uslan
Letters
typeset

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33989

Entry created

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