Strange Adventures #78

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
March 1957
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
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/13401

Credits

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

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Secret of the Tom Thumb Spacemen! Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Colours
Jack Adler, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Showcase Presents: Strange Adventures (DC, 2008 series) #2 (2013 [February 2014])
 
Big Boss (Arédit-Artima, 1960 series) #61 (1961)
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #73 (1 de octubre de 1959)

Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Inks were originally credited to Joe Giella, but Bob Bailey and Gene Reed agree it is Bernard Sachs.

Show/hide 1. Check the Kind of Body You Want! (Charles Atlas) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Charles Atlas

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
 
, photographer
Text
, letterer
 
, typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Secret of the Tom Thumb Spacemen! Comic story, 5.67 pages

"I'm really Bruce Walker of Earth, and not King Otmar of Ikaron--as these people think!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Bruce Walker

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Sid Greene, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #78 (March 1957)
 
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #35 ([July 1957])
The Secret of the Tom Thumb Spacemen
 
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #35 ([July 1957])
 
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #238 (September-October 1972)
 
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #238 (September-October 1972)
The Secret of the Tom Thumb Spacemen
 
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #84 ([December 1973?])
The Secret of the Tom Thumb Spacemen!
Printed in
Showcase Presents: Strange Adventures (DC, 2008 series) #2 (2013 [February 2014])
 
All Star Adventure Comic (K. G. Murray, 1959 series) #84 ([December 1973] ?)
 
Aventures Fiction (Arédit-Artima, 1958 series) #10 (février 1959)
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #73 (1 de octubre de 1959)

Notes

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

Show/hide 3. Untitled Statement of ownership, 0.33 pages

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 4. Untitled (100 Toy Pirates) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
100 Toy Pirates

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 5. Buzzy's Special Brotherhood Week Quiz (Buzzy [DC]) Public service announcement, 1 page

"Who came to America from England to seek religious freedom and landed at Plymouth, Mass. in 1620?"

Featuring

Feature
Buzzy [DC]
Genre
Non-fiction; advocacy

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
Ruben Moreira, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Notes

This PSA is produced in sequential comics-art style.

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

"Tyrannosaurus Rex! The mightiest and most fearsome creature that ever lived on Earth!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Sterling Marsh

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Five-Score Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #3 ([July 1958])
The Life Battery!
 
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #230 (May-June 1971)
The Life Battery
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #85 ([October 1971?])
The Life Battery
Printed in
Showcase Presents: Strange Adventures (DC, 2008 series) #2 (2013 [February 2014])
 
Aventures Fiction (Arédit-Artima, 1958 series) #10 (février 1959)
 
Hercule (Arédit-Artima, 1976 series) #5 (octobre 1977)
 
Five-Score Comic Monthly (K. G. Murray, 1958 series) #3 ([July 1958])
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #73 (1 de octubre de 1959)

Notes

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

Show/hide 7. Jim and Betty Solve the "Flying Saucer" Mystery! (Wilson Chemical Company) Comics-form advertising, 1 page

"Look Betty! I'll bet it's a flying saucer!"

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chemical Company

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ray Thompson, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
 
, typeset
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Science Says You're Wrong If You Believe That--) Cartoon, 1 page

"The sun always rises in the east and sets in the west..."

Featuring

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

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #34 ([June 1957])
Untitled
Printed in
Superboy Annual (Atlas Publishing, 1953 series) #1958-59 ([1958])
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #73 (1 de octubre de 1959)
Show/hide 9. The Magic Horn from Space! Comic story, 6 pages

"The space-horn created this gun from my thoughts... but will it work against this island's savage natives?"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #43 ([April 1958?])
The Magic Horn from Space!
Printed in
Showcase Presents: Strange Adventures (DC, 2008 series) #2 (2013 [February 2014])
 
Aventures Fiction (Arédit-Artima, 1958 series) #10 (février 1959)
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #73 (1 de octubre de 1959)

Notes

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

Show/hide 10. Hot and Cold! (Spotlight on Science) Text article, 2 pages

"In both the polar regions of our Earth the sun continually shines for several months without setting."

Featuring

Feature
Spotlight on Science
Genre
Non-fiction; math & science

Credits

Writing
, author
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 11. The Prisoner of Space X! Comic story, 6 pages

"I'm a prisoner -- suspended in mid-air -- in a world no Earthman ever saw!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Robert Wilson

Credits

Writing
Ed Herron, scripter
Art
Sid Greene, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Showcase Presents: Strange Adventures (DC, 2008 series) #2 (2013 [February 2014])
 
Aventures Fiction (Arédit-Artima, 1958 series) #10 (février 1959)
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #73 (1 de octubre de 1959)

Notes

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

Show/hide 12. Do You Want Spending Money? (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales

Credits

Writing
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Art
, line art
Colours
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Text
, letterer
 
, typeset
Show/hide 13. Everything You Need to Enjoy Stamp Collecting Yours for Only 25¢ (Zenith Company) Advertisement, 1 page

"Large album and stamp collection"

Featuring

Feature
Zenith Company

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 14. Mickey Mantle Goes to Bat for "Billy Bikeless" (Junior Sales Club of America) Comics-form advertising, 1 page

"Good game Bill! Your homer won the game for us!"

Featuring

Feature
Junior Sales Club of America
Genre
Sports
Characters
Bill; Mickey Mantle

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
 
, photographer
Text
, letterer

Notes

Inside back cover featuring a comics-form advertisement for the top third of the page with JSCA prize details and coupon occupying the rest of the page.

Show/hide 15. Choose Your Prize (American Seed Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

"Over 100 prizes in big prize book"

Featuring

Feature
American Seed Co.

Credits

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

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34064

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