The Atom #12

DC Comics

United States

Published
April-May 1964
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/18309

Credits

Editing
Julie Schwartz

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Danger -- Atom-Gun at Work! (The Atom) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 1. The Golden Rule Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Advocacy
Characters
Bob Hope

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Bob Oksner
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis

The Golden Rule is universal.

Notes

Inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly. Later appears in DC comics cover-dated April 1967.

Show/hide 2. Danger -- Atom-Gun at Work! (The Atom) Comic story, 12.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Jean Loring; Enrichetta Negrini

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Gil Kane (credited)
Inks
Sid Greene (credited)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Synopsis

A nameless criminal with scientific knowledge discovers a way to imprison the Atom in a laser weapon and use him to power it.

Notes

Story in two parts of 7.67 pages and 4.67 pages.

Show/hide 3. Who Is the Flaming Avenger? (Showcase; Cave Carson) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Showcase; Cave Carson
Genre
Adventure; science fiction

Credits

Art
Lee Elias
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

House ad for Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #49. At the bottom of page 8 of the previous story sequence.

Show/hide 4. No title recorded Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Be first in your neighborhood to read each issue..."

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

On the page immediately following page 8 of the previous story sequence.

Show/hide 5. No title recorded (Strange Realm of the Atom!) Cartoon, 1 page

"The amount of space occupied by an electron..."

Featuring

Feature
Strange Realm of the Atom!
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Script
Julius Schwartz ?
Pencils
Morris Waldinger ?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?

Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 9 of the previous story sequence.

Show/hide 6. Dash Out of Your Foxholes! (Sgt. Rock's Prize Battle Tales) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Sgt. Rock's Prize Battle Tales
Genre
War

Credits

Art
Joe Kubert
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

house ad for Sgt. Rock's Prize Battle Tales (DC, 1964 series) #1

Show/hide 7. No title recorded (104 Cars) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
104 Cars

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 8. Electrifying Announcement! (Hawkman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Hawkman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Murphy Anderson
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

house ad for Hawkman (DC, 1964 series) #1, on sale February 20

Show/hide 9. No title recorded (Inside the Atom) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Inside the Atom

Credits

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

Notes

letters from: Leonard J. Tirado, Andy Wickstrom, Paul Feola

Show/hide 10. The Gold Hunters of '49! (The Atom) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Edgar Allan Poe; Professor Alpheus V. Hyatt; Charles Barr

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Gil Kane (credited)
Inks
Sid Greene (credited)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #439 (February-March 1974)
The Gold-Hunters of '49!
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1974 series) #118 ([February 1975?])
The Gold Hunters of '49
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The Atom (DC, 2007 series) #11 (2007)
The Gold Hunters of '49!
From GCD
from Atom (DC, 1962 series) #12 (April-May 1964)
 
from Atom (DC, 1962 series) #12.

Synopsis

The Atom travels back to the year 1849 where he encounters Edgar Allan Poe and helps solve a mysterious gold robbery.

Notes

A "Time Pool" story.

Show/hide 11. No title recorded (Green Lantern; Strange Adventures) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

"For the very best..."

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern; Strange Adventures
Show/hide 12. No title recorded (Helen of Toy, Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Helen of Toy, Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 13. No title recorded (100 Toy Soldiers) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
100 Toy Soldiers

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 14. No title recorded (American Body Building Club) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
American Body Building Club

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 15. No title recorded (American Seed Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
American Seed Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from ad in Strange Adventures #162 and copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34428

Entry created

  • 26/09/2007

Index completed

  • 06/04/2019

Last updated

  • 06/04/2019