Strange Adventures #51

DC Comics

United States

Published
December 1954
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/11724

Credits

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

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Man Who Stole the Air! Cover, 1 page

"I hope they have enough air to supply all of us!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #8 ([April 1955?])
The Man Who Stole The Air!
Printed in
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #34 (1 de agosto de 1956)
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Jowett Institute of Physical Training) Advertisement, 1 page

"Come on, buddy, quit being a bag-of-bones weakling like I was in 10 minutes of fun a day you can do all I did!"

Featuring

Feature
Jowett Institute of Physical Training

Credits

Writing
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Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Man Who Stole the Air! Comic story, 6 pages

"Bombs away!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Sy Barry, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #8 ([April 1955?])
The Man Who Stole The Air
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #31 ([November 1967?])
The Man Who Stole the Air!
 
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #233 (November-December 1971)
The Man Who Stole the Air
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #84 ([April 1972?])
The Man Who Stole the Air
Printed in
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (K. G. Murray, 1965 series) #31 ([November 1967])
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #34 (1 de agosto de 1956)
From GCD
in Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #233 (November-December 1971)
This version
Strange Adventures 233, November-December 1971
Original
Strange Adventures 51, December 1954
From GCD
From Strange Adventures #51 (December 1954).

Notes

Pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 1 page

"3 cheers for the most delicious candy T-O-O-T-S-I-E Tootsie Roll Tootsie Roll Rah! Rah! Rah!"

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 4. Superboy Says: "Know Your Country!" (Superboy) Public service announcement, 1 page

"Sigrid has invited us to her house for supper."

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superboy

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

PSA has been done in a sequential comics story style.

Show/hide 5. Warning from Another World! Comic story, 6 pages

"We have established that it is an animal of some type--unknown on Earth!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Ed Herron, scripter
Art
Henry Sharp, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #14 (October 1981)
Warning from Another World
Printed in
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #34 (1 de agosto de 1956)
From GCD
in DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #14 (October 1981)
 
from Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #51 (December 1954)

Notes

Pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 6. The Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids (Dubble Bubble Gum) Comics-form advertising, 0.5 pages

"Here is the trick which has amazed visitors for many, many years."

Featuring

Feature
Dubble Bubble Gum
Genre
Children

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ray Thompson, line art [signed as Ray T.]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 7. Untitled (Daffy & Doodle) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Hmm-m! Look, Mom...a falling star!"

Featuring

Feature
Daffy & Doodle
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Lit-Win, scripter
Art
Lit-Win, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Lit-Win, letterer

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First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #125 (October 1948)
Untitled
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Amazing Ratios!) Cartoon, 1 page

"If the molecules in a thimbleful of water were placed end to end they would circle the world 100 million times..."

Featuring

Feature
Amazing Ratios!
Genre
Non-fiction; math & science

Credits

Writing
Julius Schwartz, scripter
Art
Morris Waldinger, penciller
 
Tom Nicolosi, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Milt Snapinn, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
From Beyond the Unknown (DC, 1969 series) #11 (June-July 1971)
"If the molecules in a thimbleful of water were placed end to end..."  (top 1/3 of page only)
Printed in
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #98 (May 1960)
 
From Beyond the Unknown (DC, 1969 series) #8 (December 1970-January 1971)
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #34 (1 de agosto de 1956)
Show/hide 9. The Amazing Secret of Jules Verne! Comic story, 6 pages

"The worlds greatest treasure is inside that shell!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Sid Gerson, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #34 (1 de agosto de 1956)

Notes

Pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 10. Untitled [Spaceman's Squint!] (Spotlight on Science) Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spotlight on Science
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Writing
Julius Schwartz, author
Art
Raymond Perry, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Contains three articles:

1. Spaceman's Squint!

2. Spark of Life!

3. Meteoric Speeds!

Show/hide 11. The Metal That Mastered Men! Comic story, 5.67 pages

"This amazing metal enables me to know the thoughts of any person within ten feet of me!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Jerry Grandenetti, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #10 ([June 1955?])
The Metal that Mastered Men
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #64 ([April 1968?])
The Metal that Mastered Men
Printed in
Strange Adventures (K. G. Murray, 1954 series) #10 ([June 1955] ?)
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #34 (1 de agosto de 1956)
Original
Strange Adventures 51, December 1954

Notes

Pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 12. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 13. Untitled (The Funman) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Funman

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 14. Untitled (Littleton Stamp Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

"Look at the prized stamp I found!"

Featuring

Feature
Littleton Stamp Co.

Credits

Writing
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Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 15. Announcing the New Daisy Red Ryder Carbine (Daisy Air Rifles) Advertisement, 1 page

"When I say my new gun is a Daisy--it is a Daisy!"

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Air Rifles

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Fred Harman, line art [signed]
Text
, letterer
 
, typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 16. 3 Sure-shot Winners by Thom McAn (Thom McAn) Comics-form advertising, 1 page

"Talk of running up a score!"

Featuring

Feature
Thom McAn

Credits

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

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34457

Entry created

  • 29/09/2007

Index completed

  • 16/12/2021

Last updated

  • 16/12/2021