Strange Adventures #244

DC Comics

United States

Published
October-November 1973
Page count
36
Cover price
0.20 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/26613

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Prisoner of the Parakeets! Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
S-1573

Credits

Art
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #52 (January 1955)
Prisoner of the Parakeets!
Printed in
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #7 ([March 1955?])
Prisoner of the Parakeets!
From GCD
from Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #52 (January 1955) [with new colors]

Notes

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

Show/hide 1. Sell Personalized Christmas Cards The Sales Leadership Way! (Sales Leadership Club) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Sales Leadership Club

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for Sales Leadership Club Christmas cards on inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Powerless Weapons of Adam Strange! (Adam Strange) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Adam Strange
Genre
Science fiction
Code
S-1586
Characters
Adam Strange; Alanna; the Dust Devil [Jakarta of Rhynthar]

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella

Reprint history

First print
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #84 (June 1963)
The Powerless Weapons of Adam Strange!
Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #42 ([April 1964?])
The Powerless Weapons of Adam Strange
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Adam Strange (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([August] 2007)
The Powerless Weapons of Adam Strange!
 
United States
The Adam Strange Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 3 ([April] 2008)
The Powerless Weapons of Adam Strange!
From GCD
from Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #84 (June 1963)

Synopsis

The Dust Devil has found a way to overcome Adam's previous methods of imprisonment and vows to conquer both Earth and Rann but Adam finds a new way to imobilize the creature.

Notes

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

Show/hide 3. Peter Revson Drives This Car (AFX Model Motoring) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
AFX Model Motoring

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for Aurora AFX Model Motoring toys. Appears between pages 4-5 of story sequence.

Show/hide 4. Just Put An X Next To The Comics You Want! (DC Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
DC Comics

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

House ad for comic subscriptions and the new "Champion Sports" comic. Appears between pages 4-5 of story sequence.

Show/hide 5. 40 Red China Stamps (Kenmore Stamp Co.) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Kenmore Stamp Co.

Credits

Art
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for stamps from Kenmore Stamp Co. Appears between pages 6-7 of story sequence.

Show/hide 6. Untitled (The Gayle House) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Gayle House

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for novelties from The Gayle House. Appears between pages 6-7 of story sequence.

Show/hide 7. Spotlight #1 On Strange Adventures (Spotlight On Strange Adventures) Letters page, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spotlight On Strange Adventures
Code
S-1580

Credits

Script
Julius Swartz
Letters
typeset

Notes

Letters from: James T. McCoy, Jr.; Bob Burros. Appears at bottom of story page 8.

Show/hide 8. The Day Bill Told Off His Boss (Cleveland Institute of Electronics, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Cleveland Institute of Electronics, Inc.
Characters
Bill; Mr. Bemis

Credits

Art
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

While being docked for arriving late to work, Bill tells his boss he's quitting because he got a better job after studying at CIE.

Notes

Ad for electronics courses from Cleveland Institute of Electronics, Inc. (CIE). Appears between pages 8-9 of story sequence.

Show/hide 9. New Sew On 4" Patches (Ad-A-Patch) Advertisement, 0.05 pages

Featuring

Feature
Ad-A-Patch
Characters
Krypto; Superman; Superboy; The Joker; Catwoman; Robin; The Penguin; Batman; Supergirl; Wonder Woman; Flash; Aquman; Riddler

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for Ad-A-Patch Emblem Co. superhero patches. Appears between pages 10-11 of story sequence.

Show/hide 10. Reward $11,750.00 For This Coin! (Best Values Co.) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Best Values Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for Best Values Co. coin catalogue. Appears between pages 10-11 of story sequence.

Show/hide 11. Spotlight #2 On Strange Adventures (Spotlight On Strange Adventures) Letters page, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spotlight On Strange Adventures
Code
S-1580-A

Credits

Script
Julius Swartz
Letters
typeset

Notes

Letter from Ron Legro. Appears on final page of first story sequence.

Show/hide 12. Pass This Test And You May Earn $300 (Sunshine Art Studios, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

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Feature
Sunshine Art Studios, Inc.

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Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for Sunshine Art Studios, Inc. Christmas cards.

Show/hide 13. Behind The Scenes At The DC Comic World (DC Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
DC Comics
Characters
Superman; The Spectre

Credits

Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Text article about new Amazing World of Superman being constructed in Metropolis, Illinois. Also information on several upcoming DC comics.

Show/hide 14. Untitled (DC Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
DC Comics
Characters
Iron-Wolf; Captain Marvel

Notes

House ad for Black Magic, Weird Worlds and Shazam!

Show/hide 15. Prisoner of the Parakeets Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
S-1587
Characters
John Walden

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Henry Sharp
Inks
Bernard Sachs

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #52 (January 1955)
Prisoner of the Parakeets
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #39 ([July 1968?])
Prisoner of the Parakeets
Printed in
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #7 ([March 1955?])
Prisoner of the Parakeets!
From GCD
from Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #52 (June 1963)

Synopsis

The combination of an atomic bomb test and an strange meteorite has caused a flock of parakeets to evolve into giant birds with intelligence rivaling humans but John Walden lures them to destruction before they can cause any harm.

Notes

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

Show/hide 16. How Joe Solved His "Secrurity Problem"! (Locksmithing Institute) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Locksmithing Institute
Characters
Joe; Jane

Credits

Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Joe is laid off from a factory job and becomes his own boss after studying locksmithing.

Notes

Ad for Locksmithing Institute course drawn in comic book style. Appears between pages 4-5 of second story sequence.

Show/hide 17. Untitled (Helen of Toy games) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Helen of Toy games

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Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for "Woods Edge" and "Cannon Ball" games from Helen of Toy, Co.

Show/hide 18. There Must Be A Better Way To Earn A Living... (International Correspondence Schools) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
International Correspondence Schools

Credits

Art
? (photos)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for International Correspondence Schools (ICS) courses.

Show/hide 19. Famous Name Prized or Cash (Olympic Sales Club) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Olympic Sales Club

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for Olympic Sales Club, Inc. on inside back cover.

Show/hide 20. One for Roads. One for Loads. (Raleigh bicycles) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Raleigh bicycles

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for the 1973 Raleigh bicycles on back cover.


Notes

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

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34831

Entry created

  • 02/11/2007

Index completed

  • 10/07/2011