Strange Adventures #55

DC Comics

United States

Published
April 1955
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/11984

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Julius Schwartz (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Gorilla Who Challenged the World! Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Murphy Anderson
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Stuart Greetings, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stuart Greetings, Inc.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Gorilla Who Challenged the World [Part 1] Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Dr. Jonas Mills

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
Sy Barry

Synopsis

Dr. Mills tests his super-intelligence serum on a gorilla who then escapes and uses his super-intelligence to go on a crime spree.

Notes

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

Show/hide 3. Untitled (My Greatest Adventure; Superman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"To the boys and girls of America..."

Featuring

Feature
My Greatest Adventure; Superman

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Amazing Ratios!) Cartoon, 1 page

"During the course of a working week..."

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Tommy Nicolosi
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #64 ([January 1968?])
 
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)
Show/hide 5. Movie Men from Mars! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Henry Sharp
Inks
Joe Giella

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #55 (April 1955)
 
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #14 ([October 1955?])
The Day the Sun Exploded!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)
 
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)
The Day the Sun Exploded

Notes

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

Show/hide 6. Untitled (American Seed Co.) Advertisement, 1 page
Show/hide 7. A World Destroyed! Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Script
Joe Kubert
Art
Joe Kubert
Show/hide 8. The Day the Sun Exploded! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Bernard Sachs

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #39 ([November 1966?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #38 ([June 1968?])
 
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)

Notes

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

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Solar System Sizes!) Cartoon, 0.5 pages

"Mercury -- the smallest planet in the solar system..."

Featuring

Feature
Solar System Sizes!
Genre
Non-fiction; math & science

Credits

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Tommy Nicolosi
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #55 (April 1955)
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #35 ([March 1968?])
Solar System Sizes
 
Australia
Superman the Comic (Murray, 1978 series) #2 ([June 1979])
Untitled
 
Australia
Superman the Comic (Murray, 1978 series) #2 ([June 1979])
Show/hide 10. The Famous DC Symbol Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages
Show/hide 11. Planet X! (Spotlight on Science) Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spotlight on Science
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Author
Julius Schwartz
Art
Raymond Perry
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 12. The Invisible Spaceman! Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 13. Peter Porkchops Says: "Don't Be Afraid to Speak Up!" (Peter Porkchops) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Peter Porkchops
Genre
Advocacy; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Peter Porkchops; Wolfie; Mervin Mouse

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Rube Grossman
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 14. Hey Skinny! ...Yer Ribs Are Showing! (Charles Atlas) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Charles Atlas

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35418

Entry created

  • 24/12/2007

Index completed

  • 18/09/2019

Last updated

  • 18/09/2019