Strange Adventures #42

DC Comics

United States

Published
March 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
Branding
DC: Superman National Comics
 
DC: Superman National Comics
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/11147

Credits

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

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Planet of Ancient Children! (Captain Comet) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Captain Comet
Genre
Science fiction; superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Murphy Anderson, line art
Colours
Jack Adler, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #20
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales

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Writing
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Art
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Text
, letterer

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Planet of Ancient Children! (Captain Comet) Comic story, 5.67 pages
Show/hide 3. Untitled (Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil
Genre
Satire-parody

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art [as Al Capp]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Buzzy) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Millions of readers know..."

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Feature
Buzzy

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Show/hide 5. Untitled (Science Says You're Wrong If You Believe That) Cartoon, 1 page

"There is no limit to how long a total solar eclipse can last..."

Featuring

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

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #2 ([October 1954?])
Untitled
Show/hide 6. I Delivered Mail from Mars! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Joe Smith; Wilson; Vaggo Xat

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Mort Drucker, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
All Favourites, The 100-Page Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #12 ([March 1959?])
I Delivered Mail from Mars!
 
United States
From Beyond the Unknown (DC, 1969 series) #14 (December-January 1972)
I Delivered Mail From Mars
Printed in
All Favourites, The 100-Page Comic (K. G. Murray, 1957 series) #12 ([April 1959] ?)
 
Hercule (Arédit-Artima, 1976 series) #4 (juillet 1977)
From GCD
in From Beyond the Unknown (DC, 1969 series) #14 December-January 1972
 
from Strange Adventures #42 (DC, March 1954)

Synopsis

Mailman Joe Smith finds a mysterious letter from Mars as part of his delivery.

Notes

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

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Dubble Bubble Gum) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Egypt sure is an interesting country..."

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 8. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

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, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 9. Buzzy Says "Start the Day Off Right!" (Buzzy) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Buzzy
Genre
Advocacy; teen

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Show/hide 10. The Eternal Prisoner Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Sid Gerson, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller [signed]
 
Bernard Sachs, inker [signed as B. Sachs]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #15 ([December 1957?])
The Eternal Prisoner
Printed in
The Hundred Comic Monthly (K. G. Murray, 1956 series) #15 ([December 1957])

Notes

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

Show/hide 11. Superman on Television! Is Super-TV (The Adventures of Superman) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of Superman

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Show/hide 12. Untitled (Spotlight on Science) Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spotlight on Science

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Show/hide 13. Junior Space Pilots on the Beam! (Wilson Chemical Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chemical Co.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ray Thompson, line art [signed as R. T.]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 14. The Eye-Dropper World Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Murphy Anderson, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

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

Show/hide 15. Untitled (Littleton Stamp Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Littleton Stamp Co.

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Show/hide 16. Untitled (Artistic Card Co., Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Artistic Card Co., Inc.

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 17. Untitled (The Dollar Mystery Guild) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Dollar Mystery Guild

Credits

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Art
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, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35494

Entry created

  • 28/12/2007

Index completed

  • 06/12/2021

Last updated

  • 06/12/2021