Strange Adventures #54

DC Comics

United States

Published
March 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
Branding
DC Superman National Comics
 
DC Superman National Comics
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/11930

Credits

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

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Electric Man! Cover, 1 page

"Can you guess the secret of..."

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Murphy Anderson, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #12 ([August 1955?])
The Electric Man
Printed in
Showcase Presents: Strange Adventures (DC, 2008 series) #1 (2008 [March 2009])
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #38 (1 de noviembre de 1956)
Show/hide 1. Draw Me! (Art Instruction, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

"Try for a free 2-year art scholarship worth $295.00"

Featuring

Feature
Art Instruction, Inc.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Electric Man! Comic story, 6 pages

"I'm lookin' for gold, pardner--but what would you be lookin' for with that metal frog-sticker--uranium?"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Sy Barry, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #12 ([August 1955?])
The Electric Man
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #29 ([September 1967])
The Electric Man!
 
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #229 (March-April 1971)
The Electric Man!
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #78 (October 1971)
The Electric Man
 
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)
The Electric Man
Printed in
Showcase Presents: Strange Adventures (DC, 2008 series) #1 (2008 [March 2009])
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #38 (1 de noviembre de 1956)

Notes

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

Show/hide 3. Want a U.S. Government Job? (Franklin Institute) Advertisement, 1 page

"Here's how you can get paid up to $4,205.00 a year to start"

Featuring

Feature
Franklin Institute

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
 
, typeset
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Amazing Ratios!) Cartoon, 1 page

"The full moon sheds 100 times as much light upon the Earth as all the stars combined..."

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
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #18 ([February 1956?])
Amazing Ratios!
 
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #99 (June 1960)
Amazing Ratios!
 
Australia
The Hundred Comic (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #90 ([April 1964])
Untitled
Show/hide 5. The World's Mightiest Weakling! Comic story, 6 pages

"What do you see in this skinny beanpole, Wilma?"

Featuring

Characters
Wilma; Rodney Drake [Rod]; Brad; Professor Milton

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Also printed
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #54 (March 1955)
 
United Kingdom
Superboy Adventure Book (Atlas Publishing, 1955 series) #1956-57 (1956)
The World's Mightiest Weakling
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #34 ([February 1968?])
The World's Mightiest Weakling
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #34 ([February 1968?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #34 ([February 1968?])
 
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #242 (September 1971)
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #88 ([April 1972?])
The World's Mightiest Weakling
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #88 ([April 1972?])
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #88 ([April 1972?])
 
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)
The World's Mightiest Weakling
 
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)
Printed in
Showcase Presents: Strange Adventures (DC, 2008 series) #1 (2008 [March 2009])
 
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #242 (September 1971)
 
Batman Poche (Sage - Sagédition, 1976 series) #25 (février-mars-avril 1980)
Original
Strange Adventures 54, March 1955
This version
Superman 242, September 1971

Notes

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

Show/hide 6. Untitled (Planets of Wonder!) Cartoon, 0.5 pages

"Saturn as seen from its closest moon Mimas would appear 5000 times the size of Earth's full moon!"

Featuring

Feature
Planets of Wonder!
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

 
First published in this issue
Also printed
Australia
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #16 ([July 1956])
Untitled
From GCD
in Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2008 series) #1
Printed in
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (K. G. Murray, 1955 series) #16 ([July 1956])
 
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #46 (August 1960)
Show/hide 7. The Famous DC Symbol Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 8. Your United Nations at Work! Public service announcement, 1 page

"Why are you sad father?"

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; advocacy

Credits

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

Notes

This PSA is produced in the form of a sequential comics-form story.

Show/hide 9. Interplanetary Camera! Comic story, 6 pages

"Professor, we've got to figure out the meaning of these strange snapshots!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #63 ([November 1967?])
Interplanetary Camera
 
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #63 ([November 1967?])
 
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)
Interplanetary Camera
 
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)
Printed in
Showcase Presents: Strange Adventures (DC, 2008 series) #1 (2008 [March 2009])
 
All Favourites Comic (K. G. Murray, 1960 series) #63 ([September 1967])
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #38 (1 de noviembre de 1956)

Notes

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

Show/hide 10. Untitled [Seeds Across Space!] (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

There are two text articles presented:

1. Seeds Across Space!

2. Flight by Night!

Show/hide 11. The Robot Dragnet! Comic story, 6 pages

"Find Tim Steele the killer robot!"

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Henry Sharp, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

 
First published in this issue
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)
The Robot Dragnet
Printed in
Showcase Presents: Strange Adventures (DC, 2008 series) #1 (2008 [March 2009])
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #38 (1 de noviembre de 1956)

Notes

Pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics; sequel to "The Millionaire Robot" in Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #53.

Show/hide 12. Untitled (Wilson Chem. Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chem. Co.

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 13. Untitled (Littleton Stamp Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Littleton Stamp Co.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
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Show/hide 14. Untitled (Artistic Card Co., Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Artistic Card Co., Inc.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 15. Untitled (American Seed Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
American Seed Co.

Credits

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

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 36633

Entry created

  • 07/06/2008

Index completed

  • 27/12/2021

Last updated

  • 27/12/2021