Strange Adventures #52

DC Comics

United States

Published
January 1955
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/11808

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Julius Schwartz (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction; mystery

Credits

Art
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #7 ([March 1955?])
Prisoner of the Parakeets!
 
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #244 (October-November 1973)
Prisoner of the Parakeets!
From GCD
in Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #244
 
from Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #52 (January 1955) [with new colors]
Show/hide 1. You Can Become an Amazing New 3-D He-Man Like We Did (Jowett Institute of Physical Training) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jowett Institute of Physical Training
Characters
Jim Norman; Ken Grimm; R. Hirsch

Credits

Art
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Body-building ad.

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Prisoner of the Parakeets Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
John Walden

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Henry Sharp
Inks
Bernard Sachs

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #7 ([March 1955?])
Prisoner of the Parakeets!
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #39 ([July 1968?])
Prisoner of the Parakeets
 
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #244 (October-November 1973)
Prisoner of the Parakeets
 
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #244 (October-November 1973)
From GCD
in Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #244 (September-October 1973)
 
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

Pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (15 August 2007)

Show/hide 3. Tootsie Rolls Will Be on Television in the Tootsie Land Float (Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll

Synopsis

Ad for Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Pops.

Show/hide 4. "Look - there's Ruffy!" (Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids

Credits

Script
Ray Thompson
Art
Ray Thompson
Letters
Ray Thompson

Synopsis

Bubble gum ad.

Show/hide 5. Mystery of the Martian Canals Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fact

Credits

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Tommy Nicolosi

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
My Greatest Adventure (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #2 ([May 1955?])
Mystery of the Martian Canals

Synopsis

Short feature about the canals on Mars.

Show/hide 6. Twinkle Twinkle Deadly Star Comic story, 6 pages

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Bernard Sachs

Notes

Pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (15 August 2007)

Show/hide 7. "At the bottom of the ocean the temperature remains practically uniform." (Ma Nature's Curiosity Shop) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Ma Nature's Curiosity Shop
Genre
Fact

Credits

Script
Martin Naydel
Art
Martin Naydel
Letters
Martin Naydel

Reprint history

From GCD
from Green Lantern (DC, 1941 series) #38 (May-June 1947)

Synopsis

Odd facts about carnivorous plants, ocean temperature, and the sun.

Show/hide 8. Hey Kids! Match Your Wits with the Smith Brothers (Smith Brothers Cough Drops) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Smith Brothers Cough Drops

Synopsis

How many rhymes can you find for cherry?

Show/hide 9. Science-Snaps (Science-Snaps) Comic story, 1 page

"Black attracts bees more than any other color."

Featuring

Feature
Science-Snaps
Genre
Fact

Credits

Script
Martin Naydel
Art
Martin Naydel
Letters
Martin Naydel

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Green Lantern (DC, 1941 series) #38 (May-June 1949)
Untitled
Also printed
Australia
My Greatest Adventure (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #9 ([December 1955?])
Untitled
 
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #117 (June 1960)
Science-Snaps

Synopsis

Odd facts about bees, silence, milk, oceans and vocal cords.

Show/hide 10. The Flying Saucer Boomerang Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Carmine Infantino

Reprint history

From GCD
in Super DC Giant (DC, 1970 series) #27 (Summer 1976)
in DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #14 (October 1981)

Notes

Pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (15 August 2007)

Show/hide 11. Star Eclipse! (Spotlight on Science) Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spotlight on Science
Genre
Fact

Credits

Author
Julius Schwartz
Art
Raymond Perry
Colours
Raymond Perry
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 12. Interplanetary Postcard Comic story, 6 pages

Credits

Script
Sid Gerson
Pencils
Henry Sharp
Inks
Joe Giella

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #10 ([June 1955?])
Interplanetary Postcard!

Notes

Pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (15 August 2007)

Show/hide 13. "Yippee! Ride It Cowboy!" (Schwinn Bicycles) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Schwinn Bicycles

Synopsis

Ad for the new Schwinn Corvette.

Show/hide 14. Hey Kids!! Send for the New Howdy Doody Color Television Set (Josely Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Josely Co.
Characters
Howdy Doody; Clarabell; Mr. Bluster; Flub-a-Dub; Dilly Dally

Synopsis

Ad for a miniature filmstrip viewer.

Show/hide 15. Here Is the Game of Games (The Electric Game Co., Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Electric Game Co., Inc.

Synopsis

Ad for an electric baseball game.

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 16. New Daisy Lightning Loader Red Ryder Carbine (Daisy Manufacturing Company) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Manufacturing Company
Genre
Western
Characters
Red Ryder; Little Beaver

Credits

Art
Fred Harman

Synopsis

Ad for new modesl of Daisy Air Rifles.

Notes

Back cover.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 36635

Entry created

  • 07/06/2008

Index completed

  • 10/07/2011

Last updated

  • 16/06/2012