Strange Adventures #53

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
February 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/11869

Credits

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

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Human Icicle! Cover, 1 page

"Colder professor, colder! You must freeze me at absolute zero--or I'll die!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #11 ([July 1955])
The Human Icicle!
Printed in
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #37 (1 de noviembre de 1956)
Show/hide 1. Untitled (My Greatest Adventure) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Now - For the first time..."

Featuring

Feature
My Greatest Adventure
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
John Prentice, line art
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Notes

inside front cover; house ad for My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #1

Show/hide 2. The Human Icicle! Comic story, 5.67 pages

"This terrible heat is making me burn with thirst!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #11 ([July 1955])
The Human Icicle!
 
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #73 (April 1958)
The Human Icicle!
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #33 ([January 1968])
The Human Icicle
 
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #234 (January-February 1972)
Printed in
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #234 (January-February 1972)
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #38 (1 de noviembre de 1956)
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #37 (1 de noviembre de 1956)

Synopsis

A humanoid alien from Pluto who has temporarily exchanged himself with an Earth scientist must be subjected to absolute zero temperatures or he will die.

Notes

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

Show/hide 3. Untitled Statement of ownership, 0.33 pages

Credits

Text
, typeset

Notes

Statement of October 1, 1954

No circulation information given.

Owners: National Comics Publications, Inc., H. Donenfeld, J.S. Liebowitz, P.H. Sampliner, G, Donenfeld, R. Liebowitz, S.U. Sampliner, J.S. Liebowitz & A.I. Menin as Trustees for I. Donenfeld and S. Donenfeld, A.I. Menin & J.I. Golinko as Trustees for L. Liebowitz and J. Liebowitz, A. Donenfeld, F. Iger, H. Donenfeld Foundation, Inc,. all at 480 Lexington Avenue, New York 17, N.Y.

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 1 page

"Ring around a Tootsie Roll, what a lovely treat."

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll
Characters
Santa Claus

Credits

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

Synopsis

Santa Claus stands next to a Christmas tree holding a giant Tootsie Roll while children dance around him eating various Tootsie candy products.

Show/hide 5. Binky's Special Christmas Quiz (Binky) Public service announcement, 1 page

"In what country do the children make an outdoor Christmas tree of wheat sheaves for the birds?"

Featuring

Feature
Binky
Genre
Non-fiction; advocacy; teen
Characters
Binky

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
Ruben Moreira, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Synopsis

Descriptions of Christmas customs in various countries.

Notes

This PSA is produced in sequential comics-art style.

Show/hide 6. Martian Masquerade! Comic story, 6 pages

"They came from Venus, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter--alien creatures from the far regions of interplanetary space!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Ed Herron, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #25 ([October 1958?])
Martian Masquerade!
Printed in
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #37 (1 de noviembre de 1956)

Synopsis

A Martian invader thinks that he has successfully disguised himself as an Earth man but one thing gives him away.

Notes

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

Show/hide 7. Falling Objects! Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Because of the rotation of the Earth, a heavy object dropped from a height will not..."

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Writing
Julius Schwartz, scripter
Art
Morris Waldinger, penciller
 
Tom Nicolosi, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Milt Snapinn, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
My Greatest Adventure (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #2 ([May 1955?])
Falling Objects!
 
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #42 (April 1960)
Falling Objects
Printed in
My Greatest Adventure (K. G. Murray, 1955 series) #2 ([May 1955])
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #37 (1 de noviembre de 1956)
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Smith Brothers Cough Drops) Comics-form advertising, 0.5 pages

"Hey kids! See if you're smarter than the Smith brothers!"

Featuring

Feature
Smith Brothers Cough Drops

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 9. Untitled (Science Says You're Wrong If You Believe That) Cartoon, 1 page

"The black patches visible on the moon are mountains..."

Featuring

Feature
Science Says You're Wrong If You Believe That
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
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #98 (May 1960)
Untitled
Printed in
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #37 (1 de noviembre de 1956)
Show/hide 10. Interplanetary Swap Shop! Comic story, 6 pages

"Let's see what happens when I place this rose-filled vase inside the tank!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
George Horton; Betty Horton

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Murphy Anderson, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #14 ([October 1955?])
Interplanetary Swap Shop!
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #165 (March 1967)
Interplanetary Swap Shop
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #26 ([June 1967?])
Interplanetary Swap Shop
Printed in
Strange Adventures (K. G. Murray, 1954 series) #14 ([1955])
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #37 (1 de noviembre de 1956)
 
Superboy (Editora Brasil-América [EBAL], 1966 series) #74 (Junho de 1972)

Synopsis

George and Betty Horton have a fish tank that somehow acts as a portal to Venus where objects can he exchanged between the planets.

Notes

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

Show/hide 11. Untitled [Planetary Movements!] (Spotlight on Science) Text article, 2 pages

"If an Earthman were to look at the nine planets of the solar system through a telescope..."

Featuring

Feature
Spotlight on Science
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Writing
, author
Art
, penciller (logo illustration)
 
, inker (logo illustration)
Colours
, colourist (logo illustration)
Text
, typeset

Notes

This feature contains three articles:

1. Planetary Movements!

2. Water vs. Land!

3. The Soundless Universe!

Show/hide 12. Untitled (Amazing Ratios) Cartoon, 1 page

"Every square yard of the earth's surface directly exposed to the sun..."

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

Printed in
Blackhawk (DC, 1957 series) #148 (May 1960)
 
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #173 (August 1965)
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #37 (1 de noviembre de 1956)
 
Superman Annual (Atlas Publishing, 1951 series) #1958 (1958-9)
Show/hide 13. The Millionaire Robot! [Part 1] Comic story, 6 pages

"Nice fire, eh, Harvey? I have money to burn you know!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Harvey Murdock; Jonathan Murdock

Credits

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

Reprint history

Printed in
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #42 (1 de marzo de 1957)
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #37 (1 de noviembre de 1956)

Synopsis

A renegade robot inherits a huge fortune from his creator, then proceeds to squander it and behave recklessly.

Notes

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

Story continues in the following issue (#54).

Show/hide 14. Untitled (Cheerful Card Company) Advertisement, 1 page

"Do you need extra money? $40.00 is yours for selling only 50 boxes..."

Featuring

Feature
Cheerful Card Company

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 15. Untitled (Motor's Auto Repair Manual) Advertisement, 1 page

"Here's the easy step-by-step way to fix any car in a jiffy!"

Featuring

Feature
Motor's Auto Repair Manual

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 16. Untitled (Fashion Frocks, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

"If you get a stunning $10.98 dress without paying 1¢...will you wear and show it in your community?"

Featuring

Feature
Fashion Frocks, Inc.

Credits

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

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 37586

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