Strange Adventures #53

DC Comics

United States

Published
February 1955
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Unknown
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/11869

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Julius Schwartz (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction; mystery

Credits

Art
Murphy Anderson
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
None

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #11 ([July 1955])
The Human Icicle!
Show/hide 1. Now -- For the First Time... Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Adventure

Credits

Art
John Prentice
Colours
None
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
None

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

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
None

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)
From GCD
in Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #234 (January-February 1972)

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 (16 August 2007)

Show/hide 3. No title recorded Statement of ownership, 0.33 pages

Credits

Script
None
Art
None
Colours
None
Letters
typeset
Editing
None

Notes

Statement of October 1, 1954

Show/hide 4. Binky's Special Christmas Quiz (Binky) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Binky
Genre
Teen; fact
Characters
Binky

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Ruben Moreira
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
None

Synopsis

Descriptions of Christmas customs in various countries.

Show/hide 5. Martian Masquerade! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Script
France Herron
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Editing
None

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #25 ([October 1958?])
Martian Masquerade!

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 (16 August 2007)

Show/hide 6. Falling Objects! (Falling Objects!) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Because of the rotation of the earth, a heavy object dropped…"

Featuring

Feature
Falling Objects!
Genre
Fact

Credits

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Tommy Nicolosi
Letters
Milt Snapinn
Editing
None

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)
From GCD
in My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #42 (April 1960)
Show/hide 7. Science Says You're Wrong if You Believe That… (Science Says You're Wrong if You Believe That...) Comic story, 1 page

"The black patches on the moon are mountains…"

Featuring

Feature
Science Says You're Wrong if You Believe That...
Genre
Fact

Credits

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Tommy Nicolosi
Letters
Milt Snapinn
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
in House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #98 (May 1960)
Show/hide 8. Interplanetary Swap Shop! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Joe Giella
Editing
None

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
From GCD
from Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #53 (February 1955)

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 (16 August 2007)

Show/hide 9. Planetary Movements! (Spotlight on Science) Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spotlight on Science
Genre
Fact

Credits

Author
Art
(logo illustration)
Colours
(logo illustration)
Letters
typeset
Editing
None
Show/hide 10. Amazing Ratios (Amazing Ratios) Comic story, 1 page

"Every square inch of the earth's surface directly exposed…"

Featuring

Feature
Amazing Ratios
Genre
Fact

Credits

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Tommy Nicolosi
Letters
Milt Snapinn
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
in Blackhawk (DC, 1957 series) #148 (May 1960)
Show/hide 11. The Millionaire Robot! [Part 1] Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Henry Sharp
Inks
Joe Giella
Editing
None

Synopsis

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

Notes

Story continues in the following issue (#54)


Notes

; monthly

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 37586

Entry created

  • 02/10/2008

Cover added

  • 13/02/2010

Index completed

  • 13/02/2010

Last updated

  • 16/06/2012