Mystery in Space #29

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
December 1955-January 1956
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/12487

Credits

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

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Show/hide Cover Untitled [Space-Enemy Number One!] Cover, 1 page

"Amazing! The mechanical manhunter identifies the Earthman in the line-up as space-enemy number one!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #48 (1 de octubre de 1957)

Notes

Cover inks credit confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 1. Draw Me! (Art Instruction, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

"Try for a free 2-year art scholarship worth $335.00"

Featuring

Feature
Art Instruction, Inc.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
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Text
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Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Space-Enemy Number One! Comic story, 5.67 pages

"As soon as the effects of his shockpitol wears off, we must notify the solar police!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #92 (September 1971)
Space-Enemy Number One!
 
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #74 (April 1972)
Space-Enemy Number One!
Printed in
All Star Adventure Comic (K. G. Murray, 1959 series) #74 ([April 1972] ?)
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #48 (1 de octubre de 1957)

Synopsis

The Solar Police are searching for Dinagren, a master criminal who can appear to be from several different planets.

Notes

Pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Shockpistol is misspelled in the first world balloon.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil) Comics-form advertising, 0.33 pages

"Chuckle!!-We've got Fosdick locked in the time capsule!!"

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 (Baby Ruth) Advertisement, 1 page

"A kangaroo mother and son can go merrily jumping as one..."

Featuring

Feature
Baby Ruth

Credits

Writing
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Text
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Show/hide 5. Untitled (Planets of Wonder!) Cartoon, 1 page

"Although a year on Mars is equal to 687 Earth-days..."

Featuring

Feature
Planets of Wonder!
Genre
Non-fiction; math & science

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Also printed
United States
Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1958 series) #11 (December 1959)
No title recorded
Printed in
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #48 (1 de octubre de 1957)
Show/hide 6. Mystery of the Mind-Reading Jewels! Comic story, 6 pages

"One of these miners is smuggling out the fabulously valuable telegems!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter
Art
Sid Greene, penciller
 
Joe Giella, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #48 (1 de octubre de 1957)

Notes

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

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 1 page

"Yoo hoo it's me my name is Pinky Lee"

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll
Characters
Pinky Lee

Credits

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Text
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Show/hide 8. Untitled [Sir William Herschel] (Giants of the Telescope) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Giants of the Telescope
Genre
Non-fiction; math & science

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Also printed
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #39 (January 1960)
Sir William Herschel  (recolored)
Printed in
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #48 (1 de octubre de 1957)

Notes

Information for this sequence from Arthur Lortie.

Show/hide 9. The Robot Without a World! (Space Cabbie [Space Cabby]) Comic story, 6 pages

"Eeyah, I got a shock when I touched you!"

Featuring

Feature
Space Cabbie [Space Cabby]
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

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

Reprint history

Printed in
Sidéral (Arédit-Artima, 1958 series) #11 (janvier 1959)
 
Big Boss (Arédit-Artima, 1970 series) #40 (1979)
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #48 (1 de octubre de 1957)

Notes

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

Show/hide 10. Untitled [Discovery of the Planet Vulcan!] (Wonders of Space) Text article, 2 pages

"A little over one hundred years ago, a French astronomer named Urbain Leverrier wrote to J. G. Galle at the..."

Featuring

Feature
Wonders of Space
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Writing
, author
Art
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Colours
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Text
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Notes

This feature contains two text articles:

1. Discovery of the Planet Vulcan!

2. The Law of Space!

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Our Strange Universe) Comic story, 1 page

"A great flock of globular clusters..."

Featuring

Feature
Our Strange Universe
Genre
Non-fiction; math & science

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Also printed
Australia
My Greatest Adventure (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #30 ([September 1957?])
Untitled
 
United States
House of Secrets (DC, 1956 series) #26 (November 1959)
Our Strange Universe
Printed in
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #224 (May-June 1970)
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #48 (1 de octubre de 1957)
 
My Greatest Adventure (K. G. Murray, 1955 series) #30 ([September 1957])
Show/hide 12. The Science-Fiction Story That Saved the Earth! Comic story, 6 pages

"I can't believe it! The future menace I described in my story is happening on Earth--today!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Bill Finger, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Strange Adventures (Colour Comics, 1954 series) #43 ([April 1958?])
The Science-Fiction Story That Saved the Earth!
Printed in
Sidéral (Arédit-Artima, 1958 series) #10 (décembre 1958)
 
Titanes Planetarios (Editorial Novaro, 1953 series) #48 (1 de octubre de 1957)

Notes

The two main characters, Emmett Hamilton and Ray Bradford, are thinly disguised tributes to science-fiction writers (and Julius Schwartz clients) Edmond Hamilton and Ray Bradbury.

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

Show/hide 13. Untitled (Kings' Knights) Advertisement, 1 page

"Kids! Be the first to send for the new plastic Kings' Knights only $1.00 postpaid"

Featuring

Feature
Kings' Knights

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Show/hide 14. How a Nation Is Born - Your United Nations at Work Public service announcement, 1 page

"80,000,000 people live on the islands that make up Indonesia."

Featuring

Genre
Advocacy

Credits

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

Notes

The inside back cover PSA is produced in sequential comics-art style.

Show/hide 15. Untitled (Daisy Air Rifles) Advertisement, 1 page

"Get your own "man-size" Daisy Air Rifle and get in with the crowd!"

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Air Rifles

Credits

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

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

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  • 39558

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