AMAZING WORLD OF DC COMICS #2
Volume 1 Number 2 – September-October 1974 - Published Bi-Monthly by National Periodical Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 116 Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019 Copyright 1974 by NPP, Single Copies $1.50. Orders for issue #3 now being accepted.
September on Cover, rather than September-October
Cover: Kurt Schaffenberger illo of Cary Bates and Elliot S! Maggin typing at desk with various super-heroes (& Kurt, too) looking over their shoulders – Inside Cover: Amazing World of DC Products, Pics of Guy Lillian, Debbie Ulrich and several products like the 7-11 cups, dolls, colorforms, etc. (Pics by Steve Mitchell, Text by Bob Rozakis) – Back Cover: unpublished 1940’s page of Ed Whelan’s Fat & Slat – Inside Back Cover: Amazing World of Puzzles by Bob Rozakis (crossword).
Table of Contents
Cary Bates and Elliot Maggin: The Men Behind the Super-Typewriter, by Guy H. Lillian III
– Page 2
Interview with Bates & Maggin with pictures, but none of them identifying which is whom…
Amazing World of Editorials, by Bob Rozakis – Page 8
Missing Editorial from #1! Also an introduction to Mike Uslan, newest of the Jr. Woodchucks. (missing from TOC is the mention of an order form for #’s 1-3 and on page 9 an order form for old Superman TV Show Stills!)
The Adventures of Superboy, by Allan Asherman – Page 10
Long lost television series with a description of the pilot, info from Johnny Rockwell (Superboy) and listings of the scripts that were written, yet never produced.
Chuckin’ It, by Carl Gafford – Page 14
Beginning of regular column written by each staffer in turn.
Direct Currents – Page 15
September/October coming attractions.
House of Mystery Centerfold – Page 24
Unpublished Berni Wrightson cover!
Remembering, by Allan Asherman – Page 26
Kurt Schaffenberger retrospective.
The Reviewing Stand, by Carl Gafford – Page 28
Reviews of Dr. Wertham’s then-current “The World of Fanzines” and Jules Feiffer’s The Great Comic Book Heroes.
In Memoriam: Leo Dorfman, by E. Nelson Bridwell – Page 29
How A Comic Book Is Created: Part Two, by Paul Levitz –
Writer’s task in the process.
Wonder Woman in “Racketeers Bait”, by Charles Moulton
& H.G. Peter – Page 33
An unpublished 12-page story from the 40’s!
It’s a Bird, It’s a Plan, It’s… Super-Van!, by
Michael Uslan and Bob Rozakis – Page 45
An overview of the Comicmobile from DC which toured neighborhoods in New Jersey & Long Island, manned by Michael Uslan & Laurie Neu (later Mrs. Rozakis) who would sell comics, dress up as super-heroes, etc. and the story of it’s inception and subsequent – and very lamented by us Michiganders, BTW - retirement.