Indicia:  Volume 1 Number 3, November-December 1974 - Published Bi-Monthly by National Periodical Publications, Inc., 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10019 Copyright 1974 by NPP, Single Copies $1.50. Send all mail orders to AWODCC, P.O. Box 116, Radio City Station, New York NY 10019

Cover: “Superheroes contemplating a bust of Julius Schwartz” as carved by Joe Kubert - Inside Cover:  A monochrome blue photo of Jackson Bostwick as Captain Marvel and Michael Gray as Billy Batson, the stars of  the CBS TV series, SHAZAM! - Back Cover: A drawing by Carmine Infantino of a young boy sitting cross-legged on the floor, reading a Flash comic with several others piled up in front of him - Inside Back Cover:  A “Plop Puzzle Page” by Steve Skeates.

Table of Contents

Strange Schwartz Stories, by Guy H. Lillian III - Page 2
Stories and Reminisces about Julie Schwartz, including Ray Bradbury, Mort Weisenger, Sheldon Mayer, Alfred Bester, Robert Kanigher, and many others.

Amazing World of Editorials, by Bob Rozakis – Page 12, and
Amazing World of Letters, by Bob Rozakis – Page 13

Julie Schwartz Leads the Way, by Carl Gafford and Anthony Tollin - Page 15
Chronicles the changes in DC titles and features after World War II.  The super-hero was on the decline and DC tried a wide variety of titles.  The article then focuses on specific genres:  Westerns, Mystery, and Science Fiction and concludes with coverage of many of the issues of Showcase 1-34 and Brave and Bold 28-49.

Sneak Peek at DC ’75, by Paul Levitz – Page 19
The first couple months of 1975 will see the debut of eleven new DC series.  Brief (1-4 paragraphs) descriptions of the following titles are given, accompanied by illustrations:  The Sandman, Claw the Unconquered, Justice Inc., The Joker, Tales of Ghost Castle, Tor, Kung Fu, Secrets of Haunted House, Beowulf, Korak Son of Tarzan, and First Issue [Special].

The Cap-Shazammer Kid, by E. Nelson Bridwell - Page 22
Covers the then-current live-action [Fawcett] Captain Marvel TV show “Shazam,” including several B&W photos from the show.

From Beyond the Unknown Center Spread – Page 24
The original cover to From Beyond the Unknown #2 by Gil Kane, with the original title logo:  “Stories to Stagger the Imagination From Beyond”

Confessions of a Comic Book Professor, by Michael Uslan - Page 26
Michael discusses teaching the first accredited college course on comic books at Indiana University.

In Memoriam:  Otto Oscar Binder, by E. Nelson Bridwell - Page 30

Green Lantern in “Safety First”, by Julius Schwartz - Page 31
An original GA Green Lantern story.  A box above the splash page notes:  “Julius Schwartz…has written only three original scripts of his own - one of which was long considered lost!… that story was recently found and, for the first time, AMAZING WORLD is pleased to present - Green Lantern in 'Safety First'”

Direct Currents - Page 41
Brief descriptions and illustrations for December 1974 and January 1975 dated comics.