The Atom #17

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
February-March 1965
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Silver Age 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/18936

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz, Editor [credited]

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Case of the Hooded Hijackers! (The Atom) Cover, 1 page

"Only a fraction of a second left to break free of the grip of this sticky tar or--squash!"

Featuring

Feature
The Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]

Credits

Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Murphy Anderson, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: The Atom (DC, 2007 series) #11 (2007)
Atom #17
Printed in
Relatos Fabulosos (Editorial Novaro, 1959 series) #97 (1 de septiembre de 1967)
Show/hide 1. Superboy Says: "Don't Give Fire a Place to Start!" (Superboy) Public service announcement, 1 page

"Great scott!"

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superboy

Credits

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

Synopsis

Superboy puts out a fire at the Smallville Teen-Age Club which inspires them to start a project to educate people about fire prevention.

Notes

The inside front cover PSA is produced in sequential-arts comics format in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

Previously published in DC comics cover-dated July 1954.

Show/hide 2. Case of the Hooded Hijackers! (The Atom) Comic story, 13.33 pages

"I don't know how Jean Loring knew these hooded robbers would loot the Fuller Jewelry Store tonight--"

Featuring

Feature
The Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; The "Highbrow" Dillon Gang (villains); Jean Loring; Bullets Andrews (villain); Hooded Hijackers (villains)

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter [credited]
Art
Gil Kane, penciller [credited]
 
Sid Greene, inker [credited]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #48 ([August 1965])
Case of the Hooded Hijackers
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The Atom (DC, 2007 series) #11 (2007)
Case of the Hooded Hijackers!
Printed in
Mighty Comic (K. G. Murray, 1960 series) #48 (Circa August 1965)
 
Etranges Aventures (Arédit-Artima, 1966 series) #4 (avril 1967)
 
Relatos Fabulosos (Editorial Novaro, 1959 series) #97 (1 de septiembre de 1967)

Synopsis

The Atom and Jean Loring become embroiled in a struggle between rival criminal gangs.

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Story in two parts of 5.67 pages and 7.67 pages.

Show/hide 3. Whose Face Does the Enemy See in His Smoking Sights? (G. I. Joe) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
G. I. Joe
Genre
War

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Joe Kubert, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Notes

House ad for Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #54.

At the bottom of page 6 of the previous story sequence.

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Silly Putty) Advertisement, 1 page

"Silly Putty is always fun!"

Featuring

Feature
Silly Putty

Credits

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

Notes

On the page between page 6 and page 7 of the previous story sequence.

Show/hide 5. Coming Your Way in '65- The Greatest Superman Products Ever! Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Characters
Superman (cameo)

Credits

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

Notes

On the page between page 8 and page 9 of the previous story sequence.

Show/hide 6. Untitled (Batman; The Flash) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

"For the very best..."

Featuring

Feature
Batman; The Flash

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 7. Untitled (Inside The Atom) Letters page, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Inside The Atom

Credits

Writing
Julius Schwartz, scripter
Art
, penciller (logo illustration)
 
, inker (logo illustration)
Colours
, colourist (logo illustration)
Text
, typeset

Notes

Letters from: Sal Iacopelli, Paul Bakulski, Bob Butts, Sherman Howard, and Ronald Myers.

Show/hide 8. Jules Verne's Crystal Ball! (The Atom) Comic story, 9.67 pages

"At all costs, I must save that man from harm -- and learn the secret of his crystal ball!"

Featuring

Feature
The Atom
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Jules Verne; Professor Alpheus V. Hyatt

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter [credited]
Art
Gil Kane, penciller [credited]
 
Sid Greene, inker [credited]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #46 ([April 1965])
Jules Verne's Crystal Ball
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The Atom (DC, 2007 series) #11 (2007)
Jules Verne's Crystal Ball!
Printed in
Etranges Aventures (Arédit-Artima, 1966 series) #15 (1970)
 
Relatos Fabulosos (Editorial Novaro, 1959 series) #97 (1 de septiembre de 1967)

Synopsis

The Atom travels back to the year 1888 and helps writer Jules Verne recover the crystal ball of Nostradamus from a gang of thieves.

Notes

A "Time Pool" story. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Missile Attack!) Advertisement, 1 page

"Make all our war in your own home..."

Featuring

Feature
Missile Attack!

Credits

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

Notes

On the page between page 4 and page 5 of the previous story sequence.

Show/hide 10. Untitled (80 Page Giant Magazine) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Readers... The most sensational bargains in thrilling stories today..."

Featuring

Feature
80 Page Giant Magazine

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Sheldon Moldoff, penciller
 
Joe Kubert, penciller (illustration)
 
Stan Kaye, inker
 
Sheldon Moldoff , inker
 
Joe Kubert, inker (illustration)
Colours
, colourist (illustration)
Text
Ira Schnapp , letterer

Notes

House ad for 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #6 [Superman], #5 [Batman] (both listed as "now on sale"), and #7 [Sgt. Rock's Prize Battle Tales] (on sale December 10).

On the page between page 6 and page 7 of the previous story sequence.

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Justice League of America; Hawkman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

"For the very best..."

Featuring

Feature
Justice League of America; Hawkman

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 12. Untitled (It's a Small World) Cartoon, 1 page

"Weighing an average of 85 pounds, the sea otter..."

Featuring

Feature
It's a Small World
Genre
Non-fiction; animal

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #14 ([July 1965])
Untitled
Printed in
Superman Super Library (K. G. Murray, 1964 series) #14 ([July 1965])
 
Relatos Fabulosos (Editorial Novaro, 1959 series) #97 (1 de septiembre de 1967)

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 13. Make It A Happy Holiday -- With The Best In Comics Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Credits

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

Notes

house ad promoting subscriptions to DC Comics

Show/hide 14. Untitled (Mike Marvel System) Advertisement, 1 page

"My secret new Dynaflex method"

Featuring

Feature
Mike Marvel System

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
 
, photographer
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 15. Untitled (Aurora; Gigantic Frankenstein) Advertisement, 1 page

"Make a friend!"

Featuring

Feature
Aurora; Gigantic Frankenstein

Credits

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

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from ad in Batman #169 and copyright registration.

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  • 37148

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