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And I Would Blog 500 Times, and I Would Blog 500 More…

48 Golden and Silver Age DC Stories Promising 1,000 of One Thing or Another in Their Titles

Holy crap, this is my 500th post. How the hell did that happen?

Well, in honor of this (ahem) historic occasion, here’s a list of Silver Age DC stories with the number 1,000 in their title.

Don’t ask me why DC’s writers had a thing about the number 1,000 — I guess they figured it was an impressive number to throw in front of the kiddies. But I don’t know, after you tell me the first few dozen Batcave secrets I’m probably going to wish I didn’t know so much about the secret lives of the Dynamic Duo.

Why a salute to 1,000? Because we’re just getting started around here, is why.

Here’s to the next 500:

     

1. “The Thief with 1,000 Lamps”
Star Spangled Comics #71 (August 1947)

2. “The Man of 1,000 Brands”
Action Comics #121 (June 1948)

3. “The 1,000 Secrets of the Batcave!”
Batman #48 (August-September 1948)

4. “The Flash Speeds 1,000 Years — into the Future!!”
Flash Comics #101 (November 1948)

5. “The Man Who Lived in 1,000 Rooms”
Star Spangled Comics #92 (May 1949)

6. “The Sleep That Lasted 1,000 Years!”
Action Comics #152 (January 1951)

7. “The Gang with 1,000 Gimmicks!”
Mr. District Attorney #23 (September-October 1951)

8. “The Pirates of the 1,000 Islands!”
Star Spangled Comics #125 (February 1952)

9. “The Rogue of 1,000 Ropes!”
Adventure Comics #176 (May 1952)

10. “The Theater of 1,000 Thrills!”
House of Mystery #13 (April 1953)

11. “The River of 1,000 Crocodiles!”
Congo Bill #2 (October-November 1954)

12. “Village of 1,000 Idols!”
Action Comics #204 (May 1955)

     

13. “The Cop Who ‘Shot’ 1,000 Crooks”
Gang Busters #47 (August-September 1955)

14. “The 1,000 Lives of Superman”
Superman #99 (August 1955)

15. “The Mystery of 1,000 Masks”
World’s Finest Comics #84 (September-October 1956)

16. “1,000 Arrows to Doom”
World’s Finest Comics #86 (January-February 1957)

17. “The Chief with 1,000 Faces”
Tomahawk #46 (February 1957)

18. “The Spaceman of 1,000 Disguises!”
Strange Adventures #81 (June 1957)

19. “The Creature of 1,000 Disguises”
Action Comics #234 (November 1957)

20. “The Bandit with 1,000 Nets”
Blackhawk #118 (November 1957)

21. “The Detective with 1,000 Traps!”
Gang Busters #65 (August-September 1958)

22. “The Man of 1,000 Planets!”
Tales of the Unexpected #33 (January 1959)

23. “The Villain with 1,000 Hoops”
Blackhawk #135 (April 1959)

24. “The Beast That Slept 1,000 Years”
House of Mystery #86 (May 1959)

      

25. “The 1,000 Deaths of Batman and Robin!”
Detective Comics #269 (July 1959)

26. “The Tyrant Who Ruled 1,000 Years”
Tales of the Unexpected #44 (December 1959)

27. “The Man with 1,000 Voices”
Tomahawk #68 (May-June 1960)

28. “The Day Flash Weighed 1,000 Pounds!”
The Flash #115 (September 1960)

29. “The Planet of 1,000 Treasures”
Tales of the Unexpected #55 (November 1960)

30. “The Man of 1,000 Alien Faces”
Tales of the Unexpected #56 (December 1960)

31. “The Bandit with 1,000 Brands”
Batman #137 (February 1961)

32. “The 1,000-Year-Old Curse!”
Rip Hunter … Time Master #1 (March-April 1961)

33. “Jimmy Olsen’s 1,000th Scoop!”
Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #51 (March 1961)

34. “The Island of 1,000 Traps”
Batman #139 (April 1961)

35. “The Creature of 1,000 Dooms”
Tales of the Unexpected #72 (August-September 1962)

36. “The Wizard of 1,000 Menaces”
Detective Comics #306 (August 1962)

     

37. “The Giant Who Slept 1,000 Years”
Blackhawk #179 (December 1962)

38. “The Man of 1,000 Disguises”
Detective Comics #315 (May 1963)

39. “The Porcupine — Man of 1,000 Quills!”
Blackhawk #187 (August 1963)

40. “The 1,000 Tricks of Clayface and Brainiac!”
World’s Finest Comics #144 (September 1964)

41. “The Valley of 1,000 Dooms”
Mystery in Space #101 (August 1965)

42. “Wizard of 1,000 Moods!”
House of Secrets #74 (September-October 1965)

43. “The Nightmare of 1,000 Shapes”
Strange Adventures #181 (October 1965)

44. “The Boy Who Can Change Into 1,000 Super-Heroes!”
House of Mystery #165 (March 1967)

45. “The World of 1,000 Olsens!”
Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #105 (September 1967)

46. “The Cat with 1,000 Lives!”
The Unexpected #108 (August-September 1968)

47. “The Ape of 1,000 Disguises! (Would You Believe Four?)”
Angel and the Ape #6 (September-October 1969)

48. “The Flash of 1,000 Faces!”
The Flash #218 (October-November 1972)