(January 1955)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Julius Schwartz (actual)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Prisoner of the Parakeets! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery; science fiction
Reprints:

You Can Become an Amazing New 3-D He-Man Like We Did (Table of Contents)

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Jim Norman; Ken Grimm; R. Hirsch
Synopsis:
Body-building ad.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Prisoner of the Parakeets (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Henry Sharp
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Walden
Synopsis:
The combination of an atomic bomb test and an strange meteorite has caused a flock of parakeets to evolve into giant birds with intelligence rivaling humans but John Walden lures them to destruction before they can cause any harm.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (15 August 2007)

Tootsie Rolls Will Be on Television in the Tootsie Land Float (Table of Contents)

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Pops.

["Look - there's Ruffy!"] (Table of Contents)

Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Ray Thompson
Pencils:
Ray Thompson
Inks:
Ray Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Thompson

Synopsis:
Bubble gum ad.

Mystery of the Martian Canals (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Tommy Nicolosi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Short feature about the canals on Mars.
Reprints:

Twinkle Twinkle Deadly Star (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (15 August 2007)

["At the bottom of the ocean the temperature remains practically uniform."] (Table of Contents)

Ma Nature's Curiosity Shop / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Naydel

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Odd facts about carnivorous plants, ocean temperature, and the sun.
Reprints:

Hey Kids! Match Your Wits with the Smith Brothers (Table of Contents)

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
How many rhymes can you find for cherry?

["Black attracts bees more than any other color!"] (Table of Contents)

Science Snaps / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Naydel

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Odd facts about bees, silence, milk, oceans and vocal cords.
Reprints:

The Flying Saucer Boomerang (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Carmine Infantino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (15 August 2007)

Star Eclipse! (Table of Contents)

Spotlight on Science / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
Raymond Perry
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Interplanetary Postcard (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sid Gerson
Pencils:
Henry Sharp
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (15 August 2007)

["Yippee! Ride It Cowboy!"] (Table of Contents)

Schwinn Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for the new Schwinn Corvette.

Hey Kids!! Send for the New Howdy Doody Color Television Set (Table of Contents)

Josely Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Howdy Doody; Clarabell; Mr. Bluster; Flub-a-Dub; Dilly Dally
Synopsis:
Ad for a miniature filmstrip viewer.

Here Is the Game of Games (Table of Contents)

The Electric Game Co., Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for an electric baseball game.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

New Daisy Lightning Loader Red Ryder Carbine (Table of Contents)

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Harman
Inks:
Fred Harman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Ryder; Little Beaver
Synopsis:
Ad for new models of Daisy Air Rifles.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Prisoner of the Parakeets!
  2. 1. You Can Become an Amazing New 3-D He-Man Like We Did
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. Prisoner of the Parakeets
  4. 3. Tootsie Rolls Will Be on Television in the Tootsie Land Float
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Look - there's Ruffy!"]
    Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids
  6. 5. Mystery of the Martian Canals
  7. 6. Twinkle Twinkle Deadly Star
  8. 7. ["At the bottom of the ocean the temperature remains practically uniform."]
    Ma Nature's Curiosity Shop
  9. 8. Hey Kids! Match Your Wits with the Smith Brothers
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  10. 9. ["Black attracts bees more than any other color!"]
    Science Snaps
  11. 10. The Flying Saucer Boomerang
  12. 11. Star Eclipse!
    Spotlight on Science
  13. 12. Interplanetary Postcard
  14. 13. ["Yippee! Ride It Cowboy!"]
    Schwinn Bicycles
  15. 14. Hey Kids!! Send for the New Howdy Doody Color Television Set
    Josely Co.
  16. 15. Here Is the Game of Games
    The Electric Game Co., Inc.
  17. 16. New Daisy Lightning Loader Red Ryder Carbine
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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