(March 1958)

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 comic
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Modern US
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Day I Became a Martian! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
detective-mystery; science fiction
Reprints:

The Day I Became a Martian (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A science fiction writer is transformed into a Martian, and he figures out that real Martians are observing him to test how they can survive on Earth, so he tricks them into believing that they could not.
Reprints:

The Line of Stars (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Indexer Notes

house ad for DC comics

["The earth's atmosphere is so immense..."] (Table of Contents)

Amazing Ratios / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Educational filler page revealing ratios of Earth and the human body.

The 100,000 Year Old Weapon (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Sid Greene
Inks:
John Giunta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A man from 100,000 years in the future travels back to 1958 to find a super-weapon he can use to overthrow a dictator in his own time.
Reprints:

Do You Know What's Behind A Law? (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Jerry learns the importance of driver's education.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

Amazing Gift from Space! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
The Zaxians, a friendly alien race, send a spaceship to Earth as a gift, and the astronaut that is chosen to pilot it ends up saving the Zaxians from a hostile invasion.
Reprints:

Space Satellites -- What Next? (Table of Contents)

Spotlight on Science / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz ?
Pencils:
? (logo illustration)
Inks:
? (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Mystery of Meteor Crater (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Sid Greene
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
An alien invasion force hides in a canyon that is a tourist attraction, but a determined tourist finds them in spite of their efforts and helps to drive them off Earth.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Day I Became a Martian!
  2. 1. The Day I Became a Martian
  3. 2. The Line of Stars
  4. 3. ["The earth's atmosphere is so immense..."]
    Amazing Ratios
  5. 4. The 100,000 Year Old Weapon
  6. 5. Do You Know What's Behind A Law?
  7. 6. Amazing Gift from Space!
  8. 7. Space Satellites -- What Next?
    Spotlight on Science
  9. 8. Mystery of Meteor Crater
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  • Dwayne Best
  • Mark Gordon
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  • Arthur Lortie
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