(January 1963)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
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

Earth Hero Number One! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

["Hi, kids! I'm your friend, Johnny DC..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Characters:
Johnny DC

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover advertisement for the Comicpac, "4 DC comics in a plastic bag, which sell for 47 cents."
Includes cover reprint of Superman #158 (January 1963).

Earth Hero Number One (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
In the year 2956, a classroom of students learns about Calvin Jackson, the mailman who prevented an alien invasion of Earth in 1963 (and after whom their school is named).
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

For Holiday Giving... (Table of Contents)

Johnny DC / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Characters:
Johnny DC

Indexer Notes

house ad for DC comics

Featuring the Mightiest Super-Heroes of All Time! (Table of Contents)

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #6, on sale November 15

The Secret Adventures of Batman and Robin! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan; Win Mortimer; Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Stan Kaye; Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #4, on sale November 8

Touchdown for Picasso! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Stan learns that even tough football players can appreciate the fine arts as well.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

["Scientific measurements have determined that the human eye..."] (Table of Contents)

Amazing Ratios / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Earth- The Forbidden Planet (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Sy Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Rand Tal, an archaeologist from the planet Slann, accidentally lands on Earth, which has been forbidden to all space explorers for some unknown reason.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Roam the Black Gulfs of Interplanetary Space... (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

house ad for Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #81, on sale December 6

["Antelope shed their antlers every year..."] (Table of Contents)

Science Says You're Wrong... / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spotlight on Strange Adventures / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by William R. Sleightholm; Paul Gambaccini; Robert Malisani; Leopold Beaudet; Paul Seydor

The Evolutionary Ensign of Space (Table of Contents)

Space Museum / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tommy Parker
Synopsis:
Tommy's mother tells him how she once used a sewing needle to help defeat an alien invasion.

["Hi! I'm Johnny DC, the mascot at DC Publications!"] (Table of Contents)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rube Grossman
Inks:
Rube Grossman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
children; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
house ad for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Annual (DC, 1962 series) #[13 1962-1963]
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Earth Hero Number One!
  2. 1. ["Hi, kids! I'm your friend, Johnny DC..."]
    Johnny DC
  3. 2. Earth Hero Number One
  4. 3. For Holiday Giving...
    Johnny DC
  5. 4. Featuring the Mightiest Super-Heroes of All Time!
    Superman
  6. 5. The Secret Adventures of Batman and Robin!
    Batman and Robin
  7. 6. Touchdown for Picasso!
  8. 7. ["Scientific measurements have determined that the human eye..."]
    Amazing Ratios
  9. 8. Earth- The Forbidden Planet
  10. 9. Roam the Black Gulfs of Interplanetary Space...
    Adam Strange
  11. 10. ["Antelope shed their antlers every year..."]
    Science Says You're Wrong...
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Spotlight on Strange Adventures
  13. 12. The Evolutionary Ensign of Space
    Space Museum
  14. 13. ["Hi! I'm Johnny DC, the mascot at DC Publications!"]
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
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