(August-September 1950)

DC, 1947 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Larry Nadle (actual)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age, then Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

A Date with Judy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Characters:
Judy Foster; Oogie Pringle
Keywords:
marching bands

Indexer Notes

A cover blurb claims that Judy is “Radio’s famous coast-to-coast favorite”.

The Kind of Stories You Like Best! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

This house ad reproduces the cover for Danger Trail #1.

[“Melvin -- you’re not ready yet!”] (Table of Contents)

A Date with Judy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Graham Place
Inks:
Graham Place
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Dora Foster; Melvin Foster; Judy Foster; Oogie Pringle; Mrs. Pringle; Mr. Pringle; Mr. Turk; Myrtle; Mrs. Atkins; Mayor Lyons; Randolph Foster
Synopsis:
Melvin decides he is too tired to join Dora in visiting a cousin, and lies down for a nap. Judy, not wanting to wake him, goes to Oogie’s house. From an ambiguous comment by Judy, Mr. and Mrs. Pringle assume that Dora has left Melvin, and that Melvin has fallen ill. Before long, dozens of people “know” that the Fosters have split, and they all descend on the Foster house. Melvin wakes to a house full of well-meaning, ill-informed neighbors.

Trouble at Ghost-Town! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

not Al Plastino

["Ho! Hum!"] (Table of Contents)

Little Orvil / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Orville
Synopsis:
Orville is late, but doesn’t hurry up.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Lists names and credentials of four advisors to the publisher.

[“Hello, Judy!”] (Table of Contents)

A Date with Judy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Graham Place
Inks:
Graham Place
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Tootsie; Judy Foster; Mitzi; Oogie Pringle
Synopsis:
Judy wants Tootsie to be seen at less than her best. She connives to invite Tootsie to a come-as-you-are party while Tootsie’s hair is drying after being washed.

Thundering Out of America’s Most Danger-Filled Days... (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
historical

Indexer Notes

This house ad reproduces the cover for Feature Films #3.

["Golly, I'm half asleep!"] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jerry
Synopsis:
Jerry becomes sleepy at a movie, so he goes home to bed. At home, he cannot sleep.

[“Listen, Oogie -- I called to tip you off to something for two reasons! The first is because I like you --”] (Table of Contents)

Randolph / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Graham Place
Inks:
Graham Place
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Randolph Foster; Oogie Pringle; Melvin Foster; Judy Foster
Synopsis:
Randolph warns Oogie that Judy is interested in another guy. But Randolph has a plan that will make Oogie look good to Judy again.

"You men are all alike" (Table of Contents)

Peg / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Peg; Peg’s date
Synopsis:
Peg wants to be treated as a man’s equal. She gets her chance.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Date Duds / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen

Indexer Notes

This is an illustrated advice column; the script is a poem. Each of five stanzas gives an example of how a girl can be a bad date; the sixth stanza tells how a girl can be a “date dream.”

[“Oogie, do you think you’d like me with the new-look hairdo?”] (Table of Contents)

A Date with Judy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Graham Place
Inks:
Graham Place
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Judy Foster; Oogie Pringle
Synopsis:
Judy responds unpredictably to Oogie as she considers getting a new hairdo.

["Golly , It's raining"] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty; Timmy
Synopsis:
When it rains on the day he promised to take nephews on a picnic, Shorty has to find a solution.

["Is Joan in?"] (Table of Contents)

Chip / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chip; Joan; Joan’s kid brother
Synopsis:
Chip arrives to pick up Joan, but offends her when he does not interrupt a conversation to greet her.

The Importance of Being Judy (Table of Contents)

A Date with Judy / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
domestic
Characters:
Judy Foster; Melvin Foster; Dora Foster; Randolph Foster
Synopsis:
Judy demands an absurd amount of reassurance about her family’s love.

[“Oh, how nice! Margie is announcing her engagement to Raymond Rayfield!”] (Table of Contents)

A Date with Judy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Graham Place
Inks:
Graham Place
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Judy Foster; Margie; Oogie Pringle; Tootsie
Synopsis:
Judy is taken with the idea that one can announce engagements—and breaking of engagements—in a newspaper.

Job Counselor (Table of Contents)

Superboy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Jim
Synopsis:
Superboy encourages Jim to find work for which he has an aptitude.

"Skooter- Go in to play right field!" (Table of Contents)

Skooter / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Skooter; Coach
Synopsis:
Skooter bumbles his way to baseball heroism.

No Matter What You Like, You’re Bound to Like The Adventures of Bob Hope (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

This house ad partially reproduces the cover for The Adventures of Bob Hope #4.