(July-August 1950)

DC, 1950 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 editor); Julius Schwartz (actual editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Hunters of the Whispering Gallery (Table of Contents)

King Faraday / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy

Three All-Star Cameras (Table of Contents)

Kodak Cameras / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for the Brownie Hawkeye, Kodak Duaflex, Brownie Flash Six-20 camera, including prices.

Hunters of the Whispering Gallery (Table of Contents)

King Faraday / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
King Faraday (intro)
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Luke Appling (Table of Contents)

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Synopsis:
Highlights of Luke Appling's 19-year career in baseball coupled with a Wheaties ad.

Young Buffalo Billy (Table of Contents)

Young Buffalo Billy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Buffalo Billy
Synopsis:
Facts about the badger and prairie dog.

Indexer Notes

Printed on top half of page.

[For a Real Treat, Kids, You Can't Beat Cracker Jack] (Table of Contents)

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Unnamed cowboy
Synopsis:
Ad for Cracker Jack

Indexer Notes

Even though the cowboy is unnamed, he looks suspiciously like Red Ryder.

Appointment in Paris (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
France Herron
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Alex Toth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Vern Hastings

After the Atom Spies (Table of Contents)

U. S. Royal / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
U. S. Royal
Synopsis:
U. S. Royal captures two spies who stole an atomic formula.

Indexer Notes

Ad for U. S. Royal bicycle tires. Appears after page 4 of "Appointment in Paris."

Thundering out of America's most danger-filled days... (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
John Payne; Rhonda Fleming
Synopsis:
Ad for Feature Films #3 featuring an adaptaion of "The Eagle and the Hawk."

Indexer Notes

The cover depicted in the ad is a line-drawing version of the photo cover that appears on Feature Films #3. This ad appears before page 5 of "Appointment in Paris."

Jean & Theodore Grasser, Jr. (Table of Contents)

The Popsicle Hall of Fame / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Ted Grasser; Jean Grasser; Popsicle Pete
Synopsis:
A true heroic story about a couple that alerts everyone to a fire in their apartment building.

Indexer Notes

Story is coupled with an ad for Popsicle products.

Free Prizes for Your Letters (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
King Faraday
Synopsis:
Readers letters are solicited with a one-year subscription of Danger Trail to go to the writers of the 25 most interesting letters.

3 Steps to Mr. Sandino (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
David Vern
Pencils:
Frank Giacoia
Inks:
Bob Lander
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy

Jimmy Saves a Life (Table of Contents)

Roadmaster Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Jimmy; Joe
Synopsis:
Ad for Roadmaster Bicycles.

Guide for Treasure Hunters (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Irwin Hasen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A group of deserters from the army of Cortes is pursued by Montezuma's Aztecs as they flee Mexico City.

[Our bunch all munch] (Table of Contents)

Nestle's Crunch / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for Nestle's Crunch.

Indexer Notes

Printed on bottom portion of page.

Jam in Jamaica (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Jim Kirby; Mr. Hines
Synopsis:
A secret agent encounters problems in Jamaica.

Flag Facts (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Printed on top half of page.

Kids! Get This Swell Official League Baseball (Table of Contents)

Bazooka Bubble Gum / advertisement / pages (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Synopsis:
Ad for a premium available for 25 cents and 50 Bazooka wrappers.

Indexer Notes

Printed on bottom half of page.

Balance Your Fun Diet (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Buzzy; Susie; Wolfie
Synopsis:
Buzzy shows the importance of a balanced fun diet.

Mystery of the Highland Queen (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy

Reunion at the Rustlers (Table of Contents)

Another Jim Wise P-F Adventure / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jim Wise
Synopsis:
Jim helps round up some rustlers.

Indexer Notes

Ad for shoes made by B. F. Goodrich and Hood Rubber Co.

Dream Pirate (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Synopsis:
Illustrated poem.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Be King of the Road with this Great Bike! (Table of Contents)

Columbia Bicycles / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Columbia Bicycles made by The Westfield Manufacturing Company.

The one and only Superman is still America's Most Talked-About Comics Character (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wayne Boring; Win Mortimer
Inks:
Stan Kaye; Win Mortimer
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Robin
Synopsis:
Ad for the current issues of Action Comics, Superman, and World's Finest COmics.

Indexer Notes

Iside back cover.

Kids! Get This Mysterious Navajo Treasure Ring (Table of Contents)

Peter Pan Peanut Butter / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Sky King
Synopsis:
Ad for premiums available from Peter Pan Peanut Butter plus a plug for the Sky King Radio show.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Hunters of the Whispering Gallery
    King Faraday
  2. 1. Three All-Star Cameras
    Kodak Cameras
  3. 2. Hunters of the Whispering Gallery
    King Faraday
  4. 3. Luke Appling
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Young Buffalo Billy
    Young Buffalo Billy
  6. 5. [For a Real Treat, Kids, You Can't Beat Cracker Jack]
    Cracker Jack
  7. 6. Appointment in Paris
  8. 7. After the Atom Spies
    U. S. Royal
  9. 8. Thundering out of America's most danger-filled days...
    Feature Films Magazine
  10. 9. Jean & Theodore Grasser, Jr.
    The Popsicle Hall of Fame
  11. 10. Free Prizes for Your Letters
    King Faraday
  12. 11. 3 Steps to Mr. Sandino
  13. 12. Jimmy Saves a Life
    Roadmaster Bicycles
  14. 13. Guide for Treasure Hunters
  15. 14. [Our bunch all munch]
    Nestle's Crunch
  16. 15. Jam in Jamaica
  17. 16. Flag Facts
  18. 17. Kids! Get This Swell Official League Baseball
    Bazooka Bubble Gum
  19. 18. Balance Your Fun Diet
    Buzzy
  20. 19. Mystery of the Highland Queen
  21. 20. Reunion at the Rustlers
    Another Jim Wise P-F Adventure
  22. 21. Dream Pirate
  23. 22. Be King of the Road with this Great Bike!
    Columbia Bicycles
  24. 23. The one and only Superman is still America's Most Talked-About Comics Character
    Superman
  25. 24. Kids! Get This Mysterious Navajo Treasure Ring
    Peter Pan Peanut Butter
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