(August-September 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); Julius Schwartz (actual)
Color:
color comic
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Modern US
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Destination: Moon (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; Ira Schnapp (logo design)

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Logo design credit from Todd Klein via his Facebook page, used with permission.

["The kind of stories you like best!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

inside front cover. An in-house promotional advertisement for Danger Trail (DC, 1950 series).

The Menace of the Green Nebula! (Table of Contents)

Chris KL-99 / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton (credited)
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Chris KL-99 (introduction); Halk; Jerro; Loopy; Jan Varden
Synopsis:
Chris and the crew of the Pioneer encounter radioactive, crystalline men in the Green Nebula and foil a plot to steal the Nebula's radium.

Indexer Notes

Writer and art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Trouble at Ghost-Town! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

A sequential art advertisement for B.F. Goodrich and Hood Rubber Company's "P-F Canvas Shoes."

Superboy-Job Counselour (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Superboy shows a young man that there are plenty of job opportunities.

The Girl Who Couldn't Die (Table of Contents)

Darwin Jones / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
David V. Reed (credited)
Pencils:
Paul Norris
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Darwin Jones; Eve Wilcox; Marko; Pablo
Synopsis:
Darwin meets a young actress who has accidentally bathed in the Fountain of Youth.

Indexer Notes

title corrected per Steven Grant 2/23/09

["Editorial Advisory Board"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

A listing of the members of National Comics' advisory board of child psychiatrists and behavior experts. This advertisement is on the upper half of the page between the Darwin Jones story and the Bendix advertisement.

["Ride a bike -- it's fun!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An advertisement for Bendix Aviation Corporation's "Bendix Coaster Brake" for bicycles. This advertisement is on the lower half of the page between the editorial advisory board listing and the Mr. Future story.

Mr. Future (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff; Mort Weisinger; Bernie Breslauer
Pencils:
Dick Sprang (signed)
Inks:
Dick Sprang (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Jack Schiff

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
H. G. Wells
Synopsis:
A description of devices, events, and innovations predicated by Wells in his fiction.
Reprints:

Message to Parents (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

An advertisement from the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis detailing how parents should respond to a local polio outbreak. This advertisement is on the upper half of the page between the Mr. Future story and the Bazooka advertisement.

["Kids! Get these great prizes for Bazooka wrappers!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An advertisement promoting premiums for Bazooka bubble gum wrappers. This advertisement is on the lower half of the page between the infantile paralysis notice and the Second Deluge story.

The Second Deluge (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox (credited); Edmond Hamilton (actual)
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Sy Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Marquait; Alan Dennis; Lina Marquait
Synopsis:
A scientist uses a hydrogen bomb to cause rain, resulting in a world-wide flood. He uses a second bomb to save mankind.

Indexer Notes

writer correction 2/23/09 from Steve Grant. Julius Schwartz's editorial records show that Edmond Hamilton was paid for writing this story. Art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

["In 1654, to demonstrate the suction power of a vacuum..."] (Table of Contents)

Pioneers In Science / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Science facts about the experiments of Otto von Ghericke and Isaac Newton.

Indexer Notes

This story is on the upper 2/3 of the page, between the Second Deluge story and the Nestle's advertisement.

["Nestlé's Milk Chocolate Crunch"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An advertisement for Nestlé's "Crunch" candy bar. This advertisement is on the lower 1/3 page between the Pioneers in Science and the Man Who Lived 2000 Years story.

The Man Who Lived 2000 Years (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Destination: Moon (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox (adaption); Robert Heinlein (original screenplay)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Fischetti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jim Barnes; Dr. Charles Cargraves: General Thayer; Joe Sweeney
Synopsis:
A story about a seat-of-the pants, first landing on the moon.

Indexer Notes

adaptation of the 1950 George Pal movie. Writer and art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Return of a Comet (Table of Contents)

Through The Telescope / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about the 1692 appearance of Halley's Comet and the 1919 solar eclipse.

Indexer Notes

This story is on the upper 2/3 of the page between the Destination: Moon story and the Columbia bicycle advertisement.

["New!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An advertisement for Columbia's 1950 model bicycles. This advertisement is on the lower 1/3 page between the Through the Telescope feature and the Strange Adventures "next issue" advertisement.

["Calling All Science Fiction Fans!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

An in-house promotional advertisement for Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #2.

["Earn your Daisy -- I'll show you how!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An advertisement for Daisy Manufacturing's "Boy Money Makers" pamphlet and the accompanying Daisy catalog. Inside back cover.

["New silk-finish enlargement, ivory gold-tooled frame"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An advertisement for Hollywood Film Studio's photographic enlargements and frame. Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Destination: Moon
  2. 1. ["The kind of stories you like best!"]
  3. 2. The Menace of the Green Nebula!
    Chris KL-99
  4. 3. Trouble at Ghost-Town!
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure
  5. 4. Superboy-Job Counselour
    Superboy
  6. 5. The Girl Who Couldn't Die
    Darwin Jones
  7. 6. ["Editorial Advisory Board"]
  8. 7. ["Ride a bike -- it's fun!"]
  9. 8. Mr. Future
  10. 9. Message to Parents
  11. 10. ["Kids! Get these great prizes for Bazooka wrappers!"]
  12. 11. The Second Deluge
  13. 12. ["In 1654, to demonstrate the suction power of a vacuum..."]
    Pioneers In Science
  14. 13. ["Nestlé's Milk Chocolate Crunch"]
  15. 14. The Man Who Lived 2000 Years
  16. 15. Destination: Moon
  17. 16. Return of a Comet
    Through The Telescope
  18. 17. ["New!"]
  19. 18. ["Calling All Science Fiction Fans!"]
  20. 19. ["Earn your Daisy -- I'll show you how!"]
  21. 20. ["New silk-finish enlargement, ivory gold-tooled frame"]
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