(October-November 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
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Doom From Planet X! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Sy Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery; science fiction

[Your favorite buckskin hero now in a new magazine all his own!] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

An in-house promotional advertisement for Tomahawk (DC, 1950 series). Inside front cover.

The Doom From Planet X! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils:
Jim Mooney (signed)
Inks:
Sy Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
John Prescott; Harry S. Truman; Drood Pierce; Jim Kendiss
Synopsis:
To save the earth from collision with a runaway planet, scientists use giant rocket motors to move the earth.

Indexer Notes

writer correction by Steve Grant 7/05. Writer and art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

["Schwinn makes the fastest and safest bikes in the world"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An advertisement for Arnold, Schwinn, & Co.'s "Black Phantom" bicycle.

["Danger is where you find it!"] (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 Danger Trail (DC, 1950 series) #2 (September-October 1950)

The Secret of the Flying Saucers! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
David V. Reed (credited)
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Martin Croft; Lieutenant Gail
Synopsis:
An air force officer, riding in an experimental rocket capsule, is captured by extraterrestrials who fear human violence.

"$100,000 in smuggled diamonds!" (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

A sequential art advertisement for Ray-O-Vac batteries.

Another Ice Age! (Table of Contents)

Just Imagine / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Virgil Finlay
Inks:
Virgil Finlay
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Jack Schiff

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
The possible effects on humanity of another ice age.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

The Endless War! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
H. L. Gold (credited); David Vern (actual)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Fischetti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Prof. Stanhope; Citizen JS-7519
Synopsis:
A pacifist from the future urges a modern-day peace proponent to work to save mankind from endless war.

Indexer Notes

writer correction by Steve Grant 7/05. Art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Schwartz's records show David Vern as the writer for this story.

A World of Thinking Machines (Table of Contents)

Just Imagine / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Jack Schiff

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
The possible impacts on mankind of robotics.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

["Radio -- the epic moment in 1922 when Heinrich R. Hertz..."] (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
Characters:
Heinrich Hertz; Wilhelm Von Rontgen
Synopsis:
Science facts about radio and x-rays.

Indexer Notes

This filler is on the upper 2/3 thirds of the page.

["The day's best bite!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An advertisement for Nestlé's "Crunch" candybar. This advertisement is on the lower 1/3 of the page.

Escape From Mars! (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ted Udall (credited)
Pencils:
Raymond Perry ? (illustration)
Inks:
Raymond Perry ? (illustration)
Colors:
Raymond Perry ? (illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction

["There is no lead in a lead pencil!"] (Table of Contents)

Science Snaps / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Pencils:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Science and manufacturing trivia.

Indexer Notes

This filler is on the upper 2/3 of the page.

["Super-bike for super-boys!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An advertisement for Westfield Manufacturing Company's "Columbia" bicycles. This advertisement is on the lower 1/3 of the page.

School Children 'round the World (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Superman shows a couple of American schoolboys how terrible their school could be.

The World of Giant Robots! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Kris KL99; Halk; Jerro; Karath; Zuur; Loopy
Synopsis:
Kris and the crew of the Pioneer discover a solar system with a planet covered in giant flowers, a planet where the inhabitants move in slow motion, and a planet where giant robots fight the population's wars.

Indexer Notes

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

"I got the knot hole first!" (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Pud; Janie

Indexer Notes

A sequential art advertisement for Fleer's "Double Bubble" bubblegum. This advertisement is on the upper half of the page.

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

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

A list of National Comics' advisory board, consisting of child psychologist and behavioral specialists. This advertisement is on the lower half of the page.

["Bud, could I get a wristwatch the same easy way you got that air rifle [sic]"] (Table of Contents)

Bud and Sis / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

A sequential art advertisement promoting premiums earned by selling Wilson Chemical Co.'s "Cloverine Salve."

["Makes any auto repair job your "meat"!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An advertisement for Motor's "Auto Repair Manual." inside back cover

["Quicksand!"] (Table of Contents)

R.C. and Quickie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

A sequential art advertisement for Royal Crown Cola. back cover.