(December 1950)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Chris KL-99 / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery; science fiction

["Everybody -- but everybody -- wants a date with Judy"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Metal World! (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:
Chris KL99; Halk; Jerro [spelled "Jero" here]
Synopsis:
Cosmic raiders steal Earth's Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty for the metal they contain.

Indexer Notes

Writer and pencil credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Schwartz's records do not indicate an inker.

["Dear Dad, won't you make this a Columbia Christmas, please?"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

In the Dawn of History (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about dinosaurs.

Indexer Notes

This filler is on the upper two-thirds of the page between the Columbia bicycle advertisement and the Crunch advertisement.

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Dream House! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox [as Robert Starr]
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Johnny Jenkins; Chauncey Appleby; Madge Jenkins; Billy Jenkins
Synopsis:
The Jenkins's move into a house that caters to their every need.

Indexer Notes

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

["Calling all "braves!""] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["We've got the see that!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / pages (report information)

The Secret Fate of Adolph Hitler! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
H. L. Gold (credited)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Jon Small
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Jack Schiff

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Adolph Hitler; Eva Braun; Monjil; Raxa
Synopsis:
Hitler is arrested and tried by Martians who condemn him to eternal exile in space.

Indexer Notes

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

["Here's fun! Build this Erector amusement park"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Your United Nations At Work (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
The UN battles to control a cholera outbreak.

Return to Earth (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ted Udall [as Charles King]
Pencils:
Raymond Perry (illustration)
Inks:
Raymond Perry (illustration)
Colors:
Raymond Perry ? (illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction

How Fire and Water Made the World! (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A description of the origin of the earth.

Indexer Notes

This filler is on the upper half of the page between the text story and the Smith Brothers cough drops advertisement.

["Boys! Girls! Hurry!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Stranger From the Stars (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox (credited)
Pencils:
Dan Barry (signed)
Inks:
Dan Barry (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Johnny Coltrin; Straytha XII [Beryl Nash] (alien being); Beryle Nash; Margo Manon; Henry Lamont
Synopsis:
A shape-shifting extraterrestrial hides six atom bombs in Earth cities.

Indexer Notes

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

Alberto Becattini, in Alter Ego #130 (January 2015) states that the inks for this story were done by John Giunta.

This story was the only one that Barry drew for Strange Adventures.

"They're a million miles ahead of everything!" (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Get this exciting book of dog training secrets"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Special Bargain Offer!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["2 New Daisy Target Outfits"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["The most amazing sun watch in the world!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Chris KL-99
  2. 1. ["Everybody -- but everybody -- wants a date with Judy"]
  3. 2. The Metal World!
    Chris KL-99
  4. 3. ["Dear Dad, won't you make this a Columbia Christmas, please?"]
  5. 4. In the Dawn of History
  6. 5. ["The day's best bite!"]
  7. 6. The Dream House!
  8. 7. ["Calling all "braves!""]
  9. 8. ["We've got the see that!"]
  10. 9. ["Editorial Advisory Board"]
  11. 10. The Secret Fate of Adolph Hitler!
  12. 11. ["Here's fun! Build this Erector amusement park"]
  13. 12. Your United Nations At Work
  14. 13. Return to Earth
  15. 14. How Fire and Water Made the World!
  16. 15. ["Boys! Girls! Hurry!"]
  17. 16. The Stranger From the Stars
  18. 17. "They're a million miles ahead of everything!"
  19. 18. ["Get this exciting book of dog training secrets"]
  20. 19. ["Special Bargain Offer!"]
  21. 20. ["2 New Daisy Target Outfits"]
  22. 21. ["The most amazing sun watch in the world!"]
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