(January 1951)

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 comic
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Modern US
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Invaders from the Nth Dimension! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery; science fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mooney credit per Nick Caputo, Feb 2011

["What a gift!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An advertisement for Kodak's "Brownie Hawkeye Flash" camera. Inside front cover.

["Panic stalks the forest at the dread cry of "Warpath!""] (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 Tomahawk (DC, 1950 series) #3.

The Invaders from the Nth Dimension! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Walter Bolton
Synopsis:
Extra-dimensional creatures accidentally capture a human fisherman.

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

["There's a genuine Schwinn bike in every price class to suit you!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An advertisement for Arnold, Schwinn and Co.'s "Schwinn" bicycles.

The Star Robber! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Fischetti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Jack Schiff

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jan Baltin; Martha Baltin; Bill Baltin; Lon Kelsey; Gus Norman
Synopsis:
A young man grows up, captures the interplanetary thief, the Star Robber, and becomes a member of the Space Patrol.

Indexer Notes

pencils credit from Bob Hughes 2/09. Writer and art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

["Thrilling for features and fun!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An advertisement for Westfield Manufacturing's "Columbia" bicycles. This advertisement is on the lower one-third of the page between the final page of the "Star Robber" story and the Fleer advertisement.

["It's a hold-up!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

A sequential art advertisement for Fleer's "Double Bubble" chewing gum. This advertisement is on the upper half of the page between the Columbia bicycle advertisement and the Editorial Advisory Board notice.

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

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

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

An in-house promotional announcement listing National Comics' "Editorial Advisory Board," made up of child psychologists and other behavior experts. This announcement is on the lower half of the page between the Fleer advertisement and the "I Am a Robot" story.

I Am a Robot! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
David Vern [as David V. Reed]
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Alpha; Professor Stebbins; Mr. "Boss"
Synopsis:
A naive, newly-built robot becomes involved with a group of bank robbers.

Indexer Notes

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

["This Christmas ask Dad for a Roadmaster!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An advertisement for Roadmaster bicycles.

How to Bring Christmas Cheer (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy
Synopsis:
Superboy explains to a group of youngsters the advantages of cash over gifts for the needy.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Science Question Box / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
Raymond Perry (illustration)
Inks:
Raymond Perry (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A short science trivia quiz.

"I'll bring back some of the rarest wild flower speicimens to the museum!" (Table of Contents)

Professor Eureka / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
Professor Eureka collects some poison ivy.

Indexer Notes

This story is on the upper two-thirds of the page between the text article and the Nestlé's Crunch advertisement.

The Crime Chase Through Time (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton (credited)
Pencils:
Ed Smalle, Jr.
Inks:
Ed Smalle, Jr.
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dan Rafferty; Professor Fairchild; Weepy Wilson
Synopsis:
Detective Rafferty pursues crook Wilson into the future via Professor Fairchild's time travel ray.

Indexer Notes

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

["New -- and Great!"] (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 Big Town (DC, 1951 series) #1.

["Premiums"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

An advertisement recruiting salesmen for Wilson Chemical Co.'s "Cloverine Salve".

["Be a Success as a Radio-Television Technician"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An advertisement for National Radio Insitute's radio and television repair manuals. Inside back cover.

["This Christmas be a Cowboy"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An advertisement for Daisy Manufacturing's "Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine" and "Daisy Pump Gun" BB guns. Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Invaders from the Nth Dimension!
  2. 1. ["What a gift!"]
  3. 2. ["Panic stalks the forest at the dread cry of "Warpath!""]
  4. 3. The Invaders from the Nth Dimension!
  5. 4. ["There's a genuine Schwinn bike in every price class to suit you!"]
  6. 5. The Star Robber!
  7. 6. ["Thrilling for features and fun!"]
  8. 7. ["It's a hold-up!"]
  9. 8. ["Editorial Advisory Board"]
  10. 9. I Am a Robot!
  11. 10. ["This Christmas ask Dad for a Roadmaster!"]
  12. 11. How to Bring Christmas Cheer
    Superboy
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Science Question Box
  14. 13. "I'll bring back some of the rarest wild flower speicimens to the museum!"
    Professor Eureka
  15. 14. The Crime Chase Through Time
  16. 15. ["New -- and Great!"]
  17. 16. ["Premiums"]
  18. 17. ["Be a Success as a Radio-Television Technician"]
  19. 18. ["This Christmas be a Cowboy"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Arthur Lortie
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mark Gordon
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ed Boner
  • Bob Hughes