(February 1951)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
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 Man Who Could Vanish! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Oksner ?
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

["New -- and Great!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

An in-house promotional advertisement for Big Town (DC, 1951 series). inside front cover.

The World Inside the Atom! (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 KL-99; Halk, Jerro; Drimos; Lyra; Karthis
Synopsis:
Chris and his crew respond to a distress call from a sub-atomic world, where they liberate the population from an oppressive tyrant.

Indexer Notes

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

"Sensational Bargain Offer!" (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An advertisement for General Mills' breakfast cereal, "Wheaties," highlighting Disney comics as promotional items available with two Wheaties boxtops.

Captain Tootsie at the Snow Carnival (Table of Contents)

Captain Tootsie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Schreiber
Pencils:
Bill Schreiber
Inks:
Bill Schreiber
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Captain Tootsie; Professor Rich; Rollo

Indexer Notes

An sequential art advertisement for Tootsie Rolls.

The Perfect Weapon! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
David V. Reed (credited); Gardner Fox (actual)
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Hiram Sprague; Bill Gordon; General Brass
Synopsis:
Physicist Hiram Sprague develops a force field to protect cities against atomic attack and accidentally cuts off his city from the outside world.

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Schwartz's records indicate Gardner Fox as the writer of this story.

["See Yourself in Straight Arrow's cave!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An advertisement for a novelty ring available with a boxtop from National Biscuit Company's breakfast cereal, "Nabisco Shredded Wheat."

["Gee, Tommy, what a neat skating sweater!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Tommy; Pep; Pud

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

An in-house promotional advertisement for the DC line, emphasizing their editorial advisory board of psychiatrists, juvenile justice officials, and other authorities on juvenile behavior. This advertisement is on the lower half of the page between the Double Bubble advertisement and the "Mr. Wilkins" story.

Mr. Wilkins Sees the Future! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox [as Robert Starr]
Pencils:
Cresto
Inks:
Cresto
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Roy Wilkins; Jane Mullin; Madge Wilkins
Synopsis:
Ordinary, average man, Roy Wilkins, glimpses the future and discovers that he's destined to become famous.

Indexer Notes

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

Heavenly Twins (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
The facts about the discovery of binary stars.

Indexer Notes

This story is on the upper half of the page between the "Mr. Wilkins" story and the western saddle ring advertisement.

["Western Saddle Ring"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An advertisement for Smith Brothers Cough Drops, highlighting a novelty ring available with a Smith Brothers Cough Drops boxtop. This advertisement is on the lower half of the page between the "Heavenly Twins" story and the Tomahawk advertisement.

["Panic stalks the forest at the dread cry of "Warpath!""] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An in-house promotional advertisement for Tomahawk (DC, 1950 series) #3. This advertisement is on the upper 2/3 page between the western saddle ring advertisement and the statement of ownership.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Publisher, National Comics Publications, Inc, 480 Lexington Ave, New York 17, NY. Editor, F.W. Ellsworth. Business manager, J.S. Liebowitz. The owner is National Comics Publications, Inc., H. Donenfeld, G. Donenfeld, J.S. Liebowitz, R. Liebowitz, P.H. Sampliner, S.U. Sampliner, J.S. Liebowitz & A.I. Menin as trustees for I. Donenfeld and S. Donenfeld, A.I. Menin and J.I. Golinko as trustees for L. Liebowitz and J. Liebowitz, A. Donenfeld, F. Iger, H. Donenfeld Foundation, Inc. Sword 25 September 1950 before Ferdinand Ascher. This statement appears on the lower 1/3 of the page between the Tomahawk advertisement and the Science Question Box.

["Why is ice slippery?"] (Table of Contents)

Science Question Box / activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

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

["So you'd like the job as my assistant?"] (Table of Contents)

Professor Eureka / filler / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Professor Eureka
Synopsis:
A young man learns what the professor means by "travel."

Indexer Notes

This story is on the upper 3/4 page between the science quiz and the Columbia bicycle advertisement.

["Be king of the road with this great bike!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An advertisement for Westfield Manufacturing's "Columbia" bicycle. This advertisement is on the lower 1/4 page between the Professor Eureka story and the "World of Adventure" public service announcement.

The World of Adventure in Books (Table of Contents)

Tomahawk, Green Arrow and Shining Knight / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Tomahawk; Green Arrow; Shining Knight
Synopsis:
Tomahawk, Green Arrow, and the Shining Knight explain to two boys how exciting reading can be.

The Man Who Could Vanish! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9.75 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Thurston Tidwell; the Professor; Big Mike; Keel Jackson; Sugarboy Allen
Synopsis:
A scientist makes a criminal invisible and when the crook becomes bored with theft, he begins to invisibly aid the police.

Indexer Notes

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

["Lucky Block"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

A sequential art advertisement for Nestle's "Crunch" candy bar. This advertisement appears on the lower 1/4 page between the vanishing man story and the "Genie of the Bottle" story.

Genie of the Bottle (Table of Contents)

A "Famous Firsts" Feature / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Jack Schiff

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Edouard Benedictus
Synopsis:
Benedictus invents saftey glass.
Reprints:

["Now any auto repair job can be a "push-over" for you!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

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

["Your Christmas Daisy"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An advertisement for Daisy Manufacturing Co., "1000-Shot Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine" featuring Red Ryder. back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Man Who Could Vanish!
  2. 1. ["New -- and Great!"]
  3. 2. The World Inside the Atom!
    Chris KL-99
  4. 3. "Sensational Bargain Offer!"
  5. 4. Captain Tootsie at the Snow Carnival
    Captain Tootsie
  6. 5. The Perfect Weapon!
  7. 6. ["See Yourself in Straight Arrow's cave!"]
  8. 7. ["Gee, Tommy, what a neat skating sweater!"]
  9. 8. ["Editorial Advisory Board"]
  10. 9. Mr. Wilkins Sees the Future!
  11. 10. Heavenly Twins
  12. 11. ["Western Saddle Ring"]
  13. 12. ["Panic stalks the forest at the dread cry of "Warpath!""]
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. ["Why is ice slippery?"]
    Science Question Box
  16. 15. ["So you'd like the job as my assistant?"]
    Professor Eureka
  17. 16. ["Be king of the road with this great bike!"]
  18. 17. The World of Adventure in Books
    Tomahawk, Green Arrow and Shining Knight
  19. 18. The Man Who Could Vanish!
  20. 19. ["Lucky Block"]
  21. 20. Genie of the Bottle
    A "Famous Firsts" Feature
  22. 21. ["Now any auto repair job can be a "push-over" for you!"]
  23. 22. ["Your Christmas Daisy"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Dwayne Best
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Arthur Lortie
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mark Gordon
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ed Boner
  • Bob Hughes