(March 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
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 Vampire World! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction

["Tops in Comics!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
An in-house promotional advertisement for DC-National Comics.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

The Confessions of a Martian! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Manly Wade Wellman (credited)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Fischetti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Jack Schiff

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dan Tarlton [Dhan Dtarl Than][Phil Mathers]; Hwar Klon; Ptan Xat; Harmony Shelby
Synopsis:
A Martian spy infiltrates an earth-based project to build a space ship for a trip to Mars.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

["Collect Royal Stars of sports and movies!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
An advertisement for Royal desert mixes, featuring trading cards on the package.

["We're holding her for ransom!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ray Thompson (signed)
Inks:
Ray Thompson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Pud
Synopsis:
A sequential art advertisement for Fleer's Double Bubble chewing gum in which Pud "rescues" a girl being held for a ransom of bubble gum.

Indexer Notes

This advertisement appears on the upper half of the page between the Royal advertisement and the editorial advisory board promotional.

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

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

Script:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
An in-house promotional advertisement highlighting DC's board of advisers, including psychologists, law enforcement, and other experts on juvenile behavior.

Indexer Notes

This advertisement is on the bottom half of the page between the Double Bubble advertisement and the "Too Big for This World" story.

Too Big For This World! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Mann Rubin [as Robert Starr]
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Magnus Harwood; Mrs. Harwood; Dr. Harwood
Synopsis:
A toddler accidentally drinks an accelerated growth formula.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

["More babies are born in August than in any other month of the year!"] (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 trivia about sunlight, streamlining, and the human body's consumption of energy.

Indexer Notes

This filler is on the upper 2/3 of the page between the "Too Big for this World" story and the Columbia bicycle advertisement.

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
An advertisement for Westfield Manufacturing Company's Columbia bicycle.

Indexer Notes

This advertisement is on the bottom 1/3 of the page between the science trivia filler and the Just Imagine feature.

Time Traveling Into The Past and Future (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff; Mort Weisinger; Bernie Breslauer
Pencils:
Virgil Finlay
Inks:
Virgil Finlay
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Speculation about the benefits of time travel.
Reprints:

Buzzy Scores One for the Handicapped! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Buzzy; Susie; Johnny; Wolfie
Synopsis:
Buzzy reminds his friends that handicapped people want to have fun, too.

The Last Man and Woman! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils:
John Lehti
Inks:
John Lehti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Adam Numan; Evelyn Numan; Jak Dal
Synopsis:
A scientist invents a method of suspended animation that results in him and his wife re-starting the human race on a distant world in the far, far future.

Indexer Notes

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

[American Indian Legends] (Table of Contents)

Stars and Their Legends / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
American Indian legends about the stars and other celestial bodies.

Indexer Notes

This filler is on the upper 2/3 of the page between the last man and woman story and the Nestle's advertisement.

["Our bunch all munch Neste's Crunch"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
An advertisement for Nestle's Crunch candy bar.

Indexer Notes

This advertisement is on the lower 1/3 page between the Indian legends filler and the Professor Eureka feature.

["Eating Without Stopping"] (Table of Contents)

Professor Eureka / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Professor Eureka
Synopsis:
The professor experiments with eating.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

The Vampire World (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Mann Rubin [as Manny Rubin]
Pencils:
Cresto
Inks:
Cresto
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ned Harris; Ralph Regis; Pat Regis
Synopsis:
Astronomer Ned Harris discovers a tentacled planetoid that soon attacks Earth.

Indexer Notes

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

["A great radio show..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
An in-house promotional advertisement for Big Town (DC, 1951 series) #3.

["Wanted boys and girls to get these swell prizes"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
An advertisement offering premiums for sale of seed packets from American Seed Company.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
An advertisement for National Radio Institute's radio repair lessons.

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

["Shoot safe buddy"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
An advertisement for Daisy Manufacturing's air rifles.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Vampire World!
  2. 1. ["Tops in Comics!"]
  3. 2. The Confessions of a Martian!
  4. 3. ["Collect Royal Stars of sports and movies!"]
  5. 4. ["We're holding her for ransom!"]
  6. 5. ["Editorial Advisory Board"]
  7. 6. Too Big For This World!
  8. 7. ["More babies are born in August than in any other month of the year!"]
    Science Snaps
  9. 8. ["Be king of the road with this great bike!"]
  10. 9. Time Traveling Into The Past and Future
    Just Imagine
  11. 10. Buzzy Scores One for the Handicapped!
    Buzzy
  12. 11. The Last Man and Woman!
  13. 12. [American Indian Legends]
    Stars and Their Legends
  14. 13. ["Our bunch all munch Neste's Crunch"]
  15. 14. ["Eating Without Stopping"]
    Professor Eureka
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Science Question Box
  17. 16. The Vampire World
  18. 17. ["A great radio show..."]
  19. 18. ["Wanted boys and girls to get these swell prizes"]
  20. 19. ["Be a Success as a Radio-Television Technician"]
  21. 20. ["Shoot safe buddy"]
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  • Bob Hughes
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