(April 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 World of Giant Ants! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Keywords:
giant ants

["Millions of readers know that this famous symbol on the cover..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
In-house promotional advertisement for Tomahawk (DC, 1950 series) #4 (March-April 1951)

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

The World of Giant Ants (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Edward Manders; Quomodus
Synopsis:
A scientist discovers that ants have a plan to take over the world.
Keywords:
enlarging rays; fighter planes; giant ants; tanks; telepathy

Indexer Notes

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

["Join the gang! Start collecting"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
An advertisement for Royal dessert mixes.

Indexer Notes

located between the giant ants story and the Dubble Bubble advertisement.

["Let's go in and hear of fortunes!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Pud
Synopsis:
Swami Pud creates a crystal ball.
Keywords:
crystal balls; fortune telling; swamis

Indexer Notes

A advertisement with sequential art for Fleer's Dubble Bubble gum. Located on the upper half of the page, between the Royal desserts advertisement and the editorial advisory board annoucement.

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

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
An announcement of DC's editorial advisory board including child psychologists and educators.

Indexer Notes

located on the lower half the page between the Dubble Bubble advertisement and the man with 100 lives story.

The Man With 100 Lives! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Manly Wade Wellman (credited)
Pencils:
Jim Mooney (signed)
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Daniel Parr; Brawne
Synopsis:
Daniel Parr, Crime Specialist XC-112, pursues the criminal Brawne through Jupiter City.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Jupiter; life-drug

Indexer Notes

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

["Now...write secret messasges in the dark and erase them with a light!!!!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
An advertisement for Straight Arrow's Gold-Colored Plastic Rite-a-Lite Arrowhead and Radiant Message Pass Card, a premium from Nabisco.

Indexer Notes

Located between the man with 100 lives story and the Just Imagine feature

If The Oceans Dry Up! (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:
?
Editing:
Jack Schiff

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Speculation on the fate of mankind should the oceans dry up.
Reprints:

["I'm too busy to spend time on the trivialities of life!"] (Table of Contents)

Robbie the Robot / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Irwin Hasen
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Irwin Hasen
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irwin Hasen

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
the inventor; Robbie the Robot
Synopsis:
Robbie takes over the professor's responsibilities.
Reprints:
Keywords:
robots

Indexer Notes

Located on the upper two-thirds of the page between the Just Image feature and the Nestle's Crunch 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

located on the lower one-third of the page between the Robbie the Robot filler and the Hollywood story.

Hollywood- 3000A.D. (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Mann Rubin (credited)[as Manny Rubin]
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
John Giunta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
B. L. Bowers; Margo Trent; Jon Klu; Larry Kent; Rick; Herbert Barton
Synopsis:
The actions of movie makers in the present and in the future coincide in space and cause a rift in time.
Reprints:
Keywords:
motion pictures; Saturn; spacecraft; time travel

Indexer Notes

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

In the North Woods (Table of Contents)

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Schrieber (signed)
Inks:
Bill Schrieber (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Tootsie; Rollo
Synopsis:
Captain Tootsie and the kids capture a wild bear.
Keywords:
bears; hiking

Indexer Notes

An advertisement, using sequential art, for Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Pops candy.

The Universe Is the Limit (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
House ad for Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #1 (April-May 1951).

[Shooting Stars] (Table of Contents)

From Out of This World / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson [as William Morrison]
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
Raymond Perry ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

["Hmm, let's see -- I'll just add a bit more"] (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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Professor Eureka
Synopsis:
Eureka struggles with making coffee.
Reprints:
Keywords:
coffee; scientists

Indexer Notes

located on the upper two-thirds of the page between the text article and the Columbia bicycle advertisement.

["Every model guaranteed as long as you own it"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
An advertisement for Columbia bicycles.

Indexer Notes

located on the lower one-third of the page between the Prof. Eureka filler and the Kris KL-99 story.

The Lost Earthmen! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Edmond Hamilton (credited)
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Chris KL-99; Halk; Jerro; Jon ST-94 (flashback)
Synopsis:
Kris follows a series of markers to discover the fate of his parents.
Keywords:
space exploration; the Pioneer; the Starfarer

Indexer Notes

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

["Draw me!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
An advertisement for Art Instruction, Inc.'s art lessons.

Human Rights For All! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
Superman defends freedom of expression and the United Nations
Keywords:
freedom of speech; United Nations

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

["Win official National Rifle Association medals"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
An advertisement from Daisy Air Rifles promoting participation in the National Rifle Association

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The World of Giant Ants!
  2. 1. ["Millions of readers know that this famous symbol on the cover..."]
  3. 2. The World of Giant Ants
  4. 3. ["Join the gang! Start collecting"]
  5. 4. ["Let's go in and hear of fortunes!"]
  6. 5. ["Editorial Advisory Board"]
  7. 6. The Man With 100 Lives!
  8. 7. ["Now...write secret messasges in the dark and erase them with a light!!!!"]
  9. 8. If The Oceans Dry Up!
    Just Imagine
  10. 9. ["I'm too busy to spend time on the trivialities of life!"]
    Robbie the Robot
  11. 10. ["Our bunch all munch Neste's Crunch"]
  12. 11. Hollywood- 3000A.D.
  13. 12. In the North Woods
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  14. 13. The Universe Is the Limit
    DC Comics
  15. 14. [Shooting Stars]
    From Out of This World
  16. 15. ["Hmm, let's see -- I'll just add a bit more"]
    Professor Eureka
  17. 16. ["Every model guaranteed as long as you own it"]
  18. 17. The Lost Earthmen!
    Chris KL-99
  19. 18. ["Draw me!"]
  20. 19. Human Rights For All!
    Superman
  21. 20. ["Win official National Rifle Association medals"]
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