(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
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 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) (Expand) /

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

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) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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) (Expand) /

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

The Universe Is the Limit (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[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) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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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