(May 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

Evolution Plus! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Johnny Farrel [Ralph Gain](a gorilla); Ruth Gain
Keywords:
gorillas

Indexer Notes

First "gorilla cover".

["These top favorites plus 23 other great comics magazines"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

In-house promotional advertisement for 12 DC comics. On the inside front cover.

Evolution Plus! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Johnny Farrel; Ralph Gain; Ruth Gain
Synopsis:
Scientist Ralph Gain invents a machine that can evolve animal subjects. His hoodlum friend, Johnny Farrel, accidentally kills him and uses the machine on himself, running up the evolutionary ladder until he finds himself devolved into a gorilla's form. He tries to convinced authorities that he is Gain but he slowly loses his mind and becomes a gorilla in thought as well as form.
Keywords:
Cosmiray machine; evolution; gorillas

Indexer Notes

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

Danger in the Deep! (Table of Contents)

"R.C." and Quickie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
"R.C."; Quickie
Synopsis:
While spear fishing, "R.C." and Quickie are attacked by a giant octopus.
Keywords:
octopi; R.C. Cola; spear fishing

Indexer Notes

A comic strip-style advertisement for Royal Crown Cola.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Robbie the Robot / filler / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Hi Mankin
Pencils:
Hi Mankin
Inks:
Hi Mankin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
A robot wins $500 in a wrestling contest but wants his winnings in gasoline.
Keywords:
filling stations; robots; service stations; wrestling

Indexer Notes

Upper three quarters of the page between the R.C. Cola advertisement and the Nestle's advertisement.

["The Hit of the Lot!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Neddy Nestle
Synopsis:
A snowball-throwing accident is an opportunity for an apology.
Keywords:
candy; chocolate; Nestle's Crunch; snow

Indexer Notes

A comic-strip style advertisement for Nestle's Crunch candybar. On the bottom 1/4 of the page between the Robby the Robot strip and the time capsule story.

Time Capsule From Tomorrow (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome (credited)
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
E-semex; Allyn Drake
Synopsis:
In the far future, E-semex conceives a plan to defeat the Vegan invaders by warning people in the past.
Keywords:
beta bomb; fighter plans; super-hydrogen bomb; Vegans

Indexer Notes

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

["We're lost!"] (Table of Contents)

Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Pud
Synopsis:
The gang is lost in the forest until they stumble across Pud's bubble gum stand.
Keywords:
chewing gum; hiking

Indexer Notes

A comic strip-style advertisement for Fleer's Dubble Bubble chewing gum.
Upper half of page between the time capsule story and the Scien-test.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Scien-Test / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stookie Allen ?
Inks:
Stookie Allen ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Dennis Maloney; Edel Wasserman
Synopsis:
A brief description of the work of two young scientists.
Keywords:
atomic energy; fireflies; uranium

Indexer Notes

lower half of the page between the Dubble Bubble advertisement and the Prof. Brainstorm filler.

["If I don't prove my time machine works the university will dismiss me!"] (Table of Contents)

Professor Brainstorm / filler / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Hi Mankin
Pencils:
Hi Mankin
Inks:
Hi Mankin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Prof. Brainstorm
Synopsis:
Brainstorm travels to 1,000,000 BC to get proof that his time machine works.
Keywords:
dinosaurs; eggs; time machines; time travel

Indexer Notes

On the upper 3/4 of the page between the Scien-test filler and the Wildroot Cream-Oil advertisement

["A Train Accident!"] (Table of Contents)

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Charlie Wild
Synopsis:
Charlie spots a phony railroad detective.
Keywords:
hair care; railroads

Indexer Notes

A comic strip-style advertisement for Wildroot Cream-Oil hair care oil.
On the bottom 1/4 of the page between the Prof. Brainstorm filler and "Revolt of the Humans" story.

Revolt of the Humans! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome (credited)[as Robert Starr]
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Athor; Ilvra FL-24; the Machine; the Neos
Synopsis:
In the year 8685, mankind is ruled by a supreme machine that provides for their every need. After a meeting with a Neo girl, Athon discovers that the rule of the Machine is not so benevolent and works to destroy it.
Keywords:
machines

Indexer Notes

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
List of the members of the DC editorial advisory board and the DC comics titles.

Indexer Notes

Upper half of page between the "Revolt of the Humans" story and the bicycle advertisement.

Ride a Bike -- It's Fun! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
An advertisement for Bendix bicycle brakes.

Indexer Notes

On the lower half of the page between the editorial advisory board notice and the Buzzy PSA

Get It Off Your Chest! (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; Jeff
Synopsis:
Buzzy convinces Jeff to discuss whatever is troubling him with the school counselor.
Keywords:
basketball; counseling

To the Stars! (Table of Contents)

General Science Quiz / text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Quizzes related to astronomy, geology, and physics.

The Great Rocket Hoax (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Bruce Karson; Elko; Curt Shaw
Synopsis:
A hoax goes awry and Bruce Karson accidentally journeys to Venus, only to be accused of staging a hoax on his return.
Keywords:
spacecraft; telepathy; teleportation; the Arctic; Venus

Indexer Notes

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

["The universe is the limit..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
An in-house promotional advertisement for Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #1.

["Exciting news!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
An advertisement for the Daisy Air Rifleman newsletter and junior membership in the National Rifle Association.

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

Sabotaging the Saboteurs (Table of Contents)

U.S. Royal / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
U.S. Royal
Synopsis:
A comic-strip style advertisement for United States Rubber Company's US Royal Bike Tires.
Keywords:
bicycles

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Evolution Plus!
  2. 1. ["These top favorites plus 23 other great comics magazines"]
  3. 2. Evolution Plus!
  4. 3. Danger in the Deep!
    "R.C." and Quickie
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Robbie the Robot
  6. 5. ["The Hit of the Lot!"]
  7. 6. Time Capsule From Tomorrow
  8. 7. ["We're lost!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Scien-Test
  10. 9. ["If I don't prove my time machine works the university will dismiss me!"]
    Professor Brainstorm
  11. 10. ["A Train Accident!"]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  12. 11. Revolt of the Humans!
  13. 12. Editorial Advisory Board
  14. 13. Ride a Bike -- It's Fun!
  15. 14. Get It Off Your Chest!
    Buzzy
  16. 15. To the Stars!
    General Science Quiz
  17. 16. The Great Rocket Hoax
  18. 17. ["The universe is the limit..."]
  19. 18. ["Exciting news!"]
  20. 19. Sabotaging the Saboteurs
    U.S. Royal
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Dwayne Best
  • 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