(June 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 Origin of Captain Comet! (Table of Contents)

Captain Comet / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Carmine Infantino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Comet [Adam Blake]

[Top Value in America's Top Comics!] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
An in-house promotional advertisement for 8 DC titles

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

The Origin of Captain Comet! (Table of Contents)

Captain Comet / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome [as Edgar Ray Merritt] (signed)
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Comet [Adam Blake] (introduction, origin); John Blake; Martha Blake; Betty; Professor Emery Zackro
Synopsis:
Prof. Zackro recommends to young Adam Blake that he use his mutant abilities to help mankind as Captain Comet.
Keywords:
mutants; solar reducer

Indexer Notes

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

[Picture Rings] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
An advertisement for Kellogg's Raisin Bran breakfast cereal.

Race With Flame (Table of Contents)

Jim Wise / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Bob; Jim Wise
Synopsis:
A comics-style advertisement for Hood Rubber Company's and B.F. Goodrich's "P-F" canvas shoes.
Keywords:
firemen; shoes

Push-Button Paradise (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jan Dat; Don Walker
Synopsis:
College professor Don Walker thwarts an alien invasion in which the aliens plan to win by starving earth after having induced humans into abandoning food production.
Keywords:
alien invasions; Dinet-table; extraterrestrials; teaching machines; teleportation

Indexer Notes

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

["Our bunch all munch"] (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 bottom one-third of the page between the "Pushbutton Pardise" story and the Columbia bicycle advertisement.

["Free Bikes and Cash!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
An advertisement for a Columbia bicycles promotional give-away.

The Popsicle Twins at Yellowstone Park (Table of Contents)

The Popsicle Twins / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Tess; Tim; Popsicle Pete
Synopsis:
An comics-style advertisement for Joe Lowe Corporation's Popsicles, in which the Popsicle twins having a canoeing accident.
Keywords:
canoes

The Mad World (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome [as John Osgood]
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Thon Blayne; Oria; Ogralb; Karbus
Synopsis:
A pair of alien invaders' plan to rule the planet Illumia through hypnotism is thwarted by a Terran space patrol lieutenant.
Keywords:
flying saucers; hypnotism; Illumia (planet); knights; marionettes; nerve spores (virus); New Freva (planet); spacecraft; swords

Indexer Notes

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

Emergency Landing (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Schreiber (credited)
Inks:
Bill Schreiber (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Tootsie; Rollo; Susan; Fatso; Marybelle
Synopsis:
A comics-style advertisement for Tootsie Rolls candy in which Captain Tootsie and the kids clear a highway to enable a landing by a damaged airplane.
Keywords:
airplanes

["Wonder why we aren't catching any fish?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Pud
Synopsis:
A comics-style advertisement for Fleer's Dubble Bubble chewing gum in which Pud uses chewing gum as fishing bait.
Keywords:
fishing

Indexer Notes

On upper half of the page between the Captain Tootsie 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:
typeset

Synopsis:
A list of the members of DC's editorial advisory board and a list of DC's comics titles.

Indexer Notes

on the lower half of the page between the Dubble Bubble advertisement and the science quiz.

Up in the Air! (Table of Contents)

General Science Quiz / 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 quiz on the atmosphere, sound, and astronomy.

The Exile of Space (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Edmond Hamilton (credited)
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Chris KL99; Halk; Jerro; Loopy; Mirdath; Rork
Synopsis:
Chris and his companions overthrow a tyrant and are rewarded with the power crystal that Halk needs to replenish the Martian water supply.
Reprints:
Keywords:
anti-gravity devices; electrae; Hall of Worlds; Mars; power crystals; spacecraft; the Pioneer (spacecraft)

Indexer Notes

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

["Professor Brainstorm, our firm is putting a new raincoat on the market!"] (Table of Contents)

Professor Brainstorm / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Professor Brainstorm; Mrs. Brainstorm
Synopsis:
The professor tests a new raincoat but is unwilling to go in the rain with this wife.
Reprints:
Keywords:
rain; raincoats

Indexer Notes

upper half of the page between the Chris KL-99 story and the Smith Brothers' cough drops advertisement.

["Boys! Girls! Hurry!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
An advertisement for an identification bracelet given as a premium with Smith Brothers' cough drops.

Indexer Notes

lower half of page between the Prof. Brainstorm filler and the Robbie the Robot filler.

["C'mon, Robbie, I see two seats!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Robbie the Robot
Synopsis:
Robbie removes his head to avoid blocking the view of the movie screen.
Reprints:
Keywords:
cinemas; motion pictures

Indexer Notes

On the upper three-quarters of the page between the Smith Brothers advertisement and the Wildroot Cream-Oil advertisement

["Nobody wants him but the police!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
An advertisement for Wildroot Cream-Oil hair tonic.

Indexer Notes

on the lower 1/4 of the page between the Robbie the Robot filler and the Superboy PSA.

Know Your Country! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Sigrid; Sigrid's mother
Synopsis:
Superboy teaches a group of children to respect cultural differences.
Keywords:
kottbuller

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

"Announcing the new Daisy Air Rifleman" (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Origin of Captain Comet!
    Captain Comet
  2. 1. [Top Value in America's Top Comics!]
  3. 2. The Origin of Captain Comet!
    Captain Comet
  4. 3. [Picture Rings]
  5. 4. Race With Flame
    Jim Wise
  6. 5. Push-Button Paradise
  7. 6. ["Our bunch all munch"]
  8. 7. ["Free Bikes and Cash!"]
  9. 8. The Popsicle Twins at Yellowstone Park
    The Popsicle Twins
  10. 9. The Mad World
  11. 10. Emergency Landing
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  12. 11. ["Wonder why we aren't catching any fish?"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  13. 12. ["Editorial Advisory Board"]
  14. 13. Up in the Air!
    General Science Quiz
  15. 14. The Exile of Space
    Chris KL-99
  16. 15. ["Professor Brainstorm, our firm is putting a new raincoat on the market!"]
    Professor Brainstorm
  17. 16. ["Boys! Girls! Hurry!"]
  18. 17. ["C'mon, Robbie, I see two seats!"]
    Robbie the Robot
  19. 18. ["Nobody wants him but the police!"]
  20. 19. Know Your Country!
    Superboy
  21. 20. "Announcing the new Daisy Air Rifleman"
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