(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) (Expand) /

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

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) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Race With Flame (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Jim Wise / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Popsicle Twins at Yellowstone Park (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

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

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) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["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) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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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