(December 1952)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1952-10-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor); Julius Schwartz (credited) (actual editor)

Issue Notes

Editor credit confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records dated 1952/08/27, provided by DC Comics. On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain Comet / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Because we can't tell which one of you is the real Captain Comet, we must destroy you both!
Genre
superhero; science fiction

Indexer Notes

Cover is related to The Counterfeit Captain Comet! story insde.

Uncle Bernie's Fun Shop (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Counterfeit Captain Comet! (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain Comet / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Not even you can adapt to this deadly world, Captain Comet!
Genre
science fiction; superhero

Indexer Notes

Title, pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records dated 1952/08/27, provided by DC Comics.

Boys! Girls! Tune in Tootsie Hippodrome (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Dubble Bubble Gum / comics-form advertising / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Superman Shows How UNICEF Spells Help for the Children of the World! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, we saw nearly everything on all 38 floors of the United Nations building.
Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Lee; Superman
Synopsis
Superman convinces a group of children to contribute their movie money to UNICEF.

Indexer Notes

The PSA is produced in sequential-arts comics format.

The Farmers from Space! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sam Merwin
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Startled astronomers had detected a strange destructive plant growing on Mars!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Doctor Wesley Sampson; Mary Sampson; Dis Kor; Ren Tluke

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records dated 1952/08/27, provided by DC Comics.

[Bacteria, Nebula, Gravity] (Table of Contents: 8)

Scientific Word Origins... / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The tiny staff-shaped objects that were first observed through a microscope were called bacteria...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Intelligent Animals (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Morris Waldinger ?
Pencils
Mort Drucker ?; Morris Waldinger ?
Inks
Mort Drucker ?; Morris Waldinger ?
Colors
?
Letters
Morris Waldinger

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Allotting 100 points for each attribute, the chimpanzee scored 925--the highest rating...
Genre
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis
information on the comparative intelligence of the chimpanzee, elephant, grizzly bear, and other animals
Reprints

The Case of the Twice-Told Tale! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 3.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Finally finished--my first novel! I'll rush it to the publisher at once!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
George Mitchell; Mr. Blake; Richard Mills; Benjamin Franklin (cameo)
Synopsis
How could George Mitchell write a novel that turned out to be a word-for-word copy of a book he had never seen that was written more than 100 years in the past?
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records dated 1952/08/27, provided by DC Comics.

Your Hair's Best Friend (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Spotlight on Science / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When men of science talk about atoms they reel off sets of figures that put our national debt to shame!

Indexer Notes

Features four text articles:
1. Atom Count
2. Is the Earth Round?
3. Color Blindness
4. Visible Stars

Now More Than Ever- (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Bob Hope / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Last Humans! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's a human all right--two of them! Shoot them down!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lokri; Trent; Doctor Jaims

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records dated 1952/08/27, provided by DC Comics.

Draw Me! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Biggest Stomper on the Block! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Because we can't tell which one of you is the real Captain Comet, we must destroy you both!"]
    Captain Comet
  2. 1. Uncle Bernie's Fun Shop
    Novelty Mart
  3. 2. The Counterfeit Captain Comet!
    Captain Comet
  4. 3. Boys! Girls! Tune in Tootsie Hippodrome
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Whoopee! This is the real wild west!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. Superman Shows How UNICEF Spells Help for the Children of the World!
    Superman
  8. 7. The Farmers from Space!
  9. 8. [Bacteria, Nebula, Gravity]
    Scientific Word Origins...
  10. 9. ["Hurry! Get your own gold lettered personalized wallet!"]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  11. 10. Intelligent Animals
  12. 11. The Case of the Twice-Told Tale!
  13. 12. Your Hair's Best Friend
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  14. 13. ["When men of science talk about atoms they reel off sets of figures that put our national debt to shame!"]
    Spotlight on Science
  15. 14. Now More Than Ever-
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  16. 15. The Last Humans!
  17. 16. Draw Me!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  18. 17. ["The famous 1000-shot Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine is on display at your dealers now and is ready for Christmas!"]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  19. 18. Biggest Stomper on the Block!
    Thom McAn
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