(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
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
Glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

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

Genre
superhero

[no title indexed] (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
?

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 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 ?

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superman
Synopsis
Superman convinces a group of children to contribute their movie money to UNICEF.

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
?

Genre
science fiction

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
?

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

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
?

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.

[no title indexed] (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

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
?

Genre
science fiction

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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain Comet
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Novelty Mart
  3. 2. The Counterfeit Captain Comet!
    Captain Comet
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    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. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  11. 10. Intelligent Animals
  12. 11. The Case of the Twice-Told Tale!
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    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. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
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