(February 1953)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1952-12-29
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

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Life Ray! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
science fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Master Art Helper Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Time Capsule from 1,000,000 B.C.! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; superhero

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Science Says You're Wrong If You Believe That-- / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Mort Drucker
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Colors
?
Letters
Mort Drucker

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The heat of the sun is due to its chemical combustion...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Necco / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

The Secret of the Life-Ray! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks
Bernard Sachs (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Cover story.

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

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

[Uranium, Aurora, Solstice] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Mort Drucker
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Colors
?
Letters
Mort Drucker

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Baker's 4 in 1 Instant Cocoa Mix / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Superboy Talks About... "The Holiday Spirit!" (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; superhero

The Man with the Super-Spectacles! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[X-Ray Shadows] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

The Space-Ship from Nowhere! (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sam Merwin
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction

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

Motor's Auto Repair Manual / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Life Ray!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Master Art Helper Company
  3. 2. The Time Capsule from 1,000,000 B.C.!
    Captain Comet
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["The heat of the sun is due to its chemical combustion..."]
    Science Says You're Wrong If You Believe That--
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Necco
  7. 6. ["Poor Pud..."]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  8. 7. Editorial Advisory Board
  9. 8. The Secret of the Life-Ray!
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  11. 10. [Uranium, Aurora, Solstice]
    Scientific Word Origins
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Baker's 4 in 1 Instant Cocoa Mix
  13. 12. Superboy Talks About... "The Holiday Spirit!"
    Superboy
  14. 13. The Man with the Super-Spectacles!
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. [X-Ray Shadows]
    Spotlight on Science
  17. 16. The Space-Ship from Nowhere!
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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