(April-May 1953)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1953-02-16
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 US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy covers; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Signboard in Space! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Keywords
distress signals; SOS; spacecraft

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

Space Squadron / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Signboard in Space! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Cover story.

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

Wildroot Cream-Oil / 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)

The Hothouse World! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Our Army at War; Gang Busters / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Toy Earth! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sam Merwin
Pencils
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks
Bernard Sachs (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Mysteries in Space... / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If oxygen were present on the Moon...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Necco / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Micro-Meteors (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

Pluto? (Table of Contents: 12)

What Do You Know About / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Superman Says: "People Are People!" (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; superhero

The Planet Nobody Wanted! (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
John Sleamer
Synopsis
John Sleamer and his crew find a habitable planet to take over for Earth. When the natives are only to eager to leave Sleamer won't listen to why they want to leave.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Superman Is on Television! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

[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) /

Milky Way / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Signboard in Space!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Space Squadron
  3. 2. Signboard in Space!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  5. 4. ["Gosh, they stopped Pud on the goal line again!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. The Hothouse World!
  8. 7. ["The oldest symbol in comics..."]
    Our Army at War; Gang Busters
  9. 8. The Toy Earth!
  10. 9. ["If oxygen were present on the Moon..."]
    Mysteries in Space...
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Necco
  12. 11. Micro-Meteors
  13. 12. Pluto?
    What Do You Know About
  14. 13. Superman Says: "People Are People!"
    Superman
  15. 14. The Planet Nobody Wanted!
  16. 15. Superman Is on Television!
    The Adventures of Superman
  17. 16. Draw Me!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Milky Way
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