(February-March 1954)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1953-12-02
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.


The Chain Gang of Space! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Reprints
Keywords
cells; prisons

Indexer Notes

Compare this cover with the cover on Justice League of America (1960 series) # 22.

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

Lucky Song Parade Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Chain Gang of Space (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

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

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.] (signed)
Inks
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Headhunters live in this part of the jungle!
Genre
children

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Best Present of All! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Jack Schiff

Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Binky Biggs

The Super-Luck of Mr Luke! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sid Gerson
Pencils
Frank Giacoia
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits confirmed by Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Three Smashing Adventures of Superboy (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero

[Jean Dominique Cassini] (Table of Contents: 9)

Giants of the Telescope / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Keywords
telescopes

Indexer Notes

Information for this sequence from Arthur Lortie.

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

The Martian Freak! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Arthur Wallace
Pencils
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks
Joe Giella [as Giella] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Script credit suggested by Jerry Bails's Who's Who.

Stars? (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
stars

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

Mysteries in Space! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If a man on the moon looked at the Earth...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

The Runaway World! (Table of Contents: 14)

Interplanetary Insurance, Inc / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sid Gerson
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits confirmed by Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Cheerful Card Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Harman (signed)
Inks
Fred Harman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Chain Gang of Space!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Lucky Song Parade Co.
  3. 2. The Chain Gang of Space
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  5. 4. ["Headhunters live in this part of the jungle!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. The Best Present of All!
    Binky
  8. 7. The Super-Luck of Mr Luke!
  9. 8. Three Smashing Adventures of Superboy
    Superboy
  10. 9. [Jean Dominique Cassini]
    Giants of the Telescope
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. The Martian Freak!
  13. 12. Stars?
    What Do You Know About
  14. 13. ["If a man on the moon looked at the Earth..."]
    Mysteries in Space!
  15. 14. The Runaway World!
    Interplanetary Insurance, Inc
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Cheerful Card Company
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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