(May 1954)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1954-03-24
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 (actual editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Plant that Plotted Murder! (Table of Contents)

Captain Comet / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Captain Comet's strangest foe--
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Captain Comet; Joyce Rollins
Reprints

Binky Says: "Welcome Amigo!" (Table of Contents: 1)

Binky [DC] / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Allergy, dig that new Mexican kid who moved in town last week!
Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Binky; Allergy; Pablo; Bill
Synopsis
Allergy mocks the new kid in town because he lives down in "Shacktown" and speaks English poorly. Bill and Allergy approach Pablo who tells them about his dad, and how their family has traveled all over the US picking beans & strawberries. Pablo has a great rock collection and the boys become friends.

Indexer Notes

The inside front cover PSA is produced in sequential comics-art style.

The Plant That Plotted Murder! (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain Comet / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Avoiding detection, the aliens landed on Earth--threatening the very existence of humanity!
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Captain Comet; Uno; Joyce Rollins
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits confirmed by Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics; the original indexer credited the inks to Murphy Anderson.

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

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

A Switch in Time! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Gil Kane (signed as Kane)
Inks
Bernard Sachs (signed as Sachs)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmff! Off to lunch for 2000 years! Very funny!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Willy Todd; Antonius Vittus
Synopsis
Willy and Antonius switch places via time travel and each man works his own get-rich-quick scheme. Willy's payload of gold and silver is too much weight for his rocketship, so he buries them in ancient New Mexico so that he can dig them up later in the future present. Willy arrives just in time to witness an atomic bomb test wipe out his hidden location.
Reprints
Keywords
atomic bomb; time travel

Indexer Notes

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

The Line of Stars Presents Tomahawk (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

The City That Went Mad (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Puff! I-I'm worn out!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Professor Dwight MacKay; Lydia MacKay; Bob Croft; Jim Blake
Synopsis
Unknown to Bob and Jim who are testing their mental telepathy radio, their commands are forcing the entire city to commit crazy acts. The professor on a mission to stop the madness tracks down Bob and disconnects his transmitter wires.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Scripto / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Amazing Ratios / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Tom Nicolosi
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The 200-inch mirror of the new Mt. Palomar telescope...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

[Ring Around the Earth!] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That the moon is at present the closet astonomical body to Earth will hardly surprise our readers.
Genre
non-fiction; math & science

Indexer Notes

This feature contains four articles:
1. Ring Around the Earth!
2. Two Thousand-to-One Shot!
3. Insect-Eating Planet!
4. Lights in the Sky!

The Man Who Couldn't Die (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Not even an atom bomb can kill me! I'm immortal!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mel Cardeen
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Three Exciting New Adventures (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Science Says You're Wrong If You Believe That / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Tom Nicolosi
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It will be possible to build a telescope on Earth which could show planets that revolve around other stars...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

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

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Plant that Plotted Murder!
    Captain Comet
  2. 1. Binky Says: "Welcome Amigo!"
    Binky [DC]
  3. 2. The Plant That Plotted Murder!
    Captain Comet
  4. 3. ["I'm afraid of wild animals in these woods..."]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  5. 4. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. 5. A Switch in Time!
  7. 6. The Line of Stars Presents Tomahawk
    Tomahawk
  8. 7. The City That Went Mad
  9. 8. ["Scripto guarantees the best...in writing!"]
    Scripto
  10. 9. ["The 200-inch mirror of the new Mt. Palomar telescope..."]
    Amazing Ratios
  11. 10. [Ring Around the Earth!]
    Spotlight on Science
  12. 11. The Man Who Couldn't Die
  13. 12. Three Exciting New Adventures
    Superman
  14. 13. ["It will be possible to build a telescope on Earth which could show planets that revolve around other stars..."]
    Science Says You're Wrong If You Believe That
  15. 14. ["Come on, buddy, quit being a bag-of-bones weakling like I was in 10 minutes of fun a day you can do all I did!"]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  16. 15. ["This way to ... Captain Tootsie's roundup time"]
    Tootsie Roll
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