(April-May 1955)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Julie 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

first under the Comics Code


Station MARS on the Air! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:
Keywords:
Mars; microphones; television broadcasts; television cameras

Peter Porkchops Says: "Don't Be Afraid to Speak Up!" (Table of Contents: 1)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Rube Grossman
Inks:
Rube Grossman
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Peter Porkchops; Wolfie; Mervin Mouse

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Station MARS on the Air! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Sy Barry
Inks:
Sy Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ag-Var; Bu-Marn; Willis; Dr. Benton
Synopsis:
Martians travel to Earth but find it destroyed.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Mars; time travel

Indexer Notes

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

["To the boys and girls of America..."] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

My Greatest Adventure; Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["Can the planets Mercury and Venus ever be seen during the night?"] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science

The First Interplanetary Fair! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Henry Sharp
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

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

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

American Seed Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Sir William Huggins] (Table of Contents: 7)

Giants of the Telescope / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science

Indexer Notes

Information for this sequence from Arthur Lortie.

Rescue Squad of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

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

[The "Ups" and "Downs" of Space] (Table of Contents: 9)

Wonders of Space / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Our Amazing Sun! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science

The Famous DC Symbol (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

The Explosive Man! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script:
Sid Gerson
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Carmine Infantino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

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

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

Stuart Greetings, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Station MARS on the Air!
  2. 1. Peter Porkchops Says: "Don't Be Afraid to Speak Up!"
    Peter Porkchops
  3. 2. Station MARS on the Air!
  4. 3. ["To the boys and girls of America..."]
    My Greatest Adventure; Superman
  5. 4. ["Can the planets Mercury and Venus ever be seen during the night?"]
    Mysteries in Space!
  6. 5. The First Interplanetary Fair!
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Company
  8. 7. [Sir William Huggins]
    Giants of the Telescope
  9. 8. Rescue Squad of Tomorrow!
  10. 9. [The "Ups" and "Downs" of Space]
    Wonders of Space
  11. 10. Our Amazing Sun!
  12. 11. The Famous DC Symbol
  13. 12. The Explosive Man!
    Interplanetary Insurance, Inc.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stuart Greetings, Inc.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
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