(March 1958)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1958-01-28
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); 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 Day I Became a Martian! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Day I Became a Martian! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A science fiction writer is transformed into a Martian, and he figures out that real Martians are observing him to test how they can survive on Earth, so he tricks them into believing that they could not.
Reprints

The Line of Stars (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

Amazing Ratios / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The earth's atmosphere is so immense...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Educational filler page revealing ratios of Earth and the human body.

The 100,000 Year-Old Weapon! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Sid Greene
Inks
John Giunta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A man from 100,000 years in the future travels back to 1958 to find a super-weapon he can use to overthrow a dictator in his own time.
Reprints

Do You Know What's Behind a Law? (Table of Contents: 6)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
Jerry learns the importance of driver's education.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

Amazing Gift from Space! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
The Zaxians, a friendly alien race, send a spaceship to Earth as a gift, and the astronaut that is chosen to pilot it ends up saving the Zaxians from a hostile invasion.
Reprints

Space-Satellites -- What Next? (Table of Contents: 8)

Spotlight on Science / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz ?
Pencils
? (logo illustration)
Inks
? (logo illustration)
Colors
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Mystery of Meteor Crater (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Sid Greene
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
An alien invasion force hides in a canyon that is a tourist attraction, but a determined tourist finds them in spite of their efforts and helps to drive them off Earth.
Reprints

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

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Day I Became a Martian!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  3. 2. The Day I Became a Martian!
  4. 3. The Line of Stars
  5. 4. ["The earth's atmosphere is so immense..."]
    Amazing Ratios
  6. 5. The 100,000 Year-Old Weapon!
  7. 6. Do You Know What's Behind a Law?
  8. 7. Amazing Gift from Space!
  9. 8. Space-Satellites -- What Next?
    Spotlight on Science
  10. 9. Mystery of Meteor Crater
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
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