(February 1959)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1958-12-24
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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 Giant from Beyond! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A giant from space-- Climbing down that fantastic stalk!
Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics.

We'll Ripple Your Body with Muscle and Load T-N-T in Your Fists (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

The National Sports Council / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Giant from Beyond! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The giant is climbing up the stalk--returning to his world!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Billy Johnson; Harry Johnson; Air Force Captain Craig Johnson; Hulda; Clell
Synopsis
When a giant beanstalk appears on Earth and a giant alien being begins crawling down the beanstalk. Captain Craig Johnson volunteers to stop him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A human being could grow 60 feet tall..
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

Just One Second! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

[Breeze... Gale... Hurricane...] (Table of Contents: 6)

What's the Difference Between / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
According to the U.S. Weather Bureau, a breeze is a wind traveling between 4 and 31 miles an hour.
Genre
non-fiction; nature
Reprints

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1958
No circulation information given.
Owners: National Comics Publications, Inc., H. Donenfeld, J.S. Liebowitz, P.H. Sampliner, G. Donenfeld, S.U. Sampliner, F. Iger, I. Donenfeld; S. Iger, A. Donenfeld, J.S. Liebowitz and A.S. Herzog as trustees for I. Donenfeld and S. Donenfeld, I. Rappaport and J.I. Golinko as trustees for L. Liebowitz and J.H. Liebowitz, H. Donenfeld Foundation, Inc., Estate of R. Liebowitz, all at 575 Lexington Avenue, New York 22, N.Y.

Prize Fish of Venus! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Manny Stallman
Inks
John Giunta
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll pay you anything you ask, Earth-boy, for that fish you caught!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jimmy Baker; Strom Kar
Synopsis
A boy catching a fish to win a tournament is interrupted by an alien cop who also needs that particular fish to prove a theft - on Venus!
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Indexer Notes

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

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Secrets of Gravity! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Raymond Perry (illustration)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Of all the forces of nature, gravity is not only the most powerful but also the most mysterious.
Genre
non-fiction; math & science

Indexer Notes

This feature contains two text articles:
1. Secrets of Gravity!
2. Sun and Skin!

Mystery of the Twin Spaceships! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Frank Giacoia
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The investigating committee has determined that these three are the true Earthmen!
Genre
military; science fiction
Characters
Commander Martin Drake; General Boone; Charles Van Molar
Synopsis
Earth awaits the return of the first starship to Alpha Centauri. But two spaceships arrive, with two identical crews! One set of duplicates hides a sinister secret to destroy Earth, but how can Earthmen tell which crew is real?
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Magic Card! (Table of Contents: 13)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, everybody! What is this--a three-ring circus?
Genre
advocacy
Characters
Pete
Synopsis
A group of kids discover the library.

Indexer Notes

This PSA is produced in sequential comics-art style in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Later appears in DC comics cover-dated January 1966.

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

Lotta-Stamps-a-Month Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Giant from Beyond!
  2. 1. We'll Ripple Your Body with Muscle and Load T-N-T in Your Fists
    The National Sports Council
  3. 2. The Giant from Beyond!
  4. 3. ["Said a daring young ski-champ named Andy, "I take chances on slopes, not on candy! When it comes to good taste, I've got no time to waste, I always keep Tootsie Rolls handy""]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["A human being could grow 60 feet tall.."]
    Science Says You're Wrong If You Believe That
  6. 5. Just One Second!
    The Flash
  7. 6. [Breeze... Gale... Hurricane...]
    What's the Difference Between
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. Prize Fish of Venus!
  10. 9. ["There was a hoop whirler named Wynn, who'd whirl hoops with his girlfriend named Lynn."]
    Tootsie Roll
  11. 10. Secrets of Gravity!
    Spotlight on Science
  12. 11. Mystery of the Twin Spaceships!
  13. 12. ["A Captain came in on the tide in an atom-powered sub called "the Glide" when asked if his ship had a rough trip, "Smooth as Tootsie Roll Fudge!" he replied."]
    Tootsie Roll
  14. 13. The Magic Card!
  15. 14. ["Now!... Start collecting stamps this new club way!"]
    Lotta-Stamps-a-Month Club
  16. 15. ["Do you want spending money?"]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  17. 16. ["Two complete armies -- the blues and the greys!"]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
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