(July 1961)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1961-05-25
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Julius Schwartz (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

War with the Giant Frogs! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sid Greene
Inks
Sid Greene
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

War with the Giant Frogs! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Life on Earth was born in the warm waters of the prehistoric oceans, but it was always thought to have developed its most intelligent form of life on land!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jim Trent; Rhoda Trent
Synopsis
Undersea explorers Jim and Rhoda Trent discover Shtill, a civilization of giant, intelligent frogs. After sending them to the surface world to let their fellow humans know of their plans to invade, the Shtillians are bluffed into thinking humans have greater weapons than theirs.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencil and ink credits, and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Gifts from Your Elders! (Table of Contents: 5)

National Social Welfare Assembly / 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
Gosh, what's the sense of visiting a club for old folks -- they're no fun!
Genre
advocacy

Indexer Notes

Public service announcement in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly, coordinating organization for national health, welfare and recreation agencies of the U.S.

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

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

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

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

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

Planets of Wonder! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Mercury passes in front of the sun...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis
Information about the planets Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Uranus.

The Invisible Space-Dog (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Run, boy -- Faster!!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Peter Blake; Pal; Mr. Winters
Synopsis
An alien dog lands on Earth, and together with 11-year-old Peter Blake and his next-door neighbor, a science fiction writer, it prevents a battle between two warring alien races.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencil and ink credits, and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

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

Amazing Ratios! / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A fireball is a type of meteor which is large enough to be apparently brighter than the planet Jupiter...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis
The following comparisons are made: the brightness between a fireball and Jupiter; the vision of a hawk and that of an airplane pilot; and the size of duckweed blossoms and the head of a pin.
Reprints

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

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Spotlight on Science / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from T. H., A. P., D. W., I. S.

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

What's the Difference Between / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A guided missle and a guided rocket...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis
Information about guided missiles and guided rockets.

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

Garcelon Stamps / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Toy Soldier War! (Table of Contents: 15)

Space Museum / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Carmine Infantino
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Every few years Steve Vance traveled hundreds of light years into space to the star-sun Antares' smallest planet, Jorga -- to buy toys!
Feature Logo
A Space Museum Story
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Steve Vance; Karstol; Tommy Parker; J.L. Hansen
Synopsis
While on the planet Jorga to buy toys for his company, Solar Toys Corporation, Steve Vance and toymaker Karstol use Karstol's indestructible toys to defeat an invasion by the warrior Kriil race.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencil and ink credits, and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

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

Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park Admission / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. War with the Giant Frogs!
  2. 1. ["Big enough for 2-3 kids!"]
    Frontier Cabin
  3. 2. ["204 Revolutionary War Soldiers"]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  4. 3. War with the Giant Frogs!
  5. 4. ["Tootsie Roll makes history!"]
    Tootsie Roll
  6. 5. Gifts from Your Elders!
    National Social Welfare Assembly
  7. 6. ["See the many fantastic faces of Superman..."]
    Superman Annual
  8. 7. ["At last! The giant comic book you've dreamed about is here!"]
    Secret Origins
  9. 8. ["When Mercury passes in front of the sun..."]
    Planets of Wonder!
  10. 9. The Invisible Space-Dog
  11. 10. ["A fireball is a type of meteor which is large enough to be apparently brighter than the planet Jupiter..."]
    Amazing Ratios!
  12. 11. ["There's more than meets the eye..."]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Spotlight on Science
  14. 13. ["A guided missle and a guided rocket..."]
    What's the Difference Between
  15. 14. ["Free! World-wide stamps... just released!"]
    Garcelon Stamps
  16. 15. The Toy Soldier War!
    Space Museum
  17. 16. ["Everybody's looking for the new Tootsie Roll ice cream bar"]
    Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar
  18. 17. ["The inside stories of Batman and Robin's top secrets"]
    Batman Annual
  19. 18. ["Be my guest at Palisades Amusement Park, New Jersey."]
    Palisades Amusement Park Admission
  20. 19. ["Are you skinny like I was?"]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  21. 20. ["Boys! Girls! Ladies! Men! Win a beautiful new photo ring!"]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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