(March 1963)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1963-01-31
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
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 ad in Mystery in Space #82.


When Earth Turned Into a Comet! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
Jack Adler (wash)
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

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

Safety First -- All Year! (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
Johnny discovers the hazards of leaving things lying around the home.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

When Earth Turned Into a Comet! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Astronauts on the moon see a strange mirage, then encounter aliens who plan to destroy the Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

["For the very best..."] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

The Flash; Mystery in Space / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

["The erosive process of rain water..."] (Table of Contents: 4)

Amazing Ratios! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Zenith Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Plant That Hated Humans! [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Atomic Knights / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Bryndon Smith; Marene Herald; Douglas Herald; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard]; Dr. Henderson
Synopsis:
Bryndon tells Gardner about a strange plant species he encountered during his travels, telepathic plants that have human characteristics. Later, the Knights learn that these plants have been attacking people.
Reprints:

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

Spotlight on Strange Adventures / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Steve Stern; Doug Storer; Paul Gambaccini; Lee Greathouse; Rosemary Guthrie; James Morrison; Rick Wood

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

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Plant That Hated Humans! Part 2 (Table of Contents: 9)

The Atomic Knights / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Atomic Knights [Gardner Grayle; Marene Herald; Douglas Herald; Bryndon Smith; Wayne Hobard; Hollis Hobard]; Dr. Henderson
Synopsis:
The Knights battle the rapidly-reproducing sentient plants, finally defeating them by cutting off their source of water.
Reprints:

["For the very best..."] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

The Atom; Justice League of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Kings' Knights / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

147 Famous Automobiles / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. When Earth Turned Into a Comet!
  2. 1. Safety First -- All Year!
  3. 2. When Earth Turned Into a Comet!
  4. 3. ["For the very best..."]
    The Flash; Mystery in Space
  5. 4. ["The erosive process of rain water..."]
    Amazing Ratios!
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Co.
  7. 6. The Plant That Hated Humans! [Part 1]
    The Atomic Knights
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Spotlight on Strange Adventures
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  10. 9. The Plant That Hated Humans! Part 2
    The Atomic Knights
  11. 10. ["For the very best..."]
    The Atom; Justice League of America
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Kings' Knights
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    147 Famous Automobiles
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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