(September-October 1948)

DC, 1946 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Jack Schiff (actual)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Reno Brothers (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan Barry
Inks:
Dan Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Reno Brothers

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Real Fact Comics (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Renegade Reno Brothers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff; Mort Weisinger; Bernie Breslauer
Pencils:
Dan Barry (signed)
Inks:
Dan Barry (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Reno Brothers

["There are six famous men who have never lived!"] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Ewell Blackwell (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Sam Takes Himself for a Ride (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The First Combat Photographer (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff; Mort Weisinger; Bernie Breslauer
Pencils:
Fred Ray [as Fray]
Inks:
Fred Ray [as Fray]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Matthew Brady

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

Kellogg's Corn Flakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Headline Hunter (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff; Mort Weisinger; Bernie Breslauer
Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Lowell Thomas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Junior Journal / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stookie Allen
Pencils:
Stookie Allen
Inks:
Stookie Allen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Steve Smith; Frankie Groves; Betty Skelton; Nick Miller; Carol Hall; Calvin Nullmeyer

The Comet Doom (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Steve Brodie
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Col. Tommy Tomorrow; Planeteers (intro, also called the Space Planeteers); Corporal Larry Winters (killed); Prof. Ecco (mentioned); Tommy Tomorrow's wife and children (mentioned);
Synopsis:
The year is 1988. Tommy Tomorrow holds the rank of Colonel in the Planeteers. He is told that Comet Z-489 threatens to collide with the Sun. They have 62 hours before the disaster. "Operation Survival" begins four hours later, as six sleek rocket craft blast off from Terrapolis.
Keywords:
Alpha Centauri; Comet Z-489; Gotham (capital of the nine planets); Hall of Science; Operation Survival; Science Bureau; Terrapolis

Indexer Notes

(1) The first three Tommy Tomorrow adventures (Real Fact #6, #8, #13) contradict all subsequent stories, and thus can be considered apocryphal. Beginning in this issue, his fourth appearance, Tommy Tomorrow is established as a Colonel in the Planeteers, and his adventures are said to occur exactly 40 years in the future. From his fifth appearance in Action Comics #127 through Action Comics #147, his adventures continue to take place exactly 40 years in the future. However, beginning with Action Comics #149 and continuing throughout the next dozen years, his adventures occur exactly 100 years in the future (Action Comics #148 mentions no year).
(2) The events of this issue occur between page 2 panel 2 and page 2 panel 3 of the Tommy Tomorrow story in Action Comics #127.
(3) Corporal Larry Winters states that Tommy Tomorrow has a wife and kids.

Captain Tootsie Traps Killer Bear (Table of Contents)

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
C. C. Beck (Signed)
Inks:
Pete Costanza (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Tootsie; Rollo

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

You Tell Us! / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

The Ship with the Phantom Crew! (Table of Contents)

Famous Unsolved Mysteries / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff; Mort Weisinger; Bernie Breslauer
Pencils:
Win Mortimer ?
Inks:
Win Mortimer ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
story of the Mary Celeste

Indexer Notes

#1 in a series.

The Quake That Split a City (Table of Contents)

Famous Disasters / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff; Mort Weisinger; Bernie Breslauer
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

#5 in a series.

The Story of the Washington Monument (Table of Contents)

Know Your Country / text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

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

All-American Comics; Johnny Thunder / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

King of the Westerns (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff; Mort Weisinger; Bernie Breslauer
Pencils:
Howard Sherman ?
Inks:
Howard Sherman ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Zane Grey

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

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

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

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Reno Brothers
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Real Fact Comics
  4. 3. Renegade Reno Brothers
  5. 4. ["There are six famous men who have never lived!"]
    Fantastic Facts
  6. 5. Ewell Blackwell
    Wheaties
  7. 6. Sam Takes Himself for a Ride
    Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  8. 7. The First Combat Photographer
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Corn Flakes
  10. 9. Headline Hunter
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Junior Journal
  12. 11. The Comet Doom
    Tommy Tomorrow
  13. 12. Captain Tootsie Traps Killer Bear
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    You Tell Us!
  15. 14. The Ship with the Phantom Crew!
    Famous Unsolved Mysteries
  16. 15. The Quake That Split a City
    Famous Disasters
  17. 16. The Story of the Washington Monument
    Know Your Country
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    All-American Comics; Johnny Thunder
  19. 18. King of the Westerns
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Western Comics
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • John Censullo
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Pat Lang
  • Jim Walls
  • Peter Croome
  • Bob Hughes