(January-February 1947)

DC, 1946 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1946-11-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited); Jack Schiff (actual)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The First Man to Reach Mars! (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tomorrow / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Sherman; George Papp; Jack Lehti
Inks
Virgil Finlay; George Papp; Jack Lehti
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tommy Tomorrow; Charles Courtney; Ted Husing

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Real Fact Comics (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

King of Keys (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff; Mort Weisinger; Bernie Breslauer
Pencils
George Papp (signed)
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
Charles Courtney
Synopsis
A biography of Charles Courtney, famous locksmith.

Columbus of Space (Table of Contents: 4)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff; George Kashdan; Bernie Breslauer
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Virgil Finlay
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Sherman (Logo)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Col. Tommy Tomorrow (introduction)
Synopsis
Tommy Tomorrow applies at Rocket College in 1954. He learns rocket engineering and masters astronomy. Upon graduation, because he has the highest grades of his class, the Army chooses him for "Operation Mars". After another year of training, in August 1960, Col. Tomorrow blasts off for Mars. Days later he arrives at his destination. He plants an American flag, becoming the first man ever to set foot on another world.
Reprints
Keywords
Mars; Operation Mars; Rocket College

Indexer Notes

This is the first appearance of Tommy Tomorrow.

Script information is from Gene Reed (entered by Per Sandell).

The first three Tommy Tomorrow adventures (Real Fact #6, #8, #13) contradict all subsequent stories, and thus can be considered apocryphal.

Frank Thomas (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Scotland Yard (Table of Contents: 6)

Wonders of the World / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Scotland Yard's physical facility and training program are depicted.

[Lynn Herzog, "Sugar-Chile" Robinson, Jo Ann Durand, Frank de Beche] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Junior Journal / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stookie Allen (signed)
Pencils
Stookie Allen (signed)
Inks
Stookie Allen (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Lynn Herzog; "Sugar-Chile" Robinson; Franz De Beche; Jo Ann Durand
Synopsis
Accomplishments by several youngsters are pictured and described.

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

Once in a Lifetime / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Ray [as Fray]
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Annapolis, 1909...
Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Johnny Dalton
Synopsis
A true story of Johnny Dalton winning the Army Navy game in 1910.
Reprints

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

O Is for Opposum (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Jungle in New Hampshire! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Smalle (signed)
Inks
Ed Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Characters
Johnny Benson
Synopsis
This is a feature on Benson's Animal Farm in New Hampshire.

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

Scoops... Pictures to Remember! / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Roussos (signed)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Six historical firsts are described through drawings and text.

The Father of the Submarine (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Ray [as Fray]
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
David Bushnell
Synopsis
David Bushnell invents the submarine in 1776.
Reprints

Army Patches (Table of Contents: 14)

Hobbyland... / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
? (title); typeset

Synopsis
Collecting army patches is described.

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

Quiz Corner / activity / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Daly
Inks
John Daly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

This article has several features. John Daly apparently is involved with several if not all of the features.

Joe Kudluk (Table of Contents: 16)

Men of Daring / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stookie Allen (signed)
Inks
Stookie Allen (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
Joe Kudluk
Synopsis
An Eskimo's heroic deeds are depicted.
Reprints

Genie of the Bottle (Table of Contents: 17)

A "Famous First" Feature / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Sherman (Logo)

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Edouard Benedictus
Synopsis
The invention of safety glass is the subject.
Reprints

If the Sun Went Out! (Table of Contents: 18)

Just Imagine / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff; Mort Weisinger and; Bernie Breslauer
Pencils
Virgil Finlay
Inks
Virgil Finlay
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Speculation on mankind's fate is presented.
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Doug Cole, Marvin Daitch, Claire Rosemary Dralle, Allan Hurwitz, Lucien Bilodeau, Robin Wink, Ray Berthisume, Harlan Ellison, Arlene McDaniel, Tommy Beder, Bill Horleman, Judith Hill, Kenneth Sander, Irene Deutsch, Jack Klapper, Richard Thompson, and Jean Burns.

A letter from future science fiction writer Harlan Ellison (as a child) is published. It is his first published writing; albeit one sentence ("My parents welcome REAL FACT COMICS as wholeheartedly as I do.")

Ace Sportscaster (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Lehti (signed)
Inks
Jack Lehti (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
Ted Husing

Indexer Notes

Ted Husing is profiled.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Circus Candy Factory / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Chemcraft / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How Thom McAn Prevented a Cave Disaster (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The First Man to Reach Mars!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Real Fact Comics
  4. 3. King of Keys
  5. 4. Columbus of Space
    Tommy Tomorrow
  6. 5. Frank Thomas
    Wheaties
  7. 6. Scotland Yard
    Wonders of the World
  8. 7. [Lynn Herzog, "Sugar-Chile" Robinson, Jo Ann Durand, Frank de Beche]
    The Junior Journal
  9. 8. ["Annapolis, 1909..."]
    Once in a Lifetime
  10. 9. Editorial Advisory Board
  11. 10. O Is for Opposum
  12. 11. Jungle in New Hampshire!
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Scoops... Pictures to Remember!
  14. 13. The Father of the Submarine
  15. 14. Army Patches
    Hobbyland...
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Quiz Corner
  17. 16. Joe Kudluk
    Men of Daring
  18. 17. Genie of the Bottle
    A "Famous First" Feature
  19. 18. If the Sun Went Out!
    Just Imagine
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    You Tell Us!
  21. 20. Ace Sportscaster
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Circus Candy Factory
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Chemcraft
  25. 24. How Thom McAn Prevented a Cave Disaster
    Thom McAn
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • John Censullo
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Per Sandell
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Allen Ross
  • Gene Reed
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Pat Lang
  • Jim Walls
  • Peter Croome
  • Bob Hughes