(August-September 1950)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Julius Schwartz (actual co-editor); Mort Weisinger (actual co-editor)
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

Destination Moon (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; Ira Schnapp (logo design)

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Logo design credit from Todd Klein via his Facebook page, used with permission.

["The kind of stories you like best!"] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Danger Trail / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Menace of the Green Nebula! (Table of Contents: 2)

Chris KL-99 / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton (credited)
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Chris KL-99 (introduction); Halk; Jerro; Loopy; Jan Varden
Synopsis:
Chris and the crew of the Pioneer encounter radioactive, crystalline men in the Green Nebula and foil a plot to steal the Nebula's radium.

Indexer Notes

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

Trouble at Ghost-Town! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure; "P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Job Counselor (Table of Contents: 4)

Superboy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
advocacy; superhero
Synopsis:
Superboy shows a young man that there are plenty of job opportunities.

The Girl Who Couldn't Die! (Table of Contents: 5)

Darwin Jones / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
David V. Reed (credited)
Pencils:
Paul Norris
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Darwin Jones; Eve Wilcox; Marko; Pablo
Synopsis:
Darwin meets a young actress who has accidentally bathed in the Fountain of Youth.

Indexer Notes

Title corrected per Steven Grant.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

["Ride a bike -- it's fun!"] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Bendix Coaster Brake / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Mr. Future (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff; Mort Weisinger; Bernie Breslauer
Pencils:
Dick Sprang (signed)
Inks:
Dick Sprang (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
H. G. Wells
Synopsis:
A description of devices, events, and innovations predicated by Wells in his fiction.
Reprints:

Message to Parents (Table of Contents: 9)

public service announcement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

An advertisement from the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis detailing how parents should respond to a local polio outbreak. This advertisement is on the upper half of the page between the Mr. Future story and the Bazooka advertisement.

["Kids! Get these great prizes for Bazooka wrappers!"] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Bazooka the Atom Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Second Deluge (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox [as Gardner F. Fox] (credited); Edmond Hamilton (actual)
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Sy Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Marquait; Alan Dennis; Lina Marquait
Synopsis:
A scientist uses a hydrogen bomb to cause rain, resulting in a world-wide flood. He uses a second bomb to save mankind.

Indexer Notes

Writer correction from Steve Grant. Julius Schwartz's editorial records show that Edmond Hamilton was paid for writing this story. Art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

["Amazing Experiment: In 1654, to demonstrate the suction power of a vacuum..."] (Table of Contents: 12)

Pioneers In Science / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Tommy Nicolosi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
Science facts about the experiments of Otto von Ghericke and Isaac Newton.

Indexer Notes

This story is on the upper 2/3 of the page, between the Second Deluge story and the Nestle's advertisement.

["Nestlé's Crunch Milk Chocolate"] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Nestlé's Crunch / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Man Who Lived 2000 Years! (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Destination Moon! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox (adaption); Robert Heinlein (original screenplay)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Fischetti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger ?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jim Barnes; Dr. Charles Cargraves; General Thayer; Joe Sweeney
Synopsis:
A story about a seat-of-the pants, first landing on the moon.

Indexer Notes

Adaptation of the 1950 George Pal movie. Writer and art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Through the Telescope (Table of Contents: 16)

cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Tommy Nicolosi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
Facts about the 1692 appearance of Halley's Comet and the 1919 solar eclipse.

Indexer Notes

This story is on the upper 2/3 of the page between the Destination Moon story and the Columbia bicycle advertisement.

["New!"] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Columbia / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Calling All Science Fiction Fans! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Strange Adventures / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["Earn your Daisy -- I'll show you how!"] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Daisy B-B Guns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["New silk-finish enlargement, ivory gold-tooled frame"] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Hollywood Film Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Destination Moon
  2. 1. ["The kind of stories you like best!"]
    Danger Trail
  3. 2. The Menace of the Green Nebula!
    Chris KL-99
  4. 3. Trouble at Ghost-Town!
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  5. 4. Job Counselor
    Superboy
  6. 5. The Girl Who Couldn't Die!
    Darwin Jones
  7. 6. Editorial Advisory Board
  8. 7. ["Ride a bike -- it's fun!"]
    Bendix Coaster Brake
  9. 8. Mr. Future
  10. 9. Message to Parents
  11. 10. ["Kids! Get these great prizes for Bazooka wrappers!"]
    Bazooka the Atom Bubble Gum
  12. 11. The Second Deluge
  13. 12. ["Amazing Experiment: In 1654, to demonstrate the suction power of a vacuum..."]
    Pioneers In Science
  14. 13. ["Nestlé's Crunch Milk Chocolate"]
    Nestlé's Crunch
  15. 14. The Man Who Lived 2000 Years!
  16. 15. Destination Moon!
  17. 16. Through the Telescope
  18. 17. ["New!"]
    Columbia
  19. 18. Calling All Science Fiction Fans!
    Strange Adventures
  20. 19. ["Earn your Daisy -- I'll show you how!"]
    Daisy B-B Guns
  21. 20. ["New silk-finish enlargement, ivory gold-tooled frame"]
    Hollywood Film Studios
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