(October-November 1950)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1950-08-23
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Doom from Planet X! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
science fiction

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

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

The Doom from Planet X! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox [as Gardner F. Fox] (credited)
Pencils
Jim Mooney (signed)
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
science fiction
Characters
John Prescott; Harry S. Truman; Drood Pierce; Jim Kendiss
Synopsis
To save the earth from collision with a runaway planet, scientists use giant rocket motors to move the earth.

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

The Secret of the Flying Saucers! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
David V. Reed (credited)
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Martin Croft; Lieutenant Gail
Synopsis
An air force officer, riding in an experimental rocket capsule, is captured by extraterrestrials who fear human violence.

$100,000 in Smuggled Diamonds! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Ray-o-Vac / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Another Ice Age! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Virgil Finlay (credited)
Inks
Virgil Finlay (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger ?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
The possible effects on humanity of another ice age.
Reprints

The Endless War! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
H. L. Gold (credited); David Vern (actual)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Fischetti
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger ?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Prof. Stanhope; Citizen JS-7519
Synopsis
A pacifist from the future urges a modern-day peace proponent to work to save mankind from endless war.

Indexer Notes

Writer correction by Steve Grant. Art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Schwartz's records show David Vern as the writer for this story.

A World of Thinking Machines (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger ?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
The possible impacts on mankind of robotics.
Reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Radio -- the epic moment in 1922 when Heinrich R. Hertz...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Characters
Heinrich Hertz; Wilhelm Von Rontgen
Synopsis
Science facts about radio and x-rays.

Indexer Notes

This filler is on the upper 2/3 thirds of the page.

The Day's Best Bite! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Escape from Mars! (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Udall (credited)
Pencils
Raymond Perry ? (illustration)
Inks
Raymond Perry ? (illustration)
Colors
Raymond Perry ? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction

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

Science Snaps / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel (signed)
Pencils
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There is no lead in a lead pencil!
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis
Science and manufacturing trivia.

Indexer Notes

This filler is on the upper 2/3 of the page.

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

Columbia / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

School Children 'Round the World (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Synopsis
Superman shows a couple of American schoolboys how terrible their school could be.

The World of Giant Robots! (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton (credited)
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger ?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Kris KL99; Halk; Jerro; Karath; Zuur; Loopy
Synopsis
Kris and the crew of the Pioneer discover a solar system with a planet covered in giant flowers, a planet where the inhabitants move in slow motion, and a planet where giant robots fight the population's wars.

Indexer Notes

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

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

Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

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

Bud and Sis / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Motor's Auto Repair Manual / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Quicksand! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Another Exciting "R. C." and Quickie Adventure; Royal Crown Cola / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Doom from Planet X!
  2. 1. ["Your favorite buckskin hero now in a new magazine all his own!"]
    Tomahawk
  3. 2. The Doom from Planet X!
  4. 3. ["Schwinn makes the fastest and safest bikes in the world"]
    Schwinn
  5. 4. ["Danger is where you find it!"]
    Danger Trail
  6. 5. The Secret of the Flying Saucers!
  7. 6. $100,000 in Smuggled Diamonds!
    Ray-o-Vac
  8. 7. Another Ice Age!
    Just Imagine
  9. 8. The Endless War!
  10. 9. A World of Thinking Machines
    Just Imagine
  11. 10. ["Radio -- the epic moment in 1922 when Heinrich R. Hertz..."]
    Pioneers in Science
  12. 11. The Day's Best Bite!
    Nestlé's Crunch
  13. 12. Escape from Mars!
  14. 13. ["There is no lead in a lead pencil!"]
    Science Snaps
  15. 14. ["Super-bike for super-boys!"]
    Columbia
  16. 15. School Children 'Round the World
    Superman
  17. 16. The World of Giant Robots!
    Chris KL-99
  18. 17. ["I got the knot hole first!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  19. 18. Editorial Advisory Board
  20. 19. ["Bud, could I get a wristwatch the same easy way you got that air rifle [sic]"]
    Bud and Sis
  21. 20. ["Makes any auto repair job your 'meat'!"]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
  22. 21. Quicksand!
    Another Exciting "R. C." and Quickie Adventure; Royal Crown Cola
This issue was most recently modified by:
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