(October-November 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

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

["Your favorite buckskin hero now in a new magazine all his own!"] (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.

["Schwinn makes the fastest and safest bikes in the world"] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Danger is where you find it!"] (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:

["Radio -- the epic moment in 1922 when Heinrich R. Hertz..."] (Table of Contents: 10)

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
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

["There is no lead in a lead pencil!"] (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:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
Science and manufacturing trivia.

Indexer Notes

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

["Super-bike for super-boys!"] (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.

["I got the knot hole first!"] (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)

["Bud, could I get a wristwatch the same easy way you got that air rifle [sic]"] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

["Makes any auto repair job your 'meat'!"] (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)

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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
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