(December 1950)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1950-10-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Julius Schwartz (actual)
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.


[The Metal World!] (Table of Contents)

Chris KL-99 / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Cover title added by John Fallon via the GCD Error Tracker.

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

A Date with Judy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Metal World! (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
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Chris KL99; Halk; Jerro [spelled "Jero" here]
Synopsis
Cosmic raiders steal Earth's Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty for the metal they contain.

Indexer Notes

Writer and pencil credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Schwartz's records do not indicate an inker.

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

Columbia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

In the Dawn of History (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about dinosaurs.

Indexer Notes

This filler is on the upper two-thirds of the page between the Columbia bicycle advertisement and the Crunch advertisement.

The Day's Best Bite! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Dream House! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox [as Robert Starr]
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Johnny Jenkins; Chauncey Appleby; Madge Jenkins; Billy Jenkins
Synopsis
The Jenkins's move into a house that caters to their every need.

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Nabisco Shredded Wheat / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

The Secret Fate of Adolph Hitler! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
H. L. Gold (credited)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Jon Small
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Jack Schiff

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Adolph Hitler; Eva Braun; Monjil; Raxa
Synopsis
Hitler is arrested and tried by Martians who condemn him to eternal exile in space.

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Erector / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Your United Nations at Work (Table of Contents: 12)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy
Synopsis
The UN battles to control a cholera outbreak.

Return to Earth (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Udall [as Charles King]
Pencils
Raymond Perry (illustration)
Inks
Raymond Perry (illustration)
Colors
Raymond Perry ? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction

How Fire and Water Made the World! (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A description of the origin of the earth.

Indexer Notes

This filler is on the upper half of the page between the text story and the Smith Brothers cough drops advertisement.

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

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Stranger from the Stars (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner F. Fox (credited)
Pencils
Dan Barry (signed)
Inks
Dan Barry (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Johnny Coltrin; Straytha XII [Beryl Nash] (alien being); Beryle Nash; Margo Manon; Henry Lamont
Synopsis
A shape-shifting extraterrestrial hides six atom bombs in Earth cities.

Indexer Notes

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

Alberto Becattini, in Alter Ego #130 (January 2015) states that the inks for this story were done by John Giunta.

This story was the only one that Barry drew for Strange Adventures.

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

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Dash Dog Food / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Special Bargain Offer! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

2 New Daisy Target Outfits Ready for Christmas! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Telzall / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Metal World!]
    Chris KL-99
  2. 1. ["Everybody -- but everybody -- wants A Date with Judy"]
    A Date with Judy
  3. 2. The Metal World!
    Chris KL-99
  4. 3. ["Dear Dad, won't you make this a Columbia Christmas, please?"]
    Columbia
  5. 4. In the Dawn of History
  6. 5. The Day's Best Bite!
    Nestlé's Crunch
  7. 6. The Dream House!
  8. 7. ["Calling all 'braves!'"]
    Nabisco Shredded Wheat
  9. 8. ["Golly! We've got the see that!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  10. 9. Editorial Advisory Board
  11. 10. The Secret Fate of Adolph Hitler!
  12. 11. ["Here's fun! Build this Erector amusement park"]
    Erector
  13. 12. Your United Nations at Work
  14. 13. Return to Earth
  15. 14. How Fire and Water Made the World!
  16. 15. ["Boys! Girls! Hurry!"]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  17. 16. The Stranger from the Stars
  18. 17. ["They're a million miles ahead of everything!"]
    Lionel Trains
  19. 18. ["Get this exciting book of dog training secrets..."]
    Dash Dog Food
  20. 19. Special Bargain Offer!
  21. 20. 2 New Daisy Target Outfits Ready for Christmas!
    Daisy Air Rifles
  22. 21. ["The most amazing sun watch in the world!"]
    Telzall
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