(February 1951)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1950-12-25
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 Man Who Could Vanish! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Oksner ?
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
science fiction

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

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

The World Inside the Atom! (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 KL-99; Halk, Jerro; Drimos; Lyra; Karthis
Synopsis
Chris and his crew respond to a distress call from a sub-atomic world, where they liberate the population from an oppressive tyrant.

Indexer Notes

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

Sensational Bargain Offer! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Captain Tootsie at the Snow Carnival (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Perfect Weapon! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
David V. Reed (credited); Gardner Fox (actual)
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hiram Sprague; Bill Gordon; General Brass
Synopsis
Physicist Hiram Sprague develops a force field to protect cities against atomic attack and accidentally cuts off his city from the outside world.

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Schwartz's records indicate Gardner Fox as the writer of this story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Mr. Wilkins Sees the Future! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox [as Robert Starr]
Pencils
Cresto
Inks
Cresto
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Roy Wilkins; Jane Mullin; Madge Wilkins
Synopsis
Ordinary, average man, Roy Wilkins, glimpses the future and discovers that he's destined to become famous.

Indexer Notes

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

Heavenly Twins (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
The facts about the discovery of binary stars.

Indexer Notes

This story is on the upper half of the page between the "Mr. Wilkins" story and the western saddle ring advertisement.

Western Saddle Ring! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Publisher, National Comics Publications, Inc, 480 Lexington Ave, New York 17, NY. Editor, F.W. Ellsworth. Business manager, J.S. Liebowitz. The owner is National Comics Publications, Inc., H. Donenfeld, G. Donenfeld, J.S. Liebowitz, R. Liebowitz, P.H. Sampliner, S.U. Sampliner, J.S. Liebowitz & A.I. Menin as trustees for I. Donenfeld and S. Donenfeld, A.I. Menin and J.I. Golinko as trustees for L. Liebowitz and J. Liebowitz, A. Donenfeld, F. Iger, H. Donenfeld Foundation, Inc. Sword 25 September 1950 before Ferdinand Ascher. This statement appears on the lower 1/3 of the page between the Tomahawk advertisement and the Science Question Box.

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

Science Question Box / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why is ice slippery?
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A short science quiz.

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

Professor Eureka / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So you'd like the job as my assistant?
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Professor Eureka
Synopsis
A young man learns what the professor means by "travel."

Indexer Notes

This story is on the upper 3/4 page between the science quiz and the Columbia bicycle advertisement.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Columbia / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

The World of Adventure in Books (Table of Contents: 17)

Tomahawk; Green Arrow; Shining Knight / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy
Characters
Tomahawk; Green Arrow; Shining Knight
Synopsis
Tomahawk, Green Arrow, and the Shining Knight explain to two boys how exciting reading can be.

The Man Who Could Vanish! (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 9.75 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox [as Gardner F. Fox] (credited)
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Thurston Tidwell; the Professor; Big Mike; Keel Jackson; Sugarboy Allen
Synopsis
A scientist makes a criminal invisible and when the crook becomes bored with theft, he begins to invisibly aid the police.

Indexer Notes

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

Lucky Block (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Nestlé's Crunch / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Genie of the Bottle (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Jack Schiff

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Edouard Benedictus
Synopsis
Benedictus invents saftey glass.
Reprints

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

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

Your Christmas Daisy (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Man Who Could Vanish!
  2. 1. ["New -- and Great!"]
    Big Town
  3. 2. The World Inside the Atom!
    Chris KL-99
  4. 3. Sensational Bargain Offer!
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Captain Tootsie at the Snow Carnival
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  6. 5. The Perfect Weapon!
  7. 6. ["See yourself in Straight Arrow's cave!"]
    Nabisco Shredded Wheat
  8. 7. ["Gee, Tommy, what a neat skating sweater!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  9. 8. Editorial Advisory Board
  10. 9. Mr. Wilkins Sees the Future!
  11. 10. Heavenly Twins
  12. 11. Western Saddle Ring!
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  13. 12. ["Panic stalks the forest at the dread cry of 'Warpath!'"]
    Tomahawk
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. ["Why is ice slippery?"]
    Science Question Box
  16. 15. ["So you'd like the job as my assistant?"]
    Professor Eureka
  17. 16. ["Be king of the road with this great bike!"]
    Columbia
  18. 17. The World of Adventure in Books
    Tomahawk; Green Arrow; Shining Knight
  19. 18. The Man Who Could Vanish!
  20. 19. Lucky Block
    Nestlé's Crunch
  21. 20. Genie of the Bottle
    A "Famous First" Feature
  22. 21. ["Now any auto repair job can be a 'push-over' for you!"]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
  23. 22. Your Christmas Daisy
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Dwayne Best
  • Per Sandell
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Peter Croome
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