(April 1951)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1951-02-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor); Julius Schwartz (actual editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The World of Giant Ants! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
science fiction
Keywords
giant ants

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

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

The World of Giant Ants (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited) (sourced)
Pencils
Bob Oksner (sourced)
Inks
Bernard Sachs (sourced)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Edward Manders; Quomodus
Synopsis
A scientist discovers that ants have a plan to take over the world.
Keywords
enlarging rays; fighter planes; giant ants; tanks; telepathy

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

Royal Desserts / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Dubble Bubble Gum / comics-form advertising / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Man with 100 Lives! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Manly Wade Wellman (credited) (sourced)
Pencils
Jim Mooney (signed) (sourced)
Inks
Ray Burnley (sourced)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Daniel Parr; Brawne
Synopsis
Daniel Parr, Crime Specialist XC-112, pursues the criminal Brawne through Jupiter City.
Reprints
Keywords
Jupiter; life-drug

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Todd Klein.

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

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

If The Oceans Dry Up! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Jack Schiff; Mort Weisinger; Bernard Breslauer
Pencils
Virgil Finlay
Inks
Virgil Finlay
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Jack Schiff

Genre
science fiction; non-fiction
Synopsis
Speculation on the fate of mankind should the oceans dry up.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Robbie the Robot / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Irwin Hasen
Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Irwin Hasen
Colors
?
Letters
Irwin Hasen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm too busy to spend time on the trivialities of life!
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
the inventor; Robbie the Robot
Synopsis
Robbie takes over the professor's responsibilities.
Reprints
Keywords
robots

Indexer Notes

Located on the upper two-thirds of the page between the Just Image feature and the Nestlé's Crunch advertisement.

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

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

Hollywood- 3000 A.D. (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mann Rubin (credited as Manny Rubin) (sourced)
Pencils
Gil Kane (sourced)
Inks
John Giunta (sourced)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
B. L. Bowers; Margo Trent; Jon Klu; Larry Kent; Rick; Herbert Barton
Synopsis
The actions of movie makers in the present and in the future coincide in space and cause a rift in time.
Reprints
Keywords
motion pictures; Saturn; spacecraft; time travel

Captain Tootsie in the North Woods (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll; Tootsie [all other candies] / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

The Universe Is the Limit (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

From Out of This World (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson (credited as William Morrison)
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
Raymond Perry ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

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

Professor Eureka / comic story / 0.67 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
Hmm, let's see -- I'll just add a bit more
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Professor Eureka
Synopsis
Eureka struggles with making coffee.
Reprints
Keywords
coffee; scientists

Indexer Notes

Located on the upper two-thirds of the page between the text article and the Columbia bicycle advertisement.

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

Columbia Bicycles / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Lost Earthmen! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton (credited) (sourced)
Pencils
Carmine Infantino (sourced)
Inks
Joe Giella (sourced)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Chris KL-99; Halk; Jerro; Jon ST-94 (flashback)
Synopsis
Kris follows a series of markers to discover the fate of his parents.
Keywords
space exploration; the Pioneer; the Starfarer

Indexer Notes

Origin story.

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

Art Instruction, Inc. courses / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Superman Says: "Human Rights For All!" (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superman
Synopsis
Superman defends freedom of expression and the United Nations.
Keywords
freedom of speech; United Nations

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The World of Giant Ants!
  2. 1. ["Millions of readers know that this famous symbol on the cover..."]
    Tomahawk
  3. 2. The World of Giant Ants
  4. 3. ["Join the gang! Start collecting"]
    Royal Desserts
  5. 4. ["Let's go in and hear of fortunes!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. The Man with 100 Lives!
  8. 7. ["Now...write secret messasges in the dark and erase them with a light!!!!"]
    Nabisco Shredded Wheat
  9. 8. If The Oceans Dry Up!
    Just Imagine
  10. 9. ["I'm too busy to spend time on the trivialities of life!"]
    Robbie the Robot
  11. 10. ["Our bunch all munch Nestlé's Crunch"]
    Nestlé's Crunch
  12. 11. Hollywood- 3000 A.D.
  13. 12. Captain Tootsie in the North Woods
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll; Tootsie [all other candies]
  14. 13. The Universe Is the Limit
    Mystery in Space
  15. 14. From Out of This World
  16. 15. ["Hmm, let's see -- I'll just add a bit more"]
    Professor Eureka
  17. 16. ["Every model guaranteed as long as you own it"]
    Columbia Bicycles
  18. 17. The Lost Earthmen!
    Chris KL-99
  19. 18. ["Draw me!"]
    Art Instruction, Inc. courses
  20. 19. Superman Says: "Human Rights For All!"
    Superman
  21. 20. ["Win official National Rifle Association medals"]
    Daisy Air Rifles / Daisy B-B Guns
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Nick Caputo
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • John Pannozzi
  • Gene Reed (R.I.P.)
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Adam Spector
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jim Van Dore