(May 1951)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Julie 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

Evolution Plus! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Johnny Farrel [Ralph Gain] (a gorilla); Ruth Gain
Keywords:
gorillas

Indexer Notes

First "gorilla cover".

["These top favorites plus 23 other great comics magazines..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Evolution Plus! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox [as Gardner F. Fox] (credited)
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Johnny Farrel; Ralph Gain; Ruth Gain
Synopsis:
Scientist Ralph Gain invents a machine that can evolve animal subjects. His hoodlum friend, Johnny Farrel, accidentally kills him and uses the machine on himself, running up the evolutionary ladder until he finds himself devolved into a gorilla's form. He tries to convinced authorities that he is Gain but he slowly loses his mind and becomes a gorilla in thought as well as form.
Keywords:
Cosmiray machine; evolution; gorillas

Indexer Notes

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

Danger in the Deep! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["$500.00 to Anyone Who Stays 2 Minutes with Battling Billy"] (Table of Contents)

Robbie the Robot / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Hi Mankin
Pencils:
Hi Mankin
Inks:
Hi Mankin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
A robot wins $500 in a wrestling contest but wants his winnings in gasoline.
Keywords:
filling stations; robots; service stations; wrestling

Indexer Notes

Upper three quarters of the page between the R.C. Cola advertisement and the Nestlé's advertisement.

The Hit of the Lot! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Time Capsule from Tomorrow! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome (credited)
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
E-semex; Allyn Drake
Synopsis:
In the far future, E-semex conceives a plan to defeat the Vegan invaders by warning people in the past.
Keywords:
beta bomb; fighter plans; super-hydrogen bomb; Vegans

Indexer Notes

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

["We're lost!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Scien-Test (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stookie Allen ?
Inks:
Stookie Allen ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Dennis Maloney; Edel Wasserman
Synopsis:
A brief description of the work of two young scientists.
Keywords:
atomic energy; fireflies; uranium

Indexer Notes

Lower half of the page between the Dubble Bubble advertisement and the Prof. Brainstorm filler.

["If I don't prove my time machine works, the university will dismiss me!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Hi Mankin
Pencils:
Hi Mankin
Inks:
Hi Mankin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Prof. Brainstorm
Synopsis:
Brainstorm travels to 1,000,000 BC to get proof that his time machine works.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dinosaurs; eggs; time machines; time travel

Indexer Notes

On the upper 3/4 of the page between the Scien-test filler and the Wildroot Cream-Oil advertisement.

[Charlie Wild in a Train Accident!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Charlie Wild; Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Revolt of the Humans! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome [as Robert Starr] (credited)
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Athor; Ilvra FL-24; the Machine; the Neos
Synopsis:
In the year 8685, mankind is ruled by a supreme machine that provides for their every need. After a meeting with a Neo girl, Athon discovers that the rule of the Machine is not so benevolent and works to destroy it.
Keywords:
machines

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Ride a Bike -- It's Fun! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Bendix Coaster Brake / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Buzzy Says "Get It Off Your Chest!" (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; advocacy; teen
Characters:
Buzzy; Jeff
Synopsis:
Buzzy convinces Jeff to discuss whatever is troubling him with the school counselor.
Keywords:
basketball; counseling

[To the Stars!] (Table of Contents)

General Science Quiz / text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Quizzes related to astronomy, geology, and physics.

The Great Rocket Hoax! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Mann Rubin [as Manny Rubin] (credited)
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Bruce Karson; Elko; Curt Shaw
Synopsis:
A hoax goes awry and Bruce Karson accidentally journeys to Venus, only to be accused of staging a hoax on his return.
Keywords:
spacecraft; telepathy; teleportation; the Arctic; Venus

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Exciting News! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Sabotaging the Saboteurs (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

"U.S." Royal; U. S. Royal Bike Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Evolution Plus!
  2. 1. ["These top favorites plus 23 other great comics magazines..."]
  3. 2. Evolution Plus!
  4. 3. Danger in the Deep!
    Another Exciting "R. C." and Quickie Adventure; Royal Crown Cola
  5. 4. ["$500.00 to Anyone Who Stays 2 Minutes with Battling Billy"]
    Robbie the Robot
  6. 5. The Hit of the Lot!
    Nestlé's Crunch
  7. 6. Time Capsule from Tomorrow!
  8. 7. ["We're lost!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  9. 8. Scien-Test
  10. 9. ["If I don't prove my time machine works, the university will dismiss me!"]
    Professor Brainstorm
  11. 10. [Charlie Wild in a Train Accident!]
    Charlie Wild; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  12. 11. Revolt of the Humans!
  13. 12. Editorial Advisory Board
  14. 13. Ride a Bike -- It's Fun!
    Bendix Coaster Brake
  15. 14. Buzzy Says "Get It Off Your Chest!"
    Buzzy
  16. 15. [To the Stars!]
    General Science Quiz
  17. 16. The Great Rocket Hoax!
  18. 17. The Universe Is the Limit!
    Mystery in Space
  19. 18. Exciting News!
    Daisy Air Rifles
  20. 19. Sabotaging the Saboteurs
    "U.S." Royal; U. S. Royal Bike Tires
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Dwayne Best
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Arthur Lortie
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mark Gordon
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ed Boner
  • Bob Hughes