(May 1951)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1951-04-02
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


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".

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

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

Evolution Plus! (Table of Contents: 2)

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: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
$500.00 to Anyone Who Stays 2 Minutes with Battling Billy
Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
A robot wins $500 in a wrestling contest but wants his winnings in gasoline.
Reprints
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: 5) (Expand) /

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

Time Capsule from Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 6)

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.

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

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

Scien-Test (Table of Contents: 8)

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.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If I don't prove my time machine works, the university will dismiss me!
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: 10) (Expand) /

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

Revolt of the Humans! (Table of Contents: 11)

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: 12) (Expand) /

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

Ride a Bike -- It's Fun! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Buzzy Says "Get It Off Your Chest!" (Table of Contents: 14)

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: 15)

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: 16)

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: 17) (Expand) /

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

Exciting News! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Sabotaging the Saboteurs (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
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
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Dwayne Best
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Arthur Lortie
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mark Gordon
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ed Boner
  • Bob Hughes