(June 1951)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1951-04-30
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 Origin of Captain Comet! (Table of Contents)

Captain Comet / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Comet [Adam Blake]

Indexer Notes

Possible Giacoia inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Carmine Infantino.

Top Value in America's Top Comics! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Origin of Captain Comet! (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain Comet / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome [as Edgar Ray Merritt] (signed)
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Comet [Adam Blake] (introduction, origin); John Blake; Martha Blake; Betty; Professor Emery Zackro
Synopsis
Prof. Zackro recommends to young Adam Blake that he use his mutant abilities to help mankind as Captain Comet.
Keywords
mutants; solar reducer

Indexer Notes

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

Plastic Picture Rings (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Kellogg's Raisin Bran / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Gains Fame in Race with Flame (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Push-Button Paradise (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox [as Gardner F. Fox] (credited)
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jan Dat; Don Walker
Synopsis
College professor Don Walker thwarts an alien invasion in which the aliens plan to win by starving earth after having induced humans into abandoning food production.
Keywords
alien invasions; Dinet-table; extraterrestrials; teaching machines; teleportation

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Free Bikes and Cash! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Columbia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The "Popsicle" Twins at Yellowstone Park (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

The Popsicle Twins / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Mad World (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome [as John Osgood]
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Thon Blayne; Oria; Ogralb; Karbus
Synopsis
A pair of alien invaders' plan to rule the planet Illumia through hypnotism is thwarted by a Terran space patrol lieutenant.
Keywords
flying saucers; hypnotism; Illumia (planet); knights; marionettes; nerve spores (virus); New Freva (planet); spacecraft; swords

Indexer Notes

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

Emergency Landing (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

[Up in the Air!] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A science quiz on the atmosphere, sound, and astronomy.

The Exile of Space (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton (credited)
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Chris KL99; Halk; Jerro; Loopy; Mirdath; Rork
Synopsis
Chris and his companions overthrow a tyrant and are rewarded with the power crystal that Halk needs to replenish the Martian water supply.
Reprints
Keywords
anti-gravity devices; electrae; Hall of Worlds; Mars; power crystals; spacecraft; the Pioneer (spacecraft)

Indexer Notes

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

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

Professor Brainstorm / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Professor Brainstorm, our firm is putting a new raincoat on the market!
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Professor Brainstorm; Mrs. Brainstorm
Synopsis
The professor tests a new raincoat but is unwilling to go in the rain with this wife.
Reprints
Keywords
rain; raincoats

Indexer Notes

upper half of the page between the Chris KL-99 story and the Smith Brothers' cough drops advertisement.

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

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
C'mon, Robbie, I see two seats!
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Robbie the Robot
Synopsis
Robbie removes his head to avoid blocking the view of the movie screen.
Reprints
Keywords
cinemas; motion pictures

Indexer Notes

On the upper three-quarters of the page between the Smith Brothers advertisement and the Wildroot Cream-Oil advertisement

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

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

Superboy Says: "Know Your Country!" (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superboy; Sigrid; Sigrid's mother
Synopsis
Superboy teaches a group of children to respect cultural differences.
Keywords
kottbuller

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Origin of Captain Comet!
    Captain Comet
  2. 1. Top Value in America's Top Comics!
  3. 2. The Origin of Captain Comet!
    Captain Comet
  4. 3. Plastic Picture Rings
    Kellogg's Raisin Bran
  5. 4. Gains Fame in Race with Flame
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  6. 5. Push-Button Paradise
  7. 6. ["Our bunch all munch"]
    Nestlé's Crunch
  8. 7. Free Bikes and Cash!
    Columbia
  9. 8. The "Popsicle" Twins at Yellowstone Park
    The Popsicle Twins
  10. 9. The Mad World
  11. 10. Emergency Landing
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  12. 11. ["Wonder why we aren't catching any fish?"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  13. 12. Editorial Advisory Board
  14. 13. [Up in the Air!]
    General Science Quiz
  15. 14. The Exile of Space
    Chris KL-99
  16. 15. ["Professor Brainstorm, our firm is putting a new raincoat on the market!"]
    Professor Brainstorm
  17. 16. ["Boys! Girls! Hurry!"]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  18. 17. ["C'mon, Robbie, I see two seats!"]
    Robbie the Robot
  19. 18. ["Nobody wants him but the police!"]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  20. 19. Superboy Says: "Know Your Country!"
    Superboy
  21. 20. ["Announcing the new Daisy Air Rifleman"]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
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