(June 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

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.

["Our bunch all munch"] (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)

["Wonder why we aren't catching any fish?"] (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.

["Professor Brainstorm, our firm is putting a new raincoat on the market!"] (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

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.

["Boys! Girls! Hurry!"] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

["C'mon, Robbie, I see two seats!"] (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

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

["Nobody wants him but the police!"] (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

["Announcing the new Daisy Air Rifleman"] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

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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
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