(January 1952)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1951-11-28
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

Editorial credit confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Credits for fillers confirmed from copies of editorial records sent to Gene Reed from Nelson Bridwell in 1986. On-sale date from copyright registration.


[The Secret of Easter Island] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre
detective-mystery; science fiction

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

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Captain Comet / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome [as Edgar Ray Merritt] (credited)
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

Charlie Wild; Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

What Sparks a Champion Sparks You! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

The Secret of Easter Island! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton (credited)
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Schwinn Black Phantom / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[John C. Adams] (Table of Contents: 9)

Giants of the Telescope / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Mort Drucker
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Colors
?
Letters
Mort Drucker

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

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

Riddle Me This; Necco / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[Light Up the Sky!] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
General questions about scientific topics.

Meteor Showers (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Mort Drucker
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Colors
?
Letters
Mort Drucker

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Robbie the Robot / 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
Before I make this motor trip...
Genre
humor; science fiction
Reprints

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

Electric Football / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Touch of Death! (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox [as Gardner F. Fox] (credited)
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction

Indexer Notes

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

What Sparks a Champion Sparks You! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Roadmaster / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Science Says You're Wrong If You Believe That-- / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Mort Drucker
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Colors
?
Letters
Mort Drucker

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hot water will crack a thin glass easier than a thick one!
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

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

Vitalis Hair Cream / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Superboy Says "Share with Others!" (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superboy
Synopsis
Superboy teaches a group of kids that small gifts can add up to large packages.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Secret of Easter Island]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Kodak
  3. 2. The Ghost of Captain Comet!
    Captain Comet
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Charlie Wild; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  5. 4. What Sparks a Champion Sparks You!
    Wheaties
  6. 5. ["Here comes the matador!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  7. 6. Editorial Advisory Board
  8. 7. The Secret of Easter Island!
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn Black Phantom
  10. 9. [John C. Adams]
    Giants of the Telescope
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Riddle Me This; Necco
  12. 11. [Light Up the Sky!]
    General Science Quiz
  13. 12. Meteor Showers
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  15. 14. ["Before I make this motor trip..."]
    Robbie the Robot
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Electric Football
  17. 16. The Touch of Death!
  18. 17. What Sparks a Champion Sparks You!
    Wheaties
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Roadmaster
  20. 19. ["Hot water will crack a thin glass easier than a thick one!"]
    Science Says You're Wrong If You Believe That--
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Vitalis Hair Cream
  22. 21. Superboy Says "Share with Others!"
    Superboy
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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