(January 1952)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
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

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.


[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

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)

["Here comes the matador!"] (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)

["Before I make this motor trip..."] (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

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)

["Hot water will crack a thin glass easier than a thick one!"] (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

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
This issue was most recently modified by:
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