(April-May 1952)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1952-02-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor); Julius Schwartz (actual co-editor); Mort Weisinger (actual co-editor)

Issue Notes

Some information supplied by Arthur Lortie. On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
John Giunta
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If Mars doesn't win the Interplanetary Olympics as you predicted, you'll be a dead Earthman!
Genre
science fiction
Keywords
Olympic Games

Buzzy Says "Be Sure of Your Facts!" (Table of Contents: 1)

Buzzy [DC] / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Have some popcorn fellows!
Genre
humor; advocacy; teen

Indexer Notes

The inside front cover PSA is produced in sequential-arts comics format.

Challenge of the Robot Knight! (Table of Contents: 2)

Knights of the Galaxy / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher (credited as Dion Anthony)
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
R-41 reporting for duty!
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
R-41; Commando Lyle; Ora; Commader Artho
Synopsis
Ora disguises herself as a robot on the theory that even a robot will face less discrimination than a woman, when she applies to join the Knights of the Galaxy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

Vitalis Hair Cream / comics-form advertising / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Dubble Bubble Gum / comics-form advertising / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Man Who Weighed 20 Tons! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome (credited as John Osgood)
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's no doubt about it! Dr. Harris is leaving footprints in this solid steel floor!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Doctor Harris

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) /

Luden's Cough Drops / comics-form advertising / 0.33 page (report information)

Enter Here- If You Dare! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Case of the Counterfeit Humans! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 3.75 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (signed)
Pencils
John Giunta (credited, signed)
Inks
John Giunta (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm Lieutenant Boone!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lieutenant Jim Boone; Captain Rale Madden
Synopsis
Boone and Madden land on an unexplored planet. Boone goes exploring and encounters a group of rather formless creatures, who transform into clones of himself. Madden has to work out which is his real co-pilot before they can leave.
Reprints

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

Out of This World; Necco / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Jupiter? (Table of Contents: 11)

What Do You Know About / activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Below are 15 astronomical "facts" about the planet Jupiter.
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Two pages of trivia quiz questions about Jupiter.

How to Measure the Moon's Diameter (Table of Contents: 12)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You can measure the diameter of the moon for yourself by selecting a night just before the full moon rises...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

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

The World Where Dreams Come True! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 7.75 pages (report information)

Script
Mann Rubin (credited as Manny Rubin)
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, Moya -- I want to bet 5,000 kamens on the Jupiter team to win the hop, skip, and fly relay!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Marty Reed; Sam Waters; Vatts; Thor of Saturn; Ibis of Mars
Synopsis
Sam Waters is a successful author of science fiction stories who claims to get his highly original ideas while dreaming. One night he is transported to Venus in the year 3052. Venutian gamblers have discovered one of his old stories regarding the Interplaetary Olympics which are taking place at that very time, but the final page has been destroyed. They want know who will win the games and so make a huge profit.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

Wildroot Cream-Oil / comics-form advertising / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Draw Me (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["If Mars doesn't win the Interplanetary Olympics as you predicted, you'll be a dead Earthman!"]
  2. 1. Buzzy Says "Be Sure of Your Facts!"
    Buzzy [DC]
  3. 2. Challenge of the Robot Knight!
    Knights of the Galaxy
  4. 3. ["It's here the new cream hair oil that's not sticky or greasy!"]
    Vitalis Hair Cream
  5. 4. ["Gee! A new boy! Seems nice too-"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. The Man Who Weighed 20 Tons!
  8. 7. ["'Lucky' Luden's and his pal go exploring in a haunted house..."]
    Luden's Cough Drops
  9. 8. Enter Here- If You Dare!
  10. 9. The Case of the Counterfeit Humans!
  11. 10. ["The rings of the planet Saturn are made up of cosmic dust..."]
    Out of This World; Necco
  12. 11. Jupiter?
    What Do You Know About
  13. 12. How to Measure the Moon's Diameter
  14. 13. The World Where Dreams Come True!
  15. 14. ["Since using Wildroot Cream-Oil I look twice as good!"]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  16. 15. ["Given premiums - cash act now boys girls ladies act now mail coupon"]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  17. 16. Draw Me
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  18. 17. What Sparks a Champion Sparks You!
    Wheaties
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