(June-July 1952)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Julie Schwartz (actual editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy covers; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

some information provided by Arthur Lortie


Who Will Be the Future Masters of Earth? (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Oksner ?
Inks:
Bernard Sachs ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
science fiction
Keywords:
swords

Indexer Notes

Per Art Lortie from GCD-Chat discussion list (10 September 2015) that the head of the alien bears a striking resemblance to the alien on the cover of Fantasy Times (James V. Taurasi and Raymond Van Houten, 1941 series) #74 (1 February 1949) drawn by Herman von Tokken, known as Tok.

Superman Says: "Hop on the Welfare Wagon!" (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre:
advocacy; superhero

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

It's a Woman's World! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome [as John Osgood]
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Greg Dexter; Martha Thawn; Nora; Captain Stella Wyle
Synopsis:
Greg Dexter lives in a time when women were in charge and men were fit only for housework. He battles to become the first Rocket Cadet and heroically saves a mission to stop the wandering planet Thebor.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

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

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)

["Boy! He's excited!"] (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)

Earth-- The Forbidden Planet! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox [as Gardner F. Fox] (signed)
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Sy Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Rand Tal, an archaeologist from the planet Slann, accidentally lands on Earth, which has been forbidden to all space explorers for some unknown reason.
Reprints:

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

Out of This World; Necco / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Case of the Crossed-Up Car Crook (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

The Rotation of Stars (Table of Contents: 10)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Venus? (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Lives of a Rocket Lancer! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script:
Robert Kanigher [as Dion Anthony]
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Sy Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Knights of the Galaxy [Lyle; Ora; Commander Artho]; Zal-Du
Synopsis:
The thirtieth-century Knights of the Galaxy are replaced by their sixth-century counterparts from King Arthur's Camelot, who must fight sn armada of space brigands under the command of Zal-Du.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Camelot; King Arthur

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

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Meteor Menace in Space... (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

["The oldest symbol in comics..."] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Action Comics; House of Mystery / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Who Will Be the Future Masters of Earth?
  2. 1. Superman Says: "Hop on the Welfare Wagon!"
    Superman
  3. 2. It's a Woman's World!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  5. 4. What Sparks a Champion Sparks You!
    Wheaties
  6. 5. ["Boy! He's excited!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  7. 6. Editorial Advisory Board
  8. 7. Earth-- The Forbidden Planet!
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Out of This World; Necco
  10. 9. Case of the Crossed-Up Car Crook
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  11. 10. The Rotation of Stars
  12. 11. Venus?
    What Do You Know About
  13. 12. Lives of a Rocket Lancer!
    Knights of the Galaxy
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  16. 15. Meteor Menace in Space...
  17. 16. ["The oldest symbol in comics..."]
    Action Comics; House of Mystery
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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