(June-July 1952)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1952-04-14
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 editor)

Issue Notes

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, Mr. Stanton, I hear Superman's going to speak for our hospital fund drive!
Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Mr. Stanton; Superman

Indexer Notes

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

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

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome (credited as John Osgood)
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Getting used to electro-blasts is worse than Venusian torture!
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 / comics-form advertising / 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 / comics-form advertising / 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 (credited as Gardner F. Fox) (signed)
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I was warned never to land on the planet Earth!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rand Tal; Professor Yara Gan; Tor Hastus; Biran Nor
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 / comics-form advertising / 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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Set the shutter of your camera for a time exposure...
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 / 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 Venus.
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Two pages of trivia quiz questions about Venus.

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

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

Script
Robert Kanigher (credited as Dion Anthony)
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For King Arthur and Merrie England!
Genre
science fiction; superhero
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.

[no title indexed] (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 / Daisy B-B Guns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
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. ["Little dandruff, heh? Better try Wildroot Cream-Oil!"]
    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. ["With powerful telescopes we can see yellow clouds on the planet Mars."]
    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. ["Can you imagine Batman and Superman together?"]
    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. ["257 air rifles given plus 4 free trips to my Red Ryder Ranch!"]
    Daisy Air Rifles / Daisy B-B Guns
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Dwayne Best
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Peter Croome
  • Matthew Head
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mark Muller
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gene Reed (R.I.P.)
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • Brian Stewart
  • Jim Van Dore