(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
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 / 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
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