(July-August 1953)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Clark Kent, Convict! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Keywords:
jailbreak; prison

Destination X (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Perry White; Lois Lane; The Brain (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
To stop the destruction of Earth's monuments, Superman boards a mysterious globe claiming to be bound for an alien planet. He soon discovers the globe is made of kryptonite, a trap set by the Brain to keep Superman occupied during a jewel heist.

Indexer Notes

The Brain in this issue is a Metropolis gangster, not related to the Silver Age Doom Patrol villain.

The Search For the Bravest Woman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Greta Gage (a stunt actor; introduction); Lynne Paris (a trapeze artist; introduction); Billie Brown (a stunt pilot; introduction); Hilda Gaye (a diver; introduction); Grissom (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
A series a mysterious crimes threaten to undermine the Daily Planet's nationwide search for the bravest woman.

Indexer Notes

Superman uses his super-speed to appear to be a giant fish creature.

["Dad, I've decided it's about time I helped around here"] (Table of Contents)

Peg / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
Henry Boltinoff?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
Keywords:
gags; jokes

African Adventure (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

["That must be Jerry"] (Table of Contents)

Jerry The Jitterbug / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

Genre:
humor

Clark Kent--Convict! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Warden Graham Ellis (introduction); Phil Casan (villain; introduction)
Synopsis:
In order to investigate recent prison riots without raising suspicion, Clark allows himself to be sentenced to three years in the state penitentiary.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Clark Kent, Convict!
    Superman
  2. 1. Destination X
    Superman
  3. 2. The Search For the Bravest Woman!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Dad, I've decided it's about time I helped around here"]
    Peg
  5. 4. African Adventure
  6. 5. ["That must be Jerry"]
    Jerry The Jitterbug
  7. 6. Clark Kent--Convict!
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Gene Reed
  • Sean Williams
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Dwayne Best
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Rivard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross
  • Ed Boner