(October 1953)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Superboy's Lost Costume! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero

Superboy's Lost Costume! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Clark goes swimming and hides his costume, but a boy finds it. He dons it to impress a girl, is seen as a fraud, so Superboy, in a spare suit, steers a harmless bear their way to buck up the boy's courage. Then a down-and-outer finds it and uses it for his first desperate robbery (on a jewelry store Superboy fakes), but regrets it and stays honest. A crook shows off "indestructible cloth" and sells many bolts, until Superboy makes him return the money. Superboy says the costume "made quite an impression" on three people, without "the slightest tear or stain on it!"

Quick Quiz (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
H. T. Elmo
Pencils:
H. T. Elmo
Inks:
H. T. Elmo
Colors:
?
Letters:
H. T. Elmo

Give Your Pet All the Breaks! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen

Indexer Notes

Public Service Page

Secret of the Sea Monster! (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ramona Fradon
Inks:
Ramona Fradon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Aquaman uses whales to tow an iceberg out of harm's way, but it melts and releases a giant sea serpent. He's a "goner", but the monster just wants a friend. Yet Aquaman's "new pet" keeps trapping ships and terrifying the crew, and the Navy threatens to blast it. Aquaman finally learns the creature was sniffing coal smoke and hungry for coal, so he steers it to a coal mine with "enough coal ore to keep you contented for the next thousand years!"

[New Outfit] (Table of Contents)

Peg / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Thunderbolts on Mount Olympus! (Table of Contents)

Johnny Quick / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ralph Mayo
Inks:
Ralph Mayo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Quick; Tubby Watts; Hermes (AKA Mercury); Echo; Zeus; Bacchus; Echo; Pan
Synopsis:
Tubby Watts photographs a newly discovered statue of Hermes... The statue whirls Tubby around. Johnny Chambers / Quick dives in, but they ride a thunderbolt to Mount Olympus. A race is needed - and cheating. Hermes turns invisible, but Johnny spins flower petals to spot him. A touch of his staff puts Johnny to sleep, but Tubby dumps ambrosia, so Johnny wakes. A sip from Lethe, the River of Forgetfulness, makes Johnny forget his magic formula until Echo repeats it. Johnny wins - and Tubby wakes up. All a dream!
Keywords:
Greek Gods; Mount Olympus; mythology

Present and Ancient Mariners (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

text w/illo

[The Carton] (Table of Contents)

Varsity Vic / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Three Shots That Green Arrow Missed! (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
The cops want to nail Big Dan Drake, Czar of Crime. Green Arrow and Speedy are asked to escort a witness, but he's kidnapped. Chasing the gang, GA "misses" and breaks a window, drops a water tank, and crashes a car. Has he lost his touch? They nail the gang at the docks and rescue the witness. With no time to explain, GA spotted three traps: the room contained gas, the water tank strut was weakened, and the car was empty and a road menace. "So you didn't miss! You shot the very targets you aimed for!"
Keywords:
Boomerang Arrow; Boxing Glove Arrow; Net Arrow
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superboy's Lost Costume!
    Superboy
  2. 1. Superboy's Lost Costume!
    Superboy
  3. 2. Quick Quiz
  4. 3. Give Your Pet All the Breaks!
    Binky
  5. 4. Secret of the Sea Monster!
    Aquaman
  6. 5. [New Outfit]
    Peg
  7. 6. Thunderbolts on Mount Olympus!
    Johnny Quick
  8. 7. Present and Ancient Mariners
  9. 8. [The Carton]
    Varsity Vic
  10. 9. The Three Shots That Green Arrow Missed!
    Green Arrow
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