(November-December 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

The Weakling Who Became a Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Caspar Snelling

Luthor - Hero! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor (villain)
Synopsis:
To improve his reputation, Luthor pretends to turn good by saving Metropolis' citizens from disasters he secretly created himself.

Indexer Notes

Woolfolk credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/

Clark Kent, Gentleman Journalist! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Harvey Gray (introduction, latest PLANET publisher); Griselda Gray (introduction); Egbert Smills (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Planet's publisher temporarily turns the reigns over to his prudish sister, who then decides that most of Clark and Lois' sensational stories are not fit for publication.
Reprints:

U.S.S.? (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
E. C. Jeffrey
Letters:
Typeset

The Weakling Who Became a Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Prof. Caspar Snelling (introduction)
Synopsis:
Tired of being mocked for his slight stature, a college professor develops a way to imitate Superman's incredible powers.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Weakling Who Became a Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. Luthor - Hero!
    Superman
  3. 2. Clark Kent, Gentleman Journalist!
    Superman
  4. 3. U.S.S.?
  5. 4. The Weakling Who Became a Superman!
    Superman
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