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(January-February 1954)

DC, 1941 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Jack Schiff (Managing Editor); Mort Weisinger (story editor); George Kashdan (story editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #161, 170, 179, 188, 223-228, 230)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman; Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero

Home, Sweet Home! (Table of Contents)

Leave It to Binky / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer ?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
teen

Indexer Notes

On the inside front cover.

Art credits from Bob Hughes, Gene Reed, Merlin Haas, Edgar Loftin, and Allen Ross. Loftin and Ross question Mayer inks credit. Bob Bailey argues Bob Oksner base with Mayer heads.

The Menace from the Stars! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis:
After attempting to destroy an asteroid with traces of Kryptonite, Superman loses his memory. He changes into the clothes in the cape pocket and heads to the Daily Planet. Lois and Perry tell him he is Clark Kent and that Superman has disappeared. When Clark puts on the Superman suit to fool some bank robbers and finds that bullets bounce off him, he credits the suit. He breaks up the asteroid and then decides to reveal to the Daily Planet that though he has been acting as him, he isn't Superman. As he walks to the office, however, he is hit by a truck and remembers that he really is Superman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

["Watch your step here, Butch."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Dubble Bubble / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Superman DC National Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Nine Men Against Fort Mohawk! (Table of Contents)

Tomahawk / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical; western-frontier
Characters:
Tomahawk; Dan Hunter

["Good day, sir. Could you spare me a piece of cake?"] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

The Mystery of the Vanishing Villains! (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Superman Is on Television! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

["Here is a present for you, Miss Tyson."] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / 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

Rookin' the Ranchers (Table of Contents)

Two-Gun Percy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jimmy Thompson
Inks:
Jimmy Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier

Riddle of the Portuguese Cat (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy

Indexer Notes

Originally scheduled for Danger Trail #6, which was never published. Pencils credit from Gene Reed based on copies of editorial records received from Nelson Bridwell in 1986. Records also show that the original title for this story was "Lisbon Legacy."

Caging the King of Beasts (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller [as Jack Mabely]
Pencils:
Raymond Perry (header)
Inks:
Raymond Perry (header)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Three Smashing Adventures of Superman (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Secret Weapons of the Crimesmith! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Credits by Pat Lang and Craig Delich 6/04

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman; Batman
  2. 1. Home, Sweet Home!
    Leave It to Binky
  3. 2. The Menace from the Stars!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Watch your step here, Butch."]
    Dubble Bubble
  5. 4. Editorial Advisory Board
    Superman DC National Comics
  6. 5. Nine Men Against Fort Mohawk!
    Tomahawk
  7. 6. ["Good day, sir. Could you spare me a piece of cake?"]
    Shorty
  8. 7. The Mystery of the Vanishing Villains!
    Green Arrow
  9. 8. Superman Is on Television!
    The Adventures of Superman
  10. 9. ["Here is a present for you, Miss Tyson."]
    Little Pete
  11. 10. Rookin' the Ranchers
    Two-Gun Percy
  12. 11. Riddle of the Portuguese Cat
  13. 12. Caging the King of Beasts
  14. 13. Three Smashing Adventures of Superman
    Superman
  15. 14. The Secret Weapons of the Crimesmith!
    Batman and Robin
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Gene Reed
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross