(February 1954)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of April, June, Oct., and Dec.
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 Thing from 40,000 A.D. (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; The Thing; Lois Lane
Reprints:

The Thing From 40,000 A.D. (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing (villain, introduction, death)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Woolfolk credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/ ; formerly credited to Bill Finger.

The Best Present of All (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

Superman's Super-Boners! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Cyrus Walters (introduction); Professor Vandyke (introduction)
Synopsis:
After making a series of near-fatal mistakes, Superman agrees to undergo a battery of tests to determine if his ability to use his powers is deteriorating.

[Who discovered iron in what is now United States territory?] (Table of Contents)

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

The Spear Hunters (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller [as John Mapes]
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

["H'lo, Vic! Hi, Ricky!"] (Table of Contents)

Varsity Vic / filler / 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 Prankster's Greatest Role! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; The Prankster (villain)
Synopsis:
When a play depicting Superman's battles with the Prankster comes to Metropolis, an infuriated Prankster decides to get his revenge on the producer and the play's audience.
Reprints:

["Look at this swell mud, Bebe."] (Table of Contents)

Bebe / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Thing from 40,000 A.D.
    Superman
  2. 1. The Thing From 40,000 A.D.
    Superman
  3. 2. The Best Present of All
    Binky
  4. 3. Superman's Super-Boners!
    Superman
  5. 4. [Who discovered iron in what is now United States territory?]
    Quick Quiz
  6. 5. The Spear Hunters
  7. 6. ["H'lo, Vic! Hi, Ricky!"]
    Varsity Vic
  8. 7. The Prankster's Greatest Role!
    Superman
  9. 8. ["Look at this swell mud, Bebe."]
    Bebe
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