(May 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 (credited editor); Mort Weisinger (actual editor)
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

One Hour To Doom! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Captain Kent the Terrible (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Queen Elizabeth; Don Fernando (villain); Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis:
Superman goes back in time to prove Clark's ancestor was not a cruel pirate, and ends up becoming a pirate himself.

Indexer Notes

time-travel story, 16th century England.

[Is it permissible to applaud in the Senate galleries in Washington?] (Table of Contents)

Quick Quiz / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

[Bear + V = Brave] (Table of Contents)

Annie Gram / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Naydel

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

puzzle

[The Full De-Luxe Dinner] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Superman of Skid Row (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Intro: Travis (introduction); Senator Smithers (introduction); the Skid Row Brotherhood (introductions); Ed Main (villain, introduction); Perry White
Synopsis:
Clark goes undercover to smoke out a mystery on Skid Row.
Reprints:

["This is a swell car your father has, Peg!"] (Table of Contents)

Peg / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:

["Pete, your piano teacher will be here soon."] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Reprints:

Skyway Sleuths (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

One Hour of Doom (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:
Lex Luthor (villain); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Synopsis:
Luthor hides a kryptonite laden bomb in Metropolis and threatens to blow the whole city up.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Woolfolk credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/ ; formerly credited to Alvin Schwartz ?.

["Auntie! I'm back from the dentist!"] (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

Genre:
humor; children
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. One Hour To Doom!
    Superman
  2. 1. Captain Kent the Terrible
    Superman
  3. 2. [Is it permissible to applaud in the Senate galleries in Washington?]
    Quick Quiz
  4. 3. [Bear + V = Brave]
    Annie Gram
  5. 4. [The Full De-Luxe Dinner]
    Shorty
  6. 5. Superman of Skid Row
    Superman
  7. 6. ["This is a swell car your father has, Peg!"]
    Peg
  8. 7. ["Pete, your piano teacher will be here soon."]
    Little Pete
  9. 8. Skyway Sleuths
  10. 9. One Hour of Doom
    Superman
  11. 10. ["Auntie! I'm back from the dentist!"]
    Bebe
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