(August 1956)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly with the exception of April, June, October, and December
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Keywords:
Rip Van Winkle; sleeping

The Make-Believe Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Hal Hannon (introduction)
Reprints:

["Golly, I'm half asleep! I may as well go home!"] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / filler / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jerry the Jitterbug
Synopsis:
Jerry falls asleep at the movies.
Reprints:

The Impossible Haircut (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Dandy Jim (villain, introduction)

The Superman Puzzle Game (Table of Contents)

Superman / activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman

The Case of the Careless Camper! (Table of Contents)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Peter Porkchops

["Nice day for fishing, isn't it, Shorty?"] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Shorty
Synopsis:
Shorty isn't catching any fish.

My Flight to Outer Space (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim McCoy
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Major Anders

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Rip Van Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Drago (villain, intro)
Synopsis:
After over-exerting himself, Superman falls into a coma and awakens 1,000 years in the future. There he foils the plans of renegade scientist Drago and teaches the people of the future the folly of letting machines rule over them. As thanks, they use an experimental time travel machine to send him back to his own day, where he awakens from his coma.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Time-travel story. The story makes no logical sense, as Superman awakens from his coma after a week AND sleeps for a thousand years. Inks credit from Past and Future reprinting.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Make-Believe Superman
    Superman
  3. 2. ["Golly, I'm half asleep! I may as well go home!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  4. 3. The Impossible Haircut
    Superman
  5. 4. The Superman Puzzle Game
    Superman
  6. 5. The Case of the Careless Camper!
    Peter Porkchops
  7. 6. ["Nice day for fishing, isn't it, Shorty?"]
    Shorty
  8. 7. My Flight to Outer Space
  9. 8. Rip Van Superman
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Dwayne Best
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Rivard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross
  • Ed Boner