(May 1957)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly except April, June, October and December
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Mort Weisenger (actual 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 #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Superman of the Present and the Superman of the Past (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jor-El; Queen Latora
Reprints:
Keywords:
robots

The Superman of the Past (Part 1) (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jor-El; Lara; Queen Latora (intro; the Vergoans (intro)
Synopsis:
After disposing of a Kryoptonite meteor Supeman finds a box containing a mysterious helmet which contains "mind-tapes" of an adventure Jor-El had before Krypton blew up.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1st full-issue and 3-part Superman story

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

The Secret of the Towers (Part 2) (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Queen Latora; Jor-El
Synopsis:
Queen Latora explains to Jor-El that Krypton is due to explode because of its Uranium core and she intends to use the energy to rekindle her own planet's dying sun.
Reprints:

DC Slogan contest winners (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (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; children
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hy Wire / 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 Superman of the Present (Part 3) (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jor-El; Queen Latora
Synopsis:
In the present, Superman decides to seek out Queen Latora and rekindle her planets sun, because his father never could.
Reprints:

A Date With Effie (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
teen
Reprints:
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Superman of the Present and the Superman of the Past
    Superman
  2. 1. The Superman of the Past (Part 1)
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Quick Quiz
  4. 3. The Secret of the Towers (Part 2)
    Superman
  5. 4. DC Slogan contest winners
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Little Pete
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Hy Wire
  8. 7. The Superman of the Present (Part 3)
    Superman
  9. 8. A Date With Effie
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  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gary L. Watson
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