(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:
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 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 / filler / 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 / 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 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.
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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

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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