(March 1958)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Mort Weisinger (actual)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 600)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

King Krypton, the Super-Gorilla! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; King Krypton
Reprints:
Keywords:
apes; gorilla

Indexer Notes

Credit for cover letterer from Brian Lamken via the Error Tracker (April 2009).

The Super-Gorilla from Krypton (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; King Krypton; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
Jimmy summons Superman to Africa with his signal-watch when he encounters a gorilla with super-powers. Superman deduces that the giant ape is from Krypton, and later it sacrifices itself to save Superman from Green Kryptonite, revealing that it was really a Kryptonian human accidentally transformed into a gorilla.
Reprints:
Keywords:
gorilla; Green Kryptonite

DC Presents Lois Lane (Table of Contents)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman

Indexer Notes

house ad for Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #1, on sale January 14

["Yes, sir, you must lead a pretty rugged life!"] (Table of Contents)

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chief Hot Foot

["XZUJWRFS XFDX YMFY..."] (Table of Contents)

Supermen of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

membership application form for the Supermen of America; also includes message in secret code (Code Saturn No. 5)
decoded message reads: "Superman says that the power to think is the mightiest power of all."

["You stay here and answer when I shout!"] (Table of Contents)

Ollie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ollie

Marooned in the Fourth Dimension (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tommy Tomorrow; Prof. Jaxon ["Genius" Jones]; Space Looter
Synopsis:
Tommy Tomorrow checks out Prof. Jaxon's dimension cabinet, a gateway to the 4th dimension. Since Tommy suspects the cabinet is a hoax, he volunteers to test the device and is sent to the 4th dimension. But Tommy doesn't realize that he has fallen for the real plot of the professor, who actually wanted to get rid of him. When Tommy realizes that things happen a day later in the 4th dimension, Tommy takes the place of that world's Tommy Tomorrow in testing that world's dimension cabinet and returns to arrest the professor and his accomplice.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

reprint information from Arthur Lortie

["So this is your uncle's funeral?"] (Table of Contents)

Chuckle Box / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (logo illustration)
Inks:
? (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

page of jokes

["Golly! I caught you red-handed!"] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop

Do You Know What's Behind a Law? (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Jerry learns the importance of driver's education.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

The Tenderfoot Hunter (Table of Contents)

Congo Bill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill; Janu; Caspar Quirt
Synopsis:
Congo Bill must deal with a man on his safari who learned everything he knows about the jungle from a correspondence course.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. King Krypton, the Super-Gorilla!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Super-Gorilla from Krypton
    Superman
  3. 2. DC Presents Lois Lane
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  4. 3. ["Yes, sir, you must lead a pretty rugged life!"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  5. 4. ["XZUJWRFS XFDX YMFY..."]
    Supermen of America
  6. 5. ["You stay here and answer when I shout!"]
    Ollie
  7. 6. Marooned in the Fourth Dimension
    Tommy Tomorrow
  8. 7. ["So this is your uncle's funeral?"]
    Chuckle Box
  9. 8. ["Golly! I caught you red-handed!"]
    Casey the Cop
  10. 9. Do You Know What's Behind a Law?
  11. 10. The Tenderfoot Hunter
    Congo Bill
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