(April 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); Jack Schiff (Managing Editor); Mort Weisinger (story editor); George Kashdan (story editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Legion of Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad [as Lightning Boy]; Saturn Girl]
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The Legion of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad [as Lightning Boy]; Saturn Girl] (intro); Jonathan Kent (cameo)
Synopsis:
Three teens from the future offer Superboy membership in their super-hero club. But when Superboy fails to complete three simple tasks, the Legionnaires pretend to reject him, until they reveal that the three tasks were merely initiation pranks which proved he is a good sport.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Lightning Lad is called Lightning Boy in this story. Several other unidentified Legionnaires appear in the story. The Legionnaires are not yet in their regular costumes.

[Challengers of the Unknown #1] (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)


Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

House ad.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Read 'Em and Laugh / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

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Indexer Notes

A collection of quick jokes.

[Walking the Dog] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Pete; Mister Roberts
Synopsis:
Pete figures out an easier way to walk a dog.
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The 13 Superstition Arrows (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
France Herron
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; C. M. Hawkins
Synopsis:
To secure a $5,000,000 bequest to charity, Green Arrow must use 13 trick arrows with gimmicks associated with bad luck.
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Indexer Notes

Writer id by Martin O'Hearn. GA uses an Ace of Spades Arrow, a Ladder Arrow, a Black Cat Arrow, a Salt Arrow, and a Number 13 Arrow.

[Money] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop
Synopsis:
Casey plays a trick with some play money.
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Aquaman's Super Sea-Squad (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
Ramona Fradon
Inks:
Ramona Fradon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman
Synopsis:
Aquaman has to carefully deliver a nuclear projectile to the military before it detonates.
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Indexer Notes

Writer id by Martin O'Hearn.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Legion of Super-Heroes!
    Superboy
  2. 1. The Legion of Super-Heroes
    Superboy
  3. 2. [Challengers of the Unknown #1]
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Read 'Em and Laugh
  5. 4. [Walking the Dog]
    Little Pete
  6. 5. The 13 Superstition Arrows
    Green Arrow
  7. 6. [Money]
    Casey the Cop
  8. 7. Aquaman's Super Sea-Squad
    Aquaman
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  • Jim Van Dore
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  • Daniel Thingvold
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