(May 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 editor); Jack Schiff (managing editor); Mort Weisinger (assistant editor); George Kashdan (assistant editor)
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

The Superman Sphinx (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Keywords:
Egypt; green kryptonite; Sphinx

The Secret of the Superman Sphinx (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; Lois Lane; Clark Kent robot; Perry White
Synopsis:
Lois discovers a Clark Kent robot in a closet at the Daily Planet, and a strange Sphinx with a Superman head and kryptonite vision goes into orbit around the Earth.
Reprints:
Keywords:
kryptonite

["Watch out down below!"] (Table of Contents)

Ollie / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff
Job Number:
3035

Genre:
humor

The Trial of Tommy Tomorrow (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; Brent Wood
Synopsis:
Tommy is on trial for the murder of Brent Wood.
Reprints:

["Sure, Mom, I'll take a bath!"] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / filler / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Chuckle Box (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

[A bird called the bittern] (Table of Contents)

Animal Wonderland / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Trapped in the Insect World (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill; Janu the Jungle Boy; Professor Wakely

Indexer Notes

Story title from Dick Sabo on 8 November 2004. Writer id by Bob Hughes 12/06

That Deep Dark Secret (Table of Contents)

Buzzy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen

[What present would a boy kick about?] (Table of Contents)

Fun Shop / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Naydel
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Superman Sphinx
    Superman
  2. 1. The Secret of the Superman Sphinx
    Superman
  3. 2. ["Watch out down below!"]
    Ollie
  4. 3. The Trial of Tommy Tomorrow
    Tommy Tomorrow
  5. 4. ["Sure, Mom, I'll take a bath!"]
    Little Pete
  6. 5. Chuckle Box
  7. 6. [A bird called the bittern]
    Animal Wonderland
  8. 7. Trapped in the Insect World
    Congo Bill
  9. 8. That Deep Dark Secret
    Buzzy
  10. 9. [What present would a boy kick about?]
    Fun Shop
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