(June 1958)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1958-04-29
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 Super-Key to Fort Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
Keywords:
Arctic; Fortress of Solitude; skeleton keys

Indexer Notes

cover shows key to Fortress as a giant skeleton key.

The Super-Key to Fort Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Batman
Synopsis:
Someone has broken into Superman's Fortress of Solitude, so Superman searches the place for clues.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude (intro); green kryptonite; Joker (trophy)

Indexer Notes

Superman's original Fortress appeared in Superman 58 (May 1949). No resemblance to the current version. Called Fort Superman on the cover, inside it's called the Fortress of Solitude. Fortress key on cover is shown as skeleton key. Inside, the classic square edged version is shown. ****The lower right corner of the splash page, which depicts Superman sitting in a chair and using his super-vision, is used as the illustration that appears at the top of the Metropolis Mailbag letter column in Action Comics #245-271 and Superman #124-145.***

["Dear, I wish you'd increase junior's allowance!"] (Table of Contents)

Video Laffs / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Harry Lampert
Pencils:
Harry Lampert
Inks:
Harry Lampert
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harry Lampert

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

["I'm just thrilled about visiting Hollywood"] (Table of Contents)

Hollywood Ha-Lights / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Harry Lampert
Pencils:
Harry Lampert
Inks:
Harry Lampert
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harry Lampert

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

["Tricksy, I worry so about your being shot out of that cannon!'] (Table of Contents)

Tricksy the World's Greatest Stunt Man / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff
Job Number:
3046

Genre:
humor

The Great Jungle Hoax (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; Chota the Chimp

Read 'em and Laugh (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Glad to See You! (Table of Contents)

Sgt. Bilko's Pvt. Doberman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sgt. Bilko; Pvt. Doberman
Synopsis:
House ad for Sgt. Bilko's Pvt. Doberman #1.

["Jerry, would you go down to the Bijou Theatre and bring my brother home?"] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:

The Strangest Crew in the Universe (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; Hal Carter; The Paradog; Robert Robo
Reprints:

Nature's Prize Pupils (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
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Super-Key to Fort Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Super-Key to Fort Superman
    Superman
  3. 2. ["Dear, I wish you'd increase junior's allowance!"]
    Video Laffs
  4. 3. ["I'm just thrilled about visiting Hollywood"]
    Hollywood Ha-Lights
  5. 4. ["Tricksy, I worry so about your being shot out of that cannon!']
    Tricksy the World's Greatest Stunt Man
  6. 5. The Great Jungle Hoax
    Congo Bill
  7. 6. Read 'em and Laugh
  8. 7. Glad to See You!
    Sgt. Bilko's Pvt. Doberman
  9. 8. ["Jerry, would you go down to the Bijou Theatre and bring my brother home?"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  10. 9. The Strangest Crew in the Universe
    Tommy Tomorrow
  11. 10. Nature's Prize Pupils
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