(July 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; 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 Hunter from the Future! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lorac

Are You a Litter Bug? (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

The Impostor from the Year 2958 (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lorac-K7; Pa Kent; Ma Kent; Prof Lang; Mayor Brook; Principal Sands; Lana Lang; Inspector Edaw-8; Mr. Carr
Synopsis:
A criminal from the 30th Century comes to Smallville to get Cobalt to build a cobalt bomb, and disguises himself as a local resident and Superboy has to figure out which one.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original version shows Clark watching tv. In the 80-Page Giant reprint, Clark receives pictures from the future on the radio.
Story retold from the Superman newspaper strip (episode 103 "The Imposter From the Year 3004").

Meet Space Ranger (Table of Contents)

Space Ranger / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

house ad for Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #15 starring Space Ranger.

["Lisa is giving up her movie career to get married"] (Table of Contents)

Honey in Hollywood / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title changed to first line of dialog to facilitate reprint tracking. (Gene Reed, 7/14/2011) Palisade Park ad on bottom half of page.

["Three seven-letter words can be spelled, using all seven letters in each word!" (TNGIDIE)] (Table of Contents)

Teen Twisters / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints:
Keywords:
puzzle page

The Green Arrows of the World (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby; Roz Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Phantom of France; Green Arrow (Mexico); Green Arrow (Japan); Green Arrow (Switzerland); Bowman from Britain; Bowman of the Bush; Green Arrow (Polynesia); "Counterfeit" Carson
Synopsis:
"Counterfeit" Carson attempts to crash a party by the Green Arrows of the world to get his revenge.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First Silver Age Green Arrow.
Bill Finger writer credit removed based on discussion with Bob Hughes. [Mike Nielsen 5/2007]

["A snail has about 14,000 teeth!"] (Table of Contents)

Animal Wonderworld / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Pencils:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Naydel (signed)

Genre:
non-fiction; animal
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Chuckle Box / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

The Guinea Pig of the Sea (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Millard
Pencils:
Ramona Fradon
Inks:
Ramona Fradon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman; Dr. Rush

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/ .

["Dad asked me to paint this fence today."] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Title changed to first line of dialog to facilitate reprint tracking. (Gene Reed, 7/14/2011)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Hunter from the Future!
    Superboy
  2. 1. Are You a Litter Bug?
    Little Pete
  3. 2. The Impostor from the Year 2958
    Superboy
  4. 3. Meet Space Ranger
    Space Ranger
  5. 4. ["Lisa is giving up her movie career to get married"]
    Honey in Hollywood
  6. 5. ["Three seven-letter words can be spelled, using all seven letters in each word!" (TNGIDIE)]
    Teen Twisters
  7. 6. The Green Arrows of the World
    Green Arrow
  8. 7. ["A snail has about 14,000 teeth!"]
    Animal Wonderworld
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Chuckle Box
  10. 9. The Guinea Pig of the Sea
    Aquaman
  11. 10. ["Dad asked me to paint this fence today."]
    Little Pete
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Steve Jenner
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Darci
  • Gene Reed
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Cherry
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Michael Grabois
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Pat Lang
  • Mark Waid
  • Sidne Gail Ward
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Dan Kocher
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ted Watson
  • Mark Gordon
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Dwayne Best
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ed Boner