(July-August 1958)

DC, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Mort Weisinger (actual)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #68, 77, 86, 95, 104)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Lois Lane Adopts a Super-Baby! (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superbaby
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Showcase reprint credits Plastino on Inks.

Are You a Litter-Bug? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Henry Boltinoff; Jack Schiff ? (Plot)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
children
Characters:
Little Pete

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; no dialogue

The Rainbow Superman (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
Superman smashes a crystalline meteor in space, but when he returns to Earth he begins to glow with a rainbow aura, and for some reason it happens every time Lois opens her mirror locket. Now he has to keep her from opening it when he is near her as Clark Kent, until the strange effect wears off.
Reprints:

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; superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Showcase (DC, 1955 series) #15 [first Space Ranger story]

["There's that handsome fellow I've been wanting to meet all summer!"] (Table of Contents)

Binny / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen ?
Inks:
Irwin Hasen ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Binny

The Man Who Was Clark Kent's Double (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Ronald Van Horton [Mark Benton]
Synopsis:
Lois is on the trail of a modern-day Robin Hood when she meets Mark Benton, who is a double for Clark Kent. It turns out Benton is hiding two secret identities; he is the Robin Hood, and he's also the wealthy Ronald Van Horton.
Reprints:

["How about a date tonight, Cora?"] (Table of Contents)

Cora the Car Hop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Cora; Al

Famous Newspaper Firsts (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger ?
Inks:
Tommy Nicolosi ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Oddities in Romance / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger ?
Inks:
Tommy Nicolosi ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
origins of various bridal customs

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

page of jokes

Lois Lane and the Babe of Steel (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman [also appears as Superbaby and as Clark Kent]
Synopsis:
When Superman travels to the past to retrieve his super-baby booties, Superbaby is transported to the present and falls into the hands of Lois Lane.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Bob Hughes (February 2008)

["Pardon me, I'm looking for Miss Farrell!"] (Table of Contents)

Fran / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen ?
Inks:
Irwin Hasen ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Fran Farrell
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Lois Lane Adopts a Super-Baby!
    Lois Lane
  2. 1. Are You a Litter-Bug?
    Little Pete
  3. 2. The Rainbow Superman
    Lois Lane
  4. 3. Meet Space Ranger
    Space Ranger
  5. 4. ["There's that handsome fellow I've been wanting to meet all summer!"]
    Binny
  6. 5. The Man Who Was Clark Kent's Double
    Lois Lane
  7. 6. ["How about a date tonight, Cora?"]
    Cora the Car Hop
  8. 7. Famous Newspaper Firsts
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Oddities in Romance
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Read 'Em and Laugh
  11. 10. Lois Lane and the Babe of Steel
    Lois Lane
  12. 11. ["Pardon me, I'm looking for Miss Farrell!"]
    Fran
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