(September 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); Mort Weisinger (actual)
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

Superman's Undersea Kingdom! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
Keywords:
submarine; underwater; X-ray vision

The Super-Merman of the Sea (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Giunta ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Vul-Kor (villain); Lya-La (villain)
Synopsis:
Superman pretends to join forces with underwater-dwelling aliens in order to trick them into believing Earth's seas are too salty for them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Kryptonite; Undersea Fortress of Solitude; underwater

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Undersea Fortress of Solitude.
Inks previously credited to Stan Kaye, but most likely not him. Probably John Giunta? Credits changed 12/06 by Bob Hughes, per Christopher Melchert. Carl Gafford suggests, via the GCD Error Tracker (Error 3693, 17 April 2010) that John Forte may be the inker, however, Bob Hughes points out (15 February 2011) that Forte didn't start inking Swan until 1960.

Know Your Pet! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Lou Cameron
Inks:
Lou Cameron
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Jimmy tries to treat his dog like a poodle, not realizing that different pets need different care.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

["This looks like a good spot to sell!"] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

The Riddle of the Roc (Table of Contents)

Congo Bill / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill; Janu; Ed Vance
Synopsis:
When an explorer finds the roc, a giant mythical bird, he uses the creature to help him steal diamonds.

["HXD MXW'C QJEN CK QJEN..."] (Table of Contents)

Supermen of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

membership application form for the Supermen of America; also includes message in secret code (Code Krypton No. 9)
decoded message reads: "You don't have to have an iron will to observe the Golden Rule, says the Man of Steel."

["Oh. look at that cute dog. Jerry!"] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Jerry the Jitterbug; Betty

["Stop! Can't you see that red light?"] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gag Bag / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

jokes

The Mystery of the Three Space Rookies (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tommy Tomorrow; Planeteers; Xixxor of Venus; Kjpxwq of Jupiter; Gol of Mars
Synopsis:
Three cadets outperform Tommy in a series of tests, but he learns that they are from other planets, trying to determine who is the best of the Planeteers.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superman's Undersea Kingdom!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Super-Merman of the Sea
    Superman
  3. 2. Know Your Pet!
  4. 3. ["This looks like a good spot to sell!"]
    Shorty
  5. 4. The Riddle of the Roc
    Congo Bill
  6. 5. ["HXD MXW'C QJEN CK QJEN..."]
    Supermen of America
  7. 6. ["Oh. look at that cute dog. Jerry!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  8. 7. ["Stop! Can't you see that red light?"]
    Casey the Cop
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Gag Bag
  10. 9. The Mystery of the Three Space Rookies
    Tommy Tomorrow
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