(September-October 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 editor); Mort Weisinger (actual editor)
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

The Super- Courtship of Lois Lane! (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman
Reprints:

Super-Courtship of Lois Lane (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 7.67 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]; Jimmy Olsen; Professor Z. Parker
Synopsis:
Trying to be helpful, Jimmy uses a doctored tape of Clark's voice to hypnotize him into proposing to Lois, but when Lois refuses Clark, he tries again as Superman. However, it's April Fools' Day, so Lois refuses Superman too, thinking it's just a joke.
Reprints:

A Ton of Laughs... (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for the following issue, featuring "The Fattest Girl in Metropolis"

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
Editing:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Jimmy; Jimmy's mom; Rags (dog)
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.

["I made some chili today, 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

Lois Lane, Working Girl (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]; Perry White; Ron Harris; Jed Brant; Joe Hogg
Synopsis:
Lois is offered a starring role as a working girl in a play, but the director thinks she needs some practical experience, so he gets her a job in a pretzel factory. The foreman there resents Lois because she was hired in place of his girlfriend, so he tries to get her fired, and Superman has to help her keep her job.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Martin O'Hearn

["Sorry, Elmer, I can't make it tonight!"] (Table of Contents)

Peg / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Peg; Elmer

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Chuckle Box / 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

Annie Oakley Gets Her (Super) Man (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]
Synopsis:
Lois gets amnesia and thinks she's Annie Oakley.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Martin O'Hearn

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Super- Courtship of Lois Lane!
    Lois Lane
  2. 1. Super-Courtship of Lois Lane
    Lois Lane
  3. 2. A Ton of Laughs...
    Lois Lane
  4. 3. Know Your Pet!
  5. 4. ["I made some chili today, Cora."]
    Cora the Car Hop
  6. 5. Lois Lane, Working Girl
    Lois Lane
  7. 6. ["Sorry, Elmer, I can't make it tonight!"]
    Peg
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Chuckle Box
  9. 8. Annie Oakley Gets Her (Super) Man
    Lois Lane
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