(October 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 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 Shrinking Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Zak-Kul
Reprints:

The Shrinking Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Zak-Kul (villain)
Synopsis:
Lois accidentally releases from Kandor the criminal Zak-Kul, who traps Superman in Kandor and takes over his life. Lois marries Zak-Kul thinking him Kal-El, but he tries to kill Lois because she keeps asking him Kal-El's secret id. Kal-El, trapped inside the "Krypton City," uses one of the three remaining specks of Illium-349 to shrink himself even smaller and slip between the atoms of Krypton City's jar, then uses the second speck to enlarge both himself and the third speck. Zak-Kul meanwhile futilely attempts to hide from Superman by disguising himself as a mild-mannered reporter.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor [as Krypton City]

Indexer Notes

Showcase Presents credits this story to Otto Binder. Kandor is referred to only as "Krypton City". It is depicted as a very wide-necked bottle like the Swan drawn newspaper strip version, not the Plastino narrow-necked comic magazine version. Synopsis updated 2/09 courtesy of Ken Rowand. 2009-05-28 by Allen Ross: Writer credit from Bottle City of Kandor reprint, was "Bill Finger?"

["There are no real giants!"] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children; humor

Lost- A Free Education (Table of Contents)

Binky / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor

The Interplanetary Scarecrow (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tommy Tomorrow
Reprints:

["Vic, pick me up at eight."] (Table of Contents)

Varsity Vic / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

The illustration at the top of the letter column is taken from the splash panel of the Superman story in Action Comics #241. This illustration appears at the top of the letter columns in Action Comics #245-271 and Superman #124-145.

["Casey, an emergency call just came through."] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / filler / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Secret of the Super Animals (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill; Janu the Jungle Boy; Professor Peters

Indexer Notes

writer credit by Craig Delich 8/05

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Shrinking Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Shrinking Superman!
    Superman
  3. 2. ["There are no real giants!"]
    Little Pete
  4. 3. Lost- A Free Education
    Binky
  5. 4. The Interplanetary Scarecrow
    Tommy Tomorrow
  6. 5. ["Vic, pick me up at eight."]
    Varsity Vic
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  8. 7. ["Casey, an emergency call just came through."]
    Casey the Cop
  9. 8. Secret of the Super Animals
    Congo Bill
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