(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 (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

Superboy Meets Robin! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Robin; The Kents (photograph)

Superboy Meets Robin the Boy Wonder (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin; Superman (flash forward); Prof Nichols; Ma Kent; Pa Kent; Lex Luthor
Synopsis:
Prof Nichols sends Robin into the past to destroy a machine that will one day kill Superman.
Reprints:
Keywords:
kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Tootsie Roll ad on bottom of last page

A teenaged Luthor is depicted with thinning hair, this tale pre-dates the story "How Luthor Met Superboy" (Adventure Comics (DC Series 1938) #271 April 1960). In this later issue Lex is shown losing a full head of hair in a laboratory accident, it is this version of events that is recognised as an integral part of the Silver Age Luthor/Superboy story.

["Give me that check! I'll pay for Peg's soda!"] (Table of Contents)

Peg / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

bottom of page as Palisades Park ad.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Action Comics Oct 1958 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Prisoners of Dimension Zero! (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Herron
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby; Roz Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (Feature); Speedy [Roy Harper]; Xeen Arrow (Guest); Alien Crooks (Villains); Arrowcar
Synopsis:
In another dimension, Green Arrow and Speedy meet GA's counterpart Xeen Arrow and discover that due to a passing comet, a gateway to their dimension has opened up, and the mysterious giant arrows they encountered on Earth are merely children's toys from this other dimension which have passed through the gateway. The mystery solved, Xeen Arrow shoots them back to Earth through the gateway before it closes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Bottom of last page has Tootsie Pop ad. Continued from last issue. Dave Wood credit is inaccurate according to Martin O'Hearn.

Lost -- A Free Education! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp
Editing:
?

Genre:
teen

["I bought a nice present for Linda!"] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / filler / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

bottom of page has Winchester Skates ad.

Smallville Mailsack (Table of Contents)

Smallville Mailsack / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger [as Editor]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

First issue with letters page. Features letters from Dorothy Watson, Tony Mellio, Charles Fedder, Andrew Otis, and William Allen Hunter.

The Ocean of 1,000,000 B.C. (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Ramona Fradon
Inks:
Ramona Fradon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman; a caveman
Synopsis:
Finding himself transported back in time, Aquaman discovers that he has no control over the prehistoric animals that surround him. He is forced to use his wits to survive until lightning returns him to his own era.

Indexer Notes

bottom of last page has Tootsie Roll contest ad
Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/ . Formerly credited to Jack Miller.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superboy Meets Robin!
    Superboy
  2. 1. Superboy Meets Robin the Boy Wonder
    Superboy
  3. 2. ["Give me that check! I'll pay for Peg's soda!"]
    Peg
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Action Comics Oct 1958
  5. 4. Prisoners of Dimension Zero!
    Green Arrow
  6. 5. Lost -- A Free Education!
    Binky
  7. 6. ["I bought a nice present for Linda!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  8. 7. Smallville Mailsack
    Smallville Mailsack
  9. 8. The Ocean of 1,000,000 B.C.
    Aquaman
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