(December 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

The Return of Superman's Lost Parents! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Cedric Carson [as Jonathan Kent]; Millicent Carson [as Martha Kent]
Reprints:

Superman's Lost Parents! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Cedric Carson [as Jonathan Kent] (villain); Millicent Carson [as Martha Kent] (villain); Lois Lane; Superman robots; Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue); Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Superboy (statue, image); Lana Lang (image); Professor Lang (image)
Synopsis:
Ma and Pa Kent seemingly arrive in the present in a time bubble, and Superman is so happy to see them that he shows them all the secrets of his adult life. But Ma and Pa turn out to be con artists who blackmail Superman with the knowledge of his double identity secret.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Green Kryptonite

Sharing -- the United Nations Way! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
George Roussos
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
The International Labor Organization of the United Nations teaches various trades to the people of a Mexican village, who pass on their new knowledge to others.

Indexer Notes

Subtitled "A true story from the files of the International Labor Organization."
Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

Operation Blackhawks! (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Charles Cuidera
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

house ad for Blackhawk (DC, 1957 series) #132

Tommy Tomorrow, Space Convict X-146-93 (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; The Brain (villain); Planeteers; Invisible Convict (cameo); Human Goldfish (cameo): Tom Thumb Gang (cameo)
Synopsis:
Tommy Tomorrow is arrested as an impostor and thrown into an interplanetary prison.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Wayne Boring (logo illustration)
Inks:
? (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Gerald Cohen; Donald Zolotorofe; Mary Figlarz; Sylvan Wells; Daniel Gross; Thomas Hudson

["This is a swell job!"] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

["XLI XLMRKW LSY..."] (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 Jupiter No. 4)
decoded message reads: "The things you accomplish by hard work are often more rewarding than the easy tasks which take little time and effort."

The Riddle of the Super-Zoo! (Table of Contents)

Congo Bill / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill; Janu; Jungle Joe (villain)
Synopsis:
Congo Bill and Janu work to turn the tables on Jungle Joe, a swindler who sells animals that can supposedly perform fantastic feats.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Strip continues as Congorilla in the next issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Return of Superman's Lost Parents!
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman's Lost Parents!
    Superman
  3. 2. Sharing -- the United Nations Way!
  4. 3. Operation Blackhawks!
    Blackhawk
  5. 4. Tommy Tomorrow, Space Convict X-146-93
    Tommy Tomorrow
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  7. 6. ["This is a swell job!"]
    Shorty
  8. 7. ["XLI XLMRKW LSY..."]
    Supermen of America
  9. 8. The Riddle of the Super-Zoo!
    Congo Bill
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