(January 1959)

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 Man No Prison Could Hold! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Von Kamp; Congorilla [Congo Bill] (inset)
Reprints:
Keywords:
cages; gorilla

The Man No Prison Could Hold! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Von Kamp (villain)
Synopsis:
Superman becomes a prisoner of an island work camp in order to discover what weapon a Nazi scientist is creating.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Nazis; signal watch

["We want you to go up and crash..."] (Table of Contents)

Tricksy, World's Greatest Stunt Man / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tricksy

Formula for Success! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Jimmy is a talented musician, and his science teacher convinces his dad that he would he happier pursuing music rather than science.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

The Amazing Congorilla! (Table of Contents)

Congorilla / comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
Congorilla (gorilla, origin); Congo Bill [William Glenmorgan]; Gloria (actress); Janu the Jungle Boy; Chief Kawolo (death); Mr. Reiger (villain, movie director); Reiger's assistant (villain)
Synopsis:
Congo Bill saves the life of tribal Chief Kawolo, who gives him a magic ring that can cause his mind to be exchanged with that of a golden gorilla. Later, a movie crew tries to capture the now-intelligent Congorilla.
Reprints:
Keywords:
gorilla

Indexer Notes

Continuation of the Congo Bill feature.

["Here, Spike!"] (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

["GJNSZ F LTTI HNYNEJS..."] (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 Saturn No. 5)
decoded message reads: "Being a good citizen means knowing about your community and learning what it needs to make it an even better place."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Ken Lizotte; Karen A. Weiss; Gary Koehler; Joel Netzky; Jean Cassens; Sam Tokuyama; Peter MacDonald

The Graveyard of Space (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tommy Tomorrow; Brent Wood; Lor-Li
Synopsis:
Brent falls in love with a beautiful girl who helps to guide the Planeteers' ship out of a deadly spiral nebula, but she turns out to be a giantess.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Man No Prison Could Hold!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Man No Prison Could Hold!
    Superman
  3. 2. ["We want you to go up and crash..."]
    Tricksy, World's Greatest Stunt Man
  4. 3. Formula for Success!
  5. 4. The Amazing Congorilla!
    Congorilla
  6. 5. ["Here, Spike!"]
    Shorty
  7. 6. ["GJNSZ F LTTI HNYNEJS..."]
    Supermen of America
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  9. 8. The Graveyard of Space
    Tommy Tomorrow
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