(January 1959)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of April, June, Oct., and Dec.
On-sale date:
1958-11-13
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
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Superman's Lost Identity! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Superman's Hunt for Clark Kent! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
When Superman loses his memory, he adopts the persona of Clarence Kelvin and takes a job at the Daily Planet while he tries remember his true identity.
Reprints:

["Look at Vic washing the screens!"] (Table of Contents)

Varsity Vic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Annie Gram (Table of Contents)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

The Spell of the Shandu Clock (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Shandu; Perry White; The Fallon Gang (Intro)
Synopsis:
Superman pretends to be under the influence of a mystical clock in order to make the Fallon Gang think he is helpless against their new weapon.
Reprints:

Formula for Success (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Two Faces of Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Chet Hartley
Synopsis:
When Superman sees Lois get out of a date by making herself look ridiculous, he changes his appearance to teach her a lesson.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman makes himself look like Alfred E. Neuman.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superman's Lost Identity!
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman's Hunt for Clark Kent!
    Superman
  3. 2. ["Look at Vic washing the screens!"]
    Varsity Vic
  4. 3. Annie Gram
  5. 4. The Spell of the Shandu Clock
    Superman
  6. 5. Formula for Success
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Metropols Mailbag
  8. 7. The Two Faces of Superman!
    Superman
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