(February 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:
Mort Weisinger
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 Kryptonite Man! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor
Reprints:
Keywords:
Green Kryptonite

The Magic Card! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
teen
Synopsis:
A group of kids discover the library.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Later appears in DC comics cover-dated January 1966.

The Kryptonite Man! (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 [also appears as Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
Luthor takes a liquid kryptonite serum which makes it impossible for Superman to get near him. Superman makes a lead suit to protect himself, but Luthor has discovered a way to turn lead into glass. Eventually, Superman tricks Luthor into thinking he has become immune to Luthor's kryptonite radiations and Luthor takes an antidote, leaving himself open to capture.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Green Kryptonite

["Brr - it's cold here."] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey
Reprints:

["EPO'U NBLF UPP NBOZ..."] (Table of Contents)

Supermen of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

membership application form for the Supermen of America; also includes message in secret code (Code Mercury No. 1)
decoded message reads: "Don't make too many resolutions for the New Year. Make a few -- they will be easier to keep."

Just One Second! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #105 [first issue], on sale December 23, 1958

["We will now hold the séance!"] (Table of Contents)

Professor Eureka / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Eureka
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title, first line and reprint data from Arthur Lortie, added August 2006. Reprint data corrected to show that this is not the first appearance of this feature. (Gene Reed, 8/14/2011)

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Liebowitz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1958
No circulation information given.
Publisher: National Comics Inc.
575 Lexington Ave, New York 22, N.Y.
Editor F. W. Ellsworth
Owners: National Comics Publications, Inc., H. Donenfeld, J.S. Liebowitz, P.H. Sampliner, G. Donenfeld, S.U. Sampliner, F. Iger, I. Donenfeld; S. Iger, A. Donenfeld, J.S. Liebowitz and A.S. Herzog as trustees for I. Donenfeld and S. Donenfeld, I. Rappaport and J.I. Golinko as trustees for L. Liebowitz and J.H. Liebowitz, H. Donenfeld Foundation, Inc., Estate of R. Liebowitz, all at 575 Lexington Avenue, New York 22, N.Y.

The Man-Ape's Mountain Mission (Table of Contents)

Congorilla / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero; jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill; Congorilla
Synopsis:
As Congorilla goes on a dangerous mission to rescue some plane crash survivors, the body of Congo Bill is locked in a shack which is about to be blown up.
Reprints:

["How do you do, Miss. I'm working my way through school selling vacuum cleaners."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Varsity Vic

[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 Ginny Uhle; Sherman Updegraff; Theodore Ray; Philip Taylor; Oscar Schwartz; Pat Christensen; PFC Thomas J. Huber.
Illustration from the splash of "The Super-Key to Fort Superman" from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #241.

The Gambling Asteroid (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; Brent Wood; Square Deele; Private Hale
Synopsis:
Tommy Tomorrow seems to have become a compulsive gambler, but it's a ruse to uncover a crooked casino owner on the Gambling Asteroid.

["You say this is your first time up in a plane, Pete?"] (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Private Pete
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Kryptonite Man!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Magic Card!
  3. 2. The Kryptonite Man!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Brr - it's cold here."]
    Casey the Cop
  5. 4. ["EPO'U NBLF UPP NBOZ..."]
    Supermen of America
  6. 5. Just One Second!
    The Flash
  7. 6. ["We will now hold the séance!"]
    Professor Eureka
  8. 7. Statement of Ownership
  9. 8. The Man-Ape's Mountain Mission
    Congorilla
  10. 9. ["How do you do, Miss. I'm working my way through school selling vacuum cleaners."]
    Varsity Vic
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  12. 11. The Gambling Asteroid
    Tommy Tomorrow
  13. 12. ["You say this is your first time up in a plane, Pete?"]
    Private Pete
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