(March 1959)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Jack Schiff; Murray Boltinoff (associate editor); George Kashdan (associate editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #161, 170, 179, 188, 223-228, 230)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

1st issue to list editorial staff.


The Dictator of Krypton City (Table of Contents)

Superman; Batman; Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

The Dictator of Krypton City (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; several Kandorians; Lex Luthor (villain); Luthor's henchmen (villains); Brainiac (villain, cameo, flashback)
Synopsis:
Luthor shrinks himself and tricks Superman into leaving him in the Fortress, where he enters Krypton City (Kandor) and takes over. When Superman follows, he loses his powers and Luthor is able to force the inhabitants to give him advanced weapons. Batman and Robin soon enter the city and rescue Superman, and, together, the trio defeats Luthor and his men.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor (called Krypton City in this appearance)

Indexer Notes

Original indexers incorrectly listed Paris as inker.

Lex Luthor referred to the inhabitants of Krypton City as Kryptonites (that and Krypton City notation from Ken Rowand, 2006-4-14).

[Force of Gravity] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Rocket / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

The Family Favorite! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen

Mystery of the Vanishing Boys (Table of Contents)

Tomahawk / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical; western-frontier

First Stop, the Moon (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Case of the Green Error Clown (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ed Herron ?
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; The Green Error Clown (introduction); two gangs of robbers (villains)
Synopsis:
Green Arrow and Speedy meet the Green Error, a clown who spoofs Green Arrow at the circus. Green Error's wacky versions of the Arrow's arrows them stop the robbers who stole the day's receipts.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Arrow-Car

Indexer Notes

Green Arrow has Green Hat.

Writer identification by Bob Hughes (January 2005).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Dictator of Krypton City
    Superman; Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Dictator of Krypton City
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  3. 2. [Force of Gravity]
    Doctor Rocket
  4. 3. The Family Favorite!
  5. 4. Mystery of the Vanishing Boys
    Tomahawk
  6. 5. First Stop, the Moon
  7. 6. The Case of the Green Error Clown
    Green Arrow
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Katie
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross