(April 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 Oldest Man in Metropolis! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
Keywords:
helicopters

The Oldest Man in Metropolis! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Prof. Vance; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Superman robot; The Clock (villain)
Synopsis:
When Clark Kent drinks Prof. Vance's life-extending vitamin serum, which contains particles of Kryptonite, it ages him to about 70 years old. Since his robots won't respond to his aged voice, Superman must fulfill his duties as the Old Man of the Sea, Santa Claus, and Father Time so that no one realizes that Clark Kent is Superman.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude

[Tootsie Roll ad] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

What's Your B. Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient) (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
advocating tolerance for those different from yourself

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Later appeared in DC comics cover-dated April 1966.

Introducing the Girl of Steel (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mort Weisinger ?
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Supergirl

Indexer Notes

Full page ad introducing the Supergirl strip which is to start next issue.

Congorilla, Outlaw! (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:
Congorilla; Congo Bill; Corliss Hyde (villain)
Synopsis:
Murderer Corliss Hyde hijacks a passenger plane, which crashes into the jungle. Congo Bill, as Congorilla, saves the crew, but not before Hyde realizes that there's an intelligent mind directing the gorilla. Using gas grenades, he puts Congorilla to sleep, and fits him with an explosive collar, forcing him to commit crimes.

[Tootsie Roll Pop ad] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

[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:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Carol Oberman; Lillian Stevens; Scott Patterson; Andrew Feinberg; Ben Kalb; Victor Wheatman; Mike Hutcheson; Jeff Gerard.
Includes an announcement that Tommy Tomorrow will be relocating to World's Finest Comics and that Supergirl will be joining the Action lineup. Also, an interesting question from a reader wondering whatever became of the character Captain Marvel.

["...And I'm going with Alan tonight"] (Table of Contents)

Peg / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Peg; Alan
Reprints:

["WZ CJIZNO RDOC TJPMNZGA..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Secret message (Code Saturn No. 5) and application form for the Supermen of America club.
Decoded message reads: "Be honest with yourself and you will be honest with everyone."

The Giant Amoeba of Space! (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tommy Tomorrow; Brent Wood
Synopsis:
Tommy and the Planeteers battle a giant space amoeba.

Indexer Notes

Tommy next appears in World's Finest #102 (June 1959), replacing Tomahawk.

[Tootsie Roll Fudge ad] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Oldest Man in Metropolis!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Oldest Man in Metropolis!
    Superman
  3. 2. [Tootsie Roll ad]
  4. 3. What's Your B. Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient)
  5. 4. Introducing the Girl of Steel
    Supergirl
  6. 5. Congorilla, Outlaw!
    Congorilla
  7. 6. [Tootsie Roll Pop ad]
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  9. 8. ["...And I'm going with Alan tonight"]
    Peg
  10. 9. ["WZ CJIZNO RDOC TJPMNZGA..."]
    Supermen of America
  11. 10. The Giant Amoeba of Space!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  12. 11. [Tootsie Roll Fudge ad]
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