(April 1959)

DC, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly with the exception of Mar, June, Sept, Dec
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Mort Weisinger
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #68, 77, 86, 95, 104)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

first issue officially credited to Mort Weisinger as editor


The Ugly Superman! (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Clark Kent; The Ugly Superman
Reprints:
Keywords:
wrestling

The Superwoman of Metropolis! (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane [also appears as Superwoman]; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Synopsis:
Superman transfers some of his powers to Lois Lane in order to teach her a lesson.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn; confirmed by Alvin Schwartz.

[Tootsie Roll ad] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Why Does the Viking Prince Risk His Life... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
adventure; historical

Indexer Notes

house ad for The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #23

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 others different than yourself.

Indexer Notes

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

The Ugly Superman! (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Perry White; Ugly Superman (introduction)
Synopsis:
A wrestler billed as the Ugly Superman falls for Lois. But when he won't stop forcing his attention on Lois, Superman teaches him who the better man is.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Martin O'Hearn

[Tootsie Roll Pop ad] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters to Lois / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger ?
Pencils:
? (logo illustration)
Inks:
? (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Marcia Campoy; Elsie Mason; Betsy Yavers; Gladys Simpson; Buddy Decker; Eddie J. Rising; Edward Gaines; Wayne Griffith.
Promotes the appearance of Pat Boone in the next issue and the debut of Lucy Lane in an upcoming issue of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen.

["There's Myra. She's always spinning her hoop."] (Table of Contents)

Peg / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Peg; Myra

Queen for a Day! (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]
Synopsis:
Clark and Lois are shipwrecked on an island full of Amazons.
Reprints:

[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 Ugly Superman!
    Lois Lane
  2. 1. The Superwoman of Metropolis!
    Lois Lane
  3. 2. [Tootsie Roll ad]
  4. 3. Why Does the Viking Prince Risk His Life...
    Viking Prince
  5. 4. What's Your B. Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient)
  6. 5. The Ugly Superman!
    Lois Lane
  7. 6. [Tootsie Roll Pop ad]
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Letters to Lois
  9. 8. ["There's Myra. She's always spinning her hoop."]
    Peg
  10. 9. Queen for a Day!
    Lois Lane
  11. 10. [Tootsie Roll Fudge ad]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Walker
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen