(May 1959)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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

Issue Notes

Secondary sequences added by Ed Boner, July 2009.


The Supergirl from Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Superman; Supergirl / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]
Reprints:
Keywords:
spacecraft

Indexer Notes

DC Silver Age Classics Action Comics #252 and Showcase Presents: Supergirl (DC, 2007 series) #1 credit this cover to Curt Swan and Stan Kaye.

The Menace of Metallo! (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; Lois Lane; Metallo [John Corben] (intro, villain); Professor Vale; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen (unnamed)
Synopsis:
Criminal John Corben, who is nearly killed in an auto accident, is given a robot body powered by uranium. When he is hit by bullets meant for Lois, she assumes he is really Superman. Recognizing a good idea, Corben impersonates Superman to collect more uranium. Running out of sources of uranium, Corben learns that he can also be powered by kryptonite. But he doesn't realize that the kryptonite he steals is fake, prop kryptonite and collapses.
Reprints:

[Tootsie Roll ad] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

[Clyde Beatty and Cole Bros Circus at Palisades Amusement Park] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Superman; Emmett Kelly

["Goodbye, Mrs. Ellis"] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

An Australian reprint of this story was published in Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (K. G. Murray, 1955 series) #12 (March 1956).

Coming Super-Attractions (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
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Pencils:
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Inks:
?
Colors:
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Letters:
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Indexer Notes

Promoting the May Adventure Comics and the June issues of Jimmy Olsen and Superboy.

Congo Bill Dies at Dawn! (Table of Contents)

Congorilla / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
Congo Bill; Congorilla; Janu the Jungle Boy
Synopsis:
While leading an expedition through the desert, Congo Bill stops at an apparently deserted oasis. But the water has been drugged, and the expedition passes out. When they awaken they find they are prisoners inside a nearby outpost that has been taken over by renegades. Bill, who is imprisoned separately from the others, rubs his magic ring and soon Congorilla is attacking the fort and freeing the expedition.
Reprints:

[Tootsie Roll Pops ad] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Supergirl from Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (introduction, origin); Zor-El (introduction, flashback); Miss Hart (introduction); Superboy (on a poster)
Synopsis:
Superman spies a crashing rocket and discovers his cousin Supergirl. She tells him how Argo City survived the destruction of Krypton and how her father sent her to Earth when the inhabitants of Argo City were threatened by Kryptonite poisoning. Superman sets her up in Midvale Orphanage so she can adjust to life on Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story was not reprinted in Action Comics 288 or 314. Information removed thanks to Allen Ross, 10/05.

[Tootsie Roll Fudge ad] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Supergirl from Krypton!
    Superman; Supergirl
  2. 1. The Menace of Metallo!
    Superman
  3. 2. [Tootsie Roll ad]
  4. 3. [Clyde Beatty and Cole Bros Circus at Palisades Amusement Park]
  5. 4. ["Goodbye, Mrs. Ellis"]
    Little Pete
  6. 5. Coming Super-Attractions
  7. 6. Congo Bill Dies at Dawn!
    Congorilla
  8. 7. [Tootsie Roll Pops ad]
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  10. 9. The Supergirl from Krypton!
    Supergirl
  11. 10. [Tootsie Roll Fudge ad]
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