(May 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

Superman's Mystery Song! (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman; Pat Boone
Reprints:

The Most Hated Girl in Metropolis! (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 7.67 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; Jimmy Olsen; Lucy Lane; Ralph Edwards; Tom Caswell (Clark Kent double)
Synopsis:
When a story that Lois had written and subsequently discarded is found by the Daily Planet copy boy and published, everyone believes Lois has deliberately revealed Superman's secret identity. After all of her friends turn on her and she's fired from her job, Lois turns to her sister Lucy, who suggests Lois move west and try a career in film. Once on a set, Ralph Edwards of "This Is Your Life" reveals it was part of a plan to do a show on her as "Girl Reporter of the Year."
Reprints:

[Tootsie Roll ad] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

["Here is your food, sir."] (Table of Contents)

Cora the Car Hop / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cora

Coming Super-Attractions (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #252, on sale March 31; Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #260, on sale March 31; and Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #73, on sale April 7

Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself? (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:
Betsy tells young Bobby that he should keep his room neater but realizes that she has the same problem.

Indexer Notes

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

Lois Lane's Stone-Age Suitor! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Clark Kent (does not appear in costume as Superman); Blog
Synopsis:
Clark and Lois are marooned on an island full of cavemen.
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:
?

[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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Luella Ann Costello; John Jones; Samuel Kaminsky; Ross Yamasaki; Patricia Newland; Bob Kenefic; Arthur Salstein; "Blissful Betty"
Editorial responses promote upcoming issues of Superman, Jimmy Olsen, and Lois Lane. Also, someone suggests a story where Lois goes back in time to meet Lana Lang in Smallville.

Superman's Mystery Song! (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
John Forte ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Pat Boone; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
Saving Pat Boone from his fans after a concert, Superman delivers him safe and sound to the Daily Planet, where Lois and Clark practice a song for a variety show. Pat decides he wants to do a song about Superman, with Lois singing with him, lyrics written by Clark. But every time Pat and Lois try to sing the song, some freak occurrence prevents them from being heard.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn.
Recording artist and movie star Pat Boone starred in five issues of his own DC Comics title in 1959-1960.

[Tootsie Roll Fudge ad] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superman's Mystery Song!
    Lois Lane
  2. 1. The Most Hated Girl in Metropolis!
    Lois Lane
  3. 2. [Tootsie Roll ad]
  4. 3. ["Here is your food, sir."]
    Cora the Car Hop
  5. 4. Coming Super-Attractions
  6. 5. Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself?
  7. 6. Lois Lane's Stone-Age Suitor!
    Lois Lane
  8. 7. [Tootsie Roll Pop ad]
  9. 8. [Clyde Beatty and Cole Bros Circus at Palisades Amusement Park]
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Letters to Lois
  11. 10. Superman's Mystery Song!
    Lois Lane
  12. 11. [Tootsie Roll Fudge ad]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Jim Walker
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen