(July 1959)

DC, 1938 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:
Mort Weisinger
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Letters page contains the pre-yellow sun theory of Superboy/man's x-ray, and other vision powers. Caused by differences in Earth's atmosphere from Krypton's.


The Colossal Superdog (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Krypto; Ma Kent; Pa Kent
Reprints:

Be Sure of Your Facts (Table of Contents)

Buzzy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

inside cover

The Colossal Superdog (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Krypto; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Superboy robots
Synopsis:
A glowing purple meteor turns Krypto into a colossal superdog.
Reprints:
Keywords:
kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Proto-Red Kryptonite story.

["I got this ring. May I give it to you?"] (Table of Contents)

Bebe / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Reprints:

The Undersea Hospital! (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Ramona Fradon
Inks:
Ramona Fradon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Topo
Synopsis:
Aquaman opens an undersea hospital to help his undersea friends.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/ .

["Vic, I'm going to lie here and get a good sunburn"] (Table of Contents)

Varsity Vic / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen

The World's Worst Archer! (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper] (new Origin); Chief Brave Bow; Ranger Harper (Roy's Father, flashback); Arrow-Car
Synopsis:
Chief Brave Bow helps Roy Harper become Green Arrow's new partner.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin: Speedy (of Earth-One)

["Say, you can't smoke here!"] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Colossal Superdog
    Superboy
  2. 1. Be Sure of Your Facts
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Colossal Superdog
    Superboy
  4. 3. ["I got this ring. May I give it to you?"]
    Bebe
  5. 4. The Undersea Hospital!
    Aquaman
  6. 5. ["Vic, I'm going to lie here and get a good sunburn"]
    Varsity Vic
  7. 6. The World's Worst Archer!
    Green Arrow
  8. 7. ["Say, you can't smoke here!"]
    Shorty
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