(November 1959)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of March, June, September and December
On-sale date:
1959-09-17
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
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Superman Joins the Army! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

The Super-Luck of Badge 77 (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Police Chief Smith; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Clark joins the police force for a story and lets Police Chief Smith believe that he is protected by the luck in badge #77 when he is actually using his super-abilities.
Reprints:

New Stars for "Old Glory" (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:
history of the United States flag and the custom of adding one star for each state

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

["Oh, oh, puddles!"] (Table of Contents)

Ollie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ollie; cab driver

How Perry White Hired Clark Kent! (Table of Contents)

Superman; An Untold Tale of Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis:
In a flashback story, though Perry White tries to brush him off, Clark proves that he has what it takes to be a reporter at the Daily Planet.
Reprints:

["Dear Editor: I think you made a serious error..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Ronald Mattey; Boyd Johnson; Naomi Feller; Ward Dean; Danny Hollyfield; Ted Lewis; Bob Schlueter; Joseph Travis; Marc Krass; and Gary Landis.

Superman Joins the Army! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Captain Jonathan Grimes; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis:
Captain Grimes insists that Superman should be drafted and treated like any other draftee.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover story.

["Go out and shovel a path..."] (Table of Contents)

Varsity Vic / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Varsity Vic
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superman Joins the Army!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Super-Luck of Badge 77
    Superman
  3. 2. New Stars for "Old Glory"
  4. 3. ["Oh, oh, puddles!"]
    Ollie
  5. 4. How Perry White Hired Clark Kent!
    Superman; An Untold Tale of Superman
  6. 5. ["Dear Editor: I think you made a serious error..."]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  7. 6. Superman Joins the Army!
    Superman
  8. 7. ["Go out and shovel a path..."]
    Varsity Vic
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