(March 1960)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 600)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Supergirl's Greatest Victory! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]
Reprints:
Keywords:
green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Supergirl has red skirt on cover, blue inside.

When Superman Lost His Powers! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Synopsis:
While in the Mexican jungle reporting on an Aztec tomb, the Planet staff is magically whisked to a red sun planet where Clark has no powers. Superman has to fake super feats to reassure the Planet staff that everything is under control.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Aztec; dragons; red sun

Indexer Notes

First "red sun" story.

Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Guess the famous book and author from a brief description of the plot.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly; previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated January 1957

["Jeepers, it's expensive..."] (Table of Contents)

Peg / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Peg; Ronny

["I haven't been out of the house all day."] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Shorty

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Liebowitz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Publisher: National Comics Publications, Inc.
575 Lexington Ave, NY, NY
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Owners: H. Donenfeld, J. Liebowitz, P. Sampliner, G. Donenfeld, S. Sampliner, F. Iger, I. Donenfeld, S. Iger, A. Donenfeld, L. Liebowitz, J. H. Liebowitz, H. Donenfeld Foundation

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Steven Paskal; Jay Cantale; Jeannine Russo; Tom Kent; Bill Hall; Gordon Gates; Ruth Pell; Barbara Jean Petraitis; Robert Fried; Dennis Fowler

Supergirl's Greatest Victory! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (origin recap); Superman [Clark Kent]; Miss Hart; Zor-El (flashback); Alura (unnamed, flashback)
Synopsis:
Supergirl tries to build up an immunity to Kryptonite by gradually exposing herself to larger and larger doses.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Argo City; Fortress of Solitude; Green Kryptonite; Krypton; Metal-eater beast

Indexer Notes

First explanation of Yellow Sun theory of the source of Superman and Supergirl's powers. Re-telling of the origin of Supergirl.

["There's that new doll in my class."] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Jerry the Jitterbug; Beth

[Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #16, Adventure Comics #270, and Superman #136 ad ] (Table of Contents)

Coming Super-Attractions / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Supergirl's Greatest Victory!
    Superman; Supergirl
  2. 1. When Superman Lost His Powers!
    Superman
  3. 2. Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz
    Buzzy
  4. 3. ["Jeepers, it's expensive..."]
    Peg
  5. 4. ["I haven't been out of the house all day."]
    Shorty
  6. 5. Statement of Ownership
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  8. 7. Supergirl's Greatest Victory!
    Supergirl
  9. 8. ["There's that new doll in my class."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  10. 9. [Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #16, Adventure Comics #270, and Superman #136 ad ]
    Coming Super-Attractions
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