(April 1960)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of March, June, Sept and Dec
On-sale date:
1960-02-04
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
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

The Man Who Married Lois Lane! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; X-Plam
Reprints:

The Man Who Married Lois Lane! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Plam (introduction, death, marries Lois Lane); Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Power-Man (flashback cameo); Mr. Mxyzptlk (flashback cameo); Bizarro (flashback cameo)
Synopsis:
X-Plam comes from the future to marry Lois Lane. When he provides proof that they do get married then next day, Lois decides she will marry him and return to the future with him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

X-Plam marries Lois Lane and then dies. This is not an imaginary story, so that makes Lois a widow in continuity, not that it's ever mentioned again.

Aloha... Hawaii! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["I had a marvelous time with Ronnie last night!"] (Table of Contents)

Peg / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Secret of Kryptonite! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Superboy [Clark Kent] (flashback); Silk Smith (villain); Professor Stanley Halley (introduction); Smallville Mayor Perkins; Lois Lane (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Jonathan Kent (flashback); Mel Evans (flashback); Lana Lang (flashback)
Synopsis:
The story of how the world discovered the effect that Kryptonite has on Superman.
Reprints:
Keywords:
kryptonite

Indexer Notes

An Untold Tale of Superman When He Was Superboy!

["Come on over and play football wit me, Pete!"] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from Steven Paskal, Ronald Goodbread, Bernard Witt, Jeffrey Reiman, Joe Bush, Susan Michele Brown, Robin Snyder (this is probably the Robin Synder who has worked with Steve Ditko), Barron Parker, Alan Zimmerman, Harold L. Nussdorf.

The Super-Clown of Metropolis! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sad Sam Smith (introduction); Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Sad Sam will give a billion dollars to charity to the person who can make him laugh.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Man Who Married Lois Lane!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Man Who Married Lois Lane!
    Superman
  3. 2. Aloha... Hawaii!
  4. 3. ["I had a marvelous time with Ronnie last night!"]
    Peg
  5. 4. The Secret of Kryptonite!
    Superman
  6. 5. ["Come on over and play football wit me, Pete!"]
    Little Pete
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  8. 7. The Super-Clown of Metropolis!
    Superman
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