(August 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

Hercules in the 20th Century! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent] (poster); Hercules [Roger Tate]
Reprints:

Hercules in the 20th Century! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Gods of Olympus [Jupiter; Mercury; Vulcan; Venus; Achilles]; Hercules [Roger Tate]; Superman; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor; Perry White; Frank Hall
Synopsis:
Lex Luthor builds a time-machine to bring Hercules to the present to use him to stop Superman. Hercules gets wise to Luthor's plan and helps Superman stop Luthor, and then decides to stay in the present and falls in love with Lois Lane.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continues next issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from Merle Boyle, David Judd, John Poppen, Robert Colgan, Jr., John Moon, Bill Mason, John Pinette, Charles Johnson, Dawn Zamudio, Janice Gilbreath.

The Three Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Colossal Boy; Invisible Kid]; Superman
Synopsis:
The Legion comes to the 20th century to meet Supergirl and invites her to come to the 30th Century to apply to join the Legion.
Reprints:
Keywords:
red kryptonite; time travel

Indexer Notes

Third appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes; first appearance of Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, and Invisible Kid.

["It's tough being on a diet."] (Table of Contents)

Ollie / 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
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Hercules in the 20th Century!
    Superman
  2. 1. Hercules in the 20th Century!
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  4. 3. The Three Super-Heroes!
    Supergirl
  5. 4. ["It's tough being on a diet."]
    Ollie
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