(August 1960)

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
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 New Life of Super-Merman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lori Lemaris; Lois Lane
Reprints:

The New Life of Super-Merman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Lori Lemaris (guest star); Ronal (guest star); Brett Rand (intro)
Synopsis:
Superman, Ronal and Lori fake a romance between Superman and Lori so that Lois will give up on marrying Superman and marry Brett Rand.
Reprints:

The Jolly Jailhouse! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Colonel Stradi (intro, villain); Judge Rafol
Synopsis:
Colonel Stradi runs a corrupt prison in Voroda. When he arrests Clark Kent and has him imprisoned there, Superman decides to reveal to the world what Stradi had been keeping secret.
Reprints:

The Untold Story of Red Kryptonite! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Krypto; Superboy [Clark Kent](flashback); Kozz (flashback); Jonathan Kent (flashback; cameo); Martha Kent (flashback; cameo); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Superman Robot
Synopsis:
While rescuing a bathyscaph from the ocean bottom where it rests next to a Red Kryptonite meteor, Superman remembers all the other times that Red Kryptonite has affected him in unpredictable ways. This time it causes his hair, beard and nails to grow uncontrollably, and it takes the combined efforts of Supergirl and Krypto to clean him up.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite; red kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Flashbacks to many Superboy / Superman Red Kryptonite stories.

Inker id corrected from George Klein (credited in Showcase Presents: Supergirl (DC, 2007 series) #1 reprint) to John Forte 2/09 by Bob Hughes.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The New Life of Super-Merman!
    Superman
  2. 1. The New Life of Super-Merman!
    Superman
  3. 2. The Jolly Jailhouse!
    Superman
  4. 3. The Untold Story of Red Kryptonite!
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • David Haglund
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Walker
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Dwayne Best
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Rivard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross
  • Ed Boner