(December 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

The Voyage to Dimension X! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; general; spectators; false alien
Reprints:
Keywords:
Alien

["Add 3 inches of steel-like muscles to your arms... 4 'power packed' inches of muscles to your chest!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Joe Weider; Clancy Ross [Mr. America; Mr. Universe]
Keywords:
Body builder; body building

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for booklet from Joe Weider.

Voyage to Dimension X! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor (villain); Luthor Robot; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (Cameo); Krypto (Cameo); Gypo (Luthor's henchman)
Synopsis:
Lex Luthor has an elaborate plan to trap Superman by posing as aliens from another dimension.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Impersonation; nuclear weapons

Supermen of America (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Keywords:
cipher; Code

Indexer Notes

Order coupon for membership in the Supermen of America. Secret message using Code Mars No. 3.

["Dear Editor:"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Carol Berg; Janet Gibbs; Maureen Young; Dan Rosenwein; Daniel Brock; Greg Frownfelter; David Chisholm; Gary Jacobson; Alan Dreyfus; Mort Weisinger ?
Pencils:
Wayne Boring ?
Inks:
Wayne Boring
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

["The next Giant Superman annual will be another sellout!"] (Table of Contents)

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Superman; Titano; the Thing from 40,000 A.D.; Metallo [John Corbin]; Brainiac; Bizarro (original); the Invulnerable Enemy
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Large rendition of cover from Superman Annual # 2. Reservation coupon for magazine dealer.

Children of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
advocacy
Characters:
Asian children; African parents; sick African child; children; teachers
Keywords:
U.N.; UN; UNICEF; United Nation

Indexer Notes

Celebrating United Nations Day and the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of a Child. "Published as a public service in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly, coordinating organization for national health, welfare and recreation agencies of the U.S."

["Rain!"] (Table of Contents)

Ollie / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ollie
Synopsis:
It's raining and Ollie can't play golf, so he takes putting practice on a pool table.
Keywords:
Golf; pool

Coming Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Lois Lane; the flame-dragon from Krypton

Supergirl's Fortress of Solitude! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Supergirl; Streaky; Jerro (statue); Lori Lemaris (statue); Ronal (statue); Professor Damon Brant (villain); Mrs. Brant (villain); Mrs. Hart
Synopsis:
Supergirl builds herself a secret Fortress of Solitude, but it is found by explorers who use the information to blackmail Supergirl into making them rich.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Adoption; desert; orphanage; Supergirl's Fortress of Solitude; time travel; X-Kryptonite

["Journey into a fantastic new world beneath the earth!"] (Table of Contents)

Cave Carson Adventures Inside Earth / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bruno Premiani
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Cave Carson; Bulldozer; Christie; lava creature
Reprints:
Keywords:
Cave; cavern; lava; Mole Machine; spelunker; spelunking; subterranean

Indexer Notes

Includes large rendition of cover for The Brave and the Bold # 31.

["America's Most Exciting War Game"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Keywords:
Game; navy; war; war game

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for Task Force game from Helen of Toy.

["Do you want spending money?"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset; ?

Indexer Notes

Ad for selling greeting cards from Stephens Credit Sales.

["A Message from Champions!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Yogi Berra; Whitey Ford; Mickey Mantle; Joe Louis; Bob Cousy; Doak Walker; Carmen Basilio; Kyle Rote
Keywords:
Sports

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for training booklet from National Sports Council.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Voyage to Dimension X!
    Superman
  2. 1. ["Add 3 inches of steel-like muscles to your arms... 4 'power packed' inches of muscles to your chest!"]
  3. 2. Voyage to Dimension X!
    Superman
  4. 3. Supermen of America
  5. 4. ["Dear Editor:"]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  6. 5. ["The next Giant Superman annual will be another sellout!"]
    Superman
  7. 6. Children of Tomorrow!
  8. 7. ["Rain!"]
    Ollie
  9. 8. Coming Super-Attractions!
  10. 9. Supergirl's Fortress of Solitude!
    Supergirl
  11. 10. ["Journey into a fantastic new world beneath the earth!"]
    Cave Carson Adventures Inside Earth
  12. 11. ["America's Most Exciting War Game"]
  13. 12. ["Do you want spending money?"]
  14. 13. ["A Message from Champions!"]
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