(January 1961)

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

Superman's Rival, Mental Man! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mental Man
Reprints:
Keywords:
safes

Superman's Rival, Mental Man! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lana Lang; Lucy Lane; Aquaman [as Mental Man]; "Ace" Ruggles (villain); Aqualad (flashback); Krypto (flashback)
Synopsis:
Lois creates a comic strip about a superhero called Mental Man. When Mental Man suddenly appears he falls in love with Lois, but it's a hoax by Superman and Aquaman to capture "Ace" Ruggles.
Reprints:
Keywords:
comic strips; Green Kryptonite

Coming Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lori Lemaris
Synopsis:
ad for current issues of Adventure Comics, Superboy, Jimmy Olsen

Indexer Notes

No actual covers are depicted. Featured stories are listed.

Watch for the Second Superman Annual! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Bizarro; Metallo; Titano; Brainiac

Indexer Notes

house ad for Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #2

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mort Weisinger [as Editor]
Pencils:
Curt Swan (logo illustration)
Inks:
Stan Kaye (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman; Supergirl

Indexer Notes

includes letters from Walter Noga, Wayne Paske, Danny Phelan, Anne Zeek, Dean Norman, Ronald Lehr, Greg Frownfelter, Elmer Woods

Get a Grip on your Gripes! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Fred loses his temper all the time until he is confronted by Joe.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

["When are you leaving for the king's castle, Sir Egbert?"] (Table of Contents)

Knights of the Square Table / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sir Egbert
Reprints:

The Second Supergirl! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [also appears as Linda Lee]; Marvel Maid [Lea Lindy] (origin); Marvel Man [Ken Clark] (origin); Superman
Synopsis:
Supergirl travels to an Earth-like world to use her super-powers publicly to prove to Superman that she is ready to be revealed to the real world. On this world she discovers Marvel Maid, who has powers like Supergirl but is able to act freely, and Marvel Man who has powers like Superman but must hide his abilities.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Marvels; Fortress of Solitude

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Action Comics #273.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superman's Rival, Mental Man!
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman's Rival, Mental Man!
    Superman
  3. 2. Coming Super-Attractions!
  4. 3. Watch for the Second Superman Annual!
    Superman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  6. 5. Get a Grip on your Gripes!
  7. 6. ["When are you leaving for the king's castle, Sir Egbert?"]
    Knights of the Square Table
  8. 7. The Second Supergirl!
    Supergirl
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