(January 1961)

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
On-sale date:
1960-11-03
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from promo in Action Comics # 271


The Flame Dragon from Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
Jack Adler ?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Kryptonian Flame Dragon
Reprints:

Lois Lane's Secret Helper! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Krypto (guest star); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (cameo); Lucy Lane; Super-Brat (cameo; imaginary); Perry White
Synopsis:
Krypto decides to try to make Superman fall in love with Lois Lane.
Reprints:

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

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

Superman Meets Al Capone! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Al Capone (villain); Perry White; Titano (cameo); Cyrus Martin; "Silky" Hale (gangster)
Synopsis:
While returning from the past, Superman is affected by Titano's kryptonite eye-blasts and it causes him to land in Chicago in the 1920's. Here he meets a young Perry White and helps him get his first scoop, and also stops Al Capone.
Reprints:
Keywords:
green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Time-travel story

["Guess who I have a date with tonight?"] (Table of Contents)

Peg / 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:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Wayne Boring (logo illustration)
Inks:
Stan Kaye (logo illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by William Cassity; Carman Tisdel; Anne Zeek; Don Farb; Terry Fielden; Linda Rocawich
Mort incorrectly explains that Mxyzptlk is pronounced "Mix-Yez-Pitel-Ick".
This misinformation is corrected in a later letters page where it is stated that Mxyzptlk only has three syllables.

Flame-Dragon from Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson] (cameo; as statue); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Krypto (cameo); a Kryptonian Flame-Dragon (introduction, villain); Superman robots; Lois Lane; Perry White; "Plates" Finnegan (villain); Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
A Kryptonian Flame-Dragon makes it way to Earth. When it swallows a Red Kryptonite meteor Superman must stay away from the Flame-Dragon for fear the Red Kryptonite will affect him also. When the effect of the red kryptonite fades, Superman freezes the dragon and places him in a block of ice in outer space. Batman, Supergirl and Krypto then assist him in protecting his secret identity from the inquiries of Lois Lane.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; red kryptonite
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Flame Dragon from Krypton!
    Superman
  2. 1. Lois Lane's Secret Helper!
    Superman
  3. 2. Get A Grip on Your Gripes!
  4. 3. Superman Meets Al Capone!
    Superman
  5. 4. ["Guess who I have a date with tonight?"]
    Peg
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  7. 6. Flame-Dragon from Krypton!
    Superman
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