(February 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

The World of Mr. Mxyzptlk! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Mr. Mxyzptlk
Reprints:
Keywords:
racing

The World of Mr. Mxyzptlk! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Jor-El (statue; cameo); Lara (statue; cameo); Jimmy Olsen (robot)
Synopsis:
After yet another round of pranks from Mr. Mxyzptlk, Superman travels to the fifth dimensional world where Mxyzptlk lives to perform pranks on him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
fifth dimension; Fortress of Solitude

Who Is Hawkman (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1956 series) #34 [first Silver Age Hawkman], on sale December 29

[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:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by John Ogwyn; Leonard Henderson; Joe Torchia; Bruce Hermalin; Barbara Schoeman; Judy Bloch

["So you want to go out?"] (Table of Contents)

Ollie / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ollie

["It's such a nice day, Pete. Why aren't you outside?"] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Pete

["WXVIEOC, OVCTXS, XMXERS, ERH..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

membership application form for the Supermen of America; also includes message in secret code (Code Jupiter No. 4)
decoded message reads: "Streaky, Krypto, Titano, and Super-Monkey are some of the super-animals Superman has met."

The Supergirl of Two Worlds! (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]; Superman; Marvel Maid [Lea Lindy]; Marvel Man [Ken Clark]; Lex Luthor (etching of face); Krypto (statue); Superman Robots; Supergirl Robots
Synopsis:
Marvel Man proves himself trained and is revealed by Marvel Maid, but Supegirl makes one large mistake in her attempt to prove herself to Superman and must continue her training.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Eiffel Tower; Fortress of Marvels; Fortress of Solitude; Green Kryptonite; Statue of Liberty

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Action Comics #272

["Here comes Jim Galoot!"] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jerry the Jitterbug

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Liebowitz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1960
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months: 458,000
Owner: National Comics Publications, Inc., H. Donenfeld, J.S. Liebowitz, P.H. Sampliner, G. Donenfeld, S.U. Sampliner, F. Iger, I. Donenfeld; S. Iger, A. Donenfeld, J.S. Liebowitz and A.S. Herzog as trustees for I. Donenfeld and S. Donenfeld, I. Rappaport and A.S. Herzog as trustees for L. Liebowitz and J.H. Liebowitz, H. Donenfeld Foundation, Inc., all at 575 Lexington Avenue, New York 22, N.Y.

Pick a New Hair Style for Linda (Supergirl) Lee! (Table of Contents)

Linda Lee / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Letters:
?

Characters:
Linda Lee [Supergirl]
Reprints:

Our American Heritage (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
Characters:
William Penn; Tom Paine; Emma Lazarus; John Peter Zenger; Harriet Tubman
Synopsis:
historical quiz

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The World of Mr. Mxyzptlk!
    Superman
  2. 1. The World of Mr. Mxyzptlk!
    Superman
  3. 2. Who Is Hawkman
    Hawkman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  5. 4. ["So you want to go out?"]
    Ollie
  6. 5. ["It's such a nice day, Pete. Why aren't you outside?"]
    Little Pete
  7. 6. ["WXVIEOC, OVCTXS, XMXERS, ERH..."]
    Supermen of America
  8. 7. The Supergirl of Two Worlds!
    Supergirl
  9. 8. ["Here comes Jim Galoot!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. Pick a New Hair Style for Linda (Supergirl) Lee!
    Linda Lee
  12. 11. Our American Heritage
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