(April 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 U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Letters page states that "Smallville is a suburb in an Eastern state of the United States." (Not Kansas.)


The Phantom Superboy! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Superboy

The Phantom Superboy (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Krypto; Lana Lang; Phantom Zone (intro); Clark Kent robot; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Dr. Xadu (intro); General Zod (intro)
Synopsis:
After Professor Lang finds a box of Kryptonian weapons, Superboy is accidentally projected into the Phantom Zone, the place where Kryptonian criminals were exiled. But using mental telepathy he activates an electric typewriter and tells Pa Kent how to free him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Based in part on the second Superman movie serial from 1950.

["This spot looks fine"] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Has good luck "prospecting" and finds site for hot dog stand

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Smallville Mailsack / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

A Salute to Our American Indians (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

The Lion with the Double Identity (Table of Contents)

Congorilla / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
Janu; The Golden Lion (intro); Tim Tully (intro)
Synopsis:
Congorilla-like lion

["I'm going over to the schoolyard!"] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Parents hide birthday present in Pete's messy closet
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Phantom Superboy!
    Superboy
  2. 1. The Phantom Superboy
    Superboy
  3. 2. ["This spot looks fine"]
    Shorty
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  5. 4. A Salute to Our American Indians
  6. 5. The Lion with the Double Identity
    Congorilla
  7. 6. ["I'm going over to the schoolyard!"]
    Little Pete
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  • Terry Jeffress
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  • Bob Cherry
  • Gene Reed
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  • Martin O'Hearn
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  • Pat Lang
  • Mark Waid
  • Sidne Gail Ward
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Dan Kocher
  • Bob Hughes
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  • Mark Gordon
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk
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