(May 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
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

The Interplanetary Circus! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

The Secret Identity of Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; The Anti-Superman Gang (villains); Rock Stirling; Superman robot; Lois Lane; Lucy Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Biff Cardigan (Cameo in photo); green kryptonite; Rock Sterling
Synopsis:
Lois thinks that Superman won't marry her because she can't keep his secret identity a secret. Jimmy tells her that he knows Superman's secret identity and reveals to her that Superman is really Rock Sterling. But can Lois keep it a secret for 48 hours?
Reprints:

How's Your Eye-Q? (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

["Tricksy will do something no one has ever dared"] (Table of Contents)

Tricksy / 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

The Interplanetary Circus! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Interplanetary Circus
Synopsis:
An Interplanetary Circus shows up in Metropolis and tries to force Superman to join their travelling circus.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from GCD listing for the reprint.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger; Alan Driefus: Richard Schwartz; Ernest Fischer; David Bibby; Robert Grisan; Rick Wood; David Jennings; Jon Ingersol; Bestor Cooper; Edward Malinowski; Raul Albert; Ruth McClean; Tim Horan
Letters:
typeset

The Night of March 31st! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lori Lemaris; Bizarro-Perry White; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Krypto; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Streaky; Mr. Mxyzptlk; red kryptonite; Lana Lang; Kandor; green kryptonite; Brainiac; Lex Luthor; Bizarro #1; Curt Swan (cameo); Harry Donenfeld (cameo)
Synopsis:
Everything in Superman's life suddenly changes. Lori Lemaris is no longer a mermaid. Supergirl reveals herself to the world. Perry White has become a Bizarro, and many more.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Great Boo-Boo Contest; tons of intentional errors, April Fool's Joke

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Interplanetary Circus!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Secret Identity of Superman!
    Superman
  3. 2. How's Your Eye-Q?
  4. 3. ["Tricksy will do something no one has ever dared"]
    Tricksy
  5. 4. The Interplanetary Circus!
    Superman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  7. 6. The Night of March 31st!
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Dwayne Best
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Rivard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross
  • Ed Boner