(June 1961)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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

Tales of the Bizarro World series begins.


Tales of the Bizarro World (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Bizarro World / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Bizarro Lois; Bizarro Krypto
Reprints:

Gravity Girl of Smallville! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Krypto; Lana Lang (also as Gravity Girl); Professor Lewis Lang; Mrs. Lang
Synopsis:
Lana gets an anti-gravity belt.
Reprints:

[As the lad grew older...] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Vin Sullivan

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Origin of Superman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Page 2 of first Superman story (2-color); used to promote a new origin of Superman in the July 1961 issue of Superman Comics (Superman (DC, 1939 series) #146), on sale May 4th.

["Oh-those steps!"] (Table of Contents)

Ollie / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Lots of steps and mean dog: no milk today

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Shame of the Bizarro Family! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Bizarro World / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Krypto; Bizarro Lois; Bizarro Jr.
Synopsis:
Bizarro Junior No. 1 is too smart.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker id by Bob Hughes 8/2005. Formerly given as Wayne Boring. This story is on both Otto Binder's and Jerry Siegel's list of scripts. Siegel id by Martin O'Hearn.

Parents Have Rights Too (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["Laguna Beach, where all the movie stars vacation..."] (Table of Contents)

Honey in Hollywood / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Honey
Synopsis:
It's only a home movie
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Tales of the Bizarro World
    Tales of the Bizarro World
  2. 1. Gravity Girl of Smallville!
    Superboy
  3. 2. [As the lad grew older...]
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Oh-those steps!"]
    Ollie
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  6. 5. The Shame of the Bizarro Family!
    Tales of the Bizarro World
  7. 6. Parents Have Rights Too
  8. 7. ["Laguna Beach, where all the movie stars vacation..."]
    Honey in Hollywood
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Allen Ross
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Cherry
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Michael Grabois
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Pat Lang
  • Mark Waid
  • Sidne Gail Ward
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Dan Kocher
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ted Watson
  • Mark Gordon
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Dwayne Best
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ed Boner