(July 1961)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of March, June, Sept., and Dec.
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 Complete Story of Superman's Life! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman (as a baby); Jor-El; Lara
Reprints:
Keywords:
Krypton

The Story of Superman's Life! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman (origin retold in detail); Jor-El; Zor-El; Lara; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Krypto; Lex Luthor (villain); Superboy; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis:
Recap of Superman's life beginning with his escape from the destruction of Krypton, through his adoption and raising by the Kents, his training and career as Superboy, up to his leaving Smallville for Metropolis and joining the Daily Planet after the deaths of his adoptive parents.
Reprints:
Keywords:
green kryptonite; Krypton

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger; Sandy Alexander; Bruce Davis; Jack Kirkness; Gordon Price; Francis Baker; Elizabeth Lunn; Alva Galbraith
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Gifts From Your Elders! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Superman's Greatest Feats! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lori Lemaris (guest star); Superboy (flashback); Lex Luthor (flashback); Nathan Hale; Abraham Lincoln; John Wilkes Booth; Jor-El; Lara; Zor-El; Lyla Lerrol; Alura; Chief Sitting Bull
Synopsis:
Lori Lemaris asks Superman to go into the past and stop Atlantis from sinking. Superman, who has never before successfully changed the past tries and is amazed that it succeeds. Superman continues to change other past events, including the assassination of Lincoln, Custer's Last Stand and the explosion of Krypton.
Reprints:
Keywords:
red kryptonite (flashback)

["I keep worrying about you"] (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
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Complete Story of Superman's Life!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Story of Superman's Life!
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  4. 3. Gifts From Your Elders!
  5. 4. Superman's Greatest Feats!
    Superman
  6. 5. ["I keep worrying about you"]
    Tricksy
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