(August 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
On-sale date:
1961-06-13
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 Legion of Super-Villains! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Villains [Cosmic King; Lightning Lord; Saturn Queen]; Superman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover is an homage to the cover of Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247.

The Great Mento! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Perry White (as the Great Mento, intro); Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Rocky Sneed (villain)
Synopsis:
Perry White fakes ESP powers as The Great Mento, with Superman's help, to capture wanted criminals.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Recycled from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #103.

Krypto Battles Titano! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Krypto (guest star); Titano (origin, villain); Superman; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Krypto travels into the prehistoric past to meet Titano.
Reprints:
Keywords:
green kryptonite

The Legion of Super-Villains! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Man; Cosmic Man; Saturn Woman] (first Adult Legion appearance); Legion of Super-Villains [Cosmic King (intro, origin); Lightning Lord [Mekt Ranzz] (intro, origin); Saturn Queen (intro, origin)] (intro, origin, villains); Lex Luthor (villain); Superman; Lois Lane (illusion)
Synopsis:
Luthor contacts and teams up with Legion of Super-Villains from 30th Century; adult Legion of Super-Heroes comes to 20th Century to help Superman.
Reprints:
Keywords:
green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

First adult Legion; first Legion of Super-Villains

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger; Brad Parks; Susan Bohn; Junior Greer; Vernon Edwards; Arnold Silver; John Haggard
Pencils:
Jim Mooney; Wayne Boring
Inks:
Jim Mooney; Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Legion of Super-Villains!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Great Mento!
    Superman
  3. 2. Krypto Battles Titano!
    Superman
  4. 3. The Legion of Super-Villains!
    Superman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
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