(September 1961)

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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of February, May, August, and November
On-sale date:
1961-07-06
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.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound (#129, 138, 147, 156, 165, 185, 202, 205, 208)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Superboy's Civil War Time-Trip! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Jonathan Kent [Jonathan Kane]; Martha Kent [Bertha Long]; Lex Luthor [Rex Rothul]; Clark Kent [Clark Brent]
Keywords:
American Civil War

["Complete 4 piece matched set of luggage"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for luggage from Honor House Products Corp.

["Record your voice at home"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for disc recorder from Honor House Products Corp.

Superboy's Civil War Time Trip! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 8.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lex Luthor; Jonathan Kane; Bertha Long; Rex Rothul; Clark Brent; Lina Long; Ezag; Querl
Synopsis:
After participating in a Smallville Civil War re-enactment, Superboy finds a planet where duplicates of his townsfolk are actually fighting the war. He tries and fails to save Clark Brent (a Clark Kent double) from a firing squad, only to find that he was actually a Confederate spy. He then tries and fails to save General Kane (Pa Kent), Private Rothul (Lex Luthor), and Nurse Bertha (Ma Kent). At length he learns that the people are all androids, with two elderly alien generals playing a war game.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Alien; American Civil War; android; army; doppelganger; double; robot; soldier; war games

Indexer Notes

Issued in the centennial of the first year of the American Civil War. Despite the title, there is no time travel. As Superboy fails to save the doubles he moans that it's impossible to change history, but in fact there is no history -- everything happening is unfolding for the first time.

Tootsie Roll Makes History! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.34 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Napoleon
Keywords:
Candy

Indexer Notes

Ad for Tootsie Rolls

["See the many fantastic faces of Superman..."] (Table of Contents)

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

Promo, with cover thumbnail, for Superman Annual # 3.

["At last!"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Promo, with cover thumbnail, for Secret Origins (1961).

["150 Civil War soldiers!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Union soldiers; Confederate soldiers
Keywords:
American Civil War; toy soldiers

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for toy soldiers from Josely Co.

["Free! World-wide stamps... just released!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
Typeset

Keywords:
Philately; stamp collecting

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for stamps from Garcelon Stamp Company.

The Superboy of Bigville! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 8.66 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Jim Marsh; Lionel Marsh; "Sparkle" Smith; Krypto; henchmen; people of Bigville
Synopsis:
"Sparkle" Smith forces Jim to impersonate Superboy, else "Sparkle" will reveal that Jim's father is an ex-convict. "Sparkle" uses the disguised Jim to con donations from the people of Bigville, but Superboy turns the tables in such a way that the gang is not only arrested but discredited, leaving Mr. Marsh's secret safe.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Charity; con man; convict; double; imposter

There's More Than Meets the Eye..... (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.34 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Doctor; patient
Keywords:
Candy

Indexer Notes

Ad for Tootsie Roll Pop

["The Inside Story of Batman and Robin's Top Secrets in This Giant Special"] (Table of Contents)

Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Batman; Robin

Indexer Notes

Promo for Batman Annual # 1

["Be my guest at Palisades Amusement Park, New Jersey."] (Table of Contents)

Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wayne Boring ?
Inks:
Wayne Boring ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

Ad, with coupons to free rides and admission, for Palisades Amusement Park.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Superboy; Krypto

Indexer Notes

Letters, with replies by the editor, from David Dry, Melvin Plummer, Michael Hoffman, Stuart Caine, Joey Springut, Peter Ross, James McCullaugh, Edith Lambert, and Freddy Reynolds. The page has a header illustration.

The Super-Hungry Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Krypto; Ma Kent; Pa Kent; people of Smallville
Synopsis:
After encountering a fire-breathing metal-eater monster in space, Superboy and Krypto become voraciously hungry, eating even rugs, park benches, paint, and iodine. Superboy finally realizes that he's compelled to eat green objects while Krypto eats red -- the fire monster must have eaten red and green kryptonite. They both set themselves to eat distant moons -- one green, one red -- until their hunger is satisfied.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Dog; green kryptonite; monster; red kryptonite; space travel

["Guaranteed to make you smile..."] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.34 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Photographer

Indexer Notes

Ad for Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar

["Frontier Cabin"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Billy
Keywords:
Log cabin

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for play houses from Frontier Cabin.

["If you know just 20 people..."] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
20 people
Keywords:
Christmas card

Indexer Notes

Ad, with response coupon, for selling Christmas cards from Wallace Brown, Inc.

["Free! Zodiac ring!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad, with response coupon, for selling White Cloverine Brand Salve from Wilson Chemical Co.

["204 Revolutionary War Soldiers"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Russ Heath [as RH] (signed)
Inks:
Russ Heath [as RH] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
British soldiers; American soldiers
Keywords:
American Revolutionary War; American War of Independence; army; redcoat; toy soldier

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for toy soldiers from Revolutionary War Soldiers.