(October 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:
1961-08-03
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 Super-Mischief of Mr. Mxyzptlk! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Mr. Mxyzptlk
Reprints:

The 20th Century Achilles! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Achilles [Cyrus] (intro, villain); Lois Lane (cameo)
Synopsis:
Superman stops a 20th century "Achilles" and discovers his secret.
Reprints:
Keywords:
green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Per Tom Orzechowski, the story was based on "Achilles Vs. Superman" from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #63.

Mr. Mxyzptlk's Super-Mischief! (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; Mr. Mxyzptlk (villain); Superman Emergency Squad (guest stars); Perry White; Krypto (cameo)
Synopsis:
Mr. Mxyzptlk changes his name to try to prevent Superman from sending him back to the 5th dimension.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger; Cathy Prewett; Jon Natlo; Thomas Rybak; Paul Gambaccini; Jimmy Pells; Diana Rhoades; Rex Peterson; Steve Marshall; Ed Bryant
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Superman Owes a Billion Dollars! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Aquaman (guest appearance); Professor Potter; Bizarro #1; Lori Lemaris; Rupert Brand (intro, an IRS agent); Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue)
Synopsis:
An IRS agent decides that Superman owes back taxes and Superman must pay within 24 hours.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story recycled from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #114

["And now I present Hy Wire"] (Table of Contents)

Hy Wire / comic story / 0.75 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 Super-Mischief of Mr. Mxyzptlk!
    Superman
  2. 1. The 20th Century Achilles!
    Superman
  3. 2. Mr. Mxyzptlk's Super-Mischief!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  5. 4. Superman Owes a Billion Dollars!
    Superman
  6. 5. ["And now I present Hy Wire"]
    Hy Wire
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