(November 1961)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical 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

Two pages of letters in this issue.


The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sun Boy
Reprints:

The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [also appears as Clark Kent]; Tom Tanner (Clark Kent look-alike); Lana Lang; Sun Boy (impostor); Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Phantom Girl; Brainiac 5; Chameleon Boy]; Chief Parker; Superboy robots; Ma Kent; Lana Lang
Synopsis:
A fake Sun Boy comes to Smallville asking Superboy's help in assembling a super-weapon. Meanwhile Tom Tanner, an escapee from reform school, takes over Clark Kent's identity.
Reprints:
Keywords:
kryptonite

Indexer Notes

first appearance of Sun Boy; original story is partially rewritten from "The Two Clark Kents" in Adventure Comics #191 (August 1953)

Wanted: Safe Bus Riders (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Smallville Mailsack / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

First "Bits of Bizarro Business" feature.

[Scarey Movie] (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:
Man's hair doesn't stand up because it's a wig

The Invasion of the Bizarro World (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Bizarro World / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Bizarro Lois; Bizarro Jr; Living Blue Kryptonite creatures (intro); Bizarro Hipster No. 1; Bizarro Olsen; Bizarro Perry White
Synopsis:
The Bizarros celebrate when their world is invaded by animated Blue Kryptonite statues, until the invaders try to make it round again. Then war breaks out. The Blue Kryptonite radiation was unblocked by regular lead suits but blocked by imperfect duplicates of the same lead suits.
Reprints:

["Well I've got to be getting home, Shorty!"] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Borrowed umbrella clearly marked with Shorty's name
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero!
    Superboy
  2. 1. The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero!
    Superboy
  3. 2. Wanted: Safe Bus Riders
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  5. 4. [Scarey Movie]
    Ollie
  6. 5. The Invasion of the Bizarro World
    Tales of the Bizarro World
  7. 6. ["Well I've got to be getting home, Shorty!"]
    Shorty
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