(January 1962)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1962-11-30
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical 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
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 600)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Babe of Steel! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
Keywords:
policemen

The Babe of Steel! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Madame Olga; Perry White; Jax-Ur; Professor Vakox; Mon-El; Supergirl; Krypto; Dr. Xadu (flashback); Superboy (flashback)
Synopsis:
Superman uses red kryptonite to become baby-sized in order to get through a hole in the Phantom Zone that threatens to become larger.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Phantom Zone; Red Kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Note 1: Previous inking credit of Shelly Moldoff changed based on credits from Bob Bailey and others on chat list. [Mike Nielsen 5/2007]
Note 2: Previous issue also contained Superman and Supergirl stories containing Red Kryptonite. (Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005)
Note 3: 2nd appearance of Mon-El

["Hello, Sonny! Rushing to your violin lesson?"] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Curt Swan (logo illustration)
Inks:
Stan Kaye (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Douglas McNevin; Steve Scott; Roger Payne; E. Nelson Bridwell; Connie Deckert; A;fred Stabile; David X. Minnow

Watch for the Fourth Superman Annual! (Table of Contents)

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

house ad for Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #4

["Now Tricksy will do a great feat."] (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
Characters:
Tricksy

["TVQFSHJSM XJMM QPTJUJWFMZ..."] (Table of Contents)

Supermen of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

membership application form for the Supermen of America; also includes message in secret code (Code Mercury No. 1)
decoded message reads: "Supergirl will positively be revealed to the world in the next Action Comics."

The Strange Bodies of Supergirl! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [also appears as Linda Danvers]; Krypto; Jerro; Lenora Lemaris; Lori Lemaris; Superman; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers
Synopsis:
Supergirl deals with the effects of three Red Kryptonite meteors, the last of which turns her into a mermaid. She visits Atlantis, where Jerro proposes to her, but neither of them realizes that Lori's sister Lenora is also in love with Jerro.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atlantis; Green Kryptonite; Red Kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Action Comics #283

Another Giant Batman Collection! (Table of Contents)

Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan; Sheldon Moldoff; Dick Sprang
Inks:
Stan Kaye; Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin

Indexer Notes

house ad for Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #2

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Babe of Steel!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Babe of Steel!
    Superman
  3. 2. ["Hello, Sonny! Rushing to your violin lesson?"]
    Casey the Cop
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  5. 4. Watch for the Fourth Superman Annual!
    Superman
  6. 5. ["Now Tricksy will do a great feat."]
    Tricksy
  7. 6. ["TVQFSHJSM XJMM QPTJUJWFMZ..."]
    Supermen of America
  8. 7. The Strange Bodies of Supergirl!
    Supergirl
  9. 8. Another Giant Batman Collection!
    Batman
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Walker
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bob Bailey
  • Gene Reed
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  • Allen Ross
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