(January 1962)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly with the exception of March, June, September and December
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
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

When the World Forgot Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

The One Minute of Doom! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman (brief origin); Supergirl (brief origin); Krypto (brief origin); Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Zor-El (flashback); Alura (flashback); Brainiac (flashback); Bizarro #1; Bizarro-Lois #1; Dr. Xadu
Synopsis:
All the surviving beings of Krypton observe a moment of silence to remember the destruction of Krypton.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Argo City (flashback); Bizarro World; Doghouse of Solitude (intro); Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Krypton (flashback); Krypton II (intro); Phantom Zone

["BANG!"] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Duel Over Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lana Lang; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
Lana and Lois try to force Superman to choose one of them by fighting a duel.
Reprints:

["Would you mind speaking lower, ladies?"] (Table of Contents)

Movie Mirth / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Harry Lampert
Pencils:
Harry Lampert
Inks:
Harry Lampert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jack Palinski, Alec Williams, James Tew, Harvey McCloud, Gerald Wawrzeniak, Maryann Harbik, Nancy Heller

When the World Forgot Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Wayne Boring
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Mr. Mxyzptlk (villain); Superboy (statue); Superbaby (statue); Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue)
Synopsis:
The whole world has forgotten about Superman because of Mxyzptlk's magic.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Superman Museum

Indexer Notes

Reworked from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #59. Mark Waid confirms Boring ink credit over Stan Kaye as noted in Showcase Presents Superman (DC 2005 series) #3.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. When the World Forgot Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. The One Minute of Doom!
    Superman
  3. 2. ["BANG!"]
    Shorty
  4. 3. The Duel Over Superman!
    Superman
  5. 4. ["Would you mind speaking lower, ladies?"]
    Movie Mirth
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  7. 6. When the World Forgot Superman!
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jochen G.
  • Mark Waid
  • Chris Boyko
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Dwayne Best
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Rivard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross
  • Ed Boner