(January 1962)

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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
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 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

Arrival date: 30 November 1962 (added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005)


The Laughing Stock of Smallville! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Lex Luthor; Lana Lang; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Bob Hughes, August 2005

The Laughing Stock of Smallville! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Luthor (origin); Krypto; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Lana Lang
Synopsis:
Luthor pulls a series of stunts designed to make Superboy look ridiculous. Origin explains how Luthor lost his hair and began to hate Superboy.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Martin O'Hearn. Rehash of story in Superman 101.

The Secret of the Happy Pig! (Table of Contents)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Rube Grossman
Inks:
Rube Grossman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

["Professor, I saw lots of lion tracks a mile north of here!] (Table of Contents)

Professor Eureka / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Goes south when he learns lion is going north.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Ray Foushee, Tommie G. Gambill, Martin Katz, Ethel Coombs, plus "bits of Bizarro business from Jim Linville, Marie Sheehan, Ann Burson, Michael Graham, George Kimble, Bruce Clouette, Frank Giammarino, Andy Kell, David Weinberger, Charles Wolff, Will Sessione, Gary Malkin, E. Nelson Bridwell ("On the Bizarro World, workers strike for less pay and longer hours"), Michael Ross, Ann Wiser, Gary Bell, Bill Weber, Brian Murchison, James Duffy, Kent Jones, Wally Ogden, Jr., Larry C. Hoop, Paul Eastman, Jr., Walter Lamia, Karen Kihm, and John McGeehan.

Bizarro Creates a Monster! (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 Jr; Bizarro Lois; Bizarro Lana (intro); Bizarro Lucy (intro); Sapollo (intro); Bizarro-Kltpzyxm; Frankenstein movie monster
Synopsis:
Handsome Bizarro movie hero viewed as monster
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker id by Bob Hughes 8/05. Formerly George Klein.

["Get out of the way!"] (Table of Contents)

Ollie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Ear plugs make Ollie oblivious to danger
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Laughing Stock of Smallville!
    Superboy
  2. 1. The Laughing Stock of Smallville!
    Superboy
  3. 2. The Secret of the Happy Pig!
    Peter Porkchops
  4. 3. ["Professor, I saw lots of lion tracks a mile north of here!]
    Professor Eureka
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  6. 5. Bizarro Creates a Monster!
    Tales of the Bizarro World
  7. 6. ["Get out of the way!"]
    Ollie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bob Bailey
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Chris Boyko
  • Jim Walker
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Cherry
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Michael Grabois
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Pat Lang
  • Mark Waid
  • Sidne Gail Ward
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Dan Kocher
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ted Watson
  • Mark Gordon
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Dwayne Best
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ed Boner