(January 1962)

DC, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly with the exception of Mar, June, Sept, Dec
On-sale date:
1962-11-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Mort Weisinger
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #68, 77, 86, 95, 104)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

First 12 cent issue; on-sale date from Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005


Superman's Secret Family! (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman; Mooki; Nipper

When Superman Abandoned Lois Lane! (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Krypto; Perry White; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Topo
Synopsis:
Superman tries to teach Lois not to be so reckless with the help of Krypto and Aquaman, but it doesn't work.

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

Indexer Notes

house ad for Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #4, on sale November 9

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:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Peter Porkchops; Mervin Mouse; Wolfie
Synopsis:
Peter tells Mervin that the secret of really being happy is just to be yourself rather than trying to be like everyone else.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated April 1958.

["To the Hotel Westmore, driver."] (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
Characters:
Professor Eureka
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprint data from Arthur Lortie, added August 2006.

Superman's Secret Family! (Part I) (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman; Perry White; Professor Burke; Mooki; Nipper; Superman robot
Synopsis:
Using a super-telescope, Lois sees Superman fly to a distant planet where he appears to be hiding a mermaid wife and son.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Martin O'Hearn

["Vic, this fellow Bill has signs up all over the town!"] (Table of Contents)

Varsity Vic / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Varsity Vic; Herby
Synopsis:
Vic is running for student body president and needs to come up with some cheap publicity.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters to Lois / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger ?
Pencils:
Al Plastino ? (logo illustration)
Inks:
? (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Larraine Lertura; E. Nelson Bridwell; Gene Friedman; Tom Simcock; Matcia Haley; Paul Seydor; Pamela Harris

The Robot Paradise! (Part II) (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman; Superman robot X-3; Mooki; Nipper; Superman robots (flashback); Krypto (cameo flashback)
Synopsis:
Lois and Superman learn the truth about the super-family -- defective Superman robot X-3 built a robot mermaid wife and son on the faraway planet because he wanted a life like Superman's.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Martin O'Hearn

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:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #2, on sale November 16

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superman's Secret Family!
    Lois Lane
  2. 1. When Superman Abandoned Lois Lane!
    Lois Lane
  3. 2. Watch for the Fourth Superman Annual!
    Superman
  4. 3. The Secret of the Happy Pig!
    Peter Porkchops
  5. 4. ["To the Hotel Westmore, driver."]
    Professor Eureka
  6. 5. Superman's Secret Family! (Part I)
    Lois Lane
  7. 6. ["Vic, this fellow Bill has signs up all over the town!"]
    Varsity Vic
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Letters to Lois
  9. 8. The Robot Paradise! (Part II)
    Lois Lane
  10. 9. Another Giant Batman Collection!
    Batman
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