(May 1962)

DC, 1938 Series
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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 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 Man Who Exposed Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Clark Kent; Hal Colby
Reprints:
Keywords:
dynamite; suicide bombers; television cameras

For the Best in Comics Entertainment (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
various (illustrations)
Inks:
various (illustrations)
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; house ad for DC comics

The Man Who Exposed Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Hal Colby [Bert Hutton] (villain); Perry White; Superboy (flashback); Lana Lang; Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Lois Lane; Krypto; Mr. Norsted; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
Hal Colby, once jailed by Superboy, poses as a TV producer in an attempt to determine Superman's secret identity.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Smallville

["Can I see you a minute, Vic?"] (Table of Contents)

Varsity Vic / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Varsity Vic

["TIVVC QEWSR FIGSQIW..."] (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 Jupiter No. 4)
Decoded message reads: "Perry Mason becomes a Bizarro in the May Adventure Comics."

Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? (Table of Contents)

superboy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #97

Surprise Story of the Year! (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

house ad for Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #75

[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 Louis B. Cohn; James King; Stanley Chan; Clifford Garber; Trudy Blugerman; Betty Jones

["Imagine! Professor Zilch lived one more year..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

The Man Who Made Supergirl Cry! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl; Joe Hall (villain); Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Zor-El (flashback); Alura (flashback); Jax-Ur (villain); Professor Vakox (villain); Mon-El
Synopsis:
The Phantom Zone villains use telepathy to force Fred Danvers to help them escape by making Supergirl cry and collecting her tears, which will make a powerful explosive.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Argo City; Green Kryptonite; Phantom Zone

["This place has a lot of people in it."] (Table of Contents)

Ollie / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ollie

Time-Out for Talk! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Tim and Mike learn to talk out their disagreements instead of fighting.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Man Who Exposed Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. For the Best in Comics Entertainment
  3. 2. The Man Who Exposed Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Can I see you a minute, Vic?"]
    Varsity Vic
  5. 4. ["TIVVC QEWSR FIGSQIW..."]
    Supermen of America
  6. 5. Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane?
    superboy
  7. 6. Surprise Story of the Year!
    Adam Strange
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  9. 8. ["Imagine! Professor Zilch lived one more year..."]
    Professor Eureka
  10. 9. The Man Who Made Supergirl Cry!
    Supergirl
  11. 10. ["This place has a lot of people in it."]
    Ollie
  12. 11. Time-Out for Talk!
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