(May 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
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

The Super-Showdown! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Phantom Zone villains
Reprints:

The Day Superman Broke the Law! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Councilman Finch (intro, villain); Sheriff Todd
Synopsis:
Councilman Finch has Superman arrested for tiny infractions of the law so he will be in jail and unable to prevent his theft from the bank.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor

Indexer Notes

Theater in story shows "Superman VS. the Mole Men".

The Secret of the Superman Stamp! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Hamilton ?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
The city of Rangoon wants a photo of Superman for a new postage stamp.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Superman Museum

Indexer Notes

Reworked from a story in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #91.

[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 Melvin Herbers, Mark Gotay, Chris Brown, Pvt M. Maxwell, John Tatum, Ben Him, Peter Kassan and Abner Risher

["Hmm-That window looks open!"] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Town of Supermen! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; eight Phantom Zone criminals (intro, villains); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Synopsis:
Lois Lane is invited to a ghost town by eight escaped Phantom Zone criminals in a plot to capture Superman.
Reprints:

["Look at Tricksy! He doesn't use an umbrella for balance!"] (Table of Contents)

Tricksy / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

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:
?
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Super-Showdown!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Day Superman Broke the Law!
    Superman
  3. 2. The Secret of the Superman Stamp!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  5. 4. ["Hmm-That window looks open!"]
    Casey the Cop
  6. 5. The Town of Supermen!
    Superman
  7. 6. ["Look at Tricksy! He doesn't use an umbrella for balance!"]
    Tricksy
  8. 7. Time-Out for Talk!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • 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