(July 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

Half a Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan; Kurt Schaffenberger (Lois Lane figure touch-up)
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane
Reprints:
Keywords:
electric lines; red kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Kurt Schaffenberger Lois Lane touch-up pencil credit from Robert Cooley (May 13, 2005).

For the Best in Comics Entertainment (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; house ad for DC comics

Half a Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Krypto
Synopsis:
Red Kryptonite particles in a comet cause Superman's left side, and Krypto's right side, to become vulnerable; unfortunately, it's on a day when Lois wants to prove that Superman is really Clark.
Reprints:
Keywords:
comets; Flying Newsroom; Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Red Kryptonite

Batman and Robin's Most Fantastic Foes! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #3

See the Many Exciting Roles of Lois Lane... (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Lois Lane Annual (DC, 1962 series) #1

["That big bully is taking Billy's beach ball."] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty; Billy

["UT HOFGXXU CUXRJ..."] (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 Uranus No. 6)
Decoded message reads: "On Bizarro World, horses give milk and cows race around the track."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 2 pages (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 Alex Schmidt; Mark Wankel; Saul Agranoff; Bill Love; Richard Hooker; Emily Poston; Ann Fowler; George Sheehan; Ken Sorby; Harold Hansen; Ned Sniveley; Martin Slocum

Supergirl's Super Boy-Friends! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [also appears as Linda Danvers]; Dick Malverne; Jerro; Edna Danvers; Lori Lemaris; The Supergirl Emergency Squad (introduction); Legion of Super-Heroes [Phantom Girl; Cosmic Boy (figurine); Saturn Girl (figurine); Lightning Lad (figurine)]
Synopsis:
A gift from Phantom Girl is unfortunately made from Red Kryptonite, which makes Supergirl bestow super-powers on her mother, Dick, and Jerro when she kisses them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; kissing; Red Kryptonite

Krypton, the World Where Superman Was Born, Lives Again! (Table of Contents)

Superman / 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 Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #5, on sale June 14

["Let's go to the movies, Ellen."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Varsity Vic; Ellen

Be a Good Cirizen! (Table of Contents)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
Superman teaches two kids about picking up their toys and not littering.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Half a Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. For the Best in Comics Entertainment
  3. 2. Half a Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. Batman and Robin's Most Fantastic Foes!
    Batman and Robin
  5. 4. See the Many Exciting Roles of Lois Lane...
    Lois Lane
  6. 5. ["That big bully is taking Billy's beach ball."]
    Shorty
  7. 6. ["UT HOFGXXU CUXRJ..."]
    Supermen of America
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  9. 8. Supergirl's Super Boy-Friends!
    Supergirl
  10. 9. Krypton, the World Where Superman Was Born, Lives Again!
    Superman
  11. 10. ["Let's go to the movies, Ellen."]
    Varsity Vic
  12. 11. Be a Good Cirizen!
    Superman
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