(September 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 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

Legion begins continuous run through issue 380; Legion next appears in Superboy 100 and Superman 156.


Superboy in "Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes!" (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Sun Boy; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad, Triplicate Girl; Mon-El]
Reprints:

The Super-Planet of Clark Kent and Lana Lang (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Lana Lang
Synopsis:
Lana and Clark are accidentally transported to a strange world where Clark must make her think they both have superpowers in order to prevent her from guessing he's Superboy
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer identified by Martin O'Hearn. Previous indexer thought that Mort Weisinger had co-written it.

["Melissa, will you marry me?"] (Table of Contents)

Varsity Vic / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Varsity Vic
Synopsis:
Vic asks Melissa to marry him so he can feel what it's like to lose a million dollars.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mort Weisinger [as Ed.]
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Superboy; Krypto

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Larry Eaton, Steven Gendler, Ned Snively, Amy Bloom, Larry Leichter, Grace DiGangi, Gary Inge, Myrt Gallagher.

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; Wayne Boring
Inks:
George Klein; Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Superboy; Jimmy Olsen; Futuro; Krypto; Jor-El; Lara; Super-Monkey; Klax-Ar
Synopsis:
House ad for Superman Annual #5.

["Oh, oh - here comes Willie."] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Pete
Synopsis:
Pete loses his ice cream to Willie's dog.

Indexer Notes

Title changed to first line of dialog of facilitate reprint tracking. (Gene Reed, 7/15/2011)

The Face Behind the Lead Mask! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 11.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
John Forte; Al Plastino (page 4 and some Superboy and Luthor heads only)
Inks:
John Forte; Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milton Snapinn
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Sun Boy; Superboy; Chameleon Boy (statue); Bouncing Boy (statue); Shrinking Violet (statue); Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg] (statue)]; Lex Luthor; Urthlo; Mon-El
Synopsis:
At a regular meeting of the Legion of Super-Heroes, the Legionnaires lose control of their powers. Urthlo arrives and announces that he now controls the Legionnaires' powers and there is nothing they can do about it. But Saturn Girl comes up with a serum to temporarily cure Mon-El and immunize him against lead, and Superboy releases him from the Phantom Zone to knock out Urthlo, who turns out to be an automaton created by Lex Luthor sent into the future to destroy the Legion.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Beginning of first regular Legion series. Mon-El becomes a member of the Legion in this story.

["It was a beautiful drive out in the country, Jerry!"] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jerry the Jitterbug
Synopsis:
Jerry takes Jane for dinner, but it's a cheap place.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title changed to first line of dialog to facilitate reprint tracking. (Gene Reed, 7/15/2011)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superboy in "Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes!"
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. The Super-Planet of Clark Kent and Lana Lang
    Superboy
  3. 2. ["Melissa, will you marry me?"]
    Varsity Vic
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  5. 4. Krypton, the World Where Superman Was Born, Lives Again!
    Superman
  6. 5. ["Oh, oh - here comes Willie."]
    Little Pete
  7. 6. The Face Behind the Lead Mask!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  8. 7. ["It was a beautiful drive out in the country, Jerry!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gene Reed
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  • Peter Croome
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  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Dan Kocher
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