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(October 1962)

DC, 1949 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly, with the exception of Feb., May, Aug., and Nov.
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.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound (#129, 138, 147, 156, 165, 185, 202, 205, 208)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Ma and Pa Kent's Incredible Delusion! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Ma Kent [Martha Kent]; Pa Kent [Jonathan Kent]

Ma and Pa Kent's Incredible Delusion! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 10.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Superboy [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Phantom Zone Villains [Erndine; Dr. Xadu]; Lana Lang
Synopsis:
Two villians escape from the Phantom Zone and try to trick Superboy into giving them the Phantom Zone Projector.

Indexer Notes

Flashback of Superman's origin.

Nature's Prize Pupil! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp
Editing:
Jack Schiff

Genre:
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis:
"...Nature's ways are amazing--and man is the most amazing because, by reading, observing and understanding the world about him, he constantly enriches himself!"

["Dear Editor: My heartiest congratulations to you..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Edward Shantung; L. Oberto; Bobby La Rue; Sanford Bendix; Max Regean; Theresa Brady; Morgan Dennis; and Claire Latham.

Special 100th Anniversary Souvenirs... (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.66 page (report information)

Pencils:
Leo O'Mealia; Wayne Boring
Inks:
Leo O'Mealia; Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reproductions of covers of Superman (1939 series) #1 and Superboy (1949 series) #1.

Map of Krypton (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jor-El; Lara; Kal-El
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Double page spread. Credits from Giant Superman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) #[nn].

The Day Pete Ross Became a Robot! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 10.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Pete Ross; Chief Parker; Legion of Super-Heroes statues; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Ultra-Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy
Synopsis:
While Superboy is in the future with the Legion, Pete Ross accidentally breaks the Superboy Robot that was left behind to take care of any emergencies.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Flashback details how Pete Ross found out Superboy's secret identity.

How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Kal-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Krypto
Reprints:
Keywords:
Argo City; green kryptonite; Krypton; red kryptonite

Indexer Notes

map

["As the lad grew older, he learned to his delight that he could hurdle skyscrapers..."] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Letters:
Joe Shuster

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

reprint of page 2 from Superman #1, in black and white, obviously screened from a color copy

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Ma and Pa Kent's Incredible Delusion!
    Superboy
  2. 1. Ma and Pa Kent's Incredible Delusion!
    Superboy
  3. 2. Nature's Prize Pupil!
  4. 3. ["Dear Editor: My heartiest congratulations to you..."]
    Smallville Mailsack
  5. 4. Special 100th Anniversary Souvenirs...
    Superman
  6. 5. Map of Krypton
    Superman
  7. 6. The Day Pete Ross Became a Robot!
    Superboy
  8. 7. How the Super-Family Came to Earth from Krypton
  9. 8. ["As the lad grew older, he learned to his delight that he could hurdle skyscrapers..."]
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Valmiki Annamanthadoo
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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