(October 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
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
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 Last Days of Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Supergirl; Krypto; Superman Emergency Squad
Reprints:

Nature's Prize Pupil! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction

The Last Days of Superman! Part I Superman's Death Sentence! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Superman Emergency Squad; Jimmy Olsen; Jor-El (flashback); Tharb-El (flashback); Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Perry White; Supergirl; Krypto; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy]; Superman robots
Synopsis:
A Kryptonian artifact containing samples of Virus X crashes on Earth, and though Superman drives it deep underground with a huge boulder, he appears to have been exposed to the virus, which kills Kryptonians in 30 days.
Reprints:
Keywords:
flying newsroom; Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite; Kandor

Indexer Notes

First part of a 3-part novel. Story reworked from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #66.

["Listen to this article, Dad!"] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jerry; Jerry's father

The Last Days of Superman! Part II The Super-Comrades of All Time! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Superman Emergency Squad; Legion of Super-Heroes [Bouncing Boy; Triplicate Girl; Sun Boy; Chameleon Boy; Brainiac 5; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Invisible Kid; Shrinking Violet]; Supergirl; Krypto; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Lori Lemaris; Superman robots
Synopsis:
As Superman lies near death, Supergirl recruits Superman's allies to help perform all the great tasks Superman planned to do before he died to secure the safe future of Earth.
Reprints:
Keywords:
flying newsroom; Kandor

Indexer Notes

Part two of a 3-part novel. Cosmic Boy is mistakenly referred to as Cosmic King in one panel.

["I'd like to see a suit - a very expensive one!"] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jay Lerrow, Galen Gilbert, Milton Ponce, Tom Tallman, Cera Kasson, Marty Craig Flinn, Harold M. Smith.

The Last Days of Superman! Part III Superman's Last Day of Life! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Supergirl; Jimmy Olsen; Superman Emergency Squad; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Shrinking Violet; Invisible Kid; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Bouncing Boy; Triplicate Girl; Brainiac 5; Chameleon Boy; Sun Boy]; Lois Lane; Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Lana Lang; Lyla Lerrol (flashback); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lori Lemaris; Krypto; Mon-El; Tharb-El; Superman robots
Synopsis:
After Superman says his final good-byes, Supergirl discovers that Superman was not exposed to Virus X, and Mon-El is finally able to make contact from the Phantom Zone to reveal the real cause of Superman's distress.
Reprints:
Keywords:
flying newsroom; Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

Part three of a 3-part novel.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Last Days of Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. Nature's Prize Pupil!
  3. 2. The Last Days of Superman! Part I Superman's Death Sentence!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Listen to this article, Dad!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  5. 4. The Last Days of Superman! Part II The Super-Comrades of All Time!
    Superman
  6. 5. ["I'd like to see a suit - a very expensive one!"]
    Shorty
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  8. 7. The Last Days of Superman! Part III Superman's Last Day of Life!
    Superman
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