(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
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

Superman's Death Sentence! [The Last Days of Superman! part 1] (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]; Fortress of Solitude; Green Kryptonite; Kandor; Superman robots; Flying Newsroom
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:

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 / filler / 0.6 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jerry; Jerry's father

The Super-Comrades of All Time! [The Last Days of Superman! part 2] (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; Kandor; Superman robots; Flying Newsroom
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:

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..."] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

Superman's Last Day of Life! [The Last Days of Superman! part 3] (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; Phantom Zone; Flying Newsroom; 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:

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. Superman's Death Sentence! [The Last Days of Superman! part 1]
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Listen to this article, Dad!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  5. 4. The Super-Comrades of All Time! [The Last Days of Superman! part 2]
    Superman
  6. 5. ["I'd like to see a suit..."]
    Shorty
  7. 6. Superman's Last Day of Life! [The Last Days of Superman! part 3]
    Superman
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