(December 1962)

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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

Issue Notes

© 1962 by National Periodical Publications, Inc.


Superman Goes Wild! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
Keywords:
Green Kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Inks: Previously credited to George Klein. Forte credit by Bob Bailey, 2005-08-12 (Per Sandell ed.)

Hi, Everybody! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Johnny DC; Superman; Batman; Robin; Batwoman; Tomahawk; Dan Hunter; Sugar Plumm; Spike Wilson; Jerry Lewis; Bob Hope; Sgt. Rock; Hawkman; Dobie Gillis; Maynard G. Krebs; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Arrow; Martian Manhunter; Blackhawk; Wonder Woman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Aquaman; Superboy; Supergirl; Crawford Crow; Fauntleroy Fox
Synopsis:
Introduction of Johnny DC as the mascot at Superman DC Publications.

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover in black and white.

Superman Goes Wild! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Mon-El; Jax-Ur; Perry White; Lana Lang; The Superman Revenge Squad [Vagu; Dixo; others] (villains); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Lori Lemaris; Superman robots; The Superman Emergency Squad
Synopsis:
The Superman Revenge Squad uses a telepathic signal to hypnotize Superman into doing evil deeds. He finally creates a ruse to convince the Squad he is mad, and unleashes the Superman Emergency Squad from Kandor to attack the Revenge Squad members, who destroy themselves.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Green Kryptonite; Kandor; Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

This story includes "Plan P" which was to be implemented by Perry White. Story refers to Lois Lane's "Plan L" previously seen in Superman's Girl Friend #29.

["I'm glad you could come to dinner, Jerry!"] (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:
teen
Characters:
Jerry; Jerry's date
Synopsis:
Jerry's date tries grilling, frying, and boiling the same steak in her attempt to cook her first dinner.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Curt Swan (logo illustration)
Inks:
Stan Kaye (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Supergirl; Superman

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Paul Hyman; Gregory Wood; Tiloa May; John Evans; John Keller; Sally Betancouit (sic); Ed Liberman, with an illustration.

["You can have this one real cheap."] (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:
Alan; Vic
Synopsis:
Vic buys a car with no brakes, but finds a unique way to stop it.

The Girl With the X-Ray Mind! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [Linda Danvers]; Lena Thorul (Luthor's sister); Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Dr. Anton; Lex Luthor; Lex Luthor's parents (flashback)
Synopsis:
Lena demonstrates E.S.P. talents but is denied a job with the FBI, so Supergirl goes into the past to find more information on her to help her get the job. She finds Lena is really Lex Luthor's little sister and one of his experiments accidently gave her telepathic powers, which she uses in a plan to capture some crooks and prove she is worthy of an FBI position.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Includes a flashback of Lex Luthor's origin as a criminal.

Pennies for UNICEF! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
Joe doesn't see the purpose of collecting money for UNICEF while trick-or-treating until Superman takes him and his friend Tom on a trip around the world to see what UNICEF does for children in other lands.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Later published in DC comics cover-dated December 1966.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superman Goes Wild!
    Superman
  2. 1. Hi, Everybody!
  3. 2. Superman Goes Wild!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["I'm glad you could come to dinner, Jerry!"]
    Jerry The Jitterbug
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  6. 5. ["You can have this one real cheap."]
    Varsity Vic
  7. 6. The Girl With the X-Ray Mind!
    Supergirl
  8. 7. Pennies for UNICEF!
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Dwayne Best
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