(January 1963)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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

Polar Boy suggested by reader in this issue's Smallville Mailbag


The War Between Superboy and Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; "Superman" [Roz-Em]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Police chief Parker; Krypto; Nim-El; Jor-El

The War Between Superboy and Superman (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Ma Kent; Pa Kent; "Superman" (Kryptonian impersonator); Lana Lang
Synopsis:
An adult version of Superboy appears to have been created by Red Kryptonite; only one version may remain
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

Indexer Notes

Illustration in heading is used for most appearances of this letter column. Includes letters from Linda Emmick, Ronald Berglund, Lee Goodman, Elyse Eisner, Gary Banks, Bob Marcus, Louis Kates and Buddy LaVigne.

Featuring the Mightiest Super-Heroes of All Time! (Table of Contents)

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Hercules; Super Jimmy Olsen; Mighty Boy; Mighty Dog; Samson; The First Supergirl; Astounding Man; Krypto
Synopsis:
House ad for Superman Annual #6.

Indexer Notes

On sale everywhere November 15th.

The Secret Adventures of Batman and Robin! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan; Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Stan Kaye; Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Batwoman
Synopsis:
House ad for Batman Annual #4.

Indexer Notes

On sale everywhere...Nov. 8th

Touchdown for Picasso! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp
Editing:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Stan; friend of Stan's; Biff Drake
Synopsis:
Stan learns that even tough football players can appreciate the fine arts as well.

["Miss Moore! Are you responsible for such carelessness?"] (Table of Contents)

Movie Ha-Lights / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harry Lampert
Pencils:
Harry Lampert
Inks:
Harry Lampert
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harry Lampert
Editing:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Movie Ha-Lights
Synopsis:
Hollywood "yes-men" spill soup on themselves when their boss gets some spilled on him.
Reprints:

Hi! I'm Johnny DC, the mascot at Superman DC Publications. (Table of Contents)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rube Grossman (Rudolph)
Inks:
Rube Grossman (Rudolph)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Johnny DC; Rudolph
Synopsis:
House ad for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Annual, 1962-1963 edition.

The Stolen Super-Powers! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Shrinking Violet; Bouncing Boy; Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy; Colossal Boy; Saturn Girl; Triplicate Girl; Brainiac 5; Invisible Kid; Matter-Eater Lad; Lightning Lad; Ultra Boy; Mon-El; Superboy; Supergirl]; Lori Lemaris; Zaryan the Conqueror
Synopsis:
Saturn Girl tries to sacrifice herself after she finds out that a computer predicts the death of a legionnaire fighting Zaryan, but Lightning Lad dies instead.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Death of Lightning Lad. Lori Lemaris appearance. Saturn Girl elected Legion leader.

["Those kids shouldn't fool around with that old cannon"] (Table of Contents)

Super-Turtle / filler / 0.6 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters:
Super-Turtle (intro)
Synopsis:
Super-Turtle uses a net to catch a cannonball that some kids shot out of an old cannon.

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Super-Turtle.

["A fire! I'd better get down there!"] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop
Synopsis:
A man whose home is burning talks Casey into letting him run in to save his golf clubs.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The War Between Superboy and Superman!
    Superboy
  2. 1. The War Between Superboy and Superman
    Superboy
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  4. 3. Featuring the Mightiest Super-Heroes of All Time!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Secret Adventures of Batman and Robin!
    Batman and Robin
  6. 5. Touchdown for Picasso!
  7. 6. ["Miss Moore! Are you responsible for such carelessness?"]
    Movie Ha-Lights
  8. 7. Hi! I'm Johnny DC, the mascot at Superman DC Publications.
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  9. 8. The Stolen Super-Powers!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  10. 9. ["Those kids shouldn't fool around with that old cannon"]
    Super-Turtle
  11. 10. ["A fire! I'd better get down there!"]
    Casey the Cop
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