(January 1963)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1962-11-29
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. On-sale date from promo in Superboy 102.


The Invasion of the Super-Ants! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Perry White; Lois Lane
Reprints:
Keywords:
giant ants

The Invasion of the Super-Ants! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Super-Ants
Synopsis:
When giant ants invade Metropolis, Superman uses Red Kryptonite to alter his head to resemble an ant's, so that he can communicate with the ants, who have kidnapped Lois Lane. He learns that they have come to warn Earth of the dangers of atomic war, which destroyed their home world.
Reprints:
Keywords:
atomic war; Green Kryptonite; Red Kryptonite

["Here's your food, sir."] (Table of Contents)

Cora the Car Hop / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Cora

["URPQCWRWP UJM MRNB..."] (Table of Contents)

Supermen of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Application to enroll as a member of the Supermen of America; includes message in secret code (Code Krypton No. 9)
Decoded message reads: "Lightning Lad dies in the January issue of Adventure Comics."

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:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #6, on sale November 15

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; Win Mortimer; Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Stan Kaye; Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #4, on sale November 8

[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 [Linda Danvers]; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]

Indexer Notes

Letters from reasons - Paul Hinde, Stephen Vandermade, Mary Lou Schnell, Claudia Kaesiner, Larry Fulton, Terry FitzSimons, Marion Wilde, Joseph Slevine and John Magnusson.

["Golly, I'm half asleep!"] (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 the Jitterbug
Reprints:

Hi! I'm Johnny DC... (Table of Contents)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rube Grossman
Inks:
Rube Grossman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Johnny DC

Indexer Notes

house ad for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Annual (DC, 1962 series) #[13 1962-1963]

The Girl Who Was Supergirl's Double! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [also appears as Linda Danvers]; Lena Thorul; Edna Danvers; Dick Malverne; Dr. Malverne; Lex Luthor; Clarissa Giltedge
Synopsis:
A series of coincidental events lead Dick to believe that Lena is really Supergirl, and he begins to pay her extra attention, which makes Linda jealous. Linda is later shocked when she hears Lena confess to Dick that she really is Supergirl!
Reprints:
Keywords:
costume party; Green Kryptonite

Indexer Notes

story is continued in the following issue

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

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.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Invasion of the Super-Ants!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Invasion of the Super-Ants!
    Superman
  3. 2. ["Here's your food, sir."]
    Cora the Car Hop
  4. 3. ["URPQCWRWP UJM MRNB..."]
    Supermen of America
  5. 4. Featuring the Mightiest Super-Heroes of All Time!
    Superman
  6. 5. The Secret Adventures of Batman and Robin!
    Batman and Robin
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  8. 7. ["Golly, I'm half asleep!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  9. 8. Hi! I'm Johnny DC...
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  10. 9. The Girl Who Was Supergirl's Double!
    Supergirl
  11. 10. Touchdown for Picasso!
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