(January 1963)

DC, 1949 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Feb., May, Aug., and Nov.
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 U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound (#129, 138, 147, 156, 165, 185, 202, 205, 208)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Secret of Krypton's Scarlet Jungle! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Kryptonian thought beast
Keywords:
Monster

["104 Kings' Knights"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Knights
Keywords:
Knight

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for toy knights from 104 Kings Knights

The Amazing Tots of Smallville! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superbaby; Ma Kent; Pa Kent; Pete Ross; Lex Luthor; Lana Lang; Scarface Louie; Zeke; Hiram; thugs
Synopsis:
Pa Kent and Professor Lang are leading a campaign to drive Al Capone's bootlegging operation away from Smallville. When Scarface Louie orders their deaths, Superbaby keeps inadvertently thwarting the thugs, who chalk it all up to bad luck. Finally the crooks are arrested and the distillery captured. Pa Kent manages to keep suspicion away from Superbaby, although tiny Lana has her doubts.
Reprints:
Keywords:
4th of July; bootleggers; Bootlegging; organized crime; Prohibition

Indexer Notes

"An untold tale"

["Featuring the mightiest super-heroes of all time!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

Promo, with cover thumbnail, for Superman Annual # 6.

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

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan; Win Mortimer; Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Stan Kaye; Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Batman

Indexer Notes

Promo, with cover thumbnail, for Batman Annual # 4.

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:
advocacy
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

PSA in comic-story form.

["Look at you, Lem!"] (Table of Contents)

Lem 'n' Lime / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lem; Lime
Synopsis:
Lem has one black shoe and one brown shoe, but changing does no good. His only other pair is just the same.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Smallville Mailsack / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Superboy; Krypto

Indexer Notes

Letters from Vincent Luvera, Merrill Crawford, Sanford B. Bendix, Mae Campbell, Clem Fogarty, Barbara L. Lehman, Ed Kenny, with responses from the editor. One response lists the complete contemporary membership of the Legion of Superheroes. This page has a header illustration.

["Brr -- Its some cold day!"] (Table of Contents)

Ollie / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ollie; Danny
Synopsis:
Ollie's worried that Danny is sick, since he's sitting in front of a fan on a cold day. But Danny's just using it to cool his soup.

["Here is your formula for a new thrill in comic book reading!"] (Table of Contents)

Strange Sports Stories / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.34 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Keywords:
Baseball

Indexer Notes

Promo, with cover thumbnail, for The Brave and the Bold # 45 (Strange Sports Stories).

The Secret of Krypton's Scarlet Jungle! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 11.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Kryptonian Thought-Beast; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Police Chief Parker; Jor-El (Cameo); Rockpecker Bird; Superboy Robots; Phantom Zone criminals (cameo)
Synopsis:
A Kryptonian Thought-Beast lands on Earth. Superboy must find a way to stop his rampage and get him to leave Earth.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Green kryptonite; Krypton; monster; Phantom Zone; robot; Scarlet Jungle

["Coming... super-attractions!"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.34 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Superman; Jimmy Olsen

Indexer Notes

Promo for current or upcoming issues.

["An invitation to a costume ball!"] (Table of Contents)

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Moolah; costume store clerk
Synopsis:
Moolah's invited to a costume party, so he wants to get a business suit.

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

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

Pencils:
Rube Grossman ?
Inks:
Rube Grossman ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Johnny DC (advertising character or promotional character); Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Keywords:
Christmas; reindeer

Indexer Notes

Promo, with cover thumbnail, for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Annual

["Convoy Terror"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Keywords:
Game; navy

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for Convoy Terror war game from Five Star Toys

["Task Force"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Keywords:
Game; navy

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for Task Force war game from Helen of Toy.

["100 toy soldiers"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Keywords:
Army; toy soldiers

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for toy soldiers from Josley Place

["150 Civil War soldiers!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Union soldiers; Confederate soldiers
Keywords:
American Civil War; army; toy soldiers

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for toy soldiers from Josley Place

["Are you skinny like I was?"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Ben Rebhuhn; John Sill; Wm. Butler [William Butler]; Jim Norman
Keywords:
Athletics; body builder; body building

Indexer Notes

Ad, with response coupon, for American Body Building Club

["For real shootin' fun with a real gun feel"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Cowboy
Keywords:
Air rifle; B.B gun; B.B. gun; BB gun

Indexer Notes

Ad for Daisy "Spittin' Image" 1894 B.B gun from Daisy Manufacturing Company

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Secret of Krypton's Scarlet Jungle!
    Superboy
  2. 1. ["104 Kings' Knights"]
  3. 2. The Amazing Tots of Smallville!
    Superboy
  4. 3. ["Featuring the mightiest super-heroes of all time!"]
    Superman
  5. 4. ["The Secret Adventures of Batman and Robin!"]
    Batman
  6. 5. Touchdown for Picasso!
  7. 6. ["Look at you, Lem!"]
    Lem 'n' Lime
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  9. 8. ["Brr -- Its some cold day!"]
    Ollie
  10. 9. ["Here is your formula for a new thrill in comic book reading!"]
    Strange Sports Stories
  11. 10. The Secret of Krypton's Scarlet Jungle!
    Superboy
  12. 11. ["Coming... super-attractions!"]
  13. 12. ["An invitation to a costume ball!"]
    Moolah the Mystic
  14. 13. ["Hi! I'm Johnny DC, the mascot at Superman DC Publications."]
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  15. 14. ["Convoy Terror"]
  16. 15. ["Task Force"]
  17. 16. ["100 toy soldiers"]
  18. 17. ["150 Civil War soldiers!"]
  19. 18. ["Are you skinny like I was?"]
  20. 19. ["For real shootin' fun with a real gun feel"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Kirk House
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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