(January 1963)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of March, June, Sept. and Dec.
On-sale date:
1962-11-08
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 Invasion of the Super-People! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Than Ol (villain); Phantom Zone inmates (villains)
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Phantom Zone

Invasion of the Mystery Super-Men! [Superman in Kandor part 1] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Nor Kann (a Kandorian scientist, introduction); Than Ol (intro, villain); Boz-Tol (intro, villain); Jax-Ur (villain); Prof. Vakox (villain); Phantom Zone inmates (villains); Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Brainiac (flashback)
Synopsis:
Superman and Jimmy Olsen travel to Kandor to discover how normal sized Kandorians are on Earth and why they are attacking Superman.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor

Indexer Notes

3-part novel

[Giant Rudolph Annual] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Rudolph; Johnny DC
Synopsis:
House ad for the 1963-64 Rudolph Annual.

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; Samson; Super Jimmy Olsen; The First Supergirl; Mighty Boy; Mighty Dog; Astounding Man
Synopsis:
House ad for Superman Annual No. 6.

Indexer Notes

On Sale Date of 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:
Win Mortimer; Curt Swan; Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Win Mortimer; Stan Kaye; Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin
Synopsis:
House ad for Batman Annual No. 4.

Indexer Notes

On sale everywhere November 8th.

The Dynamic Duo of Kandor! [Superman in Kandor part 2] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [as Nightwing] (intro, origin); Jimmy Olsen [as Flamebird] (intro, origin); Van-Zee (guest star); Nor Kann (a Kandorian scientist, intro); Than Ol (intro, villain); Boz-Tol (intro, villain); Jax-Ur (villain); Prof. Vakox (villain); Phantom Zone inmates (villains); Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Lyla Lerrol (flashback)
Synopsis:
Superman and Jimmy Olsen take the secret identites of Nightwing and Flamebird so they can track down Than-Ol's raiders and stop his scheme to enlarge Kandor.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Kandor

["Peg, may I carry your books home from school?"] (Table of Contents)

Peg / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Coming Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents)

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger; Curt Swan
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger; George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Superman
Synopsis:
House ad for current issues of Lois Lane, Adventure Comics and Action Comics.

The City of Super-People! [Superman in Kandor part 3] (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]; Flamebird [Jimmy Olsen]; Nightwing [Van-Zee]; Nor-Kanh; Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue); Nor Kann (a Kandorian scientist, intro); Than Ol (intro, villain); Boz-Tol (intro, villain); Jax-Ur (villain); Prof. Vakox (villain); Phantom Zone inmates (villains); Superman Emergency Squad (guest stars); Lori Lemaris (cameo)
Synopsis:
Than Ol succeeds in enlarging Kandor, but Superman must re-shrink it before Than-Ol's process destroys it completely.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fotress of Solitude; green kryptonite; Kandor; Phantom Zone

["A flat tire!"] (Table of Contents)

Homer / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Homer
Reprints:

Here Is Your Formula for a New Thrill in Comic Book Reading! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Carmine Infantino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; sports
Synopsis:
House ad for The Brave and the Bold No. 45.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Invasion of the Super-People!
    Superman
  2. 1. Invasion of the Mystery Super-Men! [Superman in Kandor part 1]
    Superman
  3. 2. [Giant Rudolph Annual]
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  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. The Dynamic Duo of Kandor! [Superman in Kandor part 2]
    Superman
  7. 6. ["Peg, may I carry your books home from school?"]
    Peg
  8. 7. Coming Super-Attractions!
    DC Comics
  9. 8. The City of Super-People! [Superman in Kandor part 3]
    Superman
  10. 9. ["A flat tire!"]
    Homer
  11. 10. Here Is Your Formula for a New Thrill in Comic Book Reading!
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