(Winter 1962-63)

DC, 1960 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
On-sale date:
1962-11-15
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Appoved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Mort Weisinger
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior; #10 Mando
Binding:
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Greatest Super-Heroes of All Time! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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; Supergirl

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

Superman / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

The First Two Super-Men! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Hercules; Samson; Krypto; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; King Zarl
Synopsis:
Samson and Hercules visit the Boy of Steel and threaten to reveal his secret identity unless he travels back in time with them to help banish greedy King Zarl.
Reprints:
Keywords:
chariot race; secret identity; time travel

Key to Superman "Family" Portrait (Table of Contents)

Super Family / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Description of characters on pin up from the back cover of this issue.
Reprints:

The First Supergirl! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Super-Girl; Jimmy Olsen; Totem Spirit
Synopsis:
Jimmy Olsen is given the gift of a magic totem bestowing 3 wishes on the owner, he uses one wish to give Superman a super companion - Super-Girl. But she turns out to be more of a nuisance than a helper.
Reprints:
Keywords:
flying newsroom; green kryptonite; magic totem

Indexer Notes

This story was originally part 1 of a 3-part novel, this chapter was originally titled "The Girl of Steel".

This Super-Girl is colored differently (a redhead in an orange and green costume) in this reprint to distinguish her from Supergirl (Kara Zor-El), who had not yet been created when this story first appeared.

This Super-Girl was a try-out to gauge reader reaction to the character.

The caption on the splash page is redone, and the last panel on page 10 was removed from the original and replaced with a mention of the current Supergirl.

The Debut of Supergirl (Table of Contents)

Superman and Supergirl / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]
Synopsis:
The moment that Supergirl's existence was revealed to the world.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1 page excerpt

No title given on actual page but is listed as "The Debut of Supergirl" on the contents page.

Superman's Kid Brother (Table of Contents)

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen [also as Superkid]; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
A series of lucky accidents convince a temporarily amnesiastic Jimmy Olsen that he has super powers and must be Superman's kid brother.
Reprints:
Keywords:
amnesia; green kryptonite; Metropolis Charity Show; tug-of-war

The Legion of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl] (introduction); Superboy robot
Synopsis:
Three teens from the future offer Superboy membership in their super-hero club. But when Superboy fails to complete three simple tasks, the Legionnaires pretend to reject him, until they reveal that the three tasks were merely initiation pranks which proved he is a good sport.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Interplanetary Zoo; invisible eagle; Project Vanguard satellite; television trouble-finder; time travel

Indexer Notes

There are several other unidentified Legionnaires in the story. The Legionnaires are not yet in their classic costumes in this story. Cosmic Boy is using "magnetic eyes."

Lois Lane Weds Astounding Man! (Table of Contents)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Astounding Man (an android); Oogamooga (villain); Lois Lane android; Geena
Synopsis:
Lois travels to the planet Roxnon with space traveler Astounding Man for 48 hours whilst he tries to woo her.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Android Manufacturing Center; Lois Lane Contemplation Room; Mento-Car; Robot Spectacle; Roxnon

The Mystery of Mighty Boy! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Jonathan Kent; Superboy Robots; Krypto; Krypto Robot; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Zarl Kazzan; Mighty Boy; Rovo; Charles Keith (flashback, cameo); Chad Kazzan; Vela Kazzan
Synopsis:
Superboy travels to the tiny planet Zumoor where he encounters the Earth born hero Mighty Lad.
Reprints:
Keywords:
aero-train; Boy Radio Club; living jewel; red kryptonite; visiscope; Zumoor

Superboy's Lost Friend! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Mighty Boy; Charise Kaan; Zilda; Zarl Kazzan; Rovo; Fire People (cameo)
Synopsis:
A series of strange events mean Superboy must leave Zumoor and Mighty Boy forever.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Boys' Radio Club; living jewel; red kryptonite; Zumoor

The Superman of the Past! (Table of Contents)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Samson [also as Merrio]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Caesar; Helene
Synopsis:
Lois Lane is whisked back in time and agrees to marry Samson but returns to her own era in the nick of time, or was it all a dream?
Reprints:
Keywords:
dream; time travel

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Superman Family (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Jonathan Kent (statue); Martha Kent (statue); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Lucy Lane; Lana Lang; Perry White; Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue); Krypto the Super-dog; Comet the Super-horse; Beppo the Super-monkey; Streaky the Super-cat; Lori Lemaris; Professor Potter; The Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Sun Boy; Chameleon Boy]; Bizarro #1; Mr. Mxyzptlk
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is on the back cover of this issue.

There is an opinion that the Lois and Lana heads might be redrawn or inked by Kurt Schaffenberger, but there was no consensus on this when discussed on the GCD lists.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Greatest Super-Heroes of All Time!
    Superman
  2. 1. Table of Contents
    Superman
  3. 2. The First Two Super-Men!
    Superboy
  4. 3. Key to Superman "Family" Portrait
    Super Family
  5. 4. The First Supergirl!
    Superman
  6. 5. The Debut of Supergirl
    Superman and Supergirl
  7. 6. Superman's Kid Brother
    Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
  8. 7. The Legion of Super-Heroes
    Superboy
  9. 8. Lois Lane Weds Astounding Man!
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  10. 9. The Mystery of Mighty Boy!
    Superboy
  11. 10. Superboy's Lost Friend!
    Superboy
  12. 11. The Superman of the Past!
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  13. 12. [House Advertisements]
  14. 13. The Superman Family
    Superman
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