(Winter 1962-63)

DC, 1960 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1962-11-15
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:
Newsprint
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 / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; 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:

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; Lois Lane; Super-Girl; Jimmy Olsen
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.
Reprints:
Keywords:
green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

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

Super-Girl differently coloured 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 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; Supergirl
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; 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:
green kryptonite

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; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl]
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 intitiation pranks which proved he is a good sport.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprint of the first appearance of the Legion. There are several other unidentified Legionnaires in the story. The Legionnaires are not yet in their classic costumes in this story.

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; Lois Lane; Astounding Man [an android]; Oogamooga (villain); Geena
Synopsis:
Lois travels to the planet Roxnon with space traveller Astounding Man for 48 hours whilst he tries to woo her.
Reprints:

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; Jonathan Kent; Superboy Robots; Krypto; Krypto Robot; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Zarl Kazzan; Mighty Boy; Rovo
Synopsis:
Superboy travels to the tiny planet Zumoor where he encounters the Earth born hero Mighty Lad.
Reprints:
Keywords:
red kryptonite

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; Mighty Boy; Charise Kaan; Zilda; Zarl Kazzan; Rovo
Synopsis:
A series of strange events mean Superboy must leave Zumoor and Mighty Boy forever.
Reprints:

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:
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:

The Superman Family (Table of Contents)

Superman Family / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan; John Forte (Legionnaires)
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Krypto; Streaky; Comet the Super-Horse; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy; Lighting Lad; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy]; Martha Kent (statue); Jonathan Kent (statue); Jimmy Olsen; Lucy Lane; Perry White; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Supergirl; Professor Potter; Bizarro Number One; Lara (statue); Jor-El (statue); Beppo the Super-monkey; Lori Lemaris
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Backcover.

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. The Superman Family
    Superman Family
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