(February 1963)

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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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.


The Man Who Discovered Superman's Identity! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Clark Kent [Superman]; Perry White
Reprints:

["Hi, kids! I'm your friend, Johnny DC..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Johnny DC

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover advertisement for the Comicpac, "4 DC comics in a plastic bag, which sell for 47 cents."
Includes cover reprint of Superman #158 (January 1963).

The Man Who Betrayed Superman's Identity! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Dirk Denver (villain); Superman Robots; Gentleman Jerry; Criminal Bureau of Information; Steve Bevan (actor); Chuck Darren (F.B.I. agent); Rand Sterling (science-fiction writer)
Synopsis:
Perry White attempts to capture Gentleman Jerry, a crook posing as a hobo. Perry is hit on the head and has amnesia and is tricked into trying to find out Superman's secret identity.
Reprints:
Keywords:
amnesia; FBI

Indexer Notes

Establishes Superman's height at 6'2" tall.

["Yaah! I hit him with that snowball!"] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / comic story / 0.6 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Pete

[Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
J. S. Liebowitz (business manager)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1962
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months: 435,000
Owners: National Periodical Publications, Inc., Harry Donenfeld, Irwin Donenfeld, Sonia Iger, J.S. Liebowitz, P.H. Sampliner, S.U. Sampliner, H. Donenfeld Foundation, Inc., all at 575 Lexington Avenue, New York 22, N.Y.

Strange Sports Stories Is the Most... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
sports

Indexer Notes

house ad for The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #46

[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:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Keith McRae, Nancy Brown, Ward Dean, Gary Landis, Ardis Whiteman and Ian O'Donnell.

The Forbidden Weapons of Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [also appears as Linda Danvers]; Lesla-Lar; General Zod; Jax-Ur; Kru-El; Mon-El; Lena Thorul; Lex Luthor; Dick Malverne; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Lori Lemaris; Jerro (cameo)
Synopsis:
Kandorian scientist Lesla-Lar switches places with Lena Thorul, then frees Zod, Jax-Ur, and Kru-El from the Phantom Zone. They recover a cache of Kryptonian super-weapons and engage with Supergirl, who is forced to retreat. She enlists the help of Lex Luthor, who wants his sister to be rescued from Kandor.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atlantis; Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Krypton; Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

story continued in the following issue

Health Myths Debunked! (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:
Dick
Synopsis:
How to treat frostbite, a black eye, and does cutting your hair make it grow faster?

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in some November 1962 DC titles; later appears in May 1966 titles.

["I can do great things for your circus."] (Table of Contents)

Tricksy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tricksy
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Man Who Discovered Superman's Identity!
    Superman
  2. 1. ["Hi, kids! I'm your friend, Johnny DC..."]
    Johnny DC
  3. 2. The Man Who Betrayed Superman's Identity!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Yaah! I hit him with that snowball!"]
    Little Pete
  5. 4. [Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation]
  6. 5. Strange Sports Stories Is the Most...
    Strange Sports Stories
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  8. 7. The Forbidden Weapons of Krypton!
    Supergirl
  9. 8. Health Myths Debunked!
  10. 9. ["I can do great things for your circus."]
    Tricksy
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