(March 1963)

DC, 1938 Series
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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 U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Runaway Town! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; the Kents

Safety First-- All Year! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

The 5th Dimensional High-School! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Mxyzptlk; Pete Ross; Lana Lang; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kents,; Chief Parker; Krypto
Synopsis:
Mxyzptlk plays pranks on Smallville in order to do well in his 5th dimensional practical joking class
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from Mike Nolan, Peter Mirkel, A. C. Haeger, Edward Morse, Elsa O'Donnell, Oscar Disney, Mille Carbone, Adam Osserman.

["It's the first day I'm wearing my new uniform."] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.6 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop
Synopsis:
When it begins to rain Casey pauses from chasing a crook to buy an umbrella.

The Legion of Substitute Heroes! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Bouncing Boy; Colossal Boy; Brainiac 5; Shrinking Violet]; Legion of Substitute Heroes [Polar Boy; Night Girl; Stone Boy; Fire Lad; Chlorophyll Kid]
Synopsis:
A group of rejected applicants band together as the Legion of Substitute Heroes and thwart the Plant Men's scheme to take over the Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Intro & origin Legion of Substitute Heroes (Polar Boy, Night Girl, Stone Boy, Fire-Lad, Chlorophyll Kid); Polar Boy based on reader suggestion in #304's Smallville Mailbag

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Runaway Town!
    Superboy
  2. 1. Safety First-- All Year!
  3. 2. The 5th Dimensional High-School!
    Superboy
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  5. 4. ["It's the first day I'm wearing my new uniform."]
    Casey the Cop
  6. 5. The Legion of Substitute Heroes!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
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