(April 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

Issue Notes

"Bits of Legionnaire Business" introduced in Smallville Mailbag (based on reader suggestion in earlier letter column)


The Secret Power of the Mystery Super-Hero! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Element Lad [as Mystery Lad]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Bouncing Boy; Saturn Girl]; Superboy; Bizarro
Reprints:

The Confession of Superboy! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Lana Lang; Mr. Lang; Mrs. Kent; Chief Parker
Synopsis:
Lana tries to prove Clark is Superboy
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 David Bergman, Roberta Quirck, Richard Grossman, Edgar Strohm, Leo Manning & Stephen Gilpin, and "Bits of Legionnaire Business" from Lucinda Briggs, David Dickhereber, Roger Anderson, Alexander Naumov, Janet Hein, Mark Kaufman, Toni-Joe Frazier, Bill Hodges, James Cook, Ronald Domsky, Stephen Maloney, Alan Geros, Jess & Steve Weiner.

The Secret Power of the Mystery Super-Hero! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 13 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 [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Bouncing Boy; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Invisible Kid; Colossal Boy]; Element Lad [as Mystery Lad]; Roxxas
Synopsis:
The Legion takes in new member Mystery Lad on Saturn Girl's word and he helps them put an end to space pirate Roxxas.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Intro, origin Element Lad, who joins

["There's an awful lot of littering in the streets these days."] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.67 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:
Casey tries to cite a litterer.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Secret Power of the Mystery Super-Hero!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. The Confession of Superboy!
    Superboy
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  4. 3. The Secret Power of the Mystery Super-Hero!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  5. 4. ["There's an awful lot of littering in the streets these days."]
    Casey the Cop
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