(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 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

The Fantastic Secret of Superbaby II! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl; Superbaby
Reprints:
Keywords:
airplanes; orphanages

The Story of Superman's Experimental Robots! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Superman Robots; Lois Lane (cameo flashback); Lana Lang (cameo flashback); Lori Lemaris (cameo flashback); Lightning Lad (cameo flashback)
Synopsis:
Superman tests some new robots on the planet Tharrl, but the tests fail when an accident causes the robots to mutiny against their creator.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Green Kryptonite; Red Kryptonite; time travel

Indexer Notes

An Untold Tale

["They're stealing an armored truck."] (Table of Contents)

Super-Turtle / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Super-Turtle
Synopsis:
Super-Turtle stops a stolen armored truck by infesting it with bees.
Reprints:

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

Strange Sports Stories / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
sports; fantasy-supernatural

Indexer Notes

house ad for The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #47

[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:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Linda Klaiman; Peter Molay; Teresa Yurcic; Lorenzo deCastille; Matthew Perlstein; Fred Kaplan; Bill Regier; Jimmy Jones

The Fantastic Secret of Superbaby II! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [also appears as Linda Danvers]; Superman; Superbaby [Rax-Rol]; Mar-San [Jonathan Kent; Jor-El]; Lira [Martha Kent; Lara]; Supergirl Emergency Squad; Miss Hart; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Zor-El (android); Allura (android)
Synopsis:
Supergirl is puzzled when a super-powered baby boy is brought to the Midvale Orphanage by a couple who look like the Kents. All is resolved when she learns it is an audition for a Kandorian mento-movie about Superman's life.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Krypton; Midvale Orphanage; movies

["This is a wonderful buy, Mrs. Tilson!"] (Table of Contents)

Peg / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Peg

["TVQFSIPSTF SFUVSOT..."] (Table of Contents)

Supermen of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

membership application form for the Supermen of America; also includes message in secret code (Code Mercury No. 1)
decoded message reads: "Superhorse returns in the next issue of Action Comics."

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Fantastic Secret of Superbaby II!
    Supergirl
  2. 1. The Story of Superman's Experimental Robots!
    Superman
  3. 2. ["They're stealing an armored truck."]
    Super-Turtle
  4. 3. Strange Sports Stories Is the Most...
    Strange Sports Stories
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  6. 5. The Fantastic Secret of Superbaby II!
    Supergirl
  7. 6. ["This is a wonderful buy, Mrs. Tilson!"]
    Peg
  8. 7. ["TVQFSIPSTF SFUVSOT..."]
    Supermen of America
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