(May 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

Captive of the Red Sun! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese ?; typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
Keywords:
apocalypse; Daily Planet building; red suns

Countdown on Excellence (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
Synopsis:
Jerry's dad explains what would happen if people had sloppy work habits.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Later appears in DC comics cover-dated March 1967.

Superman Under the Red Sun! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lois Lane; The Superman Revenge Squad; Mr. Mxyzptlk robot; Perry White robot; Jimmy Olsen robot; Supergirl robot; Lex Luthor robot; Lois Lane robots; Martha Kent (memory); Jonathan Kent (memory); Lana Lang (memory); Chief Parker (memory)
Synopsis:
The Superman Revenge Squad tricks Superman into following them into the far future where the sun has turned red and Superman loses his powers. Superman crosses the barren and strange future world to reach the Fortress of Solitude where he finds the means to return home.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Red Kryptonite; red sun

["Hi! Johnny DC here, announcing your big chance..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Characters:
Johnny DC

Indexer Notes

subscription ad for Action Comics (24 issues for $2.40)

[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

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Bobby Pelzel; Carol Smith; Robert Agusto; Ben Reid; Judy Kesten; Evelyn Petrivelli; Ward Winton; Teresa Yurcic

["You didn't finish your breakfast!"] (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)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop

The Return of Super-Horse! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 10.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl; [also appears as Linda Danvers]; Comet the Super-Horse; Lex Luthor (dream); Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Biron (flashback); Circe (flashback); Lena Thorul; Liz Gaynor
Synopsis:
Comet's amnesia is finally cured and he is reunited with Supegirl.
Reprints:
Keywords:
amnesia; Green Kryptonite

[no title indexed] (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 Venus No. 2)
Decoded message reads: "Superman stands trial for the murder of Clark Kent in the next issue of Action Comics."

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Captive of the Red Sun!
    Superman
  2. 1. Countdown on Excellence
  3. 2. Superman Under the Red Sun!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Hi! Johnny DC here, announcing your big chance..."]
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  6. 5. ["You didn't finish your breakfast!"]
    Casey the Cop
  7. 6. The Return of Super-Horse!
    Supergirl
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Supermen of America
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