(June 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 Trial of Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Reprints:
Keywords:
trial

Not Wanted: High School Dropouts! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Alvin thinks about leaving school until he talks to his dropout friend George, who has to go back to night school because he can't get a good job.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated August 1962.

The Trial of Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Count X
Synopsis:
In order to preserve his secret identity and capture a dangerous criminal, Superman must pretend to kill Clark Kent and accept the consequences: a trial and conviction for murder.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Green Kryptonite; trial

The Swing Is to DC! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Johnny DC

Indexer Notes

house ad for Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #153, Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #309, The Fox and the Crow (DC, 1952 series) #80, and Metal Men (DC, 1963 series) #2

["Hunting should be fine here."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters:
Super-Turtle

["WKH VLOYHU DQQLYHUVDUB..."] (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 Mars No. 3)
Decoded message reads: "The Silver Anniversary Giant Superman Annual will be on sale June thirteenth."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Curt Swan (logo illustration)
Inks:
Stan Kaye (logo illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Joe Nursey; Jim Walker; Carolyn Campbell; Jerry Sears; Bill Parker; Fred Bronson; Larry Lucier; Joyce Bracken; John Patridge; Reggie Brown; Richard Baker; Gordon O'Rourke; Ed Jacobsen

["Boo! Throw the umpire out!"] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty
Reprints:

The Secret Identity of Super-Horse! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl; Superman; Comet the Super-Horse [Bronco Bill]; Lena Thorul; Prince Endor of Zerox (flashback); Lord Nomed of Zerox (villain); Chimera; Cerberus; Griffin
Synopsis:
When Comet helps Prince Endor of Zerox, the sorcerer's planet, the prince casts a spell that allows him to turn into a human when a comet is nearby. Back on Earth, Comet temporarily changes into Bronco Bill, a rodeo rider, but keeps his identity secret from Supergirl.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; rodeo; Zerox

["Hello, White Cloud. I hear your son is back from eastern college!"] (Table of Contents)

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chief Hot Foot; White Cloud
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Trial of Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. Not Wanted: High School Dropouts!
  3. 2. The Trial of Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. The Swing Is to DC!
  5. 4. ["Hunting should be fine here."]
    Super-Turtle
  6. 5. ["WKH VLOYHU DQQLYHUVDUB..."]
    Supermen of America
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  8. 7. ["Boo! Throw the umpire out!"]
    Shorty
  9. 8. The Secret Identity of Super-Horse!
    Supergirl
  10. 9. ["Hello, White Cloud. I hear your son is back from eastern college!"]
    Chief Hot Foot
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Dwayne Best
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Gene Reed
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  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Diverse Hands
  • Brian Mowbray
  • John Greb
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Carlos Tasada
  • John Douglas Miceli
  • Kyle Weber
  • Terry Watkins
  • Allen Ross
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
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