(July 1963)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly, with the exception of March, June, Sept. and Dec.
On-sale date:
1963-05-02
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
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

© 1963 by National Periodical Publications, Inc.


The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman-Red; Lana Lang; Superman-Blue; Lois Lane; Krypto (all imaginary)
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; New Krypton

The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue! Part I The Titanic Twins! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman (becomes Superman-Red and Superman-Blue, intro); Supergirl (guest star); Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Brainiac (flashback); Lex Luthor (flashback); Superman Emergency Squad (all imaginary)
Synopsis:
Superman splits into two Supermen
Reprints:
Keywords:
blue kryptonite; Fortress of Solitude; gold kryptonite; green kryptonite; Kandor; New Krypton; red kryptonite

Indexer Notes

3-part imaginary novel. // Pencils: Kurt Schaffenberger (Lois and Lana figures) removed. Info by E. Nelson Bridwell via Bob Bailey, 2005-03-19 (Per Sandell ed.)

["Today we will study about Christopher Columbus!"] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Pete
Reprints:

The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue! Part II The Anti-Evil Ray! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman (as Superman-Red and Superman-Blue); Brianiac (villain); Supergirl; Lori Lemaris; Krypton II; Krypto; Superman Revenge Squad (villains); Lex Luthor (villain); Lena Thorul; Phantom Zone villains (all imaginary)
Synopsis:
Luthor, Brainiac, Phantom Zoners, Khruschev, and Castro reform. Lex Luthor cures all illness.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; New Krypton; Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

Imaginary story. Pencils: Kurt Schaffenberger (Lois and Lana figures) removed. Info by E. Nelson Bridwell via Bob Bailey, 2005-03-19 (Per Sandell ed.)

A Tree Grows on Second Street (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Fred Clark
Synopsis:
The Badger Club learns about the rules for planting trees along the streets in their town.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Larry Phillips, Mickey Gaither, Marcia Koogan, Sandy Taffet, John Rossi and John Curtis.

The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue! Part III The End of Superman's Career! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein; Kurt Schaffenberger (Lois and Lana figures pages 1, 3-7)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Bouncing Boy; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy (all as the Legion of Super-Heroes, all cameo); Superman (as Superman-Red and Superman-Blue); Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Supergirl; Lex Luthor; Phantom Zone villains; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Krypto; Comet the Super-Horse; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lucy Lane (all imaginary)
Synopsis:
The Supermen marry Lois Lane and Lana Lang; Jimmy Olsen marries Lucy Lane; Mr. Mxyzptlk reforms.
Reprints:
Keywords:
New Krypton (imaginary)

Indexer Notes

Imaginary story. Pencils, Inks: Kurt Schaffenberger (Lois and Lana figures) moved to inks. Info by E. Nelson Bridwell via Bob Bailey, 2005-03-19 (Per Sandell ed.)

["A tree fell on that lumberjack."] (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
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue! Part I The Titanic Twins!
    Superman
  3. 2. ["Today we will study about Christopher Columbus!"]
    Little Pete
  4. 3. The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue! Part II The Anti-Evil Ray!
    Superman
  5. 4. A Tree Grows on Second Street
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  7. 6. The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue! Part III The End of Superman's Career!
    Superman
  8. 7. ["A tree fell on that lumberjack."]
    Super-Turtle
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