(Summer 1963)

DC, 1960 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
On-sale date:
1963-06-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Mort Weisinger
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date from house ad in The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #138 and Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #310.


Silver Anniversary Issue! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Polly Smith

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

Superman / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Story of Superman, Junior (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Superman Junior [Johnny Kirk]; Professor Morton Kirk (flashback); Superboy (flashback)
Synopsis:
Johnny Kirk is mistakenly shot into space, when he returns years later he is found to have superpowers, however exposure to meteor dust on Johnny's rocket is gradually robbing Superman of his super abilities. Selflessly, Johnny finds a way to transfer his own powers to Superman.
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The Super-Sword (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman?
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White (also as The Black Knight); "Bull" Mathews (villain)
Synopsis:
After Superman releases the Black Knight from a block of ice after nearly 1,000 years, the villain goes on a crime spree. When the knight wounds Superman with his magical sword, criminal "Bull" Mathews offers to buy it, but finds it was all a set-up to trap him.
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Superman's Mystery Power! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman?
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Super-Imp; Eiffel Tower; green kryptonite
Synopsis:
When Superman is exposed to the radiation from the explosion of an alien space ship, he loses his powers but gains the ability to create a miniature version of himself with his powers to carry out his super-duties.
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Indexer Notes

Re-coloured to give Superman rainbow beams emanating from his fingers, (originally b & w).

Page 5, panel 6 re-captioned and slightly redrawn to fix minor story error.

Superman in the White House! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; green kryptonite; Krypton (flashback)
Synopsis:
When Jimmy is knocked out, he dreams of what it would be like if Superman were president of the United States.
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The Super-Gorilla from Krypton (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; King Krypton; Krypton (flashback); green kryptonite; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
Superman battles King Krypton the super gorilla, when their struggle unearths a kryptonite meteor, King Krypton shields Superman from the deadly rays with his own body. As death approaches, he reverts to his true human form and reveals that he is really a Kryptonian scientist and had been the victim of a flawed experiment which reversed his evolution.
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Famous Old Foes of Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor; Toyman; Prankster
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The Punishment of Superboy! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Superboy Robot; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent
Synopsis:
Jonathan Kent struggles in vain to discipline his invulnerable son, but when Jonathan and Martha argue over Clark and seemingly split up, heartbroken Superboy finally gets the message.
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Famous First Issues! of the "Superman Family"! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Leo O'Mealia
Inks:
Leo O'Mealia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman
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Indexer Notes

This page reprinted from Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #1.

Famous First Issues! of the "Superman Family"! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman
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Indexer Notes

This page reprinted from Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #1

Famous First Issues! of the "Superman Family"! (Table of Contents)

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jimmy Olsen
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Indexer Notes

This page reprinted from Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #1

Famous First Issues! of the "Superman Family"! (Table of Contents)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane
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Indexer Notes

This page reprinted from Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #1.

The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Lana Lang; Batman [Bruce Wayne] (also as the Flying Fox); Robin [Dick Grayson] (flashback); green kryptonite
Synopsis:
A youthful Bruce Wayne visits Smallville, he adopts the identity of the Flying Fox and discovers Superboy's secret identity. He then realises that he is too young to have such responsibility and willingly undergoes hypnotism to remove the memory.
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Indexer Notes

Superboy meets a teen-aged Bruce Wayne.

Surprise Feature! (Table of Contents)

Superman / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Steve Allen; Gene Skitch
Reprints:
  • from Superman daily (McClure Newspaper Syndicate) 1955.??.?? - 1955.??.??

Indexer Notes

Three black and white Superman daily newspaper strips (strips #5265-5267).

Superman's Secret Sweetheart (Table of Contents)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger?
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Polly Smith
Synopsis:
Superman agrees to masquerade as kindly but plain Polly Smith's suitor to boost her self esteem and social standing.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Silver Anniversary Issue!
    Superman
  2. 1. Table of Contents
    Superman
  3. 2. The Story of Superman, Junior
    Superman
  4. 3. The Super-Sword
    Superman
  5. 4. Superman's Mystery Power!
    Superman
  6. 5. Superman in the White House!
    Superman
  7. 6. The Super-Gorilla from Krypton
    Superman
  8. 7. Famous Old Foes of Superman
    Superman
  9. 8. The Punishment of Superboy!
    Superboy
  10. 9. Famous First Issues! of the "Superman Family"!
    Superman
  11. 10. Famous First Issues! of the "Superman Family"!
    Superboy
  12. 11. Famous First Issues! of the "Superman Family"!
    Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
  13. 12. Famous First Issues! of the "Superman Family"!
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  14. 13. The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team!
    Superboy
  15. 14. Surprise Feature!
    Superman
  16. 15. Superman's Secret Sweetheart
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
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