(September 1963)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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

Issue Notes

Copyright 1963 by National Periodical Publications, Inc.


The Interplanetary Olympics! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Borko of Gorn; Boscar of Krag
Reprints:
Keywords:
extraterrestrials; Olympic Games; weightlifting

The Interplanetary Olympics! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Lana Lang; Lois Lane; Rogan of Vorn; Borko of Gorn; Boscar of Krag
Synopsis:
Superman and Lana are taken to the planet Vorn, where Superman is invited to compete in the Interplanetary Olympics. He loses in all the competitions, and later reveals to Lana that he knew it was all a plot to steal his super-powers, which is why he didn't use them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reworked version of "The Interplanetary Olympics" in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #220 (September 1956). Info from Bob Bailey, 2005-03-19 (Per Sandell ed.)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Paul Diamond, James Ward, Beatrice Langley, Denise Castin, Alice O'Shawn, Bruce Camden and John Romney

["XLJ RHBX MWWY..."] (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 Jupiter No. 4)
decoded message reads: "The next issue of Action will reveal why Superman needs a secret identity."

["Help me stick to my diet, Shorty."] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

The Maid of Menace! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 11.67 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]; Black Flame [Zora] (villain, introduction, origin); Dick Malverne; Comet the Super-Horse; Jax-Ur; General Zod; Professor Vakox; Bal-Korin (Census Chief of Kandor); Edna Danvers; Fred Danvers (cameo)
Synopsis:
Black Flame, a super-powered villainess, tells Supergirl she is her descendant from the 40th century, but Supergirl eventually deduces that she is really from Kandor, and wipes out her powers with Gold Kryptonite.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Gold Kryptonite; Kandor; Phantom Zone
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Interplanetary Olympics!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Interplanetary Olympics!
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  4. 3. ["XLJ RHBX MWWY..."]
    Supermen of America
  5. 4. ["Help me stick to my diet, Shorty."]
    Shorty
  6. 5. The Maid of Menace!
    Supergirl
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bob Bailey
  • Gregory Fischer
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  • Kyle Weber
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  • Allen Ross
  • Jerry Hillegas
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
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