(October 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

Issue Notes

There is no price on either the cover or in the indicia; however surrounding issues and contemporary issues were all 12 cents.


Why Superman Needs a Secret Identity! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
Keywords:
cash; Gold Kryptonite

Play It Safe! (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:
a day in the life of a forest ranger (billed as a "true story from the records of the Minnesota Warden Service")

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

Why Superman Needs a Secret Identity! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lex Luthor (villain); Lana Lang; Superboy; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Chief Parker; Superman Robots; Lois Lane; Ed Lacy (villain); Benny the Blaster (villain)
Synopsis:
As Clark Kent is faced with a choice between saving his friends and protecting his secret identity, the reader is shown three different scenarios explaining why Superman needs to preserve that secret.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Gold Kryptonite; Green Kryptonite; Kandor

Indexer Notes

imaginary stories within a framing story

[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 Gregory Feldman; Curtis Roemer; Louis B. Cohen; Gerald Leroux; Lana Fuller; Otto Grange

The Flashiest News of the Year... (Table of Contents)

The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Kubert; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Flash Annual (DC, 1963 series) #1

The Girl Who Hated Supergirl! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Jim Mooney; John Forte (some panels)
Inks:
Jim Mooney; John Forte (some panels)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [also appears as Linda Danvers]; Karen Blair; Dick Malverne; Edna Danvers; Bill Blair; Zor-El (flashback); Allura (flashback); Superman (flashback); Dr. Blair (flashback)
Synopsis:
Karen Blair hates Supergirl because she believes that the rocket that brought Supergirl to Earth caused an accident that killed her father and crippled her brother. Supergirl is finally able to prove that she was not responsible.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Argo City; Fortress of Solitude; Krypton

Indexer Notes

Establishes the date of Supergirl's arrival on Earth as May 18th;
John Forte added as artist/inker of some panels by Jim Walker, 20th March 2010

["Ah - My super-vision sees a man in distress out in the desert"] (Table of Contents)

Super-Turtle / comic story / 0.6 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters:
Super-Turtle
Synopsis:
Super-Turtle spots a man in distress out in the desert. He builds a long pipeline to bring water to him.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Why Superman Needs a Secret Identity!
    Superman
  2. 1. Play It Safe!
  3. 2. Why Superman Needs a Secret Identity!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  5. 4. The Flashiest News of the Year...
    The Flash
  6. 5. The Girl Who Hated Supergirl!
    Supergirl
  7. 6. ["Ah - My super-vision sees a man in distress out in the desert"]
    Super-Turtle
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Dwayne Best
  • Allen Ross
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