(October 1963)

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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Mar, June, Sept, Dec
On-sale date:
1963-08-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Mort Weisinger
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #68, 77, 86, 95, 104)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Superman's Surprise Choice! (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Superman

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.

The Murder of Lana Lang! (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lori Lemaris
Synopsis:
Lois and Lana devise a scheme to make it appear that Lois killed Lana so that she will be convicted of murder based on circumstantial evidence and sentenced to death, then Lana will resurface and show that the death penalty is unjust and nearly killed an innocent woman. However, things go wrong when Lana doesn't reappear as planned.

["Let's go in for a soda, Peg!"] (Table of Contents)

Peg / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Peg
Reprints:

The False Superman! (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Mike Dawson; Mr. Big [also disguised as Brainiac]; Perry White
Synopsis:
Mr. Big fools Lois into believing that his cohort, fake ice cream man Mike Dawson, is really Superman in order to get close to her to find out the name of a secret witness against him.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters to Lois / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Donald Topps; Mae Berne; Charmine Manceau

Superman's Surprise Choice! (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Superman; Professor Potter; Lucy Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Synopsis:
Professor Potter invents a love detector that should reveal whether Superman truly loves Lois or Lana.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superman's Surprise Choice!
    Lois Lane
  2. 1. Play It Safe!
  3. 2. The Murder of Lana Lang!
    Lois Lane
  4. 3. ["Let's go in for a soda, Peg!"]
    Peg
  5. 4. The False Superman!
    Lois Lane
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Letters to Lois
  7. 6. Superman's Surprise Choice!
    Lois Lane
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bob Bailey
  • Gene Reed
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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