(January 1964)

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 U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Copyright 1963 by National Periodical Publications, Inc.


The Renegade Super-Legionnaire! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy [Clark Kent]; Ultra Boy; Lightning Lad; Shrinking Violet; Chameleon Boy; Colossal Boy; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lass; Sun Boy; Bouncing Boy]
Reprints:

You Get What You Vote For! (Table of Contents)

Buzzy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Letters:
Ira Schnapp
Editing:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; teen
Characters:
Joe; Buzzy Brown; Mr. Brown
Synopsis:
Joe discovers you can't get what you want if you don't vote.

Indexer Notes

Printed in black-and-white on inside front cover.

Part I: The Renegade Super-Hero! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milton Snapinn
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Ultra Boy; Phantom Girl; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Mon-El; Lightning Lad; Chameleon Boy; Bouncing Boy; Cosmic Boy, Shrinking Violet; Element Lad; Colossal Boy; Invisible Kid; Lightning Lass]
Synopsis:
When Ultra Boy appears to be an escaped convict, he is expelled from the Legion and has to flee the planet.
Reprints:

[Smallville Mailsack] (Table of Contents)

Smallville Mailsack / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Krypto

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Christy Ortega, Charles Massoglia, Lon Mitchell, Barney Palmatier, L. Taylor, Robert Block and Lynn Thompson.

Part II: The End of a Super-Traitor! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milton Snapinn
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Ultra Boy; Phantom Girl; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Mon-El; Chameleon Boy; Cosmic Boy; Element Lad; Shrinking Violet; Invisible Kid; Bouncing Boy]
Synopsis:
Ultra Boy reveals that his faked criminal past was a ploy to infiltrate and lure a pirate band into custody.
Reprints:

["This new baby elephant just arrived from Africa"] (Table of Contents)

Super-Turtle / filler / 0.6 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters:
Super-Turtle
Synopsis:
When a new baby elephant at the zoo won't eat because it misses his mother, Super-Turtle flies back and forth from Africa bringing all the elephants to the zoo so the baby can pick out its mother.

The Origins and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents)

The Legion of Super-Heroes / illustration / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Phantom Girl; Triplicate Girl; Brainiac 5; Lightning Lad; Bouncing Boy; Invisible Kid; Shrinking Violet; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Colossal Boy; Sun Boy; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lightning Lass; Star Boy; Mon-El; Ultra Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Proty II; Element Lad; Elastic Lad [Jimmy Olsen], Super-Pets [Krypto; Super-Monkey [Beppo]; Super-Horse [Comet]; Streaky]
Synopsis:
Illustrations of Legionnaires in action.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The first two pages are reprinted, but the last two pages are new.

Origins and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents)

The Legion of Super-Heroes / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Home planets and origins of the Legionnaires that were shown in the previous illustration pages, serving as a key to them.
Reprints:

["Now, Tommy, I want you to do at least an hour's homework while I'm gone!"] (Table of Contents)

Cinema Antics / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cinema Antics; Tommy
Synopsis:
Tommy goes to see "Treasure Island" instead of reading the book for a book report.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Renegade Super-Legionnaire!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. You Get What You Vote For!
    Buzzy
  3. 2. Part I: The Renegade Super-Hero!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. [Smallville Mailsack]
    Smallville Mailsack
  5. 4. Part II: The End of a Super-Traitor!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  6. 5. ["This new baby elephant just arrived from Africa"]
    Super-Turtle
  7. 6. The Origins and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes!
    The Legion of Super-Heroes
  8. 7. Origins and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes
    The Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. ["Now, Tommy, I want you to do at least an hour's homework while I'm gone!"]
    Cinema Antics
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