(February 1964)

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

The Superman Super-Spectacular! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Clark Kent; Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Supergirl; Jimmy Olsen; Lana Lang; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Element Lad; Chameleon Boy]; Chief Parker; Lori Lemaris
Reprints:

The Superman Super-Spectacular! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Pete Ross; Lori Lemaris; Police Chief Parker; Krypto; Comet the Super-Horse; Streaky the Super-Cat; Super-Monkey; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Bouncing Boy; Element Lad; Chameleon Boy; Sun Boy; Invisible Kid; Colossal Boy; Lightning Lass; Shrinking Violet]; The "Look-Alike" Squad of Kandor; The Jimmy Olsen Fan Club; Martha Kent (statue); Jonathan Kent (statue); Bizarro (statue); Bizarro-Boy (statue); Lex Luthor (cameo); Superboy (flashback); President John F. Kennedy
Synopsis:
The television show "Our American Heroes" gathers many of Superman's friends for a surprise tribute. Lois and Lana are sure that Clark Kent will not appear, which will prove their theory that Clark is Superman, but to their surprise Clark does arrive. Later, Superman thanks President John F. Kennedy for disguising himself as Clark.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gold Kryptonite; television

Indexer Notes

This comic actually appeared on the newsstands approximately one month after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, who is featured as a character in the story. Info by Bob Bailey, 2005-03-19 (Per Sandell ed.)

["A house on fire!"] (Table of Contents)

Super-Turtle / comic story / 0.67 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
Keywords:
firemen

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1963
No circulation information given.
Owners: National Periodical Publications, Inc., Harry Donenfeld, Irwin Donenfeld, Sonia Iger, J.S. Liebowitz; P.H. Sampliner, S.U. Sampliner, Harry Donenfeld Foundation, Inc. all at 575 Lexington Avenue, New York 22, N.Y.

Save Him -- or Kill Him! (Table of Contents)

3 Battle Stars / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

house ad for The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #52, on sale December 26

[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 Edward Simpson III; Michael E, Colby; Clayton Hardiman; Cyril Bryant; Andrew Tolkoff; Charles Prudence; Van Wyck Stassen; "Lex Luthor & Brainiac"

The Untold Story of Argo City! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl (origin); Zor-El; Allura; Dick Malverne; Comet the Super-Horse; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Kru-El; Dr. Vakox; Jax-Ur; Jer-Em; Jor-El (flashback); Superman (flashback)
Synopsis:
Supergirl learns that her parents survived the destruction of Argo City and that they are still alive in the Survival Zone, though she cannot reach them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Argo City; Fortress of Solitude; Green Kruptonite; Phantom Zone; Survival Zone
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Superman Super-Spectacular!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Superman Super-Spectacular!
    Superman
  3. 2. ["A house on fire!"]
    Super-Turtle
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Save Him -- or Kill Him!
    3 Battle Stars
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  7. 6. The Untold Story of Argo City!
    Supergirl
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bob Bailey
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Diverse Hands
  • Brian Mowbray
  • John Greb
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Carlos Tasada
  • John Douglas Miceli
  • Kyle Weber
  • Terry Watkins
  • Allen Ross
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
  • Darrel McCann
  • Ed Boner