(April 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 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

last Smallville Mailbag


The Legion's Suicide Squad! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Brainiac 5; Bouncing Boy; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Ultra Boy; Cosmic Boy; Triplicate Girl; Star Boy]
Reprints:

The Golden Rule (Table of Contents)

Bob Hope / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
humor; non-fiction
Characters:
Bob Hope
Synopsis:
The Golden Rule is universal

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

The Legion's Suicide Squad! Part I (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:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Colossal Boy; Element Lad; Sun Boy; Shrinking Violet; Phantom Girl; Mon-El; Superboy; Bouncing Boy; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Brainiac 5; Star Boy; Triplicate Girl; Invisible Kid; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy]
Synopsis:
Isolationist planet Throon builds a citadel to keep others away and uses a ray to disable all passing spaceships. The first Legion team selected to take out the ray meets their defeat.
Reprints:

Part II: The Charge of the Substitute Heroes! (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 (splash only); ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Fire Lad; Chlorophyll Kid; Polar Boy; Stone Boy; Night Girl]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Star Boy; Triplicate Girl; Ultra Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Cosmic Boy; Invisible Kid; Superboy; Brainiac 5; Bouncing Boy; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Element Lad; Phantom Girl; Colossal Boy; Light Lass; Mon-El; Lightning Lad]
Synopsis:
The next two teams of Legionnaires also fail, but the Subs are able to put an end to the menace of Throon.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Smallville Mailsack / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jack Darrow, Marion Forman, Bobby Waldon, Sharon Ruben

Superboy's Best Friend! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Jack; Freddy Shaw (intro, dies); Freddy Shaw robot; Mr. Gray (a teacher); Dr. Kenyon; Joe Shaw; Rick Farrow
Synopsis:
Freddy Shaw becomes Clark Kent's best friend and is let in on his secret identity as Superboy. Freddy proceeds to blab to his ex-convict half-brother Joe and his buddy Rick Farrow and finally in his last few hours to anyone who was close to his death bed. All of Freddy's blabbing
was caused by his brain fever delirium.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A "Hall of Fame Classic". Writer was listed as Leo Dorfman, but the original had Robert Bernstein; confirmed by Bob Hughes that Bernstein is the author (2009-01-03 by Allen Ross).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Legion's Suicide Squad!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. The Golden Rule
    Bob Hope
  3. 2. The Legion's Suicide Squad! Part I
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. Part II: The Charge of the Substitute Heroes!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  6. 5. Superboy's Best Friend!
    Superboy
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