(April 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 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

Superman, King of Earth! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Keywords:
crowns; jewels; thrones

The Golden Rule (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Later appears in DC comics cover-dated April 1967.

Superman, King of Earth! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Clark Kent; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Synopsis:
Red Kryptonite once again splits Clark and Superman into two people, and Superman is an egotistical bully who demands to be elected king of the world, threatening the United Nations with his super-powers. Clark decides to form an anti-Superman underground movement to overthrow his evil duplicate.
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Gold Kryptonite; Green Kryptonite; Kandor; Red Kryptonite; United Nations

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Action Comics #312.
Red Kryptonite previously split Superman and Clark in Action #293; an experiment conducted by Superman in this issue causes the Red K effect to be duplicated, when ordinarily Red K does not affect Superman in the same way twice.
Script added by Bob Bailey, 2005-03-19 (Per Sandell ed.)
Author credits from Action Comics #316 lettercolumn, originally listed as Robert Bernstein, corrected by Jim Walker, Jan. 2010

Electrifying Announcement! (Table of Contents)

Hawkman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Hawkman (DC, 1964 series) #1, on sale February 29

The Day Super-Horse Became Human! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl; Comet the Super-Horse (also as "Bronco Bill" Starr); Clark Kent (cameo); Perry White (cameo); Lois Lane (cameo); Dick Malverne; Sandy Powers; Jerro; Circe; The Hooded Demon (villain); Malador (cameo flashback)
Synopsis:
On Valentines' Day, Comet watches as Supergirl is showered with affection, and he wishes that he could also express his feelings for her. He appeals to Circe to make him human, but later a complicated series of events makes him change his mind and desire to be a super-horse again.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; magic; time travel

Indexer Notes

origin of Comet retold

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Ernest A. Sutcliffe Jr.; Carol Ann Lovene; Monica McGowan; Thomas Staniszewski; Billy Monk; E. K. Deen

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superman, King of Earth!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Golden Rule
  3. 2. Superman, King of Earth!
    Superman
  4. 3. Electrifying Announcement!
    Hawkman
  5. 4. The Day Super-Horse Became Human!
    Supergirl
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Bailey
  • Jim Walker
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Tony R. Rose
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