(May 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

King Superman Versus Clark Kent, Metallo! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Clark Kent [as Metallo]
Keywords:
crowns; green kryptonite; thrones

King Superman Versus Clark Kent, Metallo (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Clark Kent; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Lori Lemaris; Metallo [John Corben] (flashback)
Synopsis:
Superman, using Red K, splits himself and Clark Kent. Superman becomes a tyrant, and Clark a rebel assassin. But is everything as it seems?
Keywords:
Atlantis; Fortress of Solitude; Green Kryptonite; Kandor; Red Kryptonite; Superman Robots; United Nations

Indexer Notes

Character appearances and synopsis from Jason Aydelotte on 11 August 2004.
Story is continued from the previous issue.
Writer credit confirmed in letter column in Action Comics #316.

Ride a Sea-Going Thunderbolt (Table of Contents)

Capt. Storm / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Irv Novick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Indexer Notes

house ad for Capt. Storm (DC, 1964 series) #1, on sale March 12

[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 Felice Michetti; Richard Allan Pachter; John C. Sherwood; Darrell J. Turner; Kenney Eder; Bradley Milcsik; Lane Peifer

Two Codes This Month! (Table of Contents)

Supermen of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

membership application form for the Supermen of America; also includes two messages in secret code (Code Pluto No. 8)
First decoded message reads: "The June World's Finest will feature a villain who has more than twenty super-powers!"
Second decoded message reads: "Coming soon! Three issues of Showcase devoted to the Legion of Super-Heroes."

The Fantastic Menace of the "LL's" (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [also appears as Linda Danvers]; Lori Lemaris; 'Lady-Killer' Kane; Marilyn Drake; Comet the Super-Horse [also appears as Biron]
Synopsis:
After an alien machine predicts that Supergirl's feats will be affected by "LL"s, Supergirl finds words containing "LL" involved in a series of adventures, for better or for worse.
Reprints:
Keywords:
comets; Green Kryptonite; Niagara Falls
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. King Superman Versus Clark Kent, Metallo!
    Superman
  2. 1. King Superman Versus Clark Kent, Metallo
    Superman
  3. 2. Ride a Sea-Going Thunderbolt
    Capt. Storm
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  5. 4. Two Codes This Month!
    Supermen of America
  6. 5. The Fantastic Menace of the "LL's"
    Supergirl
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