(June 1964)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Jan., April, July and Oct.
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
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #161, 170, 179, 188, 223-228, 230)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Origin of the Composite Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Composite Superman; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

Are You a Good Neighbor? (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters:
?

The Composite Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein (part 1); Sheldon Moldoff (part 2)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Composite Superman [Joe Meach] (intro); Legion of Super-heroes [Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Mon-El; Saturn Girl]; Commissioner James Gordon; Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
A freak accident gives Joe Meach the powers of the entire Legion of Super-Heroes and he becomes the Composite Superman.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress; green kryptonite; Kandor

Indexer Notes

Klein/Reed say Moldoff inks, Delich/ Lang say Klein. Bob Hughes splits the difference. 2/05.

["My new assistant is always eating!"] (Table of Contents)

Tricksy World's Greatest Stuntman / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Appears between chapters of the first story.

Flame Dragon From Krypton (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson] (cameo, as statue); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Krypto (cameo); a Kryptonian Flame-Dragon (intro, villain); Superman robots; Lois Lane; Perry White; "Plates" Finnegan (villain); Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
A Kryptonian Flame-Dragon makes it way to Earth. When it swallows a Red Kryptonite meteor Superman must stay away from the Flame-Dragon for fear the Red Kryptonite will effect him also.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; red kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Surprise Feature

1 page cut

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Origin of the Composite Superman!
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. Are You a Good Neighbor?
  3. 2. The Composite Superman
    Superman and Batman
  4. 3. ["My new assistant is always eating!"]
    Tricksy World's Greatest Stuntman
  5. 4. Flame Dragon From Krypton
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Walker
  • Steve Jenner
  • Katie
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross