(March 1965)

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

Issue Notes

Copyright 1965 by National Periodical Publications, Inc.


The Coward of Steel! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Keywords:
bank robberies

Friends Across the Seas (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
School children from around the world discuss letters from their pen-pals (promoting 1965 as International Cooperation Year).

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover in black and white, published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

The Coward of Steel! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [also appears as Clark Kent and Brad Dexter]; Lois Lane; The Superman Revenge Squad (villains); Jimmy Olsen; Loretta Land; Supergirl [also appears as Linda Danvers]; Evilo (flashback)
Synopsis:
The Superman Revenge Squad exposes Superman to a ray that will turn him into a coward, but it only works when Superman is in his Clark Kent identity, which leads him to adopt another alias.
Keywords:
dinosaurs; elephants; Fortress of Solitude; helicopters; Red Kryptonite; Superman Robots

The Magazine You Asked For! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #8 [Secret Origins], on sale January 14

The Planet of Outcasts! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Jim Mooney (signed)
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl; Plant Girl [Ran-Kor]; Time Girl [Tempra]; Music Maid [Lattora]; Queen Ravenne; Lucrezia Borgia; Lady Macbeth; Mata Hari; Superman (statue); Krypto (video)
Synopsis:
Three super-heroines invite Supergirl to their home planet of Feminax, where Supergirl is revered. However, the girls (and everyone on their world) are really evil and use Supergirl to help them revive three of the most evil women in Earth's history, so that Feminax can conquer the universe.
Keywords:
Green Kryptonite

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Irene Vartanoff, Ralph Scott, Lew Selden, Dave Macartney and Brad Williams.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Coward of Steel!
    Superman
  2. 1. Friends Across the Seas
  3. 2. The Coward of Steel!
    Superman
  4. 3. The Magazine You Asked For!
    Secret Origins
  5. 4. The Planet of Outcasts!
    Supergirl
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
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