(January 1966)

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; E. Nelson Bridwell (Assistant Editor)
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

How Superwoman Trained Superboy! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superwoman; Superboy; Invisibles
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Imaginary Story

The Magic Card! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A group of kids discover the library.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated February 1959.

The Super-Revenge of Lex Luthor! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor (villain); Brainiac; Legion of Super-Villains [Cosmic King; Lightning Lord; Saturn Queen] (cameo); Ardora; President Lyndon Johnson; Perry White (cameo)
Synopsis:
Luthor escapes from his asteroid prison and seeks revenge on Superman, because Superman has revealed to Lex's wife Ardora that Luthor is a criminal.
Keywords:
Atlantis; Lexor; red sun

They're Old! They're Worth Gold! Now at Last They're Re-Told! (Table of Contents)

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Superman (DC, 1939 series) #183 [80 Page Giant #G-18]

The Beginning -- and the End! (Table of Contents)

Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #347, on sale November 25

["I'd like a model plane!"] (Table of Contents)

Cap's Hobby Center / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff
Job Number:
6347

Genre:
non-fiction

How Superwoman Trained Superboy! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superwoman [also appears as Carole Zorelle]; Superboy [also appears as Cal Ellis]; Zor-El; Allura; Jor-El; Lara (cameo); Lex Luthor (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Dick Wilson; the Invisibles
Synopsis:
On Krypton, Zor-El discovers that the planet is doomed, and he and his family travel to Earth, where they gain super-powers. Not long after, Gold Kryptonite takes away the powers of Zor-El and Allura, and they train their young daughter Kara to grow into a super-heroine. Years later, after Zor-El and Allura die, Kara's cousin Kal-El arrives on Earth from Argo City, and she gives him a secret identity so that he can secretly train to use his new super-powers.
Keywords:
Argo City; Fortress of Solitude; Gold Kryptonite; Imaginary Story; Krypton

Indexer Notes

Story continued in next issue.

The Demon Under the Red Sun! (Table of Contents)

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Superman (DC, 1939 series) #184, on sale December 16

They're Off and Running! (Table of Contents)

Teen Titans / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Teen Titans (DC, 1966 series) #1, on sale November 18

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils:
Curt Swan (logo illustration)
Inks:
George Klein (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Howard Berger; Julie McLaughlin; Bill Thom; Greg Cole; Pat Grey; Bob Hocutt; Martin Walsh; Karina Boardman; William Sellers;
Letterhack Howard Berger coins the phrase "Brand I" in retaliation to Marvel Comics' description of DC as "Brand Ecch".

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. How Superwoman Trained Superboy!
    Superman and Supergirl
  2. 1. The Magic Card!
  3. 2. The Super-Revenge of Lex Luthor!
    Superman
  4. 3. They're Old! They're Worth Gold! Now at Last They're Re-Told!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Beginning -- and the End!
    Batman
  6. 5. ["I'd like a model plane!"]
    Cap's Hobby Center
  7. 6. How Superwoman Trained Superboy!
    Supergirl
  8. 7. The Demon Under the Red Sun!
    Superman
  9. 8. They're Off and Running!
    Teen Titans
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
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