(January 1966)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Mar., Sept. and Dec., (semi-monthly, Jan.)
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; E. Nelson Bridwell (Assistant Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Also designated on cover as 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #G18.


Prize Stories from the Superman Library! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

Case of the Funny Paper Crimes (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
Ed Dobrotka
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Sgt. Casey; Funnyface (introduction; villain); Torgo (villain); Machine-Gun Mike (villain); Black Raider (villain); Goola (villain); Viper (villain); Detective Craig (introduction); Prince Peril (introduction); Solitary Rider (introduction); Streak Duga (introduction); Happy Daze (introduction)
Synopsis:
Superman must battle a new villain who has invented a machine that can materialize two-dimensional figures out of the comics to rob for him.
Reprints:

Famous Stories of the Golden Age (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Clark Kent's College Days (Table of Contents)

Superman; Untold Tales of Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Professor Thaddeus V. Maxwell (introduction)
Synopsis:
Superman recalls his college days, particularly the professor who tried to scientifically prove that Clark Kent was Superboy.
Reprints:
Keywords:
green kryptonite

When Superman Lost His Powers! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Synopsis:
While in the Mexican jungle reporting on an Aztec tomb, the Planet staff is magically whisked to a red sun planet where Clark has no powers. Superman has to fake super feats to reassure the Planet staff that everything is under control.
Reprints:

A Superman Quiz for Mom and Dad (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

The Mysterious Mr. Mxyzptlk! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster ? (signed); Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Ira Yarbrough
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Mr. Mxyzptlk [Mr. Mxyztplk] (introduction)
Synopsis:
An imp from another dimension plagues Superman with practical jokes until he can make him say his name backwards.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The original's Mr. Mxyztplk's name changed to Mr. Mxyzptlk throughout this story and in the story title. Mxyztplk is pronounced "Mix-yizt-pulk" according to Alvin Schwartz. Name was changed to Mxyzptlk in 1958. Writer credit claimed by Jerry Siegel in a letter to Richard Morrissey that states this story was written prior to earlier printed newspaper sequence by Whitney Ellsworth and Wayne Boring. First line: "I--I thought I was the only one who could fly!!"

Superman, Cartoon Hero! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (pencil layouts) (signed); Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (finished pencils) (signed)
Inks:
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; animated Superman; animated Lois Lane; animated Mad Scientist (villain)
Synopsis:
Clark and Lois decide to go to the movies, but when Clark discovers that it's the latest Fleischer Superman cartoon, he has to think fast to keep Lois from discovering that he is Superman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original title: "Superman, Matinee Idol." Page 11, panel 3 - page 12, panel 2 of original cut.

Clark Kent and Lois Lane see the 1st Fleischer Superman cartoon, "The Mad Scientist."

The Eye of Metropolis! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; John Bates (introduction, villain); Perry White; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
John Bates has Clark Kent appear on his TV show "The Eye of Metropolis" in order to expose his double life as Superman.
Reprints:
Keywords:
green kryptonite
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Prize Stories from the Superman Library!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Case of the Funny Paper Crimes
    Superman
  4. 3. Famous Stories of the Golden Age
  5. 4. Clark Kent's College Days
    Superman; Untold Tales of Superman
  6. 5. When Superman Lost His Powers!
    Superman
  7. 6. A Superman Quiz for Mom and Dad
  8. 7. The Mysterious Mr. Mxyzptlk!
    Superman
  9. 8. Superman, Cartoon Hero!
    Superman
  10. 9. The Eye of Metropolis!
    Superman
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