(March 1966)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
monthly (semi-monthly, March)
On-sale date:
1966-01-18
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

Issue Notes

Also designated on cover as 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #G20 and as G-20 on indicia page.


An All-Star Collection of Stories! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Mooney (central image); Curt Swan (surrounding images)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff ?; George Klein ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl; Jerro; Comet; Streaky; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad]; Superboy
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mooney and Klein credits added by Nick Caputo.

The Supergirl from Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (introduction, first appearance, origin); Zor-El (introduction); Miss Hart (introduction)
Synopsis:
Superman spies a crashing rocket and discovers his cousin Supergirl. She tells him how Argo City survived the destruction of Krypton and how her father sent her to Earth when the inhabitants of Argo City were threatened by Kryptonite poisoning. Superman sets her up in Midvale Orphanage so she can adjust to life on Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Krypton; Argo City; Midvale Orphanage

When Supergirl Met Jimmy Olsen (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / text article / 0.3 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Describes their meeting before Supergirl's existence revealed.

Second Smash Issue! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy; superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #61, on sale January 25

The Cave-Girl of Steel (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [also appears as Linda Lee]; Miss Hart; Superman (cameo)
Synopsis:
Supergirl visits the stone age so that she can practice using her powers openly.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Brontosaurus; cavemen; Midvale Orphanage; Pterodactyl; time travel; Tyrannosaurus Rex

Supergirl's First Romance! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl; Jerro the Merboy (first appearance); Lori Lemaris; Ronal; Freddy Blake
Synopsis:
Supergirl is called upon by Lori Lemaris to help Atlantis from a disaster. There, she falls in love with a merboy, Jerro.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atlantis; underwater

Indexer Notes

2 pages from original removed.

Riddler on the Move (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Batman (DC, 1940 series) #179, on sale January 20

Supergirl's Super-Pet (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [also appears as Linda Lee]; Streaky (first appearance); Miss Hart
Synopsis:
Supergirl recovers a small Kryptonite meteor and unsuccessfully tries to find a chemical way to render it harmless. Later, Linda saves a stray orange cat from a dog. The cat follows her to the orphanage where Linda is given permission to keep him. Because of the white markings on his side, she calls him Streaky. Streaky discovers the piece of discarded Kryptonite, and receives super-powers from it. Streaky feeds some stray cats by tipping over a milk truck and chases off a bullying dog. Eventually his "meows" attract Supergirl and the two have some super-fun before Streaky's powers fade away.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Midvale Orphanage; X-Kryptonite

Supergirl's Two Sets of Parents (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils:
Jim Mooney (illustrations)
Inks:
Jim Mooney (illustrations)
Colors:
? (illustrations)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Supergirl's Fortress of Solitude! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl; Superman; Streaky; Professor Damon Brant (villain); Mrs. Brant (villain); Miss Hart
Synopsis:
Supergirl builds herself a secret Fortress of Solitude, but it is found by explorers who use the information to blackmail Supergirl into making them rich.
Reprints:
Keywords:
time travel; X-Kryptonite

Indexer Notes

2 pages from original removed.

The Three Super-Heroes (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy (introduction, cameo); Colossal Boy (introduction, cameo); Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg] (introduction, cameo)]; Superman (cameo)
Synopsis:
Supergirl is invited to the 30th century to join the Legion, but is rejected because Red Kryptonite has aged her beyond the limit for Legionnaires.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Red Kryptonite; time travel

Indexer Notes

Original pages 2 and 3 were cut. Third appearance of the Legion of Super Heroes.

Superboy Meets Supergirl! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Supergirl; Superman; Zor-El (flashback)
Synopsis:
Supergirl goes back into the past to meet Superboy, so he can have a super playmate.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Argo City; time travel

Indexer Notes

1 page cut. Writer credit confirmed from Martin O'Hearn. Ink credit confirmed from Pat Lang & Bob Hughes.

["Hooray for Supergirl!"] (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Supergirl
Synopsis:
Superman introduces his super-powered cousin to the world.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

single page excerpt

The Super-Steed of Steel (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [also appears as Linda Danvers]; Comet the Super-Horse; Dick Malverne; Streaky the Super-Cat; Krypto (dream); Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Mace Greede
Synopsis:
Supergirl encounters Comet for the first time.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is not the first appearance of Comet; see Adventure Comics #293 (February 1962).

The Origin of Super-Horse (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero

Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself? (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Betsy tells young Bobby that he should keep his room neater but realizes that she has the same problem.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated May 1959.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. An All-Star Collection of Stories!
    Supergirl
  2. 1. The Supergirl from Krypton!
    Supergirl
  3. 2. When Supergirl Met Jimmy Olsen
    Supergirl
  4. 3. Second Smash Issue!
    The Spectre
  5. 4. The Cave-Girl of Steel
    Supergirl
  6. 5. Supergirl's First Romance!
    Supergirl
  7. 6. Riddler on the Move
    Batman
  8. 7. Supergirl's Super-Pet
    Supergirl
  9. 8. Supergirl's Two Sets of Parents
    Supergirl
  10. 9. Supergirl's Fortress of Solitude!
    Supergirl
  11. 10. The Three Super-Heroes
    Supergirl
  12. 11. Superboy Meets Supergirl!
    Superboy
  13. 12. ["Hooray for Supergirl!"]
    Supergirl
  14. 13. The Super-Steed of Steel
    Supergirl
  15. 14. The Origin of Super-Horse
    Supergirl
  16. 15. Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself?
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