(March 1966)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly; (semi-monthly, March)
On-sale date:
1966-01-27
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
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 600)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Copyright © National Periodical Publications, Inc., 1966.


Luthor's First Victory Over Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Brainiac (as a wooden dummy); Lex Luthor (as a wooden dummy)

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 Baily
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Characters:
Betsy; Bobby
Synopsis:
Betsy tells young Bobby that he should keep his room neater but realizes that she has the same problem.

Indexer Notes

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

Luthor's First Victory Over Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 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; Ardora; Van Benson; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; President Lyndon B. Johnson; Brainiac
Synopsis:
Luthor and Brainiac have destroyed Superman's self-confidence but he eventually manages to defeat them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Planet; Lexor

Indexer Notes

story continued from the previous issue

Look -- Up in the Sky! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #334 [80 Page Giant #G-20], on sale January 18

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:
superhero

Indexer Notes

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

[Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1965
No circulation information given.
Owners: National Periodical Publications, Inc., Estate of Harry Donenfeld, J.S. Liebowitz; P.H. Sampliner; Irwin Donenfeld, S.U. Sampliner, and Sonia Iger, all at 575 Lexington Avenue, New York, N.Y.

[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

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El; Linda Danvers]

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Ellen Maccarrone, Dan Solla, Ralph D. Ecoff, Thelma Field, Brad Phillips, Mark Taylor, Gail Revere and Carol Halstead.

The Prize of Peril (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Jim Mooney (signed)
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El; Linda Danvers]; Dick Malverne; Edna Danvers; Fred Danvers; Stan Wellwood; Jak-Thal; Zilya
Synopsis:
Linda Danvers cheats to win the Miss Universe contest when she learns that the winner will be taken from Earth and forced to compete in an interplanetary beauty contest. She wins the Miss Cosmos contest as well, but the "prize" is to be transformed into an ugly freak.
Keywords:
beauty contest

Indexer Notes

story continues in the following issue

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

Painting a Model Car! Part 1 (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff
Job Number:
6364

Indexer Notes

Part 2 is in Adventure Comics #342 and Metamorpho #5.

Direct Current [March 1966] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

House ad for DC Comics on sale February 10 and February 17, 1966.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Luthor's First Victory Over Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself?
  3. 2. Luthor's First Victory Over Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. Look -- Up in the Sky!
    Supergirl
  5. 4. Second Smash Issue!
    The Spectre
  6. 5. [Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation]
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  8. 7. The Prize of Peril
    Supergirl
  9. 8. Riddler on the Move
    Batman
  10. 9. Painting a Model Car! Part 1
    Cap's Hobby Center
  11. 10. Direct Current [March 1966]
    Direct Currents
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